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20 Recipes to Try When You’re Stress Baking


When you’re stressed, it’s only natural that you’re going to try to do something to help yourself feel better, right? For some, that might be a long run. For others, a face mask, bath, early bedtime, chat with a therapist or close friend, a night in front of your TV, or a healthy meal at home. But for people who enjoy baking, that’s a pretty common way to relieve a little stress. In my opinion, it’s one of the best. Less stress and you get treats at the end for your effort? Sounds like a win-win to me.

While you’re inside, stressed, and maybe a little stir-crazy, these recipes are here for you for any and all of your stress baking needs.


1. Salted Brown Butter Butterscotch Oatmeal Cookies


2. Meyer Lemon Loaf Cake with Pistachios


3. Malted Pretzel Millionaire’s Shortbread


4. Chocolate Zucchini Bread


5. Homemade Vegan Twix Bars


6. Chocolate Chip Walnut Cookies


7. Guinness Chocolate Cupcakes with Mocha Guinness Buttercream


8. Funfetti Confetti Cookie Bars


9. Healthy Banana Bread


10. Black-and-White Chocolate Chunk Shortbread Cookies


11. Brown Butter Tahini Rye Cookie Cups


12. Sourdough Blueberry Muffins


13. Flourless Chocolate Chip Cookies


14. Cookies and Cream Brownies


15. Lemon Cloud Pie


16. Easy Swirled Cinnamon Sugar Croissant Loaf


17. Rosemary-Garlic No-Knead Bread


18. Blackberry Lemon Cake


19. Gluten-Free “Nutella” Fudge Brownies


20. Cinnamon Toast Crunch Cookies