Food is what brings us together, and nothing makes fond memories like a day of baking with your grandchildren. Whether you live by yourself, or with your partner in senior citizen housing, taking care of the little ones can be tiring, and baking can feel like a lot of work sometimes! So, if you’re in need of some easy and delicious recipes, we have listed some of the most popular options below that you and your family are sure to love.
1. Chocolate Chip Cookies
Chocolate chip cookies are a favourite, not just among the grandkids, but the adults too! If you’re taking care of your grandchildren for the day, why not bake up a batch? Chocolate chip cookies prove that recipes don’t have to be complicated to be delicious, and these chewy chocolate chip cookies are a crowd-pleaser.
2. The Best Fluffy Pancakes
As mouth-watering as cookies are, if you or your grandchildren feel more like a full breakfast or lunchtime treat, fluffy pancakes are a sure winner. Thick, soft, and bouncy, these yummy fluffy pancakes are easy to make and will melt in your mouth. They’ll be ready in no time at all, and your grandkids can help you mix the batter, watch you flip them, serve them, and help you devour them. Add your favourite toppings such as maple syrup, honey, fruit, ice cream, or frozen yoghurt, or enjoy them plain!
3. Healthy Double Chocolate Zucchini Muffins
If you want to make sure your grandkids are getting the right nutrients, incorporating healthy vegetables in delicious treats like double chocolate zucchini muffins is a sneaky and ingenious way to do it. Scrumptious and moist, these delectable treats are naturally sweetened with honey or banana. Enjoy a rainy day inside mixing ingredients with your grandkids, then as they bake, play a game or watch a cartoon!
4. Eggs in a Basket
If you’re feeling like something savoury, eggs on toast are a tasty and nutritious option. Why not go one step further, and make eggs in a basket? This great invention combines crispy, buttery toast with a circle removed from the middle, and an egg placed inside the hole. The toast and egg are fried together in sizzling harmony. If your grandchildren say they don’t like eggs, have them try this and see what they think afterward!
5. Pigs in a Blanket
In need of a savoury lunchtime snack? Pigs in a blanket are quick, easy, and appeal to kids of all ages—you might even want to indulge in a few yourself. All you need is refrigerated crescent rolls (chilled pastry), hot dogs of your choice, an egg, water, and caraway seeds. Simply follow the recipe and you’ll have them ready to eat in no time at all! Dip the pigs in a blanket in mustard or ketchup and they’re ready to enjoy.
6. Homemade Soft Pretzels
Finally, our last recommendation is soft homemade pretzels. This comforting and savoury treat is something you and your grandkids need to try. While the shape of pretzels might make them look tricky to make, they’re actually very easy, only taking around 40 minutes. There’s nothing better than the taste of warm pretzels that are freshly homemade; not only will they satisfy your palate, they also only contain one tablespoon of sugar in the whole batch.
Enjoy quality time baking in the comfort of your home in Albany retirement Village
At Fairview Lifestyle Village, we want you to be able to enjoy your time with your family to the fullest. Our properties are made with maximum comfort, style, and efficiency in mind. If you want to host your family or have a day with your grandkids, there’s no need to worry about the mess they’ll make. Fairview takes care of all the little hassles like cleaning and gardening, so our residents don’t have to spend their energy on tiring chores.
Looking to move into a secure, comfortable, and friendly environment? Explore Fairview’s Albany retirement village online and come in for a visit to see our beautiful properties in person. With such a nice home, your grandkids will eagerly await baking days with grandma and grandpa!