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Favorite easy easy baking recipes that come together quickly and are made with pantry staples! These recipes are versatile too – swap chocolate chips for chocolate chunks or chopped chocolate. Use peanut butter instead of Nutella, or sour cream instead of Greek yogurt. Perfect for breakfast, afternoon snack, or dessert, you’ll love these simple, no-stress baking recipes.
Favorite Easy Baking Recipes
Below you’ll find 35+ easy baking recipes perfect for bakers of all skill levels, including fudgy ultimate crinkle brownies, banana bread muffins with chocolate chips, and easy snickerdoodle bundt cake!
These tested, easy-to-follow recipes don’t require any special tools or techniques. Perfect for weekdays or whenever a craving strikes!
Tap to the following sections or keep scrolling to explore all of our quick and easy baking ideas:
- Muffins and quick bread recipes – Easy stir-together muffins and breads, including the best chocolate chip banana bread!
- Cookies and cookie bars – Classic cookies and cookie bars, like reader-favorite brownie cookies and Nutella cookie bars.
- Brownies, blondies, and bars – Head to this section for fudgy brownies, buttery blondies, and easy crumb bars!
- Easy cake recipes – This collection includes simple loaf cakes, crowd-favorite sheet cakes, and cupcakes.
Muffins and Quick Bread Recipes
Stir-together breakfast and snack favorites, including coffee cake muffins and mocha banana bread!
Banana Bread Muffins with Chocolate Chips
These simple and delicious banana bread muffins with chocolate chips are the perfect breakfast when you crave the taste of homemade banana bread.
Sour Cream Coffee Cake Muffins (Bakery Style)
Sour cream coffee cake muffins with a cinnamon sugar ribbon and buttery crumb topping taste just like homemade coffee cake!
Mocha Banana Bread
With rich mocha flavor and a delicious chocolate chip topping, mocha banana read is a delicious twist on classic banana bread.
Lemon Poppy Seed Muffins
Lemon poppy seed muffins make the perfect breakfast idea or anytime treat. The bakery-style muffins are flecked with fresh lemon zest and topped with a drizzle of sweet lemon glaze.
Easy Chocolate Chip Banana Bread
Super moist and studded with rich chocolate chips, you’ll love this chocolate chip banana bread! This easy loaf comes together in 20 minutes and freezes well.
Bakery Style Blueberry Crumb Muffins
Soft and buttery, these bakery style blueberry crumb muffins are bursting with juicy blueberries and topped with a delicious crumb topping!
Best Banana Crumb Muffins with Vanilla Glaze
Brighten up breakfast with banana crumb muffins! Crowned with brown sugar crumb topping and drizzled with vanilla glaze, these are the best banana muffins!
Toffee Banana Bread
Toffee banana bread makes the best breakfast! With a delicious ribbon of toffee bits, you’ll love this easy banana bread recipe! Recipe makes 1 loaf and freezes well.
Cookies and Cookie Bars
Easy cookie bars and classic cookie recipes to bake again and again!
Salted Brownie Cookies
Brownie cookies are the ultimate cookies for chocolate lovers! These life-changing cookies come together in under 40 minutes, no chill time required.
Snickerdoodle Bar Cookies
Soft, chewy, buttery, and cinnamon-sugar coated, these snickerdoodle bar cookies are a must bake for snickerdoodle cookie fans. With plenty of sweet cinnamon-spice flavor, the easy one-pan bars are ready in 40 minutes.
Chewy Homemade Iced Oatmeal Cookies
These classic cookies are a must bake when you crave old-fashioned oatmeal cookies dipped in vanilla icing. Recipe yields 40 cookies, no chilling required!
Chocolate chip cookie brownie bars are two classic desserts in one! This tried-and-tested recipe for layered brookie bars is easy to make at home.
Dark Chocolate Crinkle Cookies
Made with Dutch process cocoa and unsweetened chocolate, chocolate crinkle cookies are super chocolatey with fudgy centers. No mixer or chill time required!
Small Batch Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies
Super chewy and delicious small batch oatmeal cookies filled with chocolate chips! No chilling necessary and no mixer required. Recipe makes 14 cookies.
Jam Butter Cookies
Jam butter cookies are a cross between a crumb bar, shortbread cookie, and thumbprint cookie. Use your favorite jam in these jam-filled cookies!
Chocolate Chip Nutella Cookie Bars
Cookies, Nutella, and chocolate chips collide in these chewy chocolate chip Nutella cookie bars with ribbons of Nutella!
Lemon Shortbread Cookies
Classic all-butter shortbread cookies get a burst of fresh, zesty lemon flavor in these lemon shortbread cookies! The perfect cookie for lemon lovers.
Soft Chewy Snickerdoodle Cookies
Soft and chewy snickerdoodle cookies with buttery, cinnamon spice flavor and a nice tang from cream of tartar. Ready to bake after just 30 minutes of chill time!
Chocolate Toffee Oatmeal Cookie Bars
The best ever chocolate toffee oatmeal cookie bars! Rich and chewy, these easy cookie bars are like your favorite oatmeal chocolate cookies.
Baklava Cookie Bars
Baklava cookie bars are a twist on traditional baklava! The soft cookie crust is layered with a spiced nut topping and drizzled with honey. Recipe makes 16 bars.
Lemon Sugar Cookie Bars
Soft and buttery cookie lemon sugar cookie bars topped with delicious swirls of lemon frosting are so easy and delicious!
Brownies, Blondies, and Bars
Fudgy homemade brownies, buttery blondie bars, and easy crumb bars!
Ultimate Crinkle Brownies (The Best!)
With perfect crinkle tops, these fudgy crinkle brownies taste like a homemade version of box mix brownies! A tried-and-true homemade recipe.
Chocolate Toffee Blondies
Rich and chewy chocolate toffee blondies flavored with brown butter, chocolate chips, and toffee bits are the best blondies!
Better Box Mix Brownies
Learn how to make box brownies better! These tips elevate your favorite box mix brownies to the next level. You’ll love these fudgy, chewy brownies with crackly tops.
Salted Caramel Crumb Bars
Salted caramel crumb bars are the perfect dessert for caramel lovers! You’ll love these buttery crumb bars filled with salted caramel sauce. Recipe makes 12 bars.
Everyday Cocoa Powder Brownies
Easy cocoa powder brownies made from scratch in one bowl! These homemade brownies bake up perfectly fudgy, chewy and chocolatey with a thin shiny crust. Ready in just 40 minutes!
Chewy Peanut Butter Cup Blondies
Filled with mini peanut butter cups, these one-bowl peanut butter blondies come together in 40 minutes from start to finish (no mixer or chilling required!).
Easy Jam Crumb Bars
Buttery jam crumb bars filled with your favorite jam and drizzled with vanilla glaze! The bars freeze well and the recipe easily doubles.
Rich Fudgy Brown Butter Brownies
Learn how to bake rich, fudgy brownies made with brown butter. Brown butter adds the most incredible depth of flavor to these brownies!
Soft Chewy Snickerdoodle Blondies
Cozy spiced snickerdoodle blondies with a ribbon of cinnamon sugar! Made with melted butter and brown sugar, these easy one-bowl blondie bars taste like homemade snickerdoodle cookies.
Cupcakes and Cake Recipes
Easy cupcakes and cake recipes for every craving, including dark chocolate, funfetti, red velvet, and cinnamon swirl!
Dark Chocolate Sheet Cake
Rich and decadent dark chocolate sheet cake topped with perfect chocolate buttercream frosting! Recipe makes 12 to 15 servings.
Meyer Lemon Poppy Seed Cake
This simple and delicious lemon poppy seed loaf cake with lemon glaze is bright and buttery with a moist, tender crumb! Recipe makes 1 loaf and freezes well.
Homemade Funfetti Cupcakes
Homemade funfetti cupcakes are soft, fluffy, and filled with sprinkles! Topped with vanilla buttercream, you’ll love these perfect funfetti cupcakes for birthdays and celebrations!
Raspberry Lemon Loaf Cake
Soft and buttery with a tender golden crumb, this raspberry loaf cake is bursting with fresh berry flavor. The perfect snack cake!
Easy Snickerdoodle Bundt Cake
Snickerdoodle bundt cake is perfectly golden and cinnamon-spiced! Layered with a delicious cinnamon-sugar ribbon, this easy bundt tastes like snickerdoodle cookies.
Chocolate Chip Loaf Cake with Chocolate Ganache
Simple and delicious chocolate chip loaf cake topped with chocolate ganache! Each bite is tender and filled with chocolate chips.
Funfetti Sheet Cake with Brown Butter Frosting
Filled with sprinkles and topped with swirls of brown butter frosting, funfetti sheet cake is perfectly sweet and nostalgic.
Triple Chocolate Loaf Cake
Triple chocolate loaf cake is a chocolate lover’s dream! With a triple hit of chocolate, this rich and fudgy cake is the perfect anytime treat!
Classic Red Velvet Cupcakes
Classic red velvet cupcakes topped with velvety smooth cream cheese frosting! These from scratch cupcakes can be made from start to finish in under an hour.