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Cooking with kids

Looking for things to do these school holidays? Look no further than your kitchen! Have fun as a family by cooking together, inspiring good eating habits, having fun and making it a bit of a mess. Here's our top recipes for having family fun in the kitchen.

 

1. Coconut snowballs

Bite size balls of yum little kids will love!

Shopping list:

  • 1 ¾ cups unsweetened shredded coconut
  • 100ml melted butter
  • 3 tablespoons maple syrup
  • 1 cup pitted dates
  • 1 cup dried apricots
  • 1 ½ cups blitzed toasted pecan nuts
  • ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 tablespoon cocoa powder
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Full recipe here

 

2. Kid friendly berry & yoghurt sorbet

Get your kids to make this healthy and tasty dessert!

Shopping list:

  • 1 kilo frozen mixed berries/grapes
  • 300 ml Indian style yoghurt
  • Zest and juice of 2 lemons
  • Dash of vanilla
  • 60 ml honey
  • ½ bunch finely chopped basil or mint

Full recipe here

 

3. Dinosaur bites

Fun eating for kids with these delicious dino nuggets.

Shopping list:

  • 1kg chicken breast mince
  • 1 large sweet potato
  • 1 carrot finely diced
  • 1 bunch asparagus
  • 1 onion finely diced
  • 1 capsicum finely diced
  • Zest of 2 lemons & 2 limes
  • 4 whole eggs
  • 1 bunch chopped fresh thyme
  • 300grams breadcrumbs
  • 1 whole egg
  • 200ml milk
  • Salt & pepper

Full recipe here

 

4. Chocolate brownies

This decadent chocolate brownie will tempt all of the chocolate lovers in your house

Shopping list:

  • 375grams unsalted butter
  • 375 grams 70% cocoa dark chocolate
  • 6 large eggs
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 500grams caster sugar
  • 225 grams plain flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 300grams chopped walnuts

Full recipe here

 

5. Fruit jelly cups

Treat size healthy snacks for kids lunch boxes.

Shopping list:

  • 1 litre of cranberry juice
  • Blueberries, strawberries, raspberries
  • Honeydew melon, watermelon, mango
  • Diced peaches, apricots, nectarines
  • Zest and juice of 1 lemon and 1 lime
  • Dash of vanilla extract
  • ¼ bunch chopped fresh mint & basil
  • 6 leaves of gelatine
  • 4 tablespoons honey (optional if need to be sweeter)

Full recipe here

 

6. Gingerbread men

Run, run as fast as you can and make this delicious treat!

Shopping list:

  • 105grams Unsalted butter
  • 125ml golden syrup
  • 110grams packed brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon b i-carb soda
  • 450grams plain flour
  • 1 tablespoon ground ginger
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • ½ teaspoon nutmeg
  • ½ teaspoon ground cloves
  • ½ teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 egg, whisked
  • Decorating lollies

Full recipe here

 

7. Gluten-free choc chip cookies

Kids and adults of all ages will love these delectable dark chocolate & coconut gluten free cookies.

Shopping list:

  • 250grams sorghum flour
  • 300grams unsalted butter (room temperature)
  • 2 eggs
  • 140grams palm sugar, grated
  • ½ cup rolled oats
  • 150grams dark chocolate pieces
  • ½ cup dessicated coconut
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla paste
  • ¼ teaspoon ginger powder
  • ¼ teaspoon cinnamon

Full recipe here

 

8. Cupcakes

Scrumptious cupcakes for kids to make.

Shopping list (makes 24):

  • 2 cups self-raising. flour
  • ¾ cup caster sugar
  • ¾ cup milk
  • 125 grams melted butter
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla

Full recipe here.

 

9. ANZAC cookies

Easy and delicious Aussie classic.

Shopping list:

  • 1 cup plain flour
  • 1 cup rolled oats
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • ½ cup coconut
  • 125 grams unsalted butter
  • 2 tablespoon golden syrup
  • 1 tablespoon water
  • 1 teaspoon bi-carbonate soda

Full recipe here

 

10. Baked apple pie

This classic apple pie has always been a favorite, and now you can bake your very own.

Shopping list:

  • 150 grams unsalted butter, softened
  • 250 grams bakers flour
  • 80 grams caster sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 2kg granny smith apples
  • 1 cup caster sugar
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 4 tablespoons almond meal
  • 80grams sultanas
  • 2 eggs

Full recipe here

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