Today I am sharing 50 fantastic foods to bake with kids. I have asked mum’s from the blogging community to share their favourite treat to bake with their children and got some fantastic ideas. I hope you enjoy the post and find this super useful. It’s given me some food for thought.
50 Foods To Bake With Kids
50 Fantastic Baking Ideas
Laura Summers – Laura’s Lovely Blog
We have two favourite go-to baking recipes at the moment.
Banana bread which is great for using up overripe bananas, and oat cookies which are fab messy fun as the children can get really stuck in and shape the biscuits.
Plus they taste delicious gooey and hot from the oven.
Becky Pink – Pinks Charming
We love making flapjack as it’s nice and simple yet so delicious!
As long as the adult melts the butter and sugar together it’s great to get the kids to help to measure the ingredients, stirring in the oats, and adding the mix to the tin.
Jenny Lord – Midwife And Life
Cupcakes and Flapjacks are always popular in my house.
Becky O’Haire – Cuddle Fairy
We love to make pancakes, brownies & chocolate chip cookies the best. Baking is the favourite as they like to scoop the flour and other ingredients. But measuring out chocolate chips is the best!
Rachel Bitmead – Indecisive Mum
My kids love baking Jam tarts and scones. Oh and Victoria sponge with sprinkles on. Easy and delicious.
Alex Iveson – Better Together Home
We love making avocado or sweet potato chocolate brownies.
Jaymee Heaton – The Mum Diaries
We have literally just finished baking. Our favourite item to bake has to be cake!
Lindsay Moles – Newcastle Family Life
Jam tarts, they are quick and simple and I remember making them with my mum when I was a child too.
Lauren Porter – Sophies Nursery
We love making carrot cake together!
Sarah Pincay – Twins Make Five
I love making cookies with boys. They very easy to make and seem to turn out well even if the boys have been a bit rough stirring the mixture (unlike fairy cakes that you need to be more gentle with). I always do two different flavours so that they can have a bowl each.
Our favourite savoury recipe is pizzas, we do a simple bread mixture for the base so everyone can have a go at mixing and kneading.
Once I’ve rolled them out the kids can spread in the tomato topping, sprinkle the cheese and pick their toppings.
They are always proud of having made their own dinner and they taste way better than shop-bought ones.
Laura Silvertongue – This Is Where I Blog
We make a lot of flapjacks – so tasty, but so easy to make! It’s easy to modify too, to make it chocolatey, fruity or whatever else!
Lisa Gumn – Mummy Gummie Blog
Chocolate Rice Krispy Cakes or Cornflake Cakes are great to bake with kids. Simple, fun and delicious!
Lynne New – New Mummy Blog
Fairy cakes are so simple and quick to bake in the oven. It also means there is only 6 or so at a time so the requests for cake after baking don’t go on for too long!
Fairy cakes are also easy for Toddler H to decorate.
Kirsty Winn – Winnettes
We love making cupcakes together. My eldest is only 4 but she is really good at piping icing so she always asks to make cupcakes at the weekends.
Jennifer Dixon – My Mummy’s Pennies
Brownies! My daughter loves making up different flavour combinations for them and they are really simple to make!
Karina Davies – Mum’s The Nerd
We love baking rainbow cakes together, my little one is now 6 and really gets involved.
She adores the end result, although we could do with working on our icing skills.
Emma Lofthouse-Burch – They Grow So Quick
I love making muffins with little ones. They are a very forgiving bake and don’t require too much mixing. And of course, they are delicious!
Sarah White – Whimsical Mumblings
Flapjacks. They are easy, fun and so YUMMY!
Erica Knight – The Incidental Parent
Gingerbread Men without a doubt! My son is 6 and we’ve baked them together since he was wee. He particularly likes eating the raw mixture.
Irina Pehkonen – Wave To Mummy
Chocolate Chip Muffins! Every time we have bananas that are going off, I mash them and add them to a basic muffin mix, add chocolate chips and cocoa powder and they always taste great!
Esther Hancock – Inside Out And About
Biscuits. We love to decorate biscuits.
Tracey Witts – Wild Lived
My daughter adores baking and was inspired by junior bake off recently and made strawberry shortcake biscuits, they are now a staple in our household!
Kelly-Anne Combes – Mimi Rose And Me
Blueberry muffins are my child’s favourite!
Jo Isherwood – Cup Of Toast
We love to make rock cakes! We add extra dried fruit in like cranberries and apricots and sometimes sneak some dark chocolate chunks in too.
Jemma Goulds Thimble And Twig
We love to make Marshmallow Krispie Treats
Jenny Kearney – The Gingerbread House
We make all kinds of gingerbread biscuits – Minecraft, Clangers, Death Star! We love them!
Cass Bailey – Frugal Family
We love to bake Unicorn Fudge. It is delicious and easy to make.
Here are some more fantastic baking ideas you can make with the kids
-Lemon Meringue Pie
-Pineapple Upside Down Cake
-Bread And Butter Pudding
-Plumb and Almond Slice
-Bacon and Egg Pie
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About Angela Milnes
Angela Milnes is a Qualified Early Years Teacher who has specialised in Preschool and Kindergarten teaching. She has a wealth of experience teaching young children and is passionate about kids crafts and having fun as a family. Angela has also taught cooking skills and loves to share both family recipes and easy instant pot recipes here on The Inspiration Edit. Follow her on Pinterest!
Tiff | 18thAvenueMom says
So many great ideas! It sounds like pancakes were the most popular. I’ll have to try baking some pancakes and cookies with my boys now!
Yes pancakes are a great idea!
Rakhi Parsai says
Wow such interesting ideas to bake with kids. I don’t know much about baking but these ideas sound real fun to do with kids. I so wish to try them. In fact I loved the images that you have used in the posts. They look lovely and so apt.
We love to bake and now my daughter can even make cupcakes all by herself. I am well impressed! I juts help with the oven part!
Angelique Dale says
I’m adding a bookmark to your page because I’m often at a loss when it comes to new ideas in the kitchen with the kiddos. Thanks for making it easy on me next time I get the whim to bake!
Awesome. I hope you find this very useful!
Such great ideas! I’m always looking for new fun treats to bake with my kids
Thanks. I ad some great contributions!
Thanks. I had some great contributions!
Sarah Bailey says
What some great ideas of things to cook with kids, I have to say I think I need to try some of these myself! YUM!
Yes… they can be baked with kids or without!
GiGi Eats Celebrities says
I have so many recipes on my blog….. And I just envisioned making some of them with my kid – whenever I have one – how cute!!! I could train them to just eat HEALTHY! lol!
Becky, Cuddle Fairy says
Thanks so much for including my pancakes on your list! These are some great ideas – baking with kids is such a fun activity, great post x
Thanks becky. Your pancakes are fantastic!
This is a cool collab post! I see that cakes and muffins are very popular choices! 🙂
Corinne & Kirsty ? (@corinnekirsty) says
Pancakes are so easy and just so good! Brownies too! Love them! I have never tried to make cinnamon roll but I do love them! all great ideas, even for grown up without kids
We do love to make pancakes.
Ana De-Jesus says
Ooh I like the sound of rainbow cakes! For me, banana bread sounds like a perfect desert to bake with kids xx
I want to try a rainbow cake at some point!
I love baking cookies with my kiddos during the holiday season! My kids also help me cook everyday meals.
Oh Sylvia enjoys making cookies!
What a fun post. I love to bake with my kids and they love to bake with me. I wouldn’t mind trying to add some sweet potatoes to the brownies. I just made carrot muffins this week and one child liked them which is half a win!
EasyBlog Themes says
Those were definitely fun and easy to bake with the kids. I personally love lemon meringue pie and cheese cake.
Fab post. My son likes baking too and we bake a lot..cupcakes n cookies being the favourite. Here is a cookie recipe my son baked recently..https://beingamommyblog.wordpress.com/2016/10/24/halloween-finger-cookies/
So many great things to bake with your kids. I love making banana bread with my daughter.
I used to love baking with my grandma when I was little 🙂 I have such fond memories of making fairy cakes and banana bread with her x
sarah m says
So many great ideas! Thanks for sharing!
There are so very cool things here to make with kids. I love to do recipes with my daughter and try out new things. And she loves helping me out.
So many yummy ideas. It’s 4am and you’re making me hungry haha