Sometimes you’re up for taking on a baking challenge. Others, you’re just trying to get some home-baked goodness in your belly as efficiently as possible.
These easy baking recipes are for those times: They’re all made with five ingredients or less. (Full disclosure: A few provide optional add-ins or variations that take the ingredient count over five.)
In keeping with the low-effort theme, these easy baking recipes also don’t require any level of serious skill or effort, or hard-to-find ingredients. Since you’re most likely trying to avoid unnecessary trips to the grocery store right now, a lot of these recipes are made with staple ingredients (eggs, sugar, nut butter, oats, chocolate chips) or are substitution-friendly. You’re sure to find something here that you can whip up when you’re craving baked goods, but not a ton of work.