Sweet Cookies, Healthy Muffins, and More Easy Recipes to Bake With a Toddler
When my toddlers start to get cranky — or, let's be honest, when I'm in need of a little pick-me-up — I bake with them. Cookies, muffins, brownies — it's all fair game! But when toddlers are your baking partners, things can get a little . . . messy. Also, they have very short attention spans, so it's not a good idea to commit to 20 minutes of stirring chocolate on the stove. I've compiled a list of the most delicious, toddler-approved, easy-to-bake recipes that you can pull out next time you have a parent-toddler baking day. Tie your apron, pull up a step stool, and get ready to discover your new favorite treat in the slides ahead.
Carrot-Cake Blender Baby Muffins
Getting your toddler to eat fruits and vegetables is easy with MJ & Hungryman's carrot-cake muffins, which include carrots, rolled oats, yogurt, applesauce, dates, coconut, walnuts, and more. Yummy and healthy!
Colorful confetti cookies from Girl vs. Dough are sure to be a win with any toddler. These sugar cookies are easy to whip up — you can go from getting ingredients out to eating in 30 minutes.
Pineapple Coconut Muffins For Babies
Escape to a tropical paradise with your toddler with these pineapple coconut muffins from MJ & Hungryman. With healthy ingredients and a sweet taste, they'll satisfy you as well!
Chocolate Banana Cake
Made with my toddler's two favorite things — chocolate and bananas, in that order — Shugary Sweets' chocolate banana cake is the perfect treat to bake with your little one.
Easiest (Ever!) Peanut-Butter Cookies
Don't have a lot of time? These peanut-butter cookies from Southern Living require only four ingredients that you probably already have in your pantry: peanut butter, sugar, eggs, and vanilla extract. Just mix, bake, and enjoy!
Joanna Gaines’s Chocolate-Chip Cookies
Chocolate-chip cookies are a classic for a reason, and Joanna Gaines's recipe is next level. You'll have a blast making these with your toddler — just make sure they don't try to sneak too many chocolate chips!
Blueberry Streusel Muffins
For a sweet dessert that's easy to make with toddlers, try these blueberry streusel muffins from Spiced. The combination of fresh blueberries and brown-sugar cinnamon streusel is delicious.
Mini Cheesecakes With Graham-Cracker Crust
Mini desserts are my favorite things to bake with toddlers. These mini cheesecakes from Cookies and Cups are just so darn cute, with the perfect amount of graham-cracker crust and cream-cheese filling. Pop fresh fruit on top for a fun twist.
Healthy Chocolate Muffins
These healthy chocolate muffins from Well Plated by Erin will energize your toddler — they're whole wheat, low fat, and sweetened with honey, vanilla, cinnamon, and chocolate chips.
Better Box Brownies
Take regular brownies up a notch with this delicious recipe for better box brownies by Show Me the Yummy. With ingredients like buttermilk, vanilla, instant-coffee granules, and chocolate chips, your brownies will be even more amazing.
My toddlers would eat M&M's for every meal if they could, which is why I'm obsessed with Shugary Sweets' recipe for M&M brownies. These ooey-gooey delights are packed with colorful M&M's, making them a winning household treat.
Lemon Crinkle Cookies
Bright-yellow lemon crinkle cookies from A Cozy Kitchen are the perfect afternoon snack to bake with your toddlers. Just be sure to leave the lemons zesting to the grown-ups!
All you need for this amazing red-velvet cookies recipe from The Gunny Sack is red-velvet cake mix, eggs, canola oil, powdered sugar, and white-chocolate chips. It's easy, fun, and oh-so-delightful.
Gooey Chocolate Oatmeal Bars
Your toddler is guaranteed to drool (like, more than usual) when you bake these gooey chocolate oatmeal bars from Half Baked Harvest. Filled with oats, brown sugar, vanilla, chocolate chips, maple syrup, and more, they make for a delicious weekend breakfast.
Banana Splits in a Brownie Bowl
Easy and delicious, with a colorful flair, these banana-split brownies from Brown Sugar Food Blog only require a boxed brownie mix, ice cream, and your toddler's choice of sweet toppings.