Written by Jamie Martin, editor of Simple Homeschool and writer at Steady Mom
We made these Cinnamon Pumpkin Doughnut Muffins yesterday–um, incredible. Stop whatever you’re doing (yes, even reading this post) and go make them right now! (Just a note for those interested: We substituted the sugar with maple syrup, and decreased the milk to 1/4 cup.)
Okay, all done? Let’s move on, then!
Thanks for the wonderful response to yesterday’s post on teaching kids to bake! Enough of you asked for the specific items my children are learning that I thought I’d do a short follow up today. Keep in mind that you can easily tweak these choices to whatever cookbooks and recipes you like best.
As I mentioned yesterday, I’ve chosen the first eight items for my kids’ baking “curriculum,” then they will pick the final two items from all of our cookbooks and resources.
I made my selection with the goal of a well-rounded baking overview in mind:
The eight items I have on my kids’ baking list are as follows:
Homemade Granola – Beauty That Moves
Simple Whole Wheat Bread – Allrecipes.com
Vanilla or Chocolate Cake – Actually I’m still looking for a simple recipe for these…preferably with a natural sweetener…anyone?
Muffins – I like the blueberry muffin recipe from the Green Market Baking Book by Laura C. Martin
Apple Pie with Butter Crust – Recipe from Feeding the Whole Family by Cynthia Lair
Simple Scones – Allrecipes.com
Biscuits – Recipe from Homemade Fun by Rae Grant
Dark Chocolate Whole Wheat Brownies – 100 Days of Real Food
- Feeding the Whole Family
- Green Market Baking Book
- King Arthur Flour Whole Grain Baking
- The Little House Cookbook
- Simple Bites – Everything Aimee and her contributors make is inspiring! Many of our holiday recipes (like shortbread and pumpkin pie) come from this site.
For those with younger children
I have been baking with my children (before I started official “lessons”) for years. Tuesdays have always been “baking days” and each child would have their own bowl. As I added ingredients to my mixing bowl, I would add a little of each to theirs as well–they would mix, stir, make a mess, laugh, cry, and enjoy!
Gather more ideas for baking with younger kids from my post on Steady Mom – How to Cook with Kids…Without the Frustration
Have a recipe that you and your children have enjoyed baking together? Share the link below!