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Pineapple bars

When I was baking Christmas cookies this past holiday season, I leaned toward recipes with fewer ingredients. Busy working, chasing my daughter around, and cleaning up after her (welcome to toddlerhood!!)… I was strapped on time, as most of us always are! So, for the sake of convenience and avoiding extra trips to the grocery, I made multiple batches of 4 ingredient peanut butter fudge, 5 ingredient macaroons, and lace cookies. After that, I scrolled back through my archives and found over 80 8 ingredient or less recipes.

I thought you would appreciate this too! I didn’t include drinks or frostings as most have less than 8 ingredients. As my blog is mostly baking, dessert recipes are prevalent!

*Pictured above: 130 Calorie Greek Yogurt Pineapple Bars

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5 Ingredient or Less Recipes

All dessert. 🙂

PS: My assistants and I are going through each and making recipe categories based on # of ingredients. Check back for that!

GF = gluten free recipe.

19 Comments

  1. OMG! Bless you for this amazing compilation! This will really speed up the process when you decide to bake or prepare dinner in a pinch…. or just can’t make a trip to the store, again! A huge thank you!

  2. Some nice and easy recipes with just a few ingredients. This has got my taste buds going now. I will definitely try some of these out. Thanks for the list. Now I have to try one for dinner tonight.

  3. Thank-you Sally, as so many recipes have far too many ingredients. These look perfect as are all of yours that I have made.

  4. Thank you sally, this is so helpful and truly needed ! I feel like I’m always at the grocery store buying another Ingredient . A short list is awesome and I can’t wait to try! They all so so yummy

  5. Thanks for this list Sally, Always thinking of ways to make our lives more efficient and ingenious recipes to keep us happy bakers

  6. Great list!

    Even better still would be another one with recipes for when you’re short on time!
    I noticed a few of the recipes here are very labour intensive, or include a lot of chilling/rising, or hands off time (thinking of the homemade croissants, which while absolutely delicious and very few ingredients, were incredibly labour intensive and took a lot of waiting time).

    I’d love to see a consolidated list like this of your recipes that take under half an hour, and requore little to no wait time.
    Or maybe with categories of “under an hour”, “under 45 minutes”, “under 30 minutes”, “under 20 minutes”, “under 15 minutes”, and “under 10 minutes”, cuz you have a ton that fall into those categories, the salted caramel is the first that comes to mind, but a lot of my other favorite’s do as well, like the lace cookies.

  7. Oh Sally, you are amazing! I was diagnosed as a celiac last year and I still read every one of your posts, secretly coveting those who can prepare your recipes as provided. I will often try to convert them to gluten free – sometimes successfully and other times resulting in an epic failure. How very considerate to note the GF recipes in this roundup. You are just the best!

  8. I’m so happy I found this! This literally made my day! I just joined your email list in December after having tried many of your recipes. I am so happy with all the recipes I have tried and so is my family!:) Thank you so much for all your time and effort going into these recipes so we can all enjoy the yumminess of your labor! Your recipes are a blessing!

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