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Kids and cooking: a great pairing

The skill of cooking has much to offer when it comes to kids: it folds in the need for reading and following directions, how to properly measure ingredients, how to use kitchen tools, and so much more.

This winter, try making this tasty, healthy dessert with your kids. Bonus: its cozy aroma will fill your home.

Easy baked apples


4 apples (variety of your choice; Fuji is a good option)

16 teaspoons maple syrup

8 tablespoons rolled oats

Cinnamon for sprinkling

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Slice the apples in half and scoop out the seeds to create a little “bowl” in each half. Place 1 Tablespoon of oats in each apple half, then put 2 teaspoons of maple syrup on each half. Top each half with a generous amount of cinnamon and bake for 20 to 25 minutes. Allow to cool before serving.

Our popular Kidspirit cooking classes are offered in-person and online. Check our website and Facebook page for classes starting soon.


Brought to you by:

Karen Swanger is the Director of OSU KidSpirit Oregon 4-H Youth Programs

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