30 Super-Simple Recipes for New Bakers
If you’ve never considered yourself much of a baker, there’s a good chance that’s changed over the past month. Many of us have a whole lot more time at home and some of us are filling that extra time by turning to the comfort of carby baked goods, like banana bread and sour dough. While baking maybe felt intimidating before, there’s now a sense of purpose and accomplishment that goes along with baking a batch of biscuits, or a pan of brownies. We get it, and we want to help you along in your baking journey.
We’ve rounded up 30 of our absolute easiest recipes for first-time bakers — and for anyone who wants to whip up a quick and easy treat on a weeknight. They’re all the proof you need that it doesn’t take a whole lot of effort to pull off impossibly-delicious baked goods that make you go back for seconds. And thirds.
These Four Categories of Recipes Are What We All Want Right Now
Sure, we’re all looking for easy treats to make right now. But easy is a broad term that can mean different things to different people. Here’s what we think makes these recipes super-easy:
- Recipes with a short ingredient list: Sometimes a handful of pantry ingredients is all you really need.
- Recipes that use just one bowl: Any time a recipe can be made with a single bowl, it’s an indicator it’s going to be no sweat.
- Recipes that start with a smart shortcut: We love a good shortcut, like using a box of frozen puff pastry for a fast and fancy dessert, or turning a box of cake or brownie mix into super-quick cookies.
- Recipes that rely on quick-mixing methods: Quick breads, muffins, biscuits, and cookies basically come together by mixing together dry ingredients followed by wet ingredients.