If a lack of experience is keeping you out of the kitchen, any time is the right time to learn to bake. The key to getting started is experimenting with simple recipes first before moving on to more complex bakes. From peanut butter cookies to strawberry shortcake, fill your home with the aroma of one of these 10 easy baking recipes for beginners.
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3-Ingredient Peanut Butter Cookies
It doesn’t get simpler than these tasty cookies when it comes to easy baking recipes with only a few ingredients. All it takes is peanut butter, brown sugar and an egg, and you’ve got a freshly baked treat in 20 minutes. Plus, they’re gluten free!
One Bowl Cocoa Brownies
One bowl desserts are a great way to ease into baking, like these chocolatey brownies. Whether you’re looking for ways to bake with minimal cleanup or you’re working with limited kitchen space, this recipe is a winner. You can also customize them by adding toppings such as mini marshmallows, toasted coconut or even crushed pretzels.
Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars
These chocolate chip cookie bars are perfect for new bakers because you only need a handful of ingredients and basic tools to make a perfect dessert. Have the recipe on standby for last minute picnics, barbecues or bake sales. You can also get creative by adding nuts, toffee bits or candy to give the bars another layer of flavour.
Miso Apple Crumble
While you’re working your way up to baking a pie from scratch, this apple crumble is a great starter recipe. The addition of miso takes it from a warm, comforting dish to a more complex dessert with deep caramel flavour. Serve it warm with a dollop of fresh whipped cream or a scoop of vanilla ice cream.
Cranberry Pistachio Cookies
For something that looks and tastes fancy but is easy enough for a new baker to make, look no further than these irresistible cranberry-pistachio cookies. Sweet and nutty, enjoy them with your afternoon cup of tea or use them to make ice cream sandwiches on a warm summer day.
Rosemary Maple Vegan Cornbread
Believe it or not, this cornbread recipe is not only vegan, but it is also mixed together in just one bowl. Flavoured with sweet maple syrup and fragrant rosemary, enjoy a piece slathered in butter or dunk it in a bowl of chili.
3-Ingredient Nutella Doughnuts
Doughnuts may not sound like a beginner-friendly baking project, but this three ingredient recipe is a game changer. With flour, eggs and chocolate hazelnut spread, you can have a freshly baked dessert in about an hour.
Cinnamon Streusel Muffins
Muffins are another way for new way for bakers to learn their way around the kitchen. This recipe includes Greek yogurt that adds moisture and flavour, and an extra hint of spice from the hidden cinnamon streusel layer.
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Classic Banana Bread
Take those ripe bananas off your counter and use them to bake a classic banana bread. This recipe only calls for a handful of ingredients, plus you can easily add in chocolate chips or pecans for something extra special.
The Best Vegan Strawberry Shortcake
You don’t have to be an expert to bake these tender and flaky scones from scratch. Use them to make a sweet summer dessert by topping them with fresh strawberries and fluffy whipped topping. They’re the perfect finish to a backyard barbecue.