Cooking and baking with your kids can be so much fun! I wanted to pull together my 12 best gluten free recipes to make with your kids. I chose easy, deliciously sweet, and savory recipes that are kid-friendly with easy-to-follow instructions.
Today's recipes I chose to highlight are great for teaching kids how to cook. These recipes are great for ANY age, even teenagers! Take the time to show your kids how to measure ingredients, stir, and bake. These are the lessons they will always remember, not to mention the quality time you will share!
If you are feeling under the weather, my Grandma's Homemade Chicken Soup From Scratch recipe is a wonderful recipe we call Jewish Penicillin.
If you love to cook with kids as much as we do, you will want to try making some of my best gluten free chocolate recipes with them!
Tools for teaching kids to cook:
There are all sorts of fun gadgets that make learning to cook fun. Here are some of my favorites. This cookbook, 201 Gluten Free Recipes For Kids, has a lot of great recipe ideas as well!
- Grab a fun cutting board. It is handy for many kitchen tasks, but you can have a great conversation about cutting boards and cross-contamination of gluten at restaurants too.
- These handy measuring cups are great for measuring liquids.
- Dry ingredients need their measuring cups; teach kids why this matters!
- Measuring spoons are important for measuring salt, Xanthan Gum, spices, and more.
- You will love the safety features of this kids' knife set.
Teaching kids to cook is the gift that will keep on giving. I say that because my teen son now makes me breakfast! He loves to cook for his friends and is now mastering how to sous vide.
You may also love this collection of gluten free recipes for picky eaters!
Things kids can learn:
- Measuring - Use measuring cups, teaspoons, etc., and show them how to level these when measuring dry ingredients so that their recipes always turn out great!
- Pouring - Teach kids how to carefully pour things into measuring cups. Remember to use a liquid measuring cup for liquids!
- Ingredients - Kids who are gluten free need to know what ingredients are safe. Talk about the gluten free flours you use and how they work in a recipe.
A quick note: this isn't a recipe to eat, but Playdough is made with wheat. If your kids love playing with Playdough, try my friend's Gluten-Free Playdough recipe.
Gluten free baking is like a science experiment!
Every gluten free flour blend is different, and the different combinations all perform differently in a recipe. Teach your kids:
- Coconut flour needs almost double the liquid because it absorbs so much for baked goods.
- Almond flour doesn't absorb as much liquid. It also adds a protein boost and moisture to baked goods.
- Starches can make your baked goods denser...they are powdery and light.
- Some gluten free flour blends contain bean flour...do they like this? (P.S. These are great for savory recipes like eggplant parmesan!)
- Dairy-free milk substitutes all perform differently in a recipe. I find coconut milk to be the most unpredictable with gluten free flour blends. This would be a great experiment with kids!
I leave you with my best gluten free chicken recipes. Each of these chicken recipes is not only kid-friendly, but many are ready in under 30 minutes!
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