A warm welcome to vegan baker, Katie, who is sharing with us the best vegan cake and biscuit recipes to make with your kids. Baking with your children is one of the best ways to keep them entertained and being vegan doesn’t need to deprive you of that enjoyment.

Vegan Cake and Biscuit Recipes To Make With Your Children: Quick and Easy Baking With Kids

I don’t know about you but I’m totally over the cold winter days and dark afternoons now. By the time The Little Restaurant Inspector is up from his nap each day, it’s almost time to start cooking dinner. This means we’re spending most afternoons indoors and if I hear myself saying “GET OFF THE WINDOWSILL” one more time I’m doing to have a real life Falling Down moment.

With that in mind, baking with kids recipes need to be a combination of two things:

  • Easy (so no weird ingredients that require a trip to a specialist shop or online-only supplier)
  • Quick (before I lose them to another activity, such as trashing the living room or the aforementioned climbing on the effing windowsill).

With that in mind, here are some of my favourite vegan baking recipes that your children will love to help with.

The Best Vegan Chocolate Cake by Veggie Desserts

This is actually my favourite EVER cake recipe. Forget kids, forget vegan. It’s so simple, rises perfectly every time, is moist and works as an everyday treat, birthday cake or basically any other excuse to eat cake. Try it, you won’t be disappointed.

My Own Easy and Delicious Vegan Banana Bread

Bananas for sweetness, raisins for chewy goodness. Is there any nicer smell on a winter afternoon than freshly baked banana bread? This is amazing as a dessert but equally good for breakfast. A multi-tasking cake – hurrah!

Loving It Vegan’s Carrot Cake Cupcakes

I know a few people who do not agree with the concept of vegetables in cake. But I LOVE carrot cake, so I had to include these delicious carrot cake muffins. Anything to get some extra veg into my kids too!

Vegan Cookies and Biscuits

Whether you’re into a a chewy, gooey cookie or a proper biscuit with a crunch, here are my favourite, super simple and tasty cookie and biscuit recipes to bake with your kids.

The Veg Space Jammy Star Biscuits

This is supposedly a Christmas recipe but who am I to stop anyone making delicious vegan versions of Jammie Dodgers at any time of year? These are really simple to make, my kids love thwacking jam everywhere and they look so pretty (well, if you make them without the help of a 3 and a 1 year old, they are).

Wallflower Kitchen Vegan Shortbread

As featured in my vegan bake off series, these shortbread biscuits are so tasty, hold together enough to be dipped in tea and my children love making them, especially cut into heart shapes and decorated with vegan sprinkles.

Made By Luci’s Vegan Double Chocolate Chip Cookies

Who doesn’t like a gooey chocolatey cookie (actually my friend Lucy doesn’t but the less said about that the better). These ones from Made By Luci are spot on and have never failed me. (Disclosure: I can’t find ANY photos of my own chocolate cookies so I’ve borrowed this photo from my lovely friend Abby. Thanks Abby!).

And Finally…

It’s a little bit cheaty, and not TECHNICALLY proper baking because they use ready made pastry, but if you want a really easy and quick treat (also doubles as breakfast) to make with your children try my Vegan Banana, Pear and Cinnamon Pinwheels. YUM!

Katie Skelton

Katie is a business consultant and strategist who specialises in working with purpose-led and sustainable brands.  She also runs The Duck Pond, a community and resources hub for ethical, sustainable and/or vegan small businesses. You can find out more about Katie and her businesses by following @littlegreenduckpond on Instagram or visiting The Little Green Duck website.