Preparing for Childrens Cooking

cooking with kidsYour child has definitely shown an interest in cooking and wants to continue to learn. You let him help out whenever he can. But what are some other ways to keep your child interested? The best way to let your child know you’re glad he’s turning into a chef is by purchasing a set of tools for him. A chef’s tools are everything to him, especially his set of knives. Obviously you shouldn’t be buying him a knife set, but you can purchase other tools he will need when cooking.

The most important item is the apron. What kind of chef doesn’t have a special apron?! In terms of tools, you can buy paring knives (when they’re old enough), a spatula, a whisk safety scissors, vegetable peeler, a small cutting board, and measuring cups. Keep these items separate from your cooking tools so that he can feel these are his items and not yours. As your child begins to grow, his tool set can expand too. If you’re lucky, one day your young chef will turn into an adult chef and can begin preparing all of your meals!

It’s important to give your child the knowledge and tools necessary to be independent and learn to cook. Check back next week for cooking ideas for kids and ways to get them involved.

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Chocolate Chip Banana Muffins

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0″ height=”300″ />The last few blog posts were fairly serious so I think we’re long overdue for cooking ideas for kids. Today it’s all about muffins! Muffins are a great snack or a nice little addition to your child’s breakfast in the morning. We all know that kids love chocolate chips, but we’re going to throw some bananas in there too! (Make it a bit more healthy for the little ones.)

Ingredients:

  • 1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup plain yogurt
  • 1 cup mashed ripe bananas
  • 3/4 cup semisweet chocolate chips

Directions:

Combine the flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and salt into a large mixing bowl. In a separate bowl, combine the egg, oil, yogurt, and vanilla. Then mix in your dry ingredients to this bowl until moistened. Fold in the chocolate chips and the banana. Fill muffin cups about two-thirds (either in greased pan or in paper liners) and bake in the oven on 350 degrees for about 22-25 minutes. Cool for about 5 minutes before serving.

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The last few blog posts were fairly serious so I think we’re long overdue for cooking ideas for kids. Today it’s all about muffins! Muffins are a great snack or a nice little addition to your child’s breakfast in the morning. We all know that kids love chocolate chips, but we’re going to throw some bananas in there too! (Make it a bit more healthy for the little ones.)
Ingredients:
1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
3/4 cup sugar
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 egg
1/2 cup vegetable oil
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 cup plain yogurt
1 cup mashed ripe bananas
3/4 cup semisweet chocolate chips
Directions:
Combine the flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and salt into a large mixing bowl. In a separate bowl, combine the egg, oil, yogurt, and vanilla. Then mix in your dry ingredients to this bowl until moistened. Fold in the chocolate chips and the banana. Fill muffin cups about two-thirds (either in greased pan or in paper liners) and bake in the oven on 350 degrees for about 22-25 minutes. Cool for about 5 minutes before serving.
This recipe is not only easy to make, it’s tasty for kids and adults. Kids will have no problem making this recipe with you. Check back next week for more great cooking ideas for kids!
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