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9 easy baking recipes

From mug cakes to banana bread, these recipes are perfect for little chefs and big chefs who are new to baking.

9 easy baking recipes

Baking for beginners

Lemon-Strawberry Mug Cake

A soft, spongy, not-too-sweet cake that takes a two-minute spin in the microwave? Genius. It’s the perfect recipe for little bakers. Get the recipe: Lemon-Strawberry Mug Cake

9 easy baking recipesPhoto: Roberto Caruso

Jam Thumbprint Cookies

Kids leave fingerprints EVERYWHERE. Delight them with the chance to leave their thumbprint on these simple cookies. Get the recipe: Jam Thumbprint Cookies

three homemade cookiesPhoto: Maya Visnyei


Quinoa Banana Bread

The family that bakes together stays together right? This healthy spin on the classic banana bread is a great recipe to try out with your kids. Bake a loaf together then eat it together as an after-school treat or quick breakfast. Get the recipe: Quinoa Banana Bread

9 easy baking recipesPhoto: Emily Cumming

Maple apple cranberry crumble

Next time you have guests, put the kids in charge of dessert. This delicious crumble is sure to please any crowd and is super easy to make. Get the recipe: Maple Apple Cranberry Crumble

A cranberry apple crumble in a fluted panPhoto: Maya Visnyei

Perfect Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies

We’ve probably all baked (and burned) a batch of cookies when we were kids. But that won’t happen again thanks to this easy recipe. Get the recipe: Perfect Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies

stack of homemade oatmeal chocolate chip cookiesPhoto: Andrew Grinton


Chocolate Pound Cake with Fudgy Glaze

Let them eat cake… and make it too! The kids will be so proud when they master this recipe. Just don’t tell them how easy it is. Get the recipe: Chocolate Pound Cake with Fudgy Glaze

plate with chocolate cake topped with berriesPhoto: Maya Visnyei

Blueberry-Ginger Muffins

Kids will love making and mixing the simple batter for these tasty muffins. Not to mention tossing in the blueberries can become a game of kitchen basketball. They’ll learn a valuable skill while having fun. Get the recipe: Blueberry-Ginger Muffins

blueberry muffin recipePhoto: Roberto Caruso

Cream Scones

Tell the kids they’re making fancy cookies and they’ll never be the wiser. And once they’ve mastered these effortless scones, you can have tea time any time. Get the recipe: Cream Scones

9 easy baking recipesPhoto: John Cullen


Raspberry Sweetheart Cookies

This recipe really is perfect for the novice baker. Grab some pastry sheets, fill with jam and voila, cookies! Get the recipe: Raspberry Sweetheart Cookies

box of heart-shaped cookiesPhoto: Roberto Caruso

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This article was originally published on Nov 26, 2013

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