Baking is one of the most enjoyable activities that you can get involved with, and best of all, it can be done entirely at home!
All you need is the right ingredients and the right recipes, and soon you will be creating baked goods that are sure to delight your taste buds to no end!
Whether baking cakes or baking some delicious potatoes, there are so many different ways to utilize the baking method to create incredible dishes the likes of which you can only find right here!
If you’ve been scouring the internet in search of the perfect treats that you can bake right at home, then you have come to the perfect place.
We are going to show you some of the most mouth-watering, interesting, and unique baking recipes that you can possibly try out! Read on below to get started now and become a genius baker in no time at all!
We figured that we would kick off this list in style with one of the most surprising recipes around!
The idea of savory donuts may sound rather odd and unappetizing, but trust us when we say that these baked goods can be cooked to absolute perfection to create delightful savory morsels that will satisfy every possible craving.
Best of all, these donuts are also vegan-friendly, so no one has to miss out on the baked goodness of this recipe.
The icing atop each donut still boasts a slight sweetness, but the inclusions of finely chopped chives give it a savory kick that you just cannot resist.
Whether celebrating pride or just adding a little bit of extra color to your baked goods repertoire, this Italian rainbow cookie recipe will totally blow you away.
The combination of colors may definitely be one of the highlights of this recipe, but we were also blown away by the flavors derived from the almond paste and the raspberry jam between each layer.
Though they are called cookies, these baked goods are actually more similar to cakes, but just like cookies, they are incredibly easy and moreish to eat!
This large fruit tart is perfect if you want a large summery recipe that you can easily share with friends and family.
The whole thing can be made in one tray using some sliced nectarines and raspberries, as well as a large helping of creamy vanilla batter. The way the juices from the fruits soak into the batter as it bakes is truly heavenly!
Sour cream is definitely the highlight of this recipe. It helps to give these cookie-like scones a sense of maturity that adults will enjoy, but that won’t put off kids!
Best of all, these scones are actually incredibly easy to make, and the process is so fun that you can easily get the kids involved!
They are also packed to the brim with chocolate chips, making them incredibly sweet and creamy!
That’s right, the sweetness of apple pie filling actually melds perfectly with the tart maturity of cheddar cheese to create a baked treat that manages to effortlessly combine savory and sweet flavors in a dessert that will have everyone raving.
When served at a dinner party, you’ll soon have your guests asking for the recipe, as it is simply that delicious!
Focaccia bread is well known for being one of the most decadent types of bread around and is widely beloved for its savory flavors, and its use of olive oil to give it a mature taste that lingers on the tongue, as the oil seeps out of the bread as you bite into it.
The inclusion of rosemary in this focaccia bread, as well as roasted garlic, helps to make it incredibly herby and rich. This makes for a perfect side treat alongside a larger meal, or even just a lunchtime treat to share!
These doughnuts from Love & Lemons make use of the calming and mature flavors of matcha to create donuts that are truly decadent and surprising.
You may not otherwise think that the flavor of matcha would combine so well with the flavor of baked donuts, but we were totally blown away by how well it all worked!
These donuts are just as fun to make as they are to eat!
If you want cookies that have a slightly more interesting texture and taste, then you will be perfectly served by these oatmeal cookies that are as healthy and nutritious as they are delicious.
These treats make for a perfect breakfast option if you want something quick and easy that is also incredibly fulfilling. No matter when you choose to eat them, these cookies will prove to be an absolute delight.
9. M&M Cookies
M&Ms make for a perfect replacement for standard chocolate chips, and this recipe is absolute proof of this fact!
The color from each M&M easily spreads out into the cookie dough as the cookies bake, creating baked goods that are bursting with color and personality, which easily makes them even more delectable.
The crunchiness of the outer shells also gives these soft cookies a slight textural contrast to make every bite interesting and exciting.
What could possibly be better than garlic bread? Why cheesy garlic bread of course! Of all of the cheesy garlic bread recipes that can be found across the web, this is easily our absolute favorite.
Every bite of the bread is a textural delight, with the bread having slight crispiness to the outside, and the cheese being delightfully chewy and creamy. We couldn’t resist having multiple slices of this amazing baked treat!
Cookies and cream flavor has totally taken the world by storm in recent years, thanks in part to the iconic taste of Oreos. If you are an Oreo superfan, and you love delicious and decadent brownies, then you will love what happens when the two combine forces.
We were amazed at how well these brownies managed to utilize the texture of brownies alongside the slightly savory taste of Oreos to create sweet and salty baked treats that you and your family will adore.
12. Garlic Knots
Want garlic bread that’s a little easier to serve out and share, and that makes for a perfect grab-and-go treat for any time? Then why not try out this amazing recipe that will quickly make your home smell amazing and will delight your taste buds even quicker?
The knotted shape of these baked goods also makes them fun to put together, and gives them a unique and interesting texture that you will definitely love!
13. Pecan Pie
Pecan pie is one of the best ways to enjoy the naturally earthy and creamy taste of pecans in the form of a dessert that is high on decadence but doesn’t take hours to make.
With just a little bit of elbow grease and plenty of fresh pecans, you can quickly produce this dessert pie that is easy to serve out, and makes for a perfect treat for dinner parties, or even just for easy desserts to share with family during the colder fall months!
This is one of the very best pecan pie recipes amongst the millions that exist online!
14. French Baguette
Want a little taste of French cuisine and its amazing flavors? There’s an amazing way to achieve it, and this recipe will show you how to create a perfect baguette that will taste exactly like it has been made by a French artisan!
The crispy outer edge of the bread gives way, as you bite in, to a whole world of pillowy baked goodness inside. These baguettes can then be combined with just about anything!
We recommend lightly buttering some slices and dipping them into some fresh soup!
Red velvet cake is the height of cakey-goodness and a true sign of absolute decadence!
If you want a cake that tastes totally fancy and is combined with icing that brings out the decadent flavors, then this recipe will show you how to create a cake that totally rivals all red velvet cakes the world over!
Best of all, unlike many red velvet recipes, this one actually takes very minimal effort and time to create, so you can make the dessert of your dreams with very little trouble at all!
With just a little bit of extra peanut butter, you can turn ordinary brownies into sweet treats that are bound to have you going back for more.
The delightful swirling pattern of the brownies is only the first part of the flavor experience, as the slightly savory taste of the peanut butter melds with the sweet and creamy taste of the chocolate to create a swirling of flavors in your mouth that makes these brownies impossible to forget!
Not only do these cookies contain chunks of chewy butterscotch, but the cookies themselves are also infused with butterscotch flavors that will taste just like a party in your mouth.
These cookies are so creamy and easy to eat, that you may accidentally find yourself biting into your third helping before you have even realized it!
These cookies are simply magical, and we were blown away by the fact that something so simple could prove so effective!
Though you may not naturally think to substitute chocolate chips for jelly beans, you’d be surprised at how well they work!
The chewiness of the jelly beans easily contrasts with the crumbling texture of the cookies to make each bite interesting for your mouth. These cookies are also incredibly small, so you can easily finish them in just a few bites, making them perfect for children!
These adorable little cookie bites are the perfect treat if you want bursts of sweet creaminess that you won’t be able to resist.
This recipe actually sticks very closely to the traditional Mexican recipe it originates from, to create baked treats that are steeped in tradition and history. So not only can you create delicious treats you’ll love, but you can also learn a bit about Mexican cuisine!
Baking isn’t just reserved for sweet goods like cake and pastries, and baking can actually be used to create fresh potato chips that taste just like your favorite chips, but are still warm and fresh out of the oven!
Serve them up alongside the perfect dip, and in no time you will have a treat that is easy to share, but is also easy to indulge in alone!
21. Sheet Pan Nachos
Fill up a baking tray with some of your favorite tortilla chips, pile some of your favorite toppings onto them, and then leave them to bake in your oven, and soon you will have a sheet pan filled with decadent nachos that rival some of the very best that can be found elsewhere.
This is one of the easiest recipes on this list, and yet results in one of the largest and most fulfilling recipes around!
Dinner rolls make for a perfect accompaniment for many of your favorite meals, especially with dishes like casseroles.
These dinner rolls are particularly noteworthy because of how soft and buttery they are. Every bite is a treat, and they will easily absorb the juices from any main course!
They are also totally delicious by themselves, making them perfect if you need a quick treat!
The salted caramel flavor of these thumbprint cookies is definitely what makes them so worth trying out for yourself. The saltiness of the caramel contrasts perfectly against the creamy taste of the cookies.
The light chocolate drizzle that finishes each cookie helps to create the perfect taste that is perfectly reminiscent of an actual Twix! Yummy!
24. Key Lime Pie
Key lime pie is one of the most famous desserts in all of America, so of course, it deserves a spot on this list.
However, if you’ve ever wanted to try a key lime pie that will blow your mind, and that tastes like it has been made by a world-class baker, then you will adore this recipe from ‘Once Upon A Chef’.
We were blown away not only by how mind-blowing it was but also how simple it was to make!
Croissants are perhaps some of the most iconic baked goods in the entire world! There are few things as delicious, and we loved the way that these particular ones tasted!
The crumbliness of the pastry makes every bite totally fun, and the buttery taste means that you can easily eat them filled with various things, or just as they are! Amazing!
26. Sugar Cookies
Sugar cookies are perfect to bake during some of the most popular holidays, thanks to how simple they are, and how easily you can decorate them in different ways to suit different holidays!
This particular recipe will show you how to bake perfect Christmas-themed cookies, but you can easily adapt the recipe to suit other needs!
Making flavored cookies can be a great way to elevate an otherwise standard baked good into something that you will totally adore.
These cookies are incredibly thin, giving them a delightful snappiness as they crumble in your mouth, and the creamy taste and texture of the glaze that is drizzled across them meld perfectly with the strawberry flavoring that is infused into them!
How could we possibly make a baked goods list without mentioning muffins? That would be totally mad! These double chocolate muffins are totally to die for, as they are pure decadence. Every bite is full of rich goodness and melts away on your tongue!
These totally adorable tiny bites of shortbread heaven are the perfect treat to make if you want a little bit of color, or if you are baking something for a children’s party!
Each individual bite is crumbly and buttery, and making each one is surprisingly fun! Seeing them
bake in the oven once you put them in is a total pleasure!
These cookies are sure to kick your taste buds into action! Cranberries are well known for having a slightly sour and tart taste, and this awesome recipe contrasts this fact with the creamy sensations of white chocolate chips.
These cookies are very easy to make, and have a delightful gooeyness that you would expect from only the best!
New York cheesecake is another dessert staple that deserves a spot on this list, and this recipe is easily one of the best ways to make one of your own!
We loved how rich the cheesecake itself was, and the way that the sweet strawberry glaze gave the cheesecake a slight tartness that made it all taste even better!
These cookies are a great baked treat to make during the winter months, and have a slightly Christmassy taste to them!
The light icing sugar dusting across the top of the cookies helps to complete this winter look, almost being reminiscent of snow!
Let’s close off this list with a recipe that we think is full of personality! The colorful sprinkles that are scattered all across the tops of these cakes, and are mixed in amongst the batter helps to make these colorful cakes impossible to resist.
These make for a perfect treat to make if you want cakes to help celebrate a birthday!
Frequently Asked Questions
What Is The Most Popular Thing To Bake?
Though it would be difficult to claim which baked goods are the most popular, some of the most iconic options are cookies, cornbreads, apple pies, and decadent cakes and muffins!
Does Baking Help Anxiety?
Definitely! The act of baking requires only light physical labor, and the delightful tastes and smells that emanate from baked goods as they are baking help to improve one’s mood!
The reward of creating something through physical labor is also great for those suffering from depression.
Why Do I Bake When I’m Stressed?
Baking is a great activity to engage in when stressed because it helps to calm the mind. It brings consciousness into the present so that you are aware of the sensations that occur while baking.
This helps to calm anxious thoughts, which helps to lower cortisol, bringing your body back to a more relaxed state!