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Cooking with Kids – A – Z of Recipes that Families will Love

Some of my fondest childhood memories are of being in the kitchen with my mum, aunts and grandparents. Learning to cook and bake with them from a young child to teenager, and even now I love joining my mum, in the kitchen helping to prepare family meals that we then sit down together to enjoy. Those recipes that I learnt at their apron strings and the cookbooks that I had – and still have are my go-to recipes to share with my kids and teach them to cook in the home for family meals and treats.

With the new year and one of the family goals we have set this year being more meals together to encourage us to talk and spend time daily this is a great way to start, I’m also hoping that it will encourage both J and T to try new foods and experience new tastes as we work through the recipes I will be sharing. To extend the time spent together, we are preparing and cooking the meal as a family.

Cooking with Toddlers

We started cooking with the kids when they were toddlers. Sharing these recipes here on Rainy Day Mum. Click on the Image below or the link to go to our selection of recipes ideal for Cooking with Toddlers.

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Recipes that you can cook with Toddlers

Cooking with Kids an A to Z of Recipes that you will want to cook Time and Time Again

No matter what the time of year or the ingredients at your fingertips browse through these recipes and find the perfect one to try and cook with your kids this year.

A recipes

One of our favourite a recipes to make is this simple Apple and Cinnamon Loaf Cake. Every autumn our neighbour hands us a bag of apples and the kids beg to cook this recipe.

It’s not just about cakes and bakes when you cook with kids and our Apple and Pork Sausage and Bean Casserole is a simple dish to cook for a family meal with the kids. They can help stir the pan and cut up the vegetables to put in it.

B recipes

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B is for Bread and these Easy Bread Recipes are ideal for making with the kids.

Bananas come in all different varieties and one of my favourite’s is the green bananas that I used to eat regularly in Costa Rica. These Patacones are a simple fried snack that you and the kids can make together.

Easy Bruschetta

Easy Bread Recipes to Cook with Kids

BBQ Skewers

Making Bread

Butterfly Cakes

C recipes

chocolate rice crispie nest to cook with kids with mini eggs and marshamallows

Carrot Cake Muffins

Chocolate Nests

Chocolate Bread and Butter Pudding

Cupcake Recipe

Cinnamon Leaf Cookies

D recipes

child's hands kneading bread dough on a bright pink mat

Easy Bread Dough

F recipes

Fruit Swords and Magic Wands simple snacks for kids to make

Slow Cooker Fudge

Fruit Swords

Easy Fruit Skewers

G recipes

gingerbread houses and stars on a baking tray ready to go in the oven

Kid friendly Gingerbread Man Recipe

Gallo Pinto

Ooeey Gooey Granola Bars

Easy Guacamole to Cook with Kids

H recipes

Honey Granola

Hedgehog Bread Rolls

I recipes

Ice Pop Recipes for Kids

Simple Ice-Pops to make with Kids

J recipes

Jam Recipes

Jam Splodger Cookies

K recipes

Kiwi Rainbow Ice Pops

L recipes

Homemade Lemonade

Lemon Cordial

Lemon and Blueberry Muffins

Lemon Recipes for the Family

Lettuce Wraps

M recipes

Marmalade Cake

Monster Krispie Cakes

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N recipes

Nut-free Alphabet Cookies

O recipes

P recipes

Stuffed Peppers

Puff Pastry Pizza Wheels

Pizza Dough

Making Pizza’s with Toddlers

Q recipes

Quinoa Salad for Lunch

R recipes

Rhubarb Crumble

Raspberry Cheese Cake Bar

Crockpot Apple, Sultana and Cinnamon Rice Pudding

Rainbow Treats for Toddlers and Preschoolers

rock buns cooling on a wire rack

Traditional Rock Bun Recipe

Rainbow Candy Cookies

S recipes

Strawberry Muffins

Strawberry Mousse

Fat-Free Strawberry Ice Cream Pops

Rainbow Fish Sugar Cookies

Fruit Scones

Sugar-Free Chocolate Chip Cookies

Stone Soup

Soda Bread

Snowman Cupcakes

T recipes

Squashed Tomato Pasta Sauce

U recipes

V recipes

Vingarette pour la semane

W recipes

Walnut and Chocolate Chip Cookies

X recipes

Y recipes

Z recipes

Seasonal Recipes to Cook with Kids

Simple Easter Treats and Snacks that Kids can cook
Fun and Easy Halloween Recipes to Cook with Kids. Make these meals and treats together to enjoy and share this Halloween.
15 + Delicious and easy Christmas recipes that you can actually bake with kids from toddler upwards

Easter recipes

We have put together our favourite Easter Snacks and Treats for your Toddler and Preschooler to make these easy recipes are ideal for little and big kids.

Easter Cookies

Chocolate Easter Nests

Easter Cupcakes

Easter Nests

Edible Easter Eggs

Halloween Recipes

From gruesome ghosts to scary skeletons you needn’t be afraid with these Delicious Halloween Recipes to Cook with Kids.

Cauldron Cakes

Slimey Limey Lemonade

Halloween Gingerbread Cookies

Cauldron Popcorn Treats

Spaghetti and Eyeballs Dinner for Kids to Cook

Christmas Recipes

Christmas is all about baking in our house and we love these easy Christmas baking for kids check them out and make some this year.

No roll Mince Pies

Easy Mince Pies even toddlers can make

Cranberry, Walnut and White Chocolate Cookies

Gingerbread Snowflakes

Reindeer Cupcakes for Toddlers to Make

Valentines Recipes

Chocolate Heart Cakes

Cooking the Subjects

You don’t just have to cook for pleasure sometimes cooking can be used in your learning as well – check out these ideas for cooking as part of the curriculum.

Edible Moon Rocks Recipe to Cook with Kids a fun space themed snack for kids to make
Help your children understand the formation of the different types of rocks with this simple edible sedimentary rock activity that they can make and eat.
rock cakes

Edible Sedimentary Rock

Edible Igneous Rock

Edible Nests for Maths Learning

Space Rocks

Moon Rocks

Edible Mountain Making and Plate Tectonics

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  1. Love the ideas ….my lo is very fussy with eating so involving her in cooking and making food appearing great and tempting is my motto. Will be following what you suggested. TIA

  2. I love this idea. I will definitely be following. Our kitchen is under construction but as soon as it is complete I intend to incorporate much more cooking and baking 🙂

  3. This is such a cute idea, we are working on learning our letters, so I look forward to reading more!!

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