5 Ideas For...Cooking With Kids

I love nothing more than getting in the kitchen with my kids, they love to cook, make and bake everything from cakes to snacks, to lunch time treats and helping me cook tea, I am a big advocate of getting the kids involved and teaching them the skills they need. My Mum and sister think I'm nuts putting Elsie in charge of a chopping knife and graters. But she has been cooking with me since she was 18 months old and is more than confident to use them in a controlled and supervised environment. Any how, I digress, when Worktop Express got in touch and asked me to share the kids favourite recipes I knew that this sort of round up post would be just perfect for anyone wanting to start cooking with kids...

Without a doubt our family favourites is definitely banana bread. This recipe is so easy, even Elsie is able to make it independently. Its a great end if the week recipe, when the bananas are starting to lool brown and the cupboards are bare! 

Anothre favourite, and a twist on the traditional banana loaf are these Nutella and Banana Bread Muffins. I mean show me a kid who doesn't like Nutella (although the whole family will love these, just watch them fly out of the kitchen!), the mini size also makes them perfect for lunchboxes, oh and did I mention there is just 4 ingredients!

If you are looking for a yummy and easy to make after school snack then look no further than these yummy peanut butter puffs. A real simple make and you can save so much money by making your own after school snacks!

A great way of making your kids eat healthly and make good food choices is by engaging them in the making process, our Tuna and Veg Fishcakes get made at least once a month and the kids love getting involved. It also uses leftovers so is a great midweek tea, teamed with wedges and beans! Yum!!

If all these look like a little bit hard work, why not try something simple like a fun themed popcorn mix (like this Trolls Popcorn Mix), they are a great way of getting kids to create a 'recipe' as they think up foods to fit the theme. (I mean who else, other than a 5 year old boy would think of using Choco Gems for emoji poo in an emoji popcorn mix!)

So, are you inspired to get in to the kitchen with the kids? Share your creations on our Facebook page, or for more fun baking ideas why not join the Kids Make and Bake Club, for weekly video uploads and fun ideas to get your kids making and baking.

This is a collaborative post.

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