Have you ever searched for easy things to bake? We all know that baking is fun, but sometimes it can be complicated. We don’t always have time for a long baking project!
Luckily, there are tons of quick and simple recipes that you can bake in no time. Baking fresh, homemade treats can be easy!
Easy & Fun Things to Bake
We found 20 easy recipes that you can bake at home. Each one of these delicious recipe ideas will give you tasty treats without all the fuss.
You have many recipes to choose from, from simple chocolate chip cookies to quick homemade bread. What will you make first?
Everyone loves a fresh, homemade chocolate chips cookie. Make these chocolate chip cookies using just one bowl and a big spoon.
Simply add all the ingredients to a bowl and stir to make the cookie dough. There is no electric mixer required here! Bake the chocolate chip cookies until golden brown, and then enjoy.
Not only are these cookies incredibly easy to make, but they are also healthy! The chocolate chip cookies are made using almond flour, almond butter, and honey. They are full of healthy fats and natural sweetness. You will go crazy for this quick and easy recipe.
Did you know that you can make amazing peanut butter cookies using just three ingredients? This must be one of the easiest baking recipes out there!
It only takes a few minutes to put together this recipe from Cooking Classy. Here is what you need:
- Peanut butter
Add a little vanilla extract, a few chocolate chips, or a sprinkle of sea salt to enhance the flavor even more.
Stir the cookie dough ingredients together, and then bake the cookies until perfectly golden brown. You will be eating homemade peanut butter cookies in a matter of minutes. Easy baking recipes do exist!
Banana bread is a wonderful, quick bread to make in a hurry. This recipe from Spend With Pennies only takes ten minutes to mix. You also only need one bowl, so clean-up will also be quick!
We love this quick banana bread because it is made with mayonnaise instead of butter. This adds lots of moisture to the banana bread recipe.
Choose overripe bananas, which are naturally sweeter. Consider adding a few dark chocolate chips to make the bread more like a dessert.
Next on our list of easy baking recipes is this incredible cake from Dinner at the Zoo. Chocolate earthquake cake looks incredibly fancy but is actually super easy to make. All you need is a box of chocolate cake mix, some sweetened cream cheese, and a few chocolate chips.
Make the cake mix as directed on the package and pour the smooth batter into a casserole dish. Blend the cream cheese with a little butter and powdered sugar, then dollop it onto the cake. Sprinkle a few chocolate chips over the top, and the cake is ready to bake.
The earthquake cake bakes into a gooey, irresistible dessert. It is perfect for chocolate lovers and one of the fanciest recipes on our list!
Snickerdoodles are a cinnamon sugar cookie that has amazing flavor. They are also easy to make when you use this recipe from Cookies and Cups.
A brown sugar cookie dough is quickly made and then rolled in a mix of cinnamon sugar. The bite-sized cookies are baked to golden perfection. Snickerdoodles are a quick, chewy cookie that you can make any time the baking mod strikes!
Some of our favorite easy baking recipes do not require an oven at all. You can bake this delicious, individual chocolate cake right in your microwave. Use this recipe from Well Plated by Erin, and you will be enjoying a warm, fresh cake in just a few minutes!
All of the ingredients for this easy baking recipe are mixed together in a bowl. The batter is poured into a greased mug and microwaved for just 90 seconds. The whole cake takes less than 10 minutes to bake!
Baking with just two ingredients doesn’t seem possible. But it is! You can make fantastic chocolate mousse using only two ingredients with this recipe from The Kitchn.
Chocolate chips and heavy cream are all that you need to make this tasty recipe. The heavy cream is whipped until fluffy and then folded into the melted chocolate. The mousse chills, and then it is ready to eat!
Top the mousse with a little extra whipped cream, or add some vanilla extract to the mix to make it even more flavorful. Creating the perfect dessert has never been easier.
We love any simple baking recipe that only requires one bowl. These delicious brownies from Gimme Delicious are quick to put together and easy to clean up after.
Butter, chocolate, eggs, sugar, vanilla, flour, and salt are the ingredients you will need to make these fudgy brownie bites. Mix everything together and bake. Even the most novice chef can prepare these moist, tasty brownies.
A real pumpkin pie can be time-consuming to bake. Rather than try to bake the perfect pie, try giving this easy pumpkin bread recipe a try.
Quick breads are always pretty easy baking recipes. Most quick breads only require you to measure, mix and bake. Our amazing pumpkin bread is just that. It has all of the great pumpkin flavors that you are craving but without the work of making a full pie.
10. Cinnamon Rolls
The Minimalist Baker will show you how to make the world’s easiest cinnamon rolls using this recipe. Making perfect breakfast rolls from scratch has never been easier!
Make the dough for the rolls first and then the filling. While they are baking, whip up the frosting portion of the recipe. You will be enjoying a fresh-baked cinnamon roll in about an hour.
Not only are these rolls easy to make, but they are also vegan. Vegan butter or coconut oil is used to make this delicious dessert. It’s the perfect food to make for you and your vegan friends!
Have you ever needed to bake breakfast in a hurry? We have! That is when we reach for a classic blueberry muffin recipe like this one from Inspired Taste. You can make perfect blueberry muffins in a matter of minutes.
We recommend using fresh blueberries to make these muffins. Fresh blueberries add a nice burst of color and flavor. Frozen blueberries tend to make the muffin batter turn grey.
If you need to use frozen berries, fold them into the batter while still frozen, so the blue color doesn’t dye the batter. Keep these tips in mind when you make these sweet, bite-sized muffins.
Chocolate and caramel are classic treats that everyone in your family will love. These simple caramel bars from Spicy Southern Kitchen are perfect for making when you’re in a hurry.
German chocolate cake mix, soft caramels, and a few nuts are all you need to whip up this dessert. The soft caramels melt into the chocolate, making it super sweet. Chopped pecans, peanuts, or even cashews add a nice crunchy texture.
13. Lemon Bars
Next up on our list of easy baking recipes are refreshing lemon bars. You may think that lemon bars are hard to make. You only need 5 ingredients to make these yummy lemon bars from Dinner, Then Dessert.
The recipe begins by making a crust using butter, sugar, and flour. The filling for the squares is made with fresh lemon juice and lemon zest. Bake the bars until the filling sets, and then let them cool. They are easiest to cut when chilled.
The easiest baking recipes only require a few ingredients. This simple almond cookie recipe from Power Hungry only needs three ingredients to make a perfect batter. You can make these cookies in under ten minutes.
Feel free to get creative with this cookie recipe. You can add mini chocolate chips, some raspberry jam, or even sesame seeds to the cookie dough. You can even make one big batch of cookie dough and top each cookie with something different. The possibilities are endless.
These triple chocolate raspberry brownies sound almost too good to be true. They are so sweet and decadent that it is hard to believe they take less than ten minutes to put together.
This recipe from The Recipe Rebel is simple to whip up. White and dark chocolate chips are added to the brownie batter. Fresh raspberries are mixed in as well.
The brownies are sweet, chocolatey but also very fruity. It’s the perfect combination!
Delicious, bakery-worthy coconut cookies are easy to make using this recipe from Once Upon a Chef. You will adore these flavorful cookies and want to bake them all the time.
Sweetened condensed milk is key to making these cookies chewy, soft, and sweet. Toasted coconut gives the cookies a nice crunch. The cookies are baked in the oven and dipped in melted chocolate. No one in your family will be able to resist these cookies!
Peanut butter pie is one of my favorite easy baking recipes. It is one of the best desserts to make in a hurry. It is also wonderful year-round, in both summer and winter. A true dessert winner from Cooking Classy!
Making the oreo cookie crust is the first step in baking this pie. The fluffy peanut butter filling is made using peanut butter, cream cheese, and powdered sugar. Chill the pie well to ensure it slices perfectly.
18. Easy Coffee Cake
Sometimes you need an easy breakfast recipe to make your morning perfect. This easy, amazing coffee cake recipe from Lil Luna is exactly what you need to start your day off right.
This coffee cake is buttery and also full of lovely, warm spices. It comes out of the oven ready to eat. Add a simple frosting or glaze to the top of the coffee cake to make it even more decadent.
A tasty coffee cake, hot out of the oven, is a fun and exciting way to begin any day. Get out your cake pan and get ready to bake something incredible for breakfast!
19. Apple Cake
Making a gooey apple cake in a cast-iron skillet is easy and beautiful. It is a wonderful food to bake in the fall when apples are in season.
This apple cake recipe from The Pioneer Woman is moist, sweet, and loaded with caramel flavors. The fan of sliced apples makes a beautiful presentation when served and sliced.
The secret to keeping the apples crisp is to use hearty, baking apples like Granny Smith. Baking apples hold their shape better in high heats and won’t get soggy when baked in cakes.
Top your apple cake with a scoop of vanilla ice cream, or try adding chopped pecan bites to the cake. Nuts add a nice texture and flavor that pairs well with apples.
Everyone loves candy store fudge. You can make that amazing fudge at home with this easy recipe from Mel’s Kitchen Cafe. The fudge is chocolatey, peanut buttery, and totally irresistible.
You can bake fudge in just 15 minutes. Marshmallows are the secret ingredient to this recipe. The marshmallows melt to make the fudge light and airy but still keep the creamy texture that fudge is known for.
Play around with adding ingredients to this basic fudge recipe. Add pecans and brown sugar to make a pecan pie fudge. Mix in some chopped toffee for a sweet treat. Try adding peanut butter chips for a richer taste. The possibilities are endless!
Easy Baking Recipes from Chocolate Chips Cookies to Simple Pies
We love homemade baked goods, and easy recipes are even better. When you can whip up incredible desserts in just a few minutes, it can make your whole day better!
Give these tasty, simple recipes a try, and let us know what you think. Which recipe is your favorite? We want to know! Enjoy.