My kitchen helper recently had a half day of school and we planned on having his friend over for the afternoon. It was a perfect time to set up a Baking With Friends session. The two worked together before to make some amazing Applesauce Oatmeal Bread so why not try something new. Baked Coffee Cake Donuts was a great option. First, baked donuts normally involve one to two bowls. Second, they bake quickly. Both are two very good reasons to choose such a recipe. This coffee cake recipe also called for a cinnamon sugar center and crumble topping so I knew these two 5 year olds would be up for the challenge. The coffee cake baked donuts were a huge success and they kept asking for more. Watch the video and see how they worked together to complete the recipe.
Here is how I tackle this baking with friends baking session.
- Pre-measure ALL the ingredients. Kids can start making right away instead of waiting for us to measure and find ingredients. Additionally, this decreases the mess they can make.
- Use 1/4 sheet tray to divide the dry and wet ingredients. Also try to have the same amount of steps per friend. As seen below they both have 4 ingredients to pour and mix.
- Use kid approved bowls and mugs to make it easier for their little hands to pour ingredients and strengthen their fine motor skills.
- Place a silicone mat, like Get It Right Silicone Mats, under the bowls. If your kitchen helper forgets to hold the bowl at first, the mat will keep the bowl from sliding around and causing them to make a accidental mess.
Apply all these steps to any recipe you love to make. Once you are organized you can enjoy the process of having your kitchen helper make and learn all about your passion for baking.
What recipe do you plan to bake with your kitchen helper? Leave a comment below
Recipe Source: A Less Processed Life