Cutting board with apples, lemon, and cinnamon sticks

Welcome, Everyone!

Minimalist Baker celebrates simple cooking by sharing recipes that require 10 ingredients or less, 1 bowl, or 30 minute or less to prepare.

All eaters are welcome.

Whether you’re new to Minimalist Baker or have been around for a while, we’re so glad you’re here.

All of our recipes fall into at least one of these three simple categories:

  • 10 Ingredients or Less
  • 1 -Bowl
  • 30 Minutes or Less to Prepare

If you don’t have fancy ingredients, expensive equipment, or hours to cook meals every night, you’re in the right place. We hope Minimalist Baker is a useful resource for people who love delicious, simple food.

Expect new recipes every THREE days, with a mix of SAVORY and SWEET, including desserts, breakfasts, entrées & more.

Our icon system to help you identify

Dietary Needs

While many of the recipes on Minimalist Baker are plant-based, we are not an exclusively vegan or plant-based website. We welcome all eaters and require all discussion to be kind and respectful of other members.

*We don’t count water or “optional” ingredients toward the 10 ingredient count. And we typically count “salt and pepper” as one ingredient.

Plate of Crispy Cauliflower Wings with Sweet n Spicy Glaze

Does "Baker" Mean Only Dessert?

While there’s always been a love for sweet things, Minimalist Baker is about much more. We love our hearty entrées as much as we love our decadent desserts. Whether you have dietary restrictions or not, we hope you’ll find something you love here. Find all of our recipes here.

Bowl of masa dough for making tamales
Baking sheet of Perfect Roasted Potatoes
Fork cutting into tamales topped with guacamole, hot sauce, red onion, and sour cream
Fork resting next to a plate of Dairy Free Gluten Free Lasaga

Cooking Resources

Check out our Shop to see what’s in our kitchen and pantry. And be sure to check out our fuss-free cooking resources like Juicing Without a Juicer, No-Churn Ice Cream, and Sushi Without a Mat.

Have a question about a recipe? check out our Recipe FAQ!

Dive Deeper

If you’re hungry for more, check out what else we’ve created:

20 most loved recipes

Fan Favorites Ebook

A FREE 49-page guide with 20 of our most loved, highly rated recipes, including breakfast, entrées, desserts, and more!

Photo of the cover of Minimalist Baker's Everyday Cooking cookbook

Minimalist Baker’s Everyday Cooking

Our print cookbook with 101 simple, plant-based recipes that’ve never appeared on the blog!

A cup of coffee sitting next to an ipad resting on a wooden block with first page of the email course How to Start A Food Blog by Minimalist Baker

Blogger Resources

Helpful tutorials and guides on starting and running a successful food blog.

Assortment of dried legumes including mung beans, chickpeas, moong dal, black bean, chana dal, red lentils, and green lentils


Things we keep in our pantry, photography tools, and other recommendations.

Plate of Perfectly Roasted Potatoes with ketchup for serving

No Sponsored

We feel that it’s important to mention we don’t accept free products or do sponsored content on Minimalist Baker. This is because we value our readers’ trust above all and aim to keep our content pure and honest.

While we have worked with brands we love in the past, it’s something we’ve chosen not to practice moving forward. We want our audience to know we aren’t being paid to say or promote anything – period. Every new post is original, valuable, and unsponsored.

Glass jar of homemade sugar-free applesauce beside ingredients used to make it

Who is

Dana is the primary recipe developer, content creator, and food photographer behind Minimalist Baker. She has been blogging in some form since 2010 and developed a deep love for recipe experimentation and food photography in the process. Dana’s food philosophy has evolved greatly over the last several years, and she now enjoys a diverse diet free from labels.

She is a food stylist, photographer, and the author of Minimalist Baker’s Everyday Cooking. She’s also an aspiring yogi, lover of all things green, and her go-to morning drink is a  creamy matcha latte.

While Dana leads content development and John manages all things technical, we are now a small team of people working to make Minimalist Baker a destination for simple recipes.

Sprinkling vegan parmesan cheese onto a pan of our gluten free lasagna

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