This study aims to examine the effectiveness of two prompting methods (i.e., a paper-based method vs a step-by-step user-controlled method on an iPad mini) in guiding individuals with traumatic brain injury (TBI) through the cooking tasks. Eight individuals with traumatic brain injury participated in this study. They were asked to prepare two meals in their home kitchens following the guidance of the two methods, respectively. Their performance were evaluated using the Performance Assessment of Self-Care Skills (PASS) tool. The perceived ease-of-use, usefulness, and cognitive loads of the two prompting methods were assessed using a custom questionnaire. In addition, problems of participants in completing the cooking tasks with both prompting methods were categorized. Results showed that four participants completed cooking tasks more independently with the user-controlled prompting method and most participants preferred the user-controlled method to paper-based prompting. Recommendations for future development of prompting methods were also discussed.