14 Fun And Easy Recipes You Can Make With Your Kids

Published on May 3, 2019
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We’ve all been there, you’re in the kitchen preparing food and your child rushes in to help, how sweet but they can get hurt and make a massive mess that you have to clean up. No one wants that. Or maybe you’re running out of ideas of what you can make! Fret not. These 14 easy and fun recipes are ones that you and your kids can make together at any time.

Bagel Bunnies

Bagels and bunnies, need we say more? Here’s what you and your little one need to whip this up, mini bagels, cream cheese, one red and one green apple, banana, chocolate chips, two strawberries, and a mini circle cutter is optional. Use the photo as your guide as it’s super simple and only takes six steps.

Bagel Bunnies

Bagel Bunnies

Banana Sushi

The banana sushi is making headlines as its super popular with parents and kids. So all you need to make this healthy sandwich alternative is a tortilla, peanut butter, banana, and a sharp knife to make the sushi-like slices. You can always add Nutella and strawberries if your kids want something a little more sweet.

Banana Sushi

Banana Sushi

Breakfast Banana Pops

This is super kid friendly! Here’s what you need to do, pour some granola into a rather shallow dish or plate. Peel the bananas, cut in half, and insert the popsicle sticks. Dip this into the yogurt (or coat with a knife), then roll into granola and add-ons. Be sure to place on a parchment or wax-lined tray and freeze. Keep uneaten pops in the freezer. Done.

Breakfast Banana Pops

Breakfast Banana Pops

Breakfast Smoothie Bowl

Smoothie bowls are pretty much all the rage for breakfast these days. There are numerous ways you can them with many varieties of ingredients. You can go for kiwi slices along the sides and top it off with a cherry smoothie, made thick and creamy with frozen cherries, Greek yogurt, and honey. The sky’s the limit.

Breakfast Smoothie Bowl

Breakfast Smoothie Bowl

Classic PB&J

This really requires no explanation and it’s a recipe your kids can easily make all by themselves. If you want to mix it up a bit, you can put the sandwich inside of a waffle iron or place it inside of a Ritz cracker.

Classic PB&J

Classic PB&J

Donut Hole Skewers

Snacks are just more fun when they’re on a stick, right? All you need for this fun and easy snack is donut holes, strawberries, blueberries, skewers, salted caramel sauce, chocolate sauce and coconut. This recipe doesn’t require you to put out all the stops but it sure looks like you did.

Donut Hole Skewers

Donut Hole Skewers

French Toast

Another classic. Just grab an egg, a quarter of a cup of milk, a dash of vanilla extract, 1 tbsp. margarine and two pieces of bread. Done and done.

French Toast

French Toast

Fun Pancakes

Pancakes can get a bit boring after awhile but you can always mix it up by cutting them into shapes, adding fruit for some color and to make the new shape more dramatic and fun. Just take a look at the picture below and feel your inspiration grow. The kids will love it, plus if you let them try to make shapes on their own, you never know what you might end up with.

Fun Pancakes

Fun Pancakes

Mac And Cheese Muffins

I’m an adult and I want this right now. For the muffins you’ll need some unsalted butter, all-purpose flour, elbow macaroni, whole milk sharp shredded Cheddar cheese, grated Parmesan cheese, kosher salt and freshly ground pepper. For the topping, make sure you have unsalted melted butter, panko bread crumbs and grated Parmesan cheese. This recipe is super cute and insanely easy to make.

Mac And Cheese Muffins

Mac And Cheese Muffins

Muesli Toast With Labneh, Hazelnuts, And Honey

Can we say yum for adults and kids alike?! And all you need to do is to throw some chopped toasted hazelnuts in a little olive oil; season with some salt and pepper. Then spread toasted thin seeded bread with labneh or Greek yogurt. Finish by topping with hazelnuts and drizzle with honey. Easy as pie.

Muesli Toast With Yogurt, Hazelnuts, And Honey

Muesli Toast With Labneh, Hazelnuts, And Honey

Oatmeal Bites

Your toddler can make oatmeal bites, no really. It’s that easy. Here’s what you need, 2 cups of rolled oats, half a cup of sultanas, third of a cup of cranberries, 1 tsp marmalade or orange peel (optional) and half a cup of apple sauce. Once you have your ingredients, just throw it all into a bowl and mix well. Then roll into small balls and bake for 10 minutes or until golden brown (180C or 356F). Easy peasy.

Oatmeal Bites

Oatmeal Bites

Salad Snack On A Stick

You want to get your kids to eat more veggies? Throw ’em on a stick. There is no limit as what you can and can’t throw onto a skewer. Olives, tomatoes, meats, cucumbers and cheese are piled onto skewers, along with plenty of crunchy lettuce.

Salad Snack On A Stick

Salad Snack On A Stick

Sugar Cookies With Sprinkles

Sugar sprinkle cookies are right for all occasions, you can even use specific colors for when holidays pop up. Like red, pink and purple for Valentine’s Day or green and red for Christmas. Psst, the secret to getting soft, round cookie tops is to roll the cookie dough into 1-inch balls (then to roll in sprinkles), freeze them for 30 minutes, then refrigerate for 30 minutes and only then do you bake the cookies.

Sugar Cookies With Sprinkles

Sugar Cookies With Sprinkles

Yogurt Or Pudding Parfaits

Who doesn’t love a good parfait? You can put all the ingredients in a bowl and let your kids design their own. You need about 4-6 cups nonfat or low fat vanilla yogurt, 4-6 cups strawberries, blueberries, chopped peaches, bananas, and/or other small fruit and 4-6 Tbsp. granola, store-bought or homemade. The rest is history.

Yogurt Or Pudding Parfaits

Yogurt Or Pudding Parfaits