Having your grandkids over to visit you in your new North Shore retirement apartment and not sure what to make them? Piece of cake! We’ve curated some easy recipes for you to enjoy with them. Explore our selection below and find the perfect baking recipes for any occasion!
1. Berry Crumble Muffins
The first on our list of baking inspiration is scrumptious berry crumble muffins. Quick and easy to make, this snack is a delight you can easily enjoy with your grandchildren at the park or while relaxing in the comfort of your retirement home. Just choose the berries you both love and make your muffins with your grandchildren, before they arrive, or while they are playing!
2. Chocolate Peanut Butter Cookies
Rich and fudgy, these chocolate peanut butter cookies are the perfect treat for children and adults alike who love peanut butter. With thick ribbons of peanut butter swirled into each bite, this decadent cookie looks as good as it tastes, and is super easy to make. Prep it together on the day or make the dough a few days in advance as you can easily store it in the freezer and use it at a later date.
3. Big, Fat, Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookies
Does the idea of fresh steaming cookies with a glass of milk bring back wistful memories of bygone days? For many, chocolate chip cookies are the epitome of comfort and warmth and the perfect solution for any rainy day stuck indoors. So, if you’re unsure what your grandchildren will love most, try these chocolate chip cookies! They’re thick and chewy, perfect for dunking into a fresh glass of milk.
4. Easy Banana Bread
No matter the weather, easy banana bread is a delicious and refreshing baking option to consider baking with your grandchildren. Just whip together a simple batter of mashed bananas, sugar, egg, butter, flour, baking soda, and salt, and put your loaf in the oven at 165 degrees C. You can play a game together while it bakes and enjoy the tantalising aroma coming from the oven, or simply sit and watch the loaf bake and rise before your eyes.
5. Vegetable Savoury Muffin
For a delicious and healthy savoury snack, vegetable muffins are an excellent way of sneaking in a little extra nutrition. Veggie muffins make for a great breakfast, lunch, or snack for adults and children alike. You can even customise your recipe to suit the taste buds of your grandchild, or choose all your favourite veggies. If your grandchild doesn’t like one of the vegetables, simply replace it with another veggie or add more of the veggies you’re already using.
6. Homemade Pizza
Lastly, a yummy and easy savoury recipe to consider is homemade pizza! Pizza is not only delicious, but it can be as simple or complex as you want it to be. You can make your own base with an easy-to-follow pizza recipe or buy a pre-made base of your choice and have half the work done before you have even started. If you don’t have any pizza bases on hand and are short on time, you can even use bread and make a simple pizza toast!
Enjoy quality time in the ease and comfort of your North Shore retirement apartment
As Settlers Lifestyle Retirement Village, we want you to be able to enjoy your time to the fullest, that’s why each beautiful apartment we provide is made with maximum comfort and efficiency in mind. If you want to host your family and friends or spend an afternoon with your grandchildren, there’s no need to worry about the little things. Settlers provide housekeeping and gardening services for all our residents, so they don’t have to use their time and energy on tiring chores.
If you’re looking to move into retirement apartments in Auckland, the secure, high-quality accommodation and welcoming village community at Settlers is the perfect choice to consider. Contact us today to register your interest and come in for a tour to see our lovely village in person.