14 Recipes Kids Can Make! – Kid Friendly Recipes

by NaturalDeets

Oh, the places you’ll go! Well how far can our kids really get without knowing how to cook?! But in all seriousness, these kid friendly recipes are a great way to build their confidence and encourage them to make healthier options!

Not to mention, cooking with kids is just fun! 

If you haven’t already, be sure to read our post on Cooking With Your Kids While Keeping Your Sanity!

pinterest pin that says 14 recipes that kids can make and 3 pictures of recipes in the blog post

Whether you have a child that is new to cooking, or an older experienced mini chef, here are some fun cooking with kids recipes that you and your kids can make together!

Many of these recipes are great for picky eaters too…because if you have a picky eater, you know they need their own list 🙂 

Try a few and let me know which is your favorite in the comments below! Also join us in our free Facebook group for live cooking with kids videos!

PEanut Butter Toast with Honey and Cacao Nibs

Lets start off the list of kid friendly recipes with this easy but delicious recipe. It is a fun way to get your kids comfortable in the kitchen! It only requires a toaster, so they can feel like they are cooking, but it teaches them how to follow a recipe and it only takes 5-10 mintues. 

picture of toast on a bright green plate sprinkled with cacao nibs

Get the recipe HERE

Catepillar Fruit KEbobs With Yogurt Dip

These adorable fruit kebobs are a perfect activity for kids of any age! The only odd tool required is a melon baller but a mini ice cream scooper could work too. If you have one of those, you are good to go! 

picture of orange and red melon balls in the shape of a worm

Get the recipe HERE

No Bake PEanut Butter Cookies

These no bake cookies are so much fun! There are only 3 ingredients (and one optional one) and they are vegan and dairy free! This would be a great one to make when you are down to just pantry staples.

PEanut butter cookies half dipped in jelly and stacked on each other with parchment paper

Get the recipe HERE

Pear Fruit Donuts

How cute are these? They may not compare to actual donuts in flavor, but they sure to look just as fun! The frosting is made with yogurt and the decorations can be anything you have on hand.

a picture of a pear slice with the middle out in the shape of a donut. covered with white yogurt and sprinkles

Get the recipe HERE

Blueberry Smoothie Bowl

This smoothie bowl is so much fun to put together because the kids can use their imaginations! Pull out the mini cookie cutters and cut fruits into cute little shapes for more excitement.

purple colored yogurt in a white bowl topped with blueberries, heart straweberries, chocolate chips and hemp hearts

Get the recipe HERE

Edible Cookie Dough Recipe

I’m going to guess that most of our kids have never tried real cookie dough…but us moms remember how good it can be! This chickpea edible cookie dough is a great substitution for the real thing and your kids will be just as excited to eat it! 

a glass jar with edble cookie dough. It looks like chocolate chip dough but it actually has raisins

Get the recipe HERE

Mini Apple PIzza

Mini apple pizzas are so much fun for kids to make and it allows them to get creative with toppings. Have them look around the kitchen for ingredients that they haven’t tried before. Anything is worth trying when it is on a “pizza”

apple slices with peanut butter, berries and honey

Get the recipe HERE

Flatbread PIzza

Who doesn’t love pizza? This recipe includes a simple flatbread recipe that can be make with pantry staples, or substitute with store bought flatbread. Either way, this one is sure to be a hit and great for kids of all ages! 

flatbread with pizza sauce, vegetables and perfectly melted mozarella cheese

Get the recipe HERE

Chocolate Hummus

You read that right, Chocolate Hummus! When you see how simple this recipe is, you’ll be wondering why you didn’t try it sooner. The kids will love making and eating this one.

a white tray with fresh strawberries and a bowl of chocolate hummus dip

Get the recipe HERE

Mini Phyllo Pastry Quiches

These mini quiches are easy to make but may be geared towards the tweens in the group. Imagine how proud of themselves they will be when they pull these out of the oven! Phyllo dough can be tough to find so you can subsitute frozen pastry dough if necessary. 

a mini quiche cut in half so you can see the egg, spinach and tomatoes

Get the recipe HERE

Easy Calzone Kids Can Make Themselves

A calzone is another take on a pizza. The kids can fill them with anything they want to and it will all wrap up into a neat little pocket lunch. Have them experiement with different vegetables and cheeses too! 

picture of a calzone cut in half so you can see the cheese, meat and pizza sauce oozing out

Get the recipe HERE

Strawberry Yogurt BArk 

This recipe may require some help from mom for the little kids, but it is a fun way to get kids of any age into the kitchen! 

frozen yogurt squares stacked on each other with strawberries

Get the recipe HERE

Homemade Gluten Free Goldfish

The kids are going to love using their favorite cookie cutters on these crackers. This recipe will be for older, more experience little chefs, or little kids with an adult helper! 

homemade goldfish crackers in a white bowl

Get the recipe HERE

Banana Peanut Butter Oatmeal Cookies

These simple cookies start with mashing bananas and just gets easier from there. Any little chef could make these delicious cookies!

dark and light brown cookies stacked on top of eachother

Get the recipe HERE

Now Get Cooking! 🙂 

These 14 recipes are a fun and easy way to get the kids involved in the kitchen! Be sure to join our Free Facebook group for more live videos where your kiddos can cook along with us. Also share photos of your creations, we love hearing from everyone! 

Looking for more snack ideas that you can do right now? Check out our Apricots and Aprons Cooking Club today!


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