10 Recipes Kids Under 10 Can Make

Get your kids involved in the kitchen

Wondering how to work in spending some quality time with your kids this Spring break? Why not bring them into the kitchen and get them involved in making a few meals? Making food together is a great way to try and get your kids to try new things (and vegetables). So make it fun; turn on some tunes, and whip up something together, or even try creating your own recipes.

If you’re looking for some kid-friendly recipes to get them started, here are ten healthy recipes that are safe for kids can make on their own (no oven or stove required)! These kid-safe knives are a great addition to make it easy for kids to help safely!

Peanut Butter Banana Sushi

Use a spoon to spread peanut butter (or any nut butter on a tortilla), add a banana to one side, and roll the tortilla into one log. Chop the roll into 8 bite-sized pieces. For younger kids, have parents help cut the sushi!

Yogurt Banana Splits

Cut a banana in half length-wise. Spread yogurt on a plate, and add the sliced banana. Decorate the ‘sundae’ with whatever toppings you like – try granola, berries, chocolate chips, coconut or hemp seeds.

Lettuce Boats

Make chickpea salad, omit the green onions for a more kid-friendly version. Kids can help chop celery, dill, and mash chickpeas with the potato masher and mix in mayo and herbs. Wash lettuce and spoon into fun lettuce boats – a fun way to eat greens!

Pita Pizzas

Help kids by putting out the toppings. Let them spread sauce, and add veggies, cheese, and pepperoni to their pizza. Kids can cook them on their own in a toaster oven.

Mug Omelette

Yes you can make an omelette in a mug! Whip eggs and milk in a mug, then add your desired toppings of choice. Shredded cheese, spinach, and microwave bacon or deli ham are great low-effort options for kids! Alternativley help kids (if needed), chop peppers, mushrooms, or onions. Microwave for 20-30 seconds and stir before microwaving again. Repeat 2-4 times until cooked through!

Omelet in a Cup Recipe | Land O'Lakes

Pancake Mix Biscuits

Use this simple biscuit recipe using pancake mix and milk. Make them sweet by adding frozen berries, lemon or chocolate. Or make them savoury by adding shredded cheese, pre-cooked bacon or chives.

Apple Donuts

Cut apples into rings, and help younger children if necessary. Then decorate by spreading nut butter and adding granola, coconut or chocolate chips.

Banana Breakfast Cookies

Make these simple banana breakfast cookies with only 3 ingredients! Help kids with the oven if needed.

kid-friendly banana breakfast cookies

Microwave Rice Krispies

Add crispy rice, chocolate chips, and a marshmallow to a microwave-safe bowl or mug. Microwave for about 30-40 seconds, be careful the marshmallow doesn’t explode.

Microwave Mug Rice Krispie Treat | Kathleen's Cravings

Frozen Banana Pops

Peel bananas and put a skewer into the bottom of each one, then freeze overnight. Melt chocolate chips in the microwave, stirring every 30-40 seconds. Dip the frozen bananas in chocolate and top with nuts and sprinkles. The chocolate should freeze almost immediately on the frozen bananas!

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