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Best of Bake or Break 2021

A sweet review of the best and most popular baking recipes from the year!

Bake or Break's Best Recipes of 2021

Best Baking Recipes of 2021

While this year was no 2020, it still has had its challenges. But it has had good things, too. Wonderful things! I hope that all of you are happy, healthy, well-fed, safe, and all that those things afford.

I am so thankful to each of you for following my baking adventures and making BoB’s treats a part of your lives. It thrills me to no end to hear from you how you’ve enjoyed baking a recipe you’ve found here!

As we reach the end of 2021, let’s take a look back at the best and most popular recipes I shared with you this year. And it’s quite a collection full of delicious things! What was your favorite thing you baked this year?

Happy baking! And happy new year!

Bake or Break’s Best Recipes of 2021

Mini Chocolate Chip Doughnut Muffins piled on a white tray

These soft, sweet Mini Chocolate Chip Doughnut Muffins are easily one of my favorite recipes of the year. They’re wonderfully easy to make and maybe a little too easy to eat. 😉 This is just the kind of muffin to whip up for a lazy weekend.

overhead view of Peanut Butter Cookies on a white plate and on a wire cooling rack

It’s hard to beat a classic, and these Classic Peanut Butter Cookies are no exception. If you adore all things peanut butter like I do, then you’ll understand the joy that is a freshly baked batch of these cookies.

6-Inch Hummingbird Cake on a white cake stand

I find myself baking more and more small batch recipes, and this 6-Inch Hummingbird Cake is one of my favorites. And a big favorite among all of you, too! This scaled-down recipe will serve 6 to 8 very happy people.

overhead view of Greek Yogurt Chocolate Chip Cookies on a white plate

Greek Yogurt Chocolate Chip Cookies are soft, chewy, and so flavorful. Replacing some of the usual butter with Greek yogurt creates a really lovely twist on everyone’s favorite cookie.

overhead view of sliced Salted Butterscotch Blondies on a wire rack

If sweet and salty treats are your thing, you’ll love these Salted Butterscotch Blondies. They’re jam-packed with brown sugar and butterscotch, and that sprinkle of salt on top really makes them something special!

No-Bake Peanut Butter Oatmeal Cookies on a white pedestal

These quick and easy No-Bake Peanut Butter Oatmeal Cookies win the prize for the most popular recipe I shared this year. These cookies are an old-fashioned treat made on the stovetop. They’re sweet and gooey and chewy and just plain delicious!

slice of Sour Cream Coffee Cake on a white and beige plate

Isn’t coffee cake the best? How can you not love a cake that can be enjoyed for a sweet breakfast or brunch treat, a coffee break snack, and a simple dessert? Sour Cream Coffee Cake Loaf has all of that going for it in an easy-to-make cake with a cinnamon crumb topping.

stack of Peanut Butter Crinkle Cookies on a white plate

Crinkle cookies are so fun, and these Sweet and Salty Peanut Butter Crinkle Cookies dare to increase the fun with the addition of a sweet and salty coating made with a surprising ingredient.

Pancake Muffins served on white plates

We’re all fans of simplicity, and these Pancake Muffins are here to encourage you to keep things as simple as possible. These little guys are baked in muffin pans with your favorite toppings, making it easy to make a variety of flavors. Serve with maple syrup for a quick and easy breakfast treat!

Chocolate Chip Cake with slice taken out

This simple, no-fuss Chocolate Chip Cake is just the kind of cake that’s suitable for a celebration or for no reason at all. Don’t be surprised if you find yourself going back to this one again and again!

slices of Cinnamon Pear Cake on red floral-rimmed white plates

I’m so happy this Cinnamon Pear Cake made the list! It’s really just a lovely cake. Soft, moist, and subtly sweet, this cake is another great anytime cake. Serve it at a special brunch, savor it with your favorite warm beverage, or enjoy a slice after dinner. So wonderfully versatile!

Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookies on a white oval plate

Last but certainly not least, these Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookies are the recipe of choice for those of us who love our chocolate chip cookies a little crispy on the outside and chewy and soft on the inside. No frills here, just really good cookies!

Many, many thanks again to all of you for following me here on BoB. Whether you’ve just found me or been following me for years, I’m so pleased to have you with me.

Let’s make 2022 extra sweet and delicious!

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    2 Comments on “Best of Bake or Break 2021”

  1. Jennifer,
    Thanks for another great year filled with positive content and fabulous recipes. I was happy to see that the cinnamon pear cake made the list. I was skeptical about making that recipe, as I have a lot of “I don’t really care for pears” people in my family and I rarely bake with pears. However, it was a huge success and a big hit with everyone. Definitely another keeper recipe from you. Best wishes for health and happiness to you and your family in 2022!

    • Thank you so much, Vicki! I’m so glad you and your family liked the pear cake. I think it might be my husband’s favorite thing I baked this year, and it definitely ranks highly for me, too. I just had it again recently and enjoyed every bite! Happy new year!

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