Easy Baking Recipes -
My favorites!

Before I began collecting easy baking recipes, I was hesitant to learn to bake. I always thought that baking was mysterious and difficult, and that only skilled cooks could do it well. But now that I have my collection of tried and trusted favorites, I realize that baking is really a piece of cake!

I like making my own baked goods, rather than buying processed treats from the supermarket. Making my own has lots of advantages:

  • It's more economical.

  • It's healthier. (Just read the list of ingredients on a purchased bag of cookies and you'll see what I mean!)

  • It's better for the environment: no more packaging!

Now that I have a collection of easy baking recipes and I know how quickly and easily I can whip up a batch of cookies or muffins, we are eating better, spending less and enjoying it more! I feel like such a good mom when my kitchen smells of fresh baking!

All of my favorite easy baking recipes use healthy ingredients. I try to use healthier sweeteners like maple syrup, fruit or honey whenever possible. When a recipe really demands the use of sugar, I experiment to discover the minimum amount required to produce the taste and texture I want. I use only whole wheat flour, unless a recipe absolutely won't work with whole wheat.

All of these easy baking recipes are quick and easy to make and use common, easy to find ingredients. I don't have fancy baking pans or utensils.

Here are my favorites. Like all of the recipes on my site, these have been tested and approved by my family. Now that I love to bake, I am always trying out new easy baking recipes, so stay tuned for new ones!


Sometimes (often, actually!) I just feel like having cookies! A cookie jar filled with homemade cookies makes me feel happy. Cookies are always welcome: in a lunchbox, for dessert, or for a late-night snack. Make a double batch; these delicious cookies go fast!

  • Baked Cookies

    • Here's the world's best Chocolate Chip Cookie recipe. These cookies are moist, they are delicious, and they always turn out. What more could you ask?

    • Here's a recipe for very sweet Chocolate Heart Cookies. They are perfect for Valentine's Day.

    • These Cranberry-Chocolate Cookies look good on a plate of Christmas cookies - but we enjoy them all year round.

    • This Granola Cookie recipe makes wonderful giant cookies - the perfect thing for a special birthday or Valentine's Day surprise.

    • For all of you Molasses Cookies fans, here's a quick and easy recipe that always turns out.

    • This recipe for Oatmeal Raisin Cookies is one of my very favourite healthy cookie recipes.

    • This page wouldn't be complete without a recipe for Peanut Butter Cookies. This is a good one.

  • No Bake Cookies

    These are just the thing when you are in the mood for a sweet snack, but don't have time to bake. They are also perfect for children to make by themselves.


For a satisfying dessert, there's nothing like a good piece of cake. All of these easy baking recipes make cakes that are so moist and flavourful that they don't even need frosting! For a special occasion, you can frost them if you choose - or serve them with a scoop of ice cream or a dollop of whipped cream. Mmmmm!

  • Banana Cake is a moist and delicious snack. You'll be amazed at how quickly you can make it, using a blender! The recipe is in my cookbooklet called A Day Of Blender Recipes.

  • Carrot Cake with Pineapple makes a great birthday cake! It's so good - especially with Cream Cheese Icing.

  • The world's fastest Chocolate Cake is just one of the speedy recipes in "Last Minute Desserts". Get it for FREE when you buy my cookbooklets.

  • Zucchini Snack Cake is quick, easy, delicious - and nutritious! (For you gardeners, it also answers the question, "What am I going to do with all this zucchini?")


At about three o'clock every afternoon, my husband's family stops what they are doing and has a cup of tea and a "little something". Loafs and breads make the perfect "little something"!

  • Zucchini Bread is delicious! Since it is full of such healthy ingredients, go ahead and have a second piece!


There is nothing like a batch of muffins baking in the oven to make you feel warm and happy all over! Muffins are quick to mix up, and quick to bake. They make a great lunchbox dessert, an after-school treat, or a "grab and go" snack. They are sturdy enough to take on a hike, but delicate enough to serve at a tea party. In short, they are a baked good for every occasion! Here are my favourites.


I always thought that scones were complicated and mysterious to make. I was wrong! Like everything else on this page, they are quick and easy. They too are perfect with a cup of tea.


I love eating cookies, but sometimes I don't have the time (or the inclination) to make them. It takes time to spoon the batter onto the cookie sheets and then to remove each baked cookie to a cooling. When I'm in more of a rush, I make squares. All I have to do is mix up the batter, pour it into the pan, bake, cut and eat!

  • Looking for a wheat-free treat? Try these Black Bean Brownies. They are as tasty as they are unusual!

  • What could be better than a glass of milk and some traditional Brownies? This recipe is quick and easy - and it makes the perfect brownie.

  • This recipe for Oatmeal Shortbread is a favourite at my house at Christmas time.

  • Pineapple Carrot Squares are delicious and nutritious. You won't mind when your children ask for seconds (and thirds, and fourths……)


These little Baked Cheese Balls make great appetizers!

There are more easy baking recipes on my Desserts page.

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