17 Easy Baking Recipes

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Whether you are new to baking or an experienced baker looking for something quick to make, these recipes are easy and delicious. From Sweet to Savory there is something here for everyone.

Headed to a party? Try some brownies or one of the many delicious cookie recipes available. Making something sweet for Sunday Brunch? Try coffee cake, cobbler or crisp?

If you are looking for a meal to stick in the oven, try one of the lasagna, enchilada casserole, or egg bite recipes.


17 Easy Baking Recipes

These 17 Baking Recipes are great for any occasion. Enjoy how quick and easy they are to make.

1. Biscuits

Biscuits have a bad reputation for being hard to make, but they are quite easy. The key to making good biscuits is using butter and buttermilk that is cold, straight out of the fridge.

Toss in some fresh or dried herbs to make your biscuits special. You can also add some grated cheese; Cheddar, parmesan, and other hard or semi-hard cheeses work best.

Buttermilk Biscuits

Cheesy Biscuits

2. Muffins

Muffins are one of the easiest things to make in the oven. They are also easy to customize. Just toss in some of your favorite fruit, dried fruit, or nuts.

Muffins can be sweet or savory so you can make them for breakfast or for an individual dessert idea. Breakfast Muffins can be their own meal or can be served with eggs and bacon.

Berry Muffins

Pumpkin Pecan Muffins

3. Cupcakes

Cupcakes are one of the most popular birthday party treats. They are as easy to customize as muffins. You can toss in special ingredients like nuts or chocolate chips.

Cupcakes can be served with or without frosting. You can even host a frosting party where everyone gets to decorate their own cupcakes.

Chocolate Cupcakes

4. Brownies

Brownies are easy and quick, which makes them perfect for a potluck or party. Just mix up the batter, pour into a cake pan and bake.

You can customize by adding chopped nuts, fresh or dried fruits, or chocolate chips. Another great thing you can do with brownie batter is pour it into muffin tins to make individual brownies.


5. Chocolate Chip Cookies

Everyone knows how simple it is to make cookies. The key is to keep the liquid and dry ingredients balanced. That means you can add any nuts or dried fruits that you want.

Whether you are looking for classic chocolate chip cookies or are looking for something fancier these recipes are sure to please everyone.

Chocolate Chip Cookie

6. Oatmeal Cookies

Another great cookie option is oatmeal cookies. Oatmeal cookies are great because they can be a dessert, a snack, or even breakfast.

Oatmeal Cookies taste great with chocolate, pumpkin, cranberries, cherries, nuts, and more. They are easy to customize so long as you do not add anything to liquid.

Chocolate chip Oatmeal Cookies

7. Peanut Butter Cookies

Peanut Butter cookies are some of the easiest cookies out there. You can make them with just 3 ingredients, and they will be delicious.

If you are allergic to peanut butter, you can substitute any nut or seed butter that works for you. You can also add ingredients, such as chocolate chips or dried fruit.

3 Ingredient Peanut Butter Cookies

8. Cobbler or Crisp

Cobblers and crisps are some of the easiest cake-pan dishes. Just fill your desired 9×13 pan with fruit and then the topping. You can also divide a 9×13 pan into two 8×8 pans.

One fun thing about cobblers and crisps is that you can mix and match the topping. If you want a Berry Crisp instead of a Berry Cobbler, just grab the crisp topping from the Apple crisp recipe. Cobbler and Crisp taste delicious with a scoop of vanilla ice cream.

Berry Cobbler

9. Cranberry Pudding Cake

Fans of Cranberries, pudding, or custard will love this simple dish. This moist cake is easy to make and reheats well. Serve it by itself or with a scoop of ice cream.

To make this extra special use a special cake mix or leftover bread, such as pumpkin bread or pecan bread.

Cranberry Pudding Cake

10. Coffee Cake

Coffee Cake is easy to make and delicious as a snack, dessert, or breakfast. You can customize coffee cake by tossing in some chopped nuts, dried fruits, or doubling the streusel topping.

To make your coffee cake more interesting consider making it in layers. Pour half the batter in then sprinkle a crumb topping or fresh berries then top with the rest of the batter and topping.

Coffee Cake

11. Cranberry Pumpkin bread

Pumpkin bread is a fall favorite. It is simple to make and delicious and you can customize it using your other favorite fall flavors. Just toss in some chopped nuts, candied nuts, or dried cranberries.

Spread Maple Frosting or Cinnamon Frosting on top and sprinkle with candied cranberries for a perfect dessert.

Pumpkin Bread

Cranberry Pumpkin Bread

12. Pumpkin or Pecan Bars

Fans of Pumpkin or Pecan pies will love these easy and delicious substitutes. Instead of making a bunch of pies for a big thanksgiving feast make a batch of Pumpkin bars and a batch of Pecan bars.

These bars taste delicious by themselves and are also great with a dollop of whip cream or a sprinkle of chocolate chips. You can also serve a scoop of ice cream on the side.

Pumpkin Bars

Pecan Bars

13. Fruit and Berry Bars

Fruit and Berry Bars are great quick treats. They are easy to make and can be made from a variety of fruits. These bars are perfect for Spring or Summer when berries are available.

Lemon bars and Key lime bars are refreshing on a hot summer’s day. eat them alone or sprinkle them with some fresh berries.

Strawberry Bars

Raspberry Bars

14. Lasagna

Lasagna is a classic baked meal. This simple dish can be made ahead of time and popped in the oven to be heated when the time is right.

Lasagna is easy to customize since you can make it with or without meat, you can swap for your favorite pasta sauce, and you can even add or swap in your favorite cheeses.

Classic Lasagna

15. Enchilada Casserole

Enchilada casseroles are a great way to get a delicious Mexican meal without a lot of effort. Like lasagna, all you have to do is layer the ingredients.

You can substitute your favorite meat, salsa, and corn or flour tortillas. You can also add in extra vegetables or beans. Serve your Enchilada Casserole with sour cream and guacamole.

Chicken Enchilada Casserole

Bean Enchilada Casserole

16. Cheese Bread Puffs

If you are looking for a fun side dish Cheese Bread Puffs are great. Inspired by Brazilian Cheese bread, these delicious round breads can be eaten with any dish.

They are also great served with eggs and bacon in the morning or on top of a favorite soup. You can sub in your favorite cheese so long as it either hard or semi-hard cheese.

Cheese Bread Puffs

17. Egg Bites

Egg bites are the perfect baked breakfast, especially if you are on the go during the week. You can make them ahead of time and reheat a few each morning.

They are easy to customize since you put your chosen ingredients into muffin tins and then pour the egg mixture on top.

Super Easy Egg Bites

Wrap Up

May your explorations in baking be fruitful. Enjoy trying these recipes and when you become comfortable with them mix them up and customize them.

Whether you are cooking for 1 or for 20, these recipes can be scaled up or scaled down and they make great leftovers. Happy cooking and happy eating!

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