When the cravings hit, trust the Internet to have your back with delicious quarantine baking recipes.
Mobile games, virtual workout classes, addictive flicks…. If you, like us, are on the lookout for more things to do at home, add quarantine baking to the list. We did the tough work (not really) of scouring through #quarantinebaking Instagrams amidst our cravings to bring you the best recipes below, so get your oven mitts ready!
Eggless banana bread
Judging by the quarantine baking trends online, self-isolation season apparently means it’s time for banana bread to be making the rounds. So if you’re wondering where to begin your baking journey, let this recipe be your guide – it works even when you’ve run out of your egg stash!
Vanilla cheesecake with strawberry rosé sauce
Satisfy your cheesecake craving with what you have at home. Quarantine baking tip: Use a small batch recipe like this one, so you don’t have to worry about making too much cake for your fridge to store. Oh, and did we mention rosé?
Chocolate chip banana mini muffins
We’re all for bite-sized delights. And if you have some over-ripe bananas and baking flour lying around, whip up as many of these mini muffins as you can – you’ll be having more than one for dessert, fosho.
Lemon blueberry cake
Is it just us, or do blueberries look best when they’re baked in a pastry? This double layered beauty takes the cake – pun intended – with a melt-in-your-mouth lemon cream cheese frosting.
Homemade everything bagels
Even without this semi-lockdown, hunting down a good bagel in Singapore is a bit of a challenge. We reckon it’s time to make your own. Chewy on the inside, salty and crunchy on the outside, what’s not to love?
You can make yourself a fancy version of this traditionally sweet braided bread with the extra time on your hands. Laced with white chocolate and hazelnut (and some food colouring, not gonna lie), it’ll warrant a picture before you tuck in.
Gluten-free strawberry cake bars
Gluten-free doesn’t mean dessert-free. But you already knew that. So go forth and treat yourself to some pretty-in-pink cake bars that are a breeze to make.
Three-ingredient peanut butter cookies
For busy mums and lazy bums (we kid!), these might be the simplest cookies in the quarantine baking market. A mix of peanut butter, sugar and egg are the only things required, proving you don’t need a well-stocked pantry to get your oven going.
Banana bundt cake
A delightful treat that’ll feed the whole fam, this banana bundt cake is perfect for pairing with whipped cream, fresh berries or just a glass of milk.
Glazed lemon blueberry scones
Take the classic scone up a tasty notch with this recipe. Buttery, tangy and sweet, these scones will convince you that lemon and blueberry are a match made in flavour heaven.
Vegan cardamom snickerdoodles
This sounds like a mouthful but think of it as a cross between cardamom shortbread and snickerdoodles, made vegan-friendly. It certainly looks good enough for our cookie jar!
Glazed lemon pound cake loaf
If you like your desserts tart, this lemon pound cake will be right up your street. Plus, you can freeze the entire loaf and have it over the week. That counts as meal prep, right?
Baked double chocolate frosted doughnuts
Yes, these aren’t fried, which makes them a tad healthier than your usual doughnuts. That said, the chocolate frosting and sprinkles will make them a decadent treat – and we aren’t complaining!
Honey almond cake
Have an entire afternoon to spare? We think baking this multi layered cake is an excellent way to spend your time and get a mood-boosting dessert too!.
Mini speculoos/cookie butter cakes
For all the caramelised, peanut-buttery flavours of a speculoos biscuit in a single-serve cake, these mini bites will do the trick.
Rustic yet simple, the humble focaccia is a flavour-packed bread. Make a golden loaf of this Italian classic and you can have it with any meal of the day.
Sour cream and onion biscuits
Fond of a savoury snack? Ditch the chips and make sour cream and onion biscuits instead, you won’t regret it!
Allergy-friendly Mississippi mud brownies
This recipe is a lifesaver for those with dietary restrictions: Expect a batch of gooey, chocolatey brownies that are free of wheat, gluten, dairy, egg, soy and nuts, with a vegan option too.
Gluten-free monster cookies
Whether you can’t stomach gluten or you’ve simply run out of flour in your kitchen, these chewy cookies are sure to make your quarantine baking day.
Butter mochi muffins
Don’t miss trying out this recipe if you’re a fan of mochi! These little bakes are a textural delight and we bet you can’t stop at one.
Vegan carrot cake doughnuts
For the health conscious, add vegan baked doughnuts to your quarantine baking list – the recipe makes use of naturally sweet carrots and a light icing instead of candy toppings for a saccharine bite.
Sourdough cinnamon rolls
Who doesn’t love a good cinnamon swirl? We’d whip up the fluffy rolls for a mood-lifting breakfast any day.
Brown butter chocolate chip cookies
A perk of quarantine baking is that you have the benefit of time. So if a little extra step can make all the difference to a simple recipe, go for it, we say. The brown butter in this recipe will add a deep, nutty flavour to your standard cookie!