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Kids Baking Recipes. Tasty, free easy kids recipes to enjoy, we have cookie recipes for kids, raisin bread and cornflake crunch and more

What's more tempting than the aroma of fresh baking?

what's more satisfying than seeing homemade jam tarts or a cake in the tin?

Geoff -Dad in the House - gives the following tips:

Kitchen tips:

Always supervise young kids in the kitchen.

Always teach your kids to wash hands before cooking and eating.

Collect items you need before calling young kids to get involved.

Don't let kids taste food with raw eggs in because of salmonella risks.

Teach your kids about heat and knives and cheese graters.

Get kids to use oven gloves if picking up hot pans(older kids)

Mop up spills to prevent accidents.

If you are busy in the kitchen why not let your kids play with empty pots, pans and wooden spoons. They could even make pretend dinner with playdoh at the table.

If your child has disabilities take even more care.

Our youngest daughter is unable to sense heat until she touches the source. she needs extra supervison and at eight still needs to be kept away from hot ovens hobs.

Kids Baking Recipes - Very Easy Raisin Bread

  • 2 and 1/2 cups flour
  • 1/2 cup graham flour
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 4 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup raisins
  • 1and 1/2 cups milk
  • 1 egg
  • Sieve all the dry ingredients together into a large bowl
  • Chop the raisins into small pieces and add to the bowl of dry ingredients
  • Beat the egg and pour in milk then add this to the dry ingredients
  • Mix together to make a soft dough.
  • Pour mixture into a greased loaf pan.
  • Allow to stand for about half an hour.
  • Bake in moderate oven from 45 to 60 minutes.

Kids Baking Recipes - Sugar Cakes

  • 3 cups sugar
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 3/4 cup butter
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup cream
  • Beat the butter well.
  • Break eggs into cup and beat with a fork until well mixed
  • Add the eggs to the butter mixture and beat together well
  • Pour the milk and soda into butter mixture and stir.
  • Stir and mix in enough flour to make a soft dough, firm enough to roll out
  • Pour a little flour onto a work surface, place dough onto this then roll out using a floured rolling pin.
  • Cut into any shapes you like.
  • Sprinkle tops with granulated sugar then bake in a moderately heated oven.

Kids Baking Recipes - Corn flake Crunch

You will need:Wooden spoon, saucepan, apron, 2 8inch shallow cake tins


450g(16oz) milk or plain chocolate

200g(8oz) cornflakes

100g(4oz) margerine

6 tablespoons golden syrup

  • Ask kids to grease the 2 tins
  • Get kids to break chocolate into pieces and put into saucepan.
  • The kids can add margerine and syrup.
  • Next the pan needs to be put on a low heat(by either you os kids dependent on ability)
  • Stir contents of pan until chocolate has melted.
  • Take pan off heat.
  • Add cornflakes then kids can stir until cornflakes are well covered.
  • Put into cake tins and gently press down the mix.
  • Allow to cool for around 2 hours then cut into pieces.
  • Tip:for a variation put cornflake mixture into individual bun cases

Kids Baking Recipes - Jam Tarts

You will need:Mixing bowl, rolling pin, tablespoon, wooden spoon, jam tart tin, teaspoon, pastry cutter, aprons


100g(4oz) plain flour

25g(1oz) margerine

25g(1oz) lard

a little water

Jar jam

Ask kids to sieve the flour into mixing bowl.

The kids can put the margarine and lard on top of flour.

Show kids how to rub it into flour with their fingers until there are no lumps of margarine or lard left.

Get kids to add a tablespoon of water and stir it in.

Press the mixture together tightly with your hands.

If it won't come together and falls apart add a tiny bit more water.

Get kids to put pastry ball onto a floured surface.

Show kids how to roll out the pastry until it is thin.

kids can then cut out 12 circles of pastry using a 7.5cm pastry cutter.

Ask kids to grease the jam tart tray .

Take the circles of pastry and place into the dents on tray.

kids can then put a teaspoon of jam into each tart.(not too much or it'll spill out)

Bake in the oven for about 15 minutes at 200ºC/400ºF.

Place jam tarts on a wire cooling rack.

Be careful hot jam can burn.

Eat when cooled.

Kids Baking Recipes - Flapjacks

You will need:saucepan, wooden spoon, metal spoon, 8inch cake tin


450g(18 oz) oats

250g(10 oz) demerara sugar

250g(10 oz) butter


10 tablespoons golden syrup

  • Kids can cut up butter and put in saucepan
  • They can then add the sugar and syrup to pan.
  • Put pan on low heat until this is all combined well.(Either you or the kids dependent on ability).
  • Take pan off heat.
  • Get kids to add the oats and raisins and mix.
  • Spoon in a tin (6-8 inch).
  • Bake in a medium oven for 15-20 minutes.

Kids Baking Recipes - Easy Carrot Cake

You will need:mixing bowl, wooden spoons, greased cake tin, aprons (8inch)


100g(4 oz) plain flour.

100g(4 oz) light brown sugar

150g(6 oz)carrots-peeled and grated

1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg

2 medium whole eggs

5 tablespoons sunflower oil

50g(2 oz) desiccated coconut

50g(2 oz) raisins

  • Preheat oven to oven gas 6/210oC/420of
  • Get kids to help you weigh ingredients
  • Put ingredients in mixing bowl and mix together well.
  • Kids can then spoon the mixture into the greased cake tin.
  • Bake in a preheated for around 40-50 minutes until cooked
  • Cool and Eat

Kids Baking Recipes - Fairy cakes

You will need:mixing bowl, bowl, sieve, knife, wooden spoon, fork, metal spoon, cake cases, aprons


100g(4 oz) self-raising flour

100g(4 oz) margarine, softened

100g(4 oz) caster sugar

2 large eggs


3 oz icing sugar,

2 oz butter

1 oz cocoa
  • Preheat the oven to 190oC, gas mark 5.
  • Kids can sieve the flour into a bowl.
  • Ask kids to cut up margerine and put into mixing bowl,
  • Get kids to add the sugar.
  • Beat the margerine and sugar with wooden spoon until the mixture is pale and fluffy-looking.
  • Beat the eggs in a small bowl with fork.
  • The kids can add the egg to the mixture bit by bit, beating well as they go
  • If it starts to look as if it's curdling add a spoonful of the sieved flour with the egg.
  • Once the kids have added all the egg the rest of the flour can be added.
  • Get kids to add it in 2 halves and fold it in using metal spoon.
  • Help kids to divide the mixture between 12 paper cases.
  • Put cases on a baking tray
  • Cook in the centre of the oven for 12 to 15 minutes until well-risen and golden-brown.
  • Allow to cool on a cooling rack.

To make icing:

Put butter, icing sugar and cocoa powder in a mixing bowl and beat them together.

Get kids to spoon icing onto the cakes.

Kids Baking Recipes - Chocolate Brownies

You will need: 13x9" deep baking tray, large bowl, wooden spoon. sieve.


1 1/2 cups flour

1 cup cocoa powder

3 cups sugar

1 1/2 cups melted butter

3 teaspoon vanilla

6 eggs

1 teaspoon baking powder

2teaspoon salt

1 cup chocolate chips

  • Heat oven to 350 degrees
  • Kids can grease a 13x9" deep baking tray.
  • Get kids to put butter, sugar, vanilla, and eggs, in a large bowl.
  • Ask kids to use wooden spoon and beat these together.
  • Use a sieve over the bowl and sieve cocoa, flour, baking powder and salt.
  • Mix all ingredients together.
  • Add chocolate chips.
  • Pour into baking tray.
  • Bake for 20 minutes.
  • Cool and eat...yummy

Kids Baking Recipes - Raisin Bars

You will need:greased baking tray 7x7 inches, saucepan, wooden spoon, zip lock bag or sandwich bag, rolling pin, small bowl, aprons


200g(8oz) raisins

200g(8oz)digestive biscuits

100g(4oz) margarine

100g(4oz) demarera sugar


  • Get kids to put margerine in a saucepan.
  • They can add the sugar
  • Put on heat and stir until margerine has melted(either you or your kids if able)
  • Take pan off heat.
  • Get the kids to put the biscuits in a bag
  • They can hold open end of bag gently closed, then bash bag with a rolling pin.
  • Do this until biscuits are crushed.
  • Pour biscuits into pan with margerine mixture and stir together well.
  • The kids can pour the mixture into the greased baking tray (7x7 inches) and flatten it down a little
  • Break up chocolate and melt in a pan or in microwave and pour over mixture
  • Leave to cool.
  • Cut into bars and eat.
Yes; even more kids baking recipes

Kids Baking Recipes - Bagel Pizzas

You will need:1 bagel, tomato sauce, mozarella cheese, peppers, onion, tomatoes and herbs from your garden.

Serves 2 small kids.

Set oven to low, 150oC.

  • Cut bagel in half.
  • Spread with tomato sauce.
  • Chop toppings into small pieces and add to bagel.
  • Grate mozarella cheese and sprinkle over top of bagel.
  • Sprinkle over a few chopped leaves of herbs.
  • Put in oven for around 5 mins until cheese is bubbling.

Kids Baking Recipes - Easy bread Recipe

You will need: sieve, mixing bowl, measuring jug, baking tray, cooling rack, aprons


400g(16oz)strong bread flour

14g dried yeast (fast acting)

10ml salt

10ml sugar

300ml warm water

  • Preheat oven to 220oC Gas mark 7
  • Get kids to grease baking tray well.
  • Ask kids tio sieve flour and salt into the mixing bowl.
  • They can then add the sugar and yeast.
  • The kids can then pour in warm water.
  • Now with their hands the kids can mix the ingredients together.
  • Take the dough out of bowl and put onto floured surface.
  • kids can now knead the dough for around 10 mins.
  • Divide the dough into eight balls.
  • The kids can shape these now into their own design.
  • Put designs onto baking tray, cover with clingfilm.
  • Put tray into warm place for around half an hour.
  • The designs should double in size.
  • Bake for 10 to 15 mins.
  • To check if cooked turn roll over and tap the bottom, it should sound hollow.
  • Tip: We like to add 50g of cheese to our ingredients or you could try dried fruit.

Kids Baking Recipes - Vegetable crisps

You will need:Parsnip, beets, sweet potatoes, carrots, celariac, olive oil

Thinly slice vegetables. Place into baking tray and drizzle with olive oil.

Bake in oven on medium heat until crispy.

The kids baking recipes are loved and the eating even more so (by them anyway).

It's good to experience those ooh's and ahh's of delight (is it delight?),as the relatives sample the first fruits of the kids baking recipes experiences.

They try so hard to enjoy those slightly salty biscuits, and nearly jamless(cos its all spilled out on the tray) jam tarts.

We've loved eating cheese sauces tasting of flour, fruit cheesecakes that haven't set, and cakes that haven't risen.

What we have really enjoyed is the kids baking recipe successes as they have experimented.

On saturday mornings the kids make bread with their dad, it's great family bonding time.

Not only do the kids love doing it, the house smells lovely and we can all enjoy eating it.

As our kids have got older the older kids teach the younger kids.

They duplicate their skills into the younger kids as they do baking together.

We hope you enjoy baking with kids.

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