Have you ever baked donuts with your little bakers? If not, you totally should! It’s fun, surprisingly easy and totally satisfies that donut craving!
For this Beginner Baker project we used a recipe from Sally’s Baking Addiction. We followed the steps closely but switched out the Greek yogurt for strawberry whole milk yogurt. With a 5 year old and a 2 year old in the kitchen, it took us around 40 minutes to bake and frost the donuts.
Making Donuts with little bakers
P was in the kitchen first and helped me measure and mix the dough. When little brother woke up from his nap he helped make the frosting and added sprinkles. Here are some tips to involve your little baker in making donuts:
5 year+ measure ingredients.
Using color coded measuring cups and spoons can help little bakers more easily identify measuring tools.
2 year + mix ingredients.
Use a whisk for the wet ingredients and switch to a spatula when combining wet and dry ingredients. Careful not to over mix!
3 year + crack the egg.
Any broken pieces of egg shells can easily be scooped out using another broken piece of shell.
5 years + help squeeze the dough into the donut pan.
This is great for small motor skill development. I didn’t get a video of P doing it with me this time but we’re working on a video on how to make piping easier for little hands. This is a great bake to practice with because the donuts end up covered in frosting anyway.
2 years + using toddler safe knives cut the strawberries.
2 years + mix the strawberry purée with powdered sugar.
Start with 1 cup of powdered sugar. Let them add powdered sugar in 1/4 cup increments and watch the consistency change as the puree absorbs the sugar. We added about 2 cups.
3 years + frost the donuts using a brush or dipping into frosting.
I dipped the donuts since I was with both my 2 and 5 yo. If it was just me and my older baker I think she could handle the dipping!
2 year + decorate donuts with sprinkles!
How we baked it
Recipe link: Strawberry Frosted Donuts