Baking by my toddler – San Jose Photographer

letting my daughter loose so she can take control of the baking seems crazy but it was the best thing ever! :) since we have a overwhelming amount of strawberries, we thought that making some “cupcakes” was the perfect way to bake away some of the strawberries. so with clean hands, an apron and lots of towels standing by, i let her bake. i lightly helped with measuring but for the most part, she did that too. i did help with mixing the batter because that was just hard for her to do. i also helped with pouring the batter into the tins, i let her attempt one and it didn’t work out too well. the mess wasn’t as bad as i thought that it would be. if anything, the real mess was my camera at the end of this, poor thing was covered in flour. i think letting my toddler daughter take the lead on baking is going to become a new favorite thing. hmmm maybe i should do more posts of her baking toddler friendly recipes? what do you think?

anyway, here is her baking strawberry oatmeal crump top “cupcakes”.


1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
3/4 cup sugar
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/3 cup vegetable oil
1 egg
1/3 cup milk
1 1/4 cup strawberries, chopped
1/4 teaspoon cinnamon

Crumb Topping

1/4 cup sugar
1/2 cup oatmeal
2 tablespoons butter, cut into bits
1 teaspoons ground cinnamon

preheat oven to 400 degrees
line muffin tins with baking cups.


in a large bowl mix together 1 1/2 cups flour, 3/4 cup sugar, salt and baking powder.


add oil, egg, milk and stir until there are no lumps.


 fold in strawberries.  set aside.sanjosepersonalphotographer_toddlerbakingsanjosepersonalphotographer_toddlerbakingsanjosepersonalphotographer_toddlerbaking

in a separate bowl, mix the crumb topping ingredients with your fingers. sanjosepersonalphotographer_toddlerbakingsanjosepersonalphotographer_toddlerbaking

fill the tins 2/3rd of the way full and sprinkle with crumb topping mixture.sanjosepersonalphotographer_toddlerbaking

bake for 20 minutes until they are lightly browned. now we did run out of the crumb topping and had a few muffins that were bare and i actually preferred that much better than with the oatmeal topping so in the future, will probably just make the muffins without the crumb topping. sanjosepersonalphotographer_toddlerbakingsanjosepersonalphotographer_toddlerbakingoriginal recipe found here: strawberry oatmeal crumb muffins


Photos by Kim E

Photos by Kim E

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