Simple Blackberry Recipe for Kids to Make

Super easy dessert kids can prepare in a few minutes. A tasty combination of sugar dusted blackberries, smooth Greek style yoghurt with a pinch of cinnamon and desiccated coconut.

Simple Blackberry Recipe for Kids to Make

Super easy dessert kids can prepare in a few minutes. A tasty combination of sugar dusted blackberries, smooth Greek style yoghurt with a pinch of cinnamon and desiccated coconut.
Simple blackberry dessert kids can make in a few minutes
Dusting blackberries with sugar
  • Prep Time15 min

Ingredients

  • Blackberries
  • Icing sugar
  • Greek style yoghurt
  • Cinnamon
  • Desiccated coconut

Method

1

Rinse blackberries under cold water. For Wild blackberries it’s better to leave them submerged in cold water for 2 – 3 minutes to get rid off all uninvited insects.

2

Let the blackberries dry a bit.

3

Generously coat them with icing sugar.

4

Spoon greek style yoghurt into a bowl. 

5

Lay blackberries over the yoghurt.

6

Sprinkle them with a pinch of cinnamon and designated coconut. 

7

Dust them with more icing sugar if still very sour.

ABOUT THE RECIPE
An empty plate with a few last blackberries

The late summer and early autumn is the best time to collect blackberries. Even though they are in their peek they often taste more sour than other fruit. My boys find them too sour so unless we make them taste sweeter they don’t want to eat more than a couple of berries.

We like to generously coat them with icing sugar. It’s the combination of sour blackberries, sweet powdery sugar and smooth yoghurt that we like. Adding a pinch of cinnamon and sprinkle some desiccated coconut over the top was my eldest idea. It was a clever addition as both ingredients pair well with blackberries.

I know we are quite a unique family. It’s all about real food and homemade cooking in our house and we regularly involve the boys with a food/cooking related activity.

And our boys are happy and proud when they can help us in the kitchen. It’s something about giving them trust to use a peeler or letting them do an ‘important’ task such as cleaning muddy beetroot. The eldest can stir the soup or flip a pancake under our supervision. He can handle some cooking tasks on his own now but as his younger brother is always around it’s safer to keep them away from hot things when we can’t watch them.

We can see that our boys are becoming confident around the kitchen, they are more open minded to new tastes and creative with flavour combinations.

After seeing all this positive impact I decided to let my boys become real home chefs. The idea is to use easy recipes that they can prepare on their own or with just a minimal adult intervention. I like asking them first what ingredients we can use and then I help them to tweak the idea into a final recipe. Even though the recipes are basic it builds their confidence, they are more likely to taste new food and I can see how proud they are of their creations.

I plan to  expand my “Made by Kids” recipe collection slowly over time and I can’t wait to see what ideas we will come up with.

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