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7 Easy And Fun Recipes For Kids Who Love Cooking

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If your kids love to hop in the kitchen and help you around, the best way to engage them and introduce them to new things is trying new recipes with them. Little bakers love nothing more than playing with ingredients and making new and fun dishes.

Cooking can offer immense happiness and fulfilment. It has the potential to serve as a means of expressing creativity, alleviating stress, and sharing delightful moments with loved ones. So, why not start them young and introduce them to the world of flavours, ingredients and international cuisine.

Here are some easy and fun recipes that you can try with your little ones so they can discover the fun in cooking too.

1. Chocolate Chip Pancakes with Maple Syrup

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A perfect breakfast that your kids will be more than willing to help you out with. Chocolate chip pancakes are not only easy to make, but also super fun.

You can make this with your kids over the weekends and let them add chocolate chips, M&Ms, or fruit of their choice in the pancake mix. Kids will especially love decorating their pancakes which will bring out their creativity.

2. Bacon Cream Cheese Pinwheels

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Kids cannot resist cream cheese pinwheels with bacon in it. Kids, friends, and everyone will scarf these down because they are so delicious and most importantly fun to make. If your kids love sweets and desserts, you can also make dessert pinwheels. Some headturners are cinnamon pecan pinwheels, peanut butter and chocolate pinwheels, strawberry cream cheese pinwheels, and cinnamon sugar pinwheels.

3. Strawberry Cake Pops

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Who doesn't love cakes, but there is something about bite-sized, mini cake pops that really makes kids and everyone equally happy. Strawberry cake pops are something your kids will love making. For this, you can use any cake mix box and pre-bake the cake before you get help from your little ones. Just roll the cake into small balls, and dip it into chocolate or candy melt of your choice. Your kids can show their creativity while decorating the pops with sprinkles and crunched candy.

4. Mini Bacon Breakfast Pizza

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Make your breakfast special with mini bacon pizzas that you can bake with your kids. They are easy to make and lead to very little mess.

Distribute the pizza dough among your kids and they can make breakfast pizzas in any shape they want. Give them multiple topping options and finish with a sprinkle of cheese. These will surely be devoured within minutes by kids and everyone.

5. Pigs in a Blanket

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Want to have a fun recipe to try with your kids that is not sweet, your kids will love pigs in a blanket.

These snacks are the perfect appetiser that your kids will love to make with you. Moreover, it's easy to make and requires a handful of ingredients. You can get your kids to decorate the dough with black sesame seeds before baking.

6. Sheet Pan Fajitas

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Sheet pan fajitas makes for a great dinner recipe for the whole family. It's easy to make and requires minimal cleaning. Make the fajitas with chicken, beef, or even shrimp.

Engage your kids when it comes to assembling the tortillas and toppings. Give them different sauces to play with and greens.

7. Homemade Sorbet

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Freshen up your summer evenings with homemade sorbet. Give your kids multiple flavours to choose from and enjoy a wide array of colourful silky-smooth sorbet that will knock your socks off.

Some of the all-time best sorbet flavours are mango, strawberry, chocolate, melon, peach, black berry, and apple. You can give your kids fresh fruit to decorate the sorbet cups along with syrups.

Kid-Friendly Cooking Shows For Young Chefs

Allow your kids to develop a healthy relationship with food by introducing them to cooking shows. Research shows that kids who watch cooking shows are more likely to prefer healthy and home-cooked meals rather than eating junk food.

However, finding a good cooking show that combines fun and engagement is challenging. Here are some of the best cooking shows for young chefs that are suitable for kids:

  1. Waffles + Mochi (PG: age 4+)
  2. Cookie Monster's Foodie Truck (PG: age 3+)
  3. Sugar Rush (PG: age 10+)
  4. Duff's Happy Fun Bake Time (PG: age 5+)
  5. Nailed It (PG: age 10+)
  6. Kid's Baking Championship (PG: age 7+)
  7. Disney Be Our Chef (PG: age 6+)
  8. Junior Bake Off (PG: age 5+)

Make Precious Memories With Your Kids in the Kitchen

Bond with your kids and create precious memories with your kids by trying out these fun recipes. Cooking is one of the most essential life skills that parents should teach all their children.

If you have young budding chefs in your house who love to play with ingredients, engage them in a healthy activity by trying out these fun recipes. If your child loves baking and cooking, you can inspire them with fun cooking shows to get innovative with ingredients in the kitchen.

Guest Author

Hey, I'm Anne, a food blogger with a deep love for cooking and a flair for creativity in the kitchen. As a mom of two young girls, I believe the kitchen is not only a place to prepare meals but also a classroom for valuable life skills and cherished family moments.You can catch me at TheExpertGuides, as I share my delicious recipes with the world.



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