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:
- 30 minutes or less
- 1 bowl
- 10 ingredients or less*
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.
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.
Baker? Does that mean you only make 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.
Dana is the 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 the author of Minimalist Baker’s Everyday Cooking, and co-creator of Food Photography School, Food Video School, and the Essentials of Building a Great Food Blog Course. She’s also an aspiring yogi, lover of all things green, and her go-to morning drink is a creamy matcha latte. Follow her on Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, and Instagram.
We also have a growing collection of Helpful How-Tos here, including:
Have a question about a recipe? Check out our Recipe FAQ!
If you’re hungry for more, be sure to check out what else we’ve created:
Fan Favorites Ebook – a FREE 49-page guide with 20 of our most loved, highly rated recipes, including breakfast, entrées, desserts, and more!
Minimalist Baker’s Everyday Cooking – Our first print cookbook with 101 simple, plant-based recipes that have never appeared on the blog!
Food Photography School – A highly visual video-based course that teaches you how to take amazing food photos (including how to take photos on your phone and master artificial light).
Food Video School – An interactive video-based course that teaches you how to create compelling recipe videos that engage your audience and set your brand apart.
Blogger Resources – Tutorials and guides on starting and running a successful food blog.
Shop – Things we keep in our pantry, photography tools, and other recommendations.
Portland Dining Guide – A growing list of our favorite places to eat and drink in Portland, Oregon.
No Sponsored Content
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.
While Dana leads recipe 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.
Sorry! We can’t handle the volume of individual emails we receive.
However, we have a very extensive FAQ/Knowledge Base here!