There are a couple of buzzwords that I always notice when I search recipes. Five ingredients? Perfect. Guilt free? Amazing. One bowl recipes? Yes, please. In case you haven’t noticed, ease and simplicity are big motivators here. And one-bowl recipes not only make cooking (and then cleaning up) a breeze, they can be ridiculously delicious too.
I love to bake – mostly because I love to eat baked goods – but if a recipe takes up half of my weekend, it’s a deal breaker. By the time I have finished mixing and folding and testing and rolling and freezing the thought of eating whatever is in the works has lost all appeal.
Instead, my recipes have to be easy to prepare and difficult to adulterate. Immediate satisfaction, baby.
From cookies to sprinkles, the following one-bowl recipes are perfect for bakers like me who enjoy a weekend away and also eat their cake – they’re straightforward, tasty, and only require a single bowl to whip.
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Could these be cuter? You only need six ingredients for these elegant little biscuits – and since the recipe is incredibly simple, you can easily double the ingredients and make an extra batch to keep or gift to someone who deserves it.
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You’d never guess this luscious cake is a one-bowl recipe. Few flavor combinations are as delicious as chocolate and peanut butter, making this cake an easy choice for your next baking project. All you need are some pantry staples and an unexpectedly delightful ingredient: hot black coffee.
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Sugar cookies are as classic as apple pie, and this recipe is so delicious you’ll forget it’s vegan. Make them with or without icing depending on your personal taste in under an hour. Well, that’s time well spent.
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A warm, hearty, and nutritious breakfast is a great idea any time of the year. This bowl-baked oatmeal recipe gives you the coziness of regular oatmeal but makes it even easier to put together. And who doesn’t want chocolate in the morning? Certainly not me!
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When I noticed that the recipe was calling these cookies “puddles of chocolate,” I knew I was in the right place. These flaky sea salt cookies are a must have for your next cozy weekend at home.
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Who of us doesn’t have at least a few overripe bananas in the kitchen? It’s the perfect excuse to conjure up those decadent muffins with ingredients you most likely already have at home and with a single bowl. The perfect sweet breakfast treat.
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It’s not much more adorable than these little Dutch babies. Cuteness aside, the fact that these little guys are made in muffin tins rather than a single large pan means you can really play with the topping situation. Blueberry compote, syrup, strawberries or whipped cream – the possibilities are absolutely unlimited.
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While this combination of ingredients may seem a bit surprising at first, you can be sure that these delicious flour-free brownies are exactly where they are. The flavor is elitist and it couldn’t be easier to toss it together – you don’t even have to squeeze the water out of the zucchini.
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Take a break from your usual banana bread recipe and try this gluten-free option from Minimalist Baker the next time you’re in the mood for sweet baked goods. However, if you are not g-free, you can use whole grain pastries or all-purpose flour if that’s your preference. Another perfect excuse to leave those bananas on the counter for an extra few days.
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Few things look as festive as a wrong cake, and contrary to popular belief, they don’t have to be scary or intimidating. This lovely recipe is as straightforward as it is delicious, and you probably have all the ingredients (including a bag of frozen berries) on hand to brighten up your next dessert. It’s going to be incredibly impressive, to say the least.
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Do you fancy something tough, comforting, sweet and just a little sticky? Then you have come to the right place with these one-bowl biscuit butter blondes. The secret to making them extra rich and moist is the dark brown sugar. So don’t forget to add it to your shopping list.
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Made with just ten ingredients and in a single bowl, this apple chip is as simple and healthy as it is aromatic. And if that wasn’t good enough, your kitchen will simmer for the rest of the day in the warm and cozy smell of cinnamon and caramelized apples.
This post was originally published in October 2020 and has been updated since then.