Quarantine blues got you down?
What better way to treat yourself than whipping up a delicious treat? It’s crucial to stay home (unless it’s absolutely necessary to leave), so we’ve compiled four desserts that you can make with things you already have in your kitchen!
For whatever reason, the #1 thing to make during this quarantine is none other than banana bread. Perhaps it’s because we never eat our bananas before they go bad, or maybe because banana bread is undeniably delicious. Either way, we can all agree that this treat is delicious, easy to make, and you likely have all of the necessary ingredients in your pantry.
Any Starbucks regulars here? There’s a copycat recipe for their amazing banana bread on Pinterest! Put a decadent twist on your banana bread by adding chocolate chips (oh yes)! If you don’t have tons of necessary baking ingredients on hand and don’t want to make a run to the store, there’s even a recipe available that only requires four ingredients: bananas, chocolate chips, eggs, and peanut butter. No matter what recipe you go with, you really can’t go wrong with banana bread.
Oreo Stuffed Chocolate Chip Cookies
Picture this: you open your pantry in search of something sweet. To your left, you see Oreos; to your right, chocolate chip cookies. You’re now torn in between the two. Rather than just grabbing a handful of both, do one better and combine them (yes, combine). Enter: Oreo stuffed chocolate chip cookies, a little taste of heaven.
There are many variations of this recipe on Pinterest, here’s a basic one. Since just about anything can be added to a cookie, you can definitely have fun with multiple variations of this treat! Check out this version of an Oreo stuffed inside an M&M sugar cookie! Sound too good to want to have to put everything together? Premade cookie dough and a pack of Oreo’s -- you’re welcome.
Strawberry Cheesecake Bites
How about a dessert you don’t have to bake? Yes, this exists! Enter: strawberry cheesecake bites! There is a bit of preparation that goes into this, but you can make and eat as you go! With the only ingredients being strawberries, cream cheese, powdered sugar, vanilla extract, and crushed graham crackers, you’re likely to have all of these items already in your kitchen.
These strawberry cheesecake bites are bite-sized, easy-to-make treats that make you feel fancy all while in the comfort of your own home.
Three Ingredient Nutella Brownies
The cool thing about Pinterest is that there are handfuls of different recipes, complete with different set of ingredients for just about every dessert imaginable. This is especially fitting for this time of quarantine, as you’re likely to be able to make something out of what you’ve got.
One of our favorite recipes that we’ve found (and tried) are these delectable three ingredient nutella brownies! Nutella, eggs, and flour – that’s it.
Enjoy these treats with those in your home and stay healthy and safe!
Baking is perfect for quarantine because it's fun, makes your house smell good, and is the epitome of instant gratification: few things in life are better than eating freshly baked cookies.
Who knows, once you have these basic recipes down, you might end up experimenting & creating some original recipes of your own! We have more baking and cooking recipes in our previous blog posts: check it out here if you're interested!
As always, we at Modern Gents would like to thank each and every single one of you for your continuous support! We hope you and your loved ones are safe, healthy, and staying strong. Together we can get through this. In the meantime, bon appétit!