Baking is a science, and many beginner bakers find themselves overwhelmed by all the measuring and highly specific (and sometimes confusing) instructions.
Sound familiar? Don’t get discouraged!
Baking should be fun, and with the right tips, tricks, and recipes, you’ll be on your way in no time.
Baking should be fun and rewarding, so we’ve laid out some tips and easy baking recipes for beginners.
What Are Common Foods a Baker Makes in General?
Baking expands beyond just cakes and cookies. Bakers typically bake those, plus loaves of bread, bagels, buns, muffins, pies, donuts, and more.
Fun Fact: What is the most popular baked item? Bread! Although America’s favorite tends to be donuts (or apple pie, depending on who you ask).
What Should a Beginner Baker Bake?
You might think that as a beginner baker, you’re relegated to store-bought brownie mix and box cakes—that there’s little room for adventure.
On the contrary, there are tons of diverse beginner-friendly from-scratch recipes out there.
To name a few: banana bread, blueberry muffins, salted chocolate chip cookies, German chocolate cake, churros, and so much more.
5 Fun, Easy, and Delicious Baking Recipes for Beginners
Now that we’ve instilled some confidence, let’s get inspired with some recipes!
1. Salted Chocolate Chip Cookies
These are a classic for a reason. Gooey, warm, and comforting, they’re a great beginner-friendly endeavor.
Our Salted Chocolate Chip Cookies recipe elevates your standard chocolate chip cookie with a pinch of coarse salt to make each bite all the sweeter.
Plus, all ingredients come pre-measured with super simple instructions.
2. Vanilla or Chocolate Cupcakes
Cupcakes are a great introduction to cake baking for beginners.
It doesn’t get more classic than a good ol’ vanilla or chocolate cupcake.
We’ve got both. Our Vanilla Cupcakes and Chocolate Cupcakes recipes walk you through each step in the process with—you guessed it—pre-measured ingredients.
Surprised to see this one? Good!
There are so many fun, unexpected recipes for beginners out there.
Our Churros recipe lets you whip up these warm, golden treats in no time.
We encourage you to get creative with toppings and dipping sauces.
Like our Salted Chocolate Chip Cookies, this recipe comes with pre-measured ingredients and easy-to-follow instructions.
4. Banana Bread
Super simple and an easy way to use up those browning bananas, banana bread is both tasty and easy. No yeast or kneading required!
The great thing about banana bread is that it doesn’t have to be perfect. If there are some chunks of banana left un-mashed, great!
Plus, it’s super versatile so you can add tons of fun add-ins like nuts, blueberries, chocolate chips, and more.
5. Apple Turnovers
Even beginners can whip up some pastry-shop worthy delights at home.
Apple (or any fruit you like) turnovers are surprisingly simple and oh-so delicious.
You’ll just need to make some basic crust, fill it with your choice of filling, fold, and bake!
Baking is a hobby that not only produces tasty treats, but it’s also good for your mental wellbeing.
Remember, you don’t have to be perfect. All that matters is that you enjoy the experience!
Let us know if you try any of these easy baking recipes for beginners or share some of your favorite recipes in the comments.