Here are a few ideas to help get your kids in the kitchen with you and enjoying the kitchen.Collage of 4 pictures 3 of food and one of kids bakingWatching the kids cook or bake something in the kitchen is so satisfying.  We love passing on our love of food and cooking to the kids and watching them enjoy their own creations.

This is a collection of recipes where the children (depending on their age) can do 90% on their own or with minimal help. We always recommend supervising your kids in the kitchen.

Square image of banana oat chocolate chips cookies
4.75 from 24 votes

Banana Oat Cookies

Banana Oat Cookies a great make-ahead breakfast that just happens to be gluten free.
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These are fantastic for the kids to bake and if you watch the video it’s actually our eldest Gracey.  No flour needed and a great way to use up some old bananas.

A pile of churros dusted with cinnamon sugar sat on their side.
5 from 5 votes

Baked Churros Recipe

These baked churros are nice and crispy on the outside and have a soft fluffy interior, dusted with cinnamon sugar, and served warm for the perfect moorish bite every time.
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Plate of spaghetti bolognese on a light background
4.76 from 25 votes

Spaghetti Bolognese

My go-to rich and satisfying weeknight bolognese. Ready in 30 minutes! Simple ingredients, without skimping on taste.
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Gracey and Lewis teamed up and followed this recipe and made us a fantastic spag bol a few weeks ago.

Portion of lasagne on a white plate with salad in the background
5 from 32 votes

Lasagne Recipe

A delicious homemade lasagne with rich beef ragu, creamy béchamel and golden cheese topping. A comfort food classic.
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Although Lasagne is a bit more complex you can get the kids assembling the lasagne. One of the first cooking memories Chris remembers is making Lasagne in the kitchen with his Mum.

Italian Amaretti cookies in a pile on a wooden board with a cup in the background.
4.82 from 38 votes

Chewy Amaretti Cookies Recipe

These Italian Amaretti cookies are crisp on the outside, chewy on the inside. A great, gluten-free way to use up those leftover egg whites.
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Little piles of homemade pasta on a wooden board
5 from 9 votes

Easy Homemade Pasta - Without a Pasta Machine

Two-ingredient pasta is easy to make at home. I'm sharing all my tips including freezing your pasta, and swapping out different flours.
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5 from 1 vote

Gooey Chocolate Caramel Brownies

Chocolate caramel brownies - rich, moist chocolate brownie. Crisp on top with a gooey caramel centre.
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Cheesecake stuffed strawberries on a marble chopping board
5 from 2 votes

Cheesecake Stuffed Strawberries

A fifteen minute party dessert (that will probably be gone in 5!) - these Cheesecake Stuffed Strawberries make a fantastic simple dessert for your buffet table!
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Square image of individual blueberry and blackberry cheesecakes in mason jars on blue background.
5 from 9 votes

Individual Berry No Bake Cheesecakes

These blueberry and blackberry mason jar cheesecakes are so quick and easy! Great for picnics and packed lunches. Gluten Free instructions included.
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Square image of pizza fries on a white baking tray on a dark blue background with a blue napkin and forks around the tray.
5 from 1 vote

Pizza Fries

Pepperoni Pizza Fries loaded with homemade pizza sauce, stretchy mozzarella and tasty cheddar. Serve them for dinner, as a game day or party food. You won't believe how fast they disappear!
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This is a great one and the kids can add whatever toppings they want too.

Light and fluffy Bakery Style Chocolate Chip Banana Muffins - great for breakfast on the go!
5 from 2 votes

Bakery Style Chocolate Chip Banana Muffins

Light and fluffy Bakery Style Chocolate Chip Banana Muffins - great for breakfast on the go!
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Close up a stack of double chocolate nougat cookies, with baking paper in between the cookies. Chocolate chips and a cookie with a bite taken out in foreground. Glass cup of espresso and further stack of cookies in background.
4 from 1 vote

Chewy Chocolate Cookies with Nougat

Soft and chewy double chocolate chip cookies, with chunks of melty, chewy nougat. This recipe makes 20 cookies! You can also freeze the cookie dough balls and cook individually if want snacks on hand for one.
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Chocolate Cherry Cheesecake Ice Lollies - rich chocolate with easy cherry cheesecake and crumbly cookie base - these popsicles are a real treat!
5 from 1 vote

Chocolate Cherry Cheesecake Ice Lollies

Chocolate Cherry Cheesecake Ice Lollies - rich chocolate with easy cherry cheesecake and crumbly cookie base - these popsicles are a real treat!
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This PB&J mug cake is ready in 5 minutes - perfect when you need something sweet now!
5 from 2 votes

P B And J Mug Cake Recipe

This PB&J mug cake is ready in 5 minutes - perfect when you need something sweet now!
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5 from 2 votes

Cashew Apricot White Chocolate Energy Balls

Cashew Apricot White Chocolate Energy Balls - A healthier way to combat that afternoon energy dip!
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These 3 ingredient sausage rolls are so simple and quick to make. Perfect for parties, BBQs, buffets and picnics.
5 from 2 votes

Tear and Share Sausage Rolls

These 3 ingredient sausage rolls are so simple and quick to make. Perfect for parties, BBQs, buffets and picnics.
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It’s amazing having the kids cooking in the kitchen and learning a new skill. Do you kids like to cook?
Let us know in the comments below what they like to make.

Welcome to Kitchen Sanctuary

Hi, I'm Nicky and I love to cook! I want to share with you my favourite, delicious family friendly recipes. I want to inspire you to create fantastic food for your family every day.

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  1. I have been on thelookout for activities I could carry out with my kids in this pandemic. Thank you for these ideas. Stay safe.