Chatelaine Kitchen

Kid-friendly recipes for Family Day

Whether you're making breakfast or baking, do it together!

I hope you’re lucky enough to be relaxing this long weekend, pressing pause on your daily life-work obligations to enjoy some quality time with family and close friends. And if you have kids, what better way to spend time with them than by cooking together. From breakfast to baking, we have kid-friendly recipes that the whole family will enjoy.


Regardless of what you decide to do with your family, here’s a meal to get you geared up for the day’s activities. Start by preparing a breakfast fit for champions with our healthy but indulgent ricotta oat bran pancakes with maple-raspberry sauce. Have the kids join in and help by mixing the batter or making the syrup. To make breakfast extra special for kids, pour batter into an empty squeeze bottle and make fun shapes in your oiled pan. When the batter is bubbly, flip flapjacks. Serve pancakes with roasted sugary rum bacon on the side (substitute the rum for orange juice to make it kid-friendly!).


If you’re planning on staying home with the kids, keep them occupied by baking up a few batches of our sugar cookies. This forgiving dough can be made ahead of time. Divide the dough into four even pieces and add a couple drops of different food colouring to each to make a variety of colours. Let your kids roll, shape, and cookie-cut the dough. Who says you can’t play with your food!

Another fun treat to make and eat together is our monkey bread recipe. Get your kids involved by rolling and dipping the dough in butter and sugar. Who wouldn’t love that? Check out our cute how-to video.


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