Cooking with your kids can be fun, but once they are able to cook on their own, it’s a game changer. Start off with recipes that are no-bake or ones that have only a few steps.

If they are new to the kitchen, start with supervising more difficult tasks, and as they get older you can continue to do less.

Here are 5 easy recipes kids can make on their own to gain confidence and cooking know-how.

Crunchy Tacos

Add some crunch to your morning with these egg-filled breakfast tacos. Both little and big kids can help measure, and big kids can help scramble the eggs.

Oatmeal-Banana Pancake

Pancakes are a good starter recipe for kids 8 and up. They can easily whip together the batter and try their hand at flipping the perfect pancake.

Chocolate Mug Cake

This quick baking dessert still lets kids measure and mix, but they’ll get instant gratification from their dessert after less than two minutes cooking time in the microwave. Parents may want to supervise the cooking part to help ensure cake perfection in the end result.

No Bake Energy Balls

This no-bake recipe is a great way to get even small kids in the kitchen with no worry about hot surfaces or sharp cutting. Simply mix together peanut butter, ground flax seed, chocolate chips, oats, honey, and vanilla to make a dough. Refrigerate before turning it into balls and devouring.

Marshmallow Treats

These perennial favorite cereal treats are not just loved by kids, they are easy enough for kids to make. As the rice cereal marshmallow mix starts to thicken they may need some adult manpower, but otherwise this should be simple enough for them to make on their own.

What recipes are you making with your kids while you hunker down indoors? Let us know in the comment section.


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