Here are 12 of the top rated cookbooks for kids and beginners. How do I teach my kid to cook and bake? What cookbooks are good for kids? How do I teach my kids basic kitchen, cooking and baking skills?
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I have 4 children who are all wanting to help me in the kitchen. While this is AWESOME, it is also a bit challenging to be able to teach them the skills they need, and get a presentable and tasty dinner on the table.
While I love to cook, sometimes I get in a focused mood and don’t want the interruption. Well I found a solution!! And that is getting kids cookbooks and having them pick out recipes they want to try.
Now that we are home all the time, I set aside a time every few weeks for each of them to get a chance in the kitchen. They went through their favorite cookbooks and made a list of what they want to make.
Most of the cookbooks for kids here are for ages 8-15, give or take depending on the book.
Now onto these amazing cookbooks…
Cookebooks for kids who like cooking
What can be more inspiration and fun than recipes inspired from Master Chef Junior? Your kids will love to get into the kitchen with this book, especially if they are a fan!
If anyone has it right, America’s Test Kitchen knows how to make a good cookbook for kids! Complete with snacks, desserts and eve breakfast tacos (say hello to breakfast in bed, parents!)
Food Network’s The Big Fun Kids Cookbook is a New York Times best seller! This one has over 150 recipes that are fun for all ages!
This is a guarantee that your kids will not only be able too cook these easy and amazing recipes, but they will want to eat it as well!
Cookbooks for kids who like adventurous eating
I love going through international cookbooks with my kids! It’s so fun to learn about the culture of another country and experience the food as well. This book is top rated and kid tested!
This is the perfect cookbook for kids ages 9-12! Wanna have your kid cook up some tikka masala for dinner?! YES PLEASE!
I remember reading the The Little House series by Laura Ingalls Wilder as a kid and thinking how good the food sounded! Well now is the chance to experience homestead cooking at its finest! This would be a great supplement class for homeschooling or just a fun project to do with the kids! What an awesome and adventurous cookbook!
Cookbooks for kids who like baking
Good Housekeeping knows what they are doing! This is a great cookbook for kids to learn the basics of baking. From technique to simple recipes, this is a highly rated cookbook for kids!
America’s Test Kitchen does it again, with one of the top rated cookbooks for kids (ages 8-12) who are into baking! Check it out!
10. Kid Chef Bakes
This is a great book for kids ages 8-12 to learn some amazing baking skills and make some delicious recipes in the process!
Vegetarian Cookbooks for kids
This is also a New York Times best seller and will be a great addition to your cookbook library for kids. It has amazing, colorful and healthy recipes for kids.
I couldn’t resist putting this one in here since I specialize in Lebanese and Mediterranean food. There are so many good options in this book!
Have fun cooking and baking with your children!