Playroom Ideas is temporarily closed! Let's make memories! What if you knew exactly ... read more
Kids muffin recipe
Baking with kids is becoming popular in this house!
Q has a knack for it, though I suppose everyone thinks that of their kids 😉
However, that he likes to bake, doesn’t mean that he always likes to eat what he’s made.
So, after Q declared the peanut butter cookies to be “not nice”, we tried muffins.
These turned out to be more popular, and as luck would have it, I managed to find a recipe fit for young hands. This is mainly because instead of butter, vegetable oil is used. Which meant that we could stir the dough, rather than having to knead it. Making this the perfect kids muffin recipe.
Since using olive oil instead of butter affects the taste, I added some vanilla extract to the original recipe. My mom later suggested adding lemon rasp as well, which also sounds like a good idea.
If you tried this, let me know if it worked out.
Quick wee side note: Because I know how hard it can be to come up with fun games each time, I’ve created a 7-day challenge for parents of toddlers and preschoolers. This is a great way to get started if you’ve fallen out of the habit of playing with your kids, or to learn about fresh ideas and activities.
Each day for 1 week, you will receive an e-mail with an activity that you can do with your kids. Join the newsletter and start your 7 days of play today!
- 2 medium eggs
- 125ml vegetable oil
- 250ml skimmed milk
- 1tsp vanilla extract
- 400g self-raising flour
- 1tsp salt
- 100g chocolate chips, or dried fruit (optional), we used chocolate crispies
- decorative sprinkles (optional)
When baking or cooking something that requires measuring, I always try to sneak off in advance without Tot noticing. That way I can make sure the ingredients are in orders and waiting when Tot enters the kitchen. At his age, patience is not his strongest suit.
Pre-heat the oven to 200C /392F.
Line your muffin tray with paper muffin cases.
Take a large bowl, and beat the eggs lightly. In the original recipe it says you need to do this with an electric mixer, but we’ve found that this can be done by hand as well. And kids love the softness of the dough.
Add the oil, milk and vanilla extract and mix that together as well. Then mix in the sugar.
Sift in the flour and salt and whisk everything together into a nice smooth batter. Here I had to help tot a little. And to be honest, we just tossed the flour into the bowl without the sifting bit.
If you have any chocolate chips or dried fruit, then stir that in now as well.
Fill the muffin cases until about two-thirds (yes this gets messy with a toddler doing the filling, be prepared) and add the sprinkles.
Bake for about 20-25 minutes. You know the muffins are done if you insert a skewer into the middle and it comes out clean.
Watch the muffins rise in the oven with your child 🙂 I told Tot that these were growing cakes, and eating them was one of the reasons he would continue to grow. He believed that story.
Take care to let the muffins cool once they come out of the oven!
We certainly had fun baking these. And Tot declared these cakes, as he call them, very nice! All in all a success and we’ll be making these again. And I hope you will have fun with this easy kids muffin recipe as well!