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If you’re looking to get your little ones involved in the kitchen, baking is a great way to go. Not only will you end up with tasty desserts and delicious dinners, but your kids will also learn basic baking principles and how to be patient and precise when cooking. 

Here, we’ve compiled a list of 17 stress-free, child-friendly recipes that prove that you can even have fun baking with kids

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17 Recipes Perfect for Baking with Kids

1.Chocolate Chip Cookies

cookies
You can’t go wrong with a warm, chewy chocolate chip cookie!
  • Age Range: 2+
  • Time Needed: 1 hour
  • Type of Bake: Dessert

Easy cookie recipes for kids are a great place to start—who doesn’t love cookies?—and you can’t go wrong with classic chocolate chip. Follow along as Skillshare instructor Julie S. explains her foolproof recipe and shows you how to make your own chocolate chip cookies in just about an hour.

2. Banana Bread

banana bread
Banana bread is a kid-friendly recipe that makes a great treat, snack, or breakfast.
  • Age Range: 2+
  • Time Needed: 1 hour
  • Type of Bake: Breakfast, snack, dessert

If you’re on the hunt for easy recipes for kids, you’ll love Thomas Charles Mathiassen’s banana bread course. He’ll show you how to prep your ingredients, mix everything together (a great job for the little ones!), and prep your tins for perfect banana bread every time. 

3. Cheese and Herbs Pie

quiche
Cheese and herbs pie is an easy, delicious meal.
  • Age Range: 8+
  • Time Needed: 1 hour, 30 minutes
  • Type of Bake: Dinner

Easy dinner recipes for kids? Look no further than this cheese and herbs pie, which makes for a light and refreshing meal. Skillshare instructor Tamara Zatica helps you gather ingredients to make the dough and filling for your pie. Pop it in the oven, and dinner is on the table!

4. Apple Tarts

lady and girl baking
Apple tarts are great paired with ice cream or as a standalone treat any time of day.
  • Age Range: 8+
  • Time Needed: 1 hour, 30 minutes
  • Type of Bake: Dessert

Apple tarts are an easy, crowd-pleasing treat that your aspiring baker will love to help you make. Skillshare instructor Briony May Williams has adapted her great-grandmother’s recipe so that it’s kid-friendly. 

5. Chocolate Brownies

fudge
Whether you like them cakey or fudgy, brownies are delicious!
  • Age Range: 5+
  • Time Needed: 1 hour
  • Type of Bake: Dessert

It’s probably no surprise that brownies are among the most popular baking with kids recipes. Follow along as Williams teaches you her secrets for perfect brownie batter and baking. 

6. Carrot Loaf Cake

carrot cake
Hide some healthy in your baking with a delicious carrot loaf cake!
  • Age Range: 5+
  • Time Needed: 1 hour, 30 minutes
  • Type of Bake: Dessert

Parents and kids alike will love Williams’ carrot loaf cake recipe because it’s sweet and delicious with some healthy vegetables hidden inside! In this class, you’ll learn how to bake your cake and frost it with a light, walnut-topped buttercream. 

7. Butter Croissants

croissant
What’s better than a warm, buttery croissant?
  • Age Range: 5+
  • Time Needed: 24 hours 
  • Type of Bake: Bread

While you may not think of croissants when you consider easy baking recipes for kids, they’re much simpler to make than they seem. Follow along as Skillshare instructor Sharon Glascoe shows you how to make and prove your dough (a.k.a., allow it to rise), how to shape your croissants, and how to bake them to perfection. 

8. Beetroot Soda Bread

lady and girl baking
Your kids will enjoy making this pink beetroot bread!
  • Age Range: 5+
  • Time Needed: 2 hours 
  • Type of Bake: Bread

Bread often makes for fun baking with kids, and the best thing about this recipe is that it requires no proving time—just pop it straight into the oven! Williams will show you how to make your dough, incorporate the beetroot for a fun pink color, and bake your delicious loaf. 

9. Blueberry Pastries

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Have fun trying new shapes with these blueberry pastries.
  • Age Range: 8+
  • Time Needed: 2 hours 
  • Type of Bake: Bread

If you’re looking for easy dessert recipes for kids, try Williams’ blueberry pastries. Whether you make blueberry stars or the plaited variety, your children will love the shapes and the taste of these sweet treats. 

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10. Garlic Parmesan Chicken Wings

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Baked chicken wings are a delicious and versatile dinner.
  • Age Range: 8+
  • Time Needed: 1 hour 
  • Type of Bake: Dinner

If you want to get your kids involved in dinner, try Skillshare instructor Scott Groth’s baked parmesan garlic chicken wings. In a few easy steps, he’ll show you how to prep your wings, coat them with flavor, and bake them in the oven for a wonderful meal. 

11. Mini Gingerbread Houses

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Gingerbread houses are a must for holiday baking!
  • Age Range: 2+
  • Time Needed: 1 hour plus decorating time
  • Type of Bake: Holiday baking

If you’re planning on Christmas baking with kids, these gingerbread houses are so much fun. They’re also “baking with toddler” safe, because while little ones may not be ready to use the oven, they can still decorate!

12. Tear and Share Rainbow Cupcakes

rainbow made of cupcakes
Make a quick rainbow cake using cupcakes!
  • Age Range: 5+
  • Time Needed: 2 hours
  • Type of Bake: Desserts

Need something fun for an upcoming birthday or celebration? This rainbow cupcake cake fits the bill. Williams will teach you how to make the cupcakes, form them into an arch, and decorate with frosting and marshmallows to create the rainbow.

13. Pizza

pepperoni pizza
Make pizza more fun by baking your own with your kids!
  • Age Range: 5+
  • Time Needed: 2 hours
  • Type of Bake: Dinner

If your family is craving pizza but tired of takeout, try making your own pizza at home with your little ones. Skillshare instructor Grant Batty will show you how to make the dough, top your pizza, and get it on the table for everyone to enjoy! 

14. Honey Garlic Rolls

garlic bread
Honey garlic rolls are great with a meal or on their own as a snack.
  • Age Range: 5+
  • Time Needed: 2 hours
  • Type of Bake: Bread

Rolls work well when baking with kids because they aren’t too complicated but pack a lot of flavor. In this class, Skillshare instructor The “How To” Gal will teach you how to make your dough, prove it, bake it, and top it with a honey garlic sauce that everyone will devour. 

15. Vegan Lemon Drizzle Cake

lemon cake
Lemon drizzle cake makes a wonderful breakfast or treat!
  • Age Range: 5+
  • Time Needed: 1 hour
  • Type of Bake: Dessert

Your kids will love making—and eating—this lemon drizzle cake! In a few simple steps, Skillshare instructor Molly Jane will teach you how to make your cake batter, bake your cake, and drizzle it with delicious lemon glaze. 

16. Scones

scones
Scones are easy to bake and always fun to enjoy.
  • Age Range: 5+
  • Time Needed: 1 hour
  • Type of Bake: Bread

Scones are an excellent choice for baking with kids because there are countless ways to customize them with your little ones’ favorite fillings and toppings. In this class, Skillshare instructor Shellie Cleaver will show you how to make your scone dough and bake it perfectly.

17. Focaccia

foccia bread
Focaccia is a flavorful bread that is easy to make with kids.
  • Age Range: 2+
  • Time Needed: 2 Hours
  • Type of Bake: Bread

Looking for baking recipes you can do with toddlers? Those little fingers are perfect for focaccia! Follow along as Mathiassen shows you how to make focaccia dough, prove it, bake it, and top it with all of your favorite flavors. 

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