21 Easy and Quick Recipes Kids Can Cook During the Lock Down


Now that we are all quarantined at home together, we can complain endlessly and look at the negative side of things, or we can utilize this as quality time with our children. When your children take an interest in cooking, it saves you effort and helps them develop! Here are 21 easy and quick recipe that your kids can cook.

Top 21 Simple and Easy Recipes Kids Can Cook

  • Peanut butter, chocolate chips and banana sandwich

On two brown breads, apply peanut butter. Slice banana with a butter knife, that lacks sharpness and bananas are soft fruits which can be sliced easily. Place them on the bread and sprinkle some chocolate chips, chocolate shavings or m&ms. Filling, healthy and easy snack ready!


  • No-Bake Peanut Butter Balls

Combine peanut butter, honey, vanilla extract, ground oats and milk in a sticky consistency. Hand roll the mixture to form small rounds. You can coat it with anything you like- nuts, chocolate. These can also be frozen and consumed over a long time.

  • Quesadillas with cheese and veggies

Use ready made tortillas. Spread salsa, veggies, and cheese over them and bake for 3 mins on each side till golden brown. This is super easy to make with few ingredients, and kids will happily consume veggies hidden in sauce and cheese.

  • Frozen banana pops!

Put a banana on a stick and dip it in some yogurt. Now dip them in colourful cereal and melted chocolate and put it into the freezer for 4-5 hours. Healthy dessert ready!

  • Cereals with milk and honey

Nothing like making your own breakfast, and this is one even your little ones can do. Add some milk to a bowl, and add your favourite cereal. Let your children make the choice. To spice it up, they can even use chocolate milk instead of regular milk.

  • Health drink milkshake

Add some cocoa powder, milk, and ice cream to your kid’s favourite health drink and blend well. You can even add a wafer based chocolate like Kitkat or Oreo and switch it up. Tasty, healthy and easy.

  • Grilled chicken and cheese sandwiches

In a toaster, place bread slice, a slice of cheese, cooked and boiled chicken, some salt and herbs if you wish, and cover the sandwich with another slice of bread. Toast for 2 minutes until golden brown. Enjoy with ketchup.

  • Popcorn!

Add corn kernels in the biggest microwave friendly bowl you find and cover it with a lid. Microwave for 2-3 minutes until you hear popping sounds for all the popcorn. Movie time snack ready!

  • Mac and cheese in a bowl!

Add boiled pasta, shredded cheese, milk salt and pepper in a bowl or cup, depending on the portion size you want, and microwave for 2-3 minutes twice. Add cheese or milk depending on how gooey you want it.

  • Omelet in a mug!

Add two eggs, bell pepper, onions, spinach, cheese and whatever else you like in an omelet. Season with chilli flakes, salt and pepper. Microwave until fluffy. Voila! Omelet in a mug!

  • Nachos

Nachos are a favourite among all kids, and a perfect snack to sneak in some healthy food into. Top the nachos chips with chicken, veggies, salsa and olives. Make a separate cheese or mayonnaise dip, or add it on top of the nachos.

  • Cinnamon roll

Your kids are probably missing cinnamon rolls, but fear not. Roll flour dough in a rectangular shape. Coat it with brown sugar and cinnamon, the roll it up. Coat it with butter, and microwave for 5-7mins until the bread looks right.  Make the cinnamon roll dressing with some powdered sugar, butter and milk.

  • Mug cake

Rest assured, this will be a popular hit among your kids. Ask them to take a mug and add 3 tbsp flour, 2 tbsp sugar, 1 ½ tbsp cocoa powder, 1/4th tbsp baking powder, 2 tbsp milk and an egg. Mix it up very well until you see no lumps and a consistent mixture. Microwave this for 2 minutes and you have a beautiful mug cake.

  • Banana crackers

Coat a banana in some nutella and some rice crispies. Cut in into pieces on a plate and drizzle some chocolate sauce. Snack ready!

  • Nutella banana butter toast

Coat some nutella on a bread slice, coat the other side with butter. Place the bread on a toaster, cover the top with banana slices and another bread. Toast until golden brown.

  • Easy healthy pancakes

For some healthy and tasty pancakes, add grounded oats, eggs, banana and some milk. Add vanilla essence or choco chips for taste. Pour the batter on a pan with low heat, and cook until golden brown on both sides.

  • Easy pizza

Use any flat bread at home. Cover with a slice of cheese, tomato puree or ketchup. Add any toppings of your choice- chicken, salami, sausage, bell pepper, onions, sweet corn. Microwave for 2-3 minutes until cheese has melted well.

  • Oreo cake

Separate oreos and their cream. Grind the biscuits and add some milk and butter to them. Whisk the cream well with some milk until creamy. Shape the biscuit into cupcakes and drizzle with cream!

  • Bread caramel

Cut bread slices. Mix butter, sugar, vanilla essence and stir on low flame till it melts. Now add toasted sliced bread. Mix them well until you have caramel bread pops.

  • Easy French fries

Chop up potatoes and blanch and freeze them well. Ask your children to fry them on low oil. Season with salt and serve with ketchup.

  • Mix bread crumbs, an egg, chicken keema, salt, pepper, onions, tomatoes and mix it all together. Fry small round kebabs on low heat, and serve with sauce.

We have many concerns when it comes to cooking for children, hot oil and fire can be dangerous, but with electrical appliances and write precautions, they can produce some great dishes. Be around and supervise well.