I love baking with my pair as a rainy day activity. The promise of sweet treats at the end is normally enough to keep them engaged a little longer than the painting/PVA glue/glitter muddle that often graces the kitchen table.
A couple of weeks ago, Emma (from BrummyMummyof2) and her pair of tots visited us for a play date (tea for us, chaotic hide and seek for them). I decided to brave some baking with four toddlers. If you would like to see children demanding eggs, fighting over spoons and splattering batter, enjoy the 5 minute video below.
Note: my voice getting higher and more panicked as the process goes on and me having to remove myself from the camera to howl with laughter.
Despite the craziness of baking with 4 tots, this is a great recipe to bake with kids as there’s just enough processes for them to be super interested, without being overwhelmed. They also taste delicious and stay moist for a few days, so perfect for lasting a week of lunchboxes.
Our little ones are between 2 and 4 and the helped with the following:
Peeling the bananas
Beating butter and sugar
Holding eggs (!)
Mixing in eggs, flour and bananas
Putting muffin cases into the trays
Scooping in the mixture
- 150g Unsalted butter
- 150g Caster sugar
- 3 Medium eggs
- 150g Self raising flour
- 2 Very ripe, peeled and mashed bananas
- Preheat the oven to 180C.
- Cream the butter and sugar together until light and fluffy.
- Add the eggs, flour and mashed bananas and beat until combined.
- Bake for 20 minutes until golden and springy.
What’s your go to cooking with kids recipe? Would you brave 4 against 1?!