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Homemade baked goods are always a good idea — especially on Mother’s Day. Our friends at King Arthur Flour are sharing four of their favorite recipes that kids can make just in time for the brunches, picnics, afternoon teas and dinners that celebrate the moms in their lives. Help kids bake for mom or make it a family affair. Mom won’t mind helping as long as she doesn’t have to do the dishes.
Mom deserves doughnut muffins. Luckily, this sugar-cinnamon-nutmeg flavored muffin with a cake-like texture is quick and easy to make. Plus, it’s a good candidate for additions of dried fruit and/or nuts to the batter — see what combos the kids can dream up. Serve with jam.
Get the recipe: Doughnut Muffins
Everyday Whole Grain Bread
Move over, macaroni necklace, there’s a new go-to for Mother’s Day. Fresh homemade bread. This recipe uses equal parts all-purpose and white whole wheat flours to produce a high-rising, tender loaf that’s somewhere between hearty and mild. Bake it in a loaf pan or make into a freeform loaf — it’s nearly foolproof either way.
Get the recipe: Everyday Whole Grain Bread
Whole Wheat Waffles
Crisp and light, these waffles check all the boxes. For a gluten-free swap, substitute King Arthur Gluten-Free Measure for Measure Flour for the all-purpose flour in the recipe — no other changes are needed.
Get the recipe: Whole Wheat Waffles
Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookies
Go beyond the standard chocolate chip cookie! These soft and chewy cookies are packed with chips and have the surprising addition of nutty tasting oats. Try them in ice cream sandwiches: simply sandwich a scoop of softened ice cream between two cookies and press gently.
Get the recipe: Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookies
Inspiring Connections and Community Through Baking
King Arthur Flour is an employee-owned company with a mission to inspire connections and community by spreading the joy of baking. In addition to producing unbleached and unbromated flours (look for their organic varieties in our stores!), they have been providing bakers with baking expertise and resources since 1790.
King Arthur Flour believes that it can change the world through baking and aims to bring this vision to life in many ways, most notably through its Bake for Good: Kids program. This 25-year-old program sends instructors into schools across the country — more than 175 annually — to teach students about baking at no charge .
Then each student takes home a tote bag with everything they need to bake bread from scratch. Over the weekend, students bake two loaves of Everyday Whole Grain Bread (recipe above) with their families. One loaf is to enjoy at home and the second comes back to school to be given to a local charity. King Arthur Flour also cares about improving the way food is grown, produced and accessed. As a member of 1% for the Planet , they’ve supported organizations like Whole Kids Foundation ® that create positive change.
Looking for more Mother’s Day ideas? Check out our gift guide .