Whether you know it or not, if you're an avid cook and like experimenting in the kitchen, you're also a secret mad scientist. A simple dinner salad may not require a white lab coat, but the simple secrets of a proper vinaigrette get their magic from the wonders of science.
From two-ingredient Nutella brownies, blueberry pie overnight oats, and bread that you can make in the slow cooker, here are 21 recipes that will make you feel just a little bit like a mad scientist in the kitchen, cooking up sweet miracles.
There are many way to feel like you're creating something exciting and science-y in the kitchen. Take, for example, one-ingredient banana ice cream — who knew that if you freeze bananas and blend them they would have a similar consistency to your favorite dairy treat? Or what about yogurt breakfast popsicles — who would ever know you weren't eating something sweet before noon?
My personal favorite of these recipes, however, is the cauliflower rice trick — have you tried it? You essentially run a head of cauliflower through the food processor and it creates a grain-like substance. It's perfect for adding to salads or making "fried rice." You'll feel like a genius when you bust that out at your next dinner party.
21 Mad Scientist Recipes
Recipes That Are Astonishingly Easy
- How To Make Creamy Ice Cream with Just One Ingredient
- How To Make 2-Ingredient Nutella Brownies
- Oatmeal Nutella Mug Cake
- How To Make 3-Ingredient Energy Bars at Home
- Here's Why You Should Never Throw Out Potato Peels
Recipes with Crazy Combinations
- Pretzel Cinnamon Rolls
- Sour Cream & Onion Doughnuts
- Tomato Soup Cupcakes
- Coca-Cola Soft Serve Ice Cream
Recipes That Are Sneaky in a Good Way
- Blueberry Pie Overnight Oats
- Carrot Ribbon Fettuccine
- How To Make Cauliflower Rice or Couscous
- Baked Spaghetti Squash Carbonara
- Yogurt Breakfast Popsicles
Recipes That Are Tiny Miracles
- How To Make Kouign Amann at Home
- How To Make Bread in the Slow Cooker
- How To Make Easy Kimchi at Home
- Ginger Kombucha
- How To Make Homemade Sauerkraut in a Mason Jar
- How To Make Your Own Bacon in an Hour