Muffins with my little chef


My little boy wants to be a chef, a master chef. He is almost ten years old and for the past 3 is playing with cooking tools and tells everyone he is a chef. I bought him lots of kitchen toys and even a small kitchen. He made a lemonade stand, a shop, an ice cream cart and a restaurant. We are invited to eat at his restaurant or have a date night.

Making muffins

Yesterday I put him to be a real chef so we made muffins together. We prepared the ingredients, we measured them and then I involved him in the process. He loved it. He couldn’t wait for the muffins to be done.

We made an easy recipe and we put Nutella on top of some of them.


  • 3 eggs
  • 150 ml oil
  • 150 ml milk/mineral water
  • 100 g sugar
  • ¼ teaspoon vanilla homemade extract
  • 7g baking powder
  • 335 g flour


Preheat the oven at 200 degrees Celsius. Put the muffins baking paper on the muffins tray.

Mix the eggs with sugar. Add the milk, vanilla extract and oil. Mix the baking powder with the flour. Add the mix flour little by little to the eggs mixture.

Fill 2/3 of the muffins paper with the batter. Bake 20 minutes at 200 degrees Celsius. You can test it with a toothpick to see if is good.  

Serve them with chocolate, ice cream or jam. Enjoy!


52 thoughts on “Muffins with my little chef

  1. I’m happy to see children learning to cook. It gives me hope that the knowledge and joy of making and eating real food will be retained in the next generation.

  2. He’s so sweet and dedicated! Your pride in your son makes you lift off the ground! Haha, clearly he makes you happy. Savor that all you possibly can. I hope I get to have moments with my very own child like that one day!

  3. My 11 year old has been cooking and baking on her own for the whole family for years. Meanwhile, however, she uses salt, so that I can go more often but sometimes in between. Too much salt. But only so she can now much more than the 24 year old. I find it amazing that children can cook so early and want. Maybe they’ll both stick with it. And have already found their vocation.

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