15 Easy Baking Recipes for Kids

15 Easy Baking Recipes for Kids

Kids love spending time in the kitchen and copying grown-ups as they whisk, sauté, decorate, and more! After a long busy day at work, it can be tough to find creative ways to include kids in meal preparation, and that’s why we’re here to help. These 15 easy baking recipes are low-stress and guaranteed to please.

Let’s dive in.

1. Baked Pancakes

This easy, no-flip pancake recipe makes breakfast a breeze!

Ingredients 

  • ½ cup all-purpose flour
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ½ cup milk
  • ¼ lemon, juiced (optional)
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 1 tablespoon confectioners’ sugar (optional)
  • 1 teaspoon white sugar
  • 3 tablespoons butter

Step by step

1. Heat the oven to 425°F.

2. Put your butter in a 9-inch pan, and place it in the oven until the butter melts.

3. Whisk salt, eggs, milk, flour, and white sugar, and pour the mixture into the butter.

4. Bake the pancake for 20-24 minutes or until it turns brown.

5. Sprinkle lemon and the confectioner’s sugar on the pancake.

2. Scones

Scones are excellent, and they’re perfect for breakfast and it’s great for children who don’t love flavors.

Ingredients 

  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 5 teaspoons baking powder
  • ½ cup white sugar
  • 1 cup milk

Step by step

1. Preheat oven to 425°F

2. Combine sugar, flour, salt, and baking powder and cut in butter. Mix the egg and milk in another bowl and add flour until the dough is moist.

3. Place your dough on your kitchen counter and knead.

4. Roll your dough into 1/2-inch round balls.

5. Cut into 8 wedges and place them in your greased baking sheet.

6. Bake for 15 minutes.

3. Rocky Road Cookie Cups

The traditional road cookie cups never go out of fashion. They’re fun to make and very flavorful. Here are the instructions.

Ingredients 

  • ¼ cup sliced almonds (toasted)
  • 17 ounces of refrigerated chocolate chip cookie dough
  • 2 tablespoons chocolate chips
  • ¾ miniature marshmallows

Step by step

1. Preheat your oven to 350°F

2. Shape the dough into 11/4-inch balls and press them onto the bottom and up to form little cups.

3. Bake for 12 minutes.

4. Make an indentation in each cup (you can use a teaspoon).

5. Put ¼ teaspoon chocolate chips, 3 marshmallows, and some almonds in each cup.

6. Return the cups to the oven and bake for 2 minutes

4. Fluffy Banana Cookies

I know you’re used to having banana bread, so this new twist will be exciting to you and your young one. And the taste is great too.

Here is the recipe.

Ingredients 

  • ¼ cup chopped walnuts (optional)
  • ¼ cup butter, melted
  • 1 egg
  • ½ cup white sugar, or more to taste
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 ½ cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon white sugar
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 2 ripe bananas (mashed)

Step by step

1. Place your flour, sugar, bananas, eggs, walnuts, salt, baking soda, and butter in one bowl.

2. Scoop 3 tablespoons of dough and place them 2 inches apart on the baking sheet.

3. Sprinkle 1 tablespoon of sugar on the dough.

4. Bake at 325°F for 20 minutes.

5. Apple Snickerdoodle Dump Cake

Forget the snickerdoodle cookies; the snickerdoodle cake is the new trend. It’s fun and messy to make, so the kids will love it.

Here is the recipe.

Ingredients 

  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 6 cups sliced tart apple (peeled)
  • 17 ounces snickerdoodle cookie mix
  • 1/3 cup baked brown sugar
  • ½ cup butter (melted)
  • ¼ cp sugar
  • ½ cup chopped walnuts and pecans
  • ¼ cup orange juice

Step by step 

1. Preheat your oven to 350°F

2. Put the juices, apples, and sugars into a greased baking sheet.

3. Pour the cookie mix into a bowl and stir in the cinnamon sugar.

4. Sprinkle over some apples and drizzle some butter, and add pecans toppings.

5. Bake for 35-40 minutes

6. Brown Cookies

This is a simple treat, and every family member will enjoy it. They’re easy to make, and they need just five ingredients.

Here is the recipe.

Ingredients

  • 12 flat-bottomed wafer ice cream cones
  • 1 (19.8 ounces) package brownie mix
  • 2 eggs
  • ½ cup vegetable oil
  • ¼ cup water

Step by step 

1. Preheat the oven to 350°F.

2. Mix the vegetable oil, brownie mix, eggs, water, and stir them.

3. Spoon the brownie butter mix into cream cones, fill them ¾ full, and place them on a greased baking sheet.

4. Bake your coned cookies for 20 minutes

7. Pecan Caramel Candies

The pecan caramel candies are a perfect snack. They have a very great flavor; they’re salty and sweet. And if you’re tired of lengthy recipes, you’ll love this one.

Ingredients

  • 54 pecan halves
  • 54 Rollo candies
  • 54 Pretzels

Step by step

1. Preheat the oven to 250°F.

2. Place the pretzels on the baking sheet and put a Rollo candy on each of them.

3. Bake for 3-4 minutes.

4. Once the candies softened, top them with the pecans.

8. Chewy Crispy Coconut Cookies

These chewy, crispy coconut cookies are gold, and they don’t take much time to fix. Below is the recipe for these easy cookies and they’re a great excuse to spend quality time with teens too.

Ingredients 

  • ½ cup butter
  • ½ cup white sugar
  • ½ cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 ⅓ cups flaked coconut
  • 1 egg
  • I tablespoon peanut butter
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 cup rolled oats
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 ⅓ cups flaked coconut
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup crushed cornflakes cereal
  • ½ teaspoon baking powder

Step by step

1. Preheat the oven to 350°F.

2. Mix brown sugar, butter, peanut butter, and white sugar to get a smooth cream. Next, add vanilla and egg, and stir in salt, baking soda, flour, and baking powder.

3. Add the crushed cereal, oatmeal, and coconut.

4. Scoop the dough using a teaspoon and place it two inches apart on the baking sheet.

5. Bake for 10-12 minutes.

9. Jam Tarts

The jam tarts are easy to make, and your toddler will do most of the work. The secret for this recipe is not to roll the pastry too thin.Here is the recipe.

Ingredients

  • 3 teaspoons white sugar
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup jam
  • 1 cup shortening
  • ½ cup water
  • 1 teaspoon salt

Step by step

1. Mix shortening, flour, sugar, and salt in the food processor and mix them until they look like crumbs.

2. Add water, continue mixing to form a ball, and refrigerate the pastry for 30 minutes.

3. Roll the pastry and cut it using a cookie cutter to form a round shape.

4. Place each piece in a muffin cup and add two teaspoons of jam to every piece.

5. Bake at 400°F for 20 minutes.

10. Lemon Poke Cake

Lemon makes everything better, and this cake is soft, making it more fun for younger children because they can poke it.

Ingredients 

  • 1 (3.4 ounces) package instant lemon pudding mix
  • 2 cups confectioners’ sugar
  • 1 (18.25 ounce) package yellow cake mix
  • ½ cup vegetable oil
  • ⅓ cup lemon juice
  • 4 eggs
  • ¾ cup water

Step by step 

1. Preheat the oven to 350°F.

2. Stir the pudding and the cake mix, and then add oil, water, eggs and mix them to blend.

3. Spread batter into a pan.

4. Bake for 45 minutes and poke some holes in the cake using a fork.

5. Mix the confectioners’ sugar and lemon to get a smooth paste in another bowl.

6. Pour your cake into the mixture.

11. Basic Banana Muffins

I know I’ve shared a number of banana recipes already, but I had to include these muffins. Not only are the cupcakes juicy, but they only take 30 minutes to prepare and cook, and the end result is amazing.

Here is the recipe.

Ingredients 

  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 11/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3 ripe bananas
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/3 cup vegetable oil
  • ½ teaspoon salt

Step by step 

1. Mix all the dry ingredients in one bowl.

2. In another bowl, mash the bananas, and add the egg, vanilla, and oil.

3. Combine the two portions and add the dough into the muffin cups.

4. Bake for 22 minutes at 375°F.

12. Impossible Pie

This impossible pie wins the awards for the easiest baking recipe ever. The recipe is perfect for children who are in their first stages of baking as it requires simple ingredients and it’s very easy to fix.

Ingredients 

  • 2 tsp vanilla essence
  • 4 eggs
  • 2 cups milk
  • 1/2 cup plain flour
  • 1 cup coconut
  • 1/2 cup butter (melted)
  • 1 cup sugar

Step by step

1. Combine all the ingredients in one bowl.

2. Pour the mixture into a greased tin.

3. Bake at 170°F for one hour.

13. Confetti Cake Batter Cookies

Anything with confetti is among the best kid treats and these confetti cookies are no different. Your toddler will really enjoy the baking and the decorating part, and they’re very delicious.

Ingredients 

  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 large eggs
  • ½ butter (softened).
  • 1 package funfetti cake mix

Step by step

1. Mix the beaten butter, eggs, and vanilla in one bowl. Add cake mix and refrigerate for two hours to make the dough firm.

2. Roll the dough into ¼ inches.

3. Cut the cookie using a 21/2 inches cutter and place them two inches apart on a baking sheet.

4. Bake at 350°F for 10 minutes.

5. Wait for the cake to cool down and decorate as desired.

14. Fudgy Mint Cookies

The fudgy mint cookies are a great treat for chocolate lovers, and you can serve them with some ice cream. And you only need simple pantry ingredients.

Ingredients 

  • 5 ounces chocolate-covered thin mint candies
  • 1 package devil’s cake mix
  • 1 tablespoon water
  • ½ cup butter (softened)
  • 2 tablespoon confectioner’s sugar
  • 2 large eggs

Step by step

1. Mix butter, cake mix, water, and eggs to form a soft dough.

2. Shape the dough into small balls and roll in the sugar.

3. Place them in an ungreased baking sheet – two inches apart.

4. Bake at 375°F for 10 minutes.

5. Press a mint into each of the cookies.

6. Allow the cookies to cool down before you serve them.

15. Oatmeal Cream Pies

I love oatmeal cookies but adding cream into these oatmeal pies makes them even better. Even your older kids will love these pies.

Ingredients 

  • 16 ounces vanilla frosting
  • ¾ cup butter(softened)
  • 1 cup-cooking oat
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 package cake mix

Step by step

1. Beat and blend the eggs and butter, and then beat in the oats and the cake mix.

2. Refrigerate the dough for 2 hours until it’s hard enough to roll.

3. Roll the dough into ¼ inches thickness and cut the dough into rounds using a 21/2 inches cookie cutter.

4. Bake at 350°F for 10 minutes.

5. Spread half the cookies with the frosting on one bottom and then place the other halves on the frosting.

Easy Baking Recipes (Wrapping Up)

Kids grow up so fast, and you want to savor every moment you get. One minute they want to spend every minute in the kitchen, and the other minute all they want is to chat and go out with their friends.

It’s part of growth, and it’s what we want for our kids. However, when they’re still interested in hanging out with you, you can try a few baking recipes for the whole family.

Whether you’re looking for something gluten-free or something full of dark chocolate – you can find something cool to bake on our site.

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