5 Easy Recipes Bored Kids Can Bake
Being stuck indoors can be difficult for young children. If your city is still on lockdown, your kids are probably bouncing off the walls out of boredom. The past few months have been tough on them, and despite have television and toys to entertain them, they can still end up feeling bored.
If you are struggling to think of things to do when you and your kids are bored, you can try having them help out in the kitchen. Baking is a fun and educational activity you can do with your young children. Teaching them how to measure ingredients, mix the batter, and prepare them for the oven. They will enjoy the delicious fruits of their labor.
Here are five kid-friendly recipes you can let your kids try while you are bored at home:
1. Easy Peasy Pizza
Once you have made your own pizza dough at home, you will probably never want to buy store-bought ones again. Kneading and rolling pizza dough is a fun activity for your kids and gets their muscles working, too. Pizza is also a great way to get your children to eat their vegetables. Try this rainbow pizza recipe with your kids and let them take charge of making your dinner tonight.
2. 3 Ingredient Oatmeal Cookies
The best part of this recipe is that it only needs three components: bananas, oats, and chocolate. For a healthier alternative, you can substitute raisins for chocolate chips. This recipe is so simple and easy to make, you can have your young toddler help you mash bananas and stir the batter as well.
A mug cake is a terrific way for kids to experiment with baking. You can make countless flavors in single-serve batches. You only need a few ingredients and one giant microwave-safe mug. Mug cakes are also great for impatient kids since they will be ready to devour in less than five minutes. Here’s a chocolate one that is sure to bring a smile to your child’s face.
4. Chocolate Chip Sheet cookie
What’s better than one cookie? A giant one, of course! Sheet cookies are mega-sized versions of your favorite snacks, without the tedious process of rolling out your dough or having to measure out evenly-shaped balls. This recipe from the makers of some of our favorite chocolates is sure to be a crowd favorite.
5. Flourless brownies
Brownies are a great recipe for kids to try since the process is straightforward. You can also avoid the calories from white flour. You only need to dump all your raw ingredients, give the batter a quick mix, and stick it in the oven. Here is a delicious flourless brownie your kids will want to try.
If your kids aren’t in the mood to bake, bring out some plain sugar cookies and allow them to decorate to their heart’s content. You can buy pre-made royal icing or make your own with this recipe. Next, lay out some parchment paper and allow them to decorate their cookies with sprinkles, chocolate nibbles, or nuts.
With baking, you can keep your kids occupied for hours and you can fend off boredom as a family. Letting your children help out in the kitchen by preparing food and cleaning up afterward is a great way to teach them new skills as well as entertain them in the process.
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