Best Basic Recipes

The Best Basics

You want to make brownies… or apple pie… or banana bread… but which recipe is "the best"? Wonder no more! Here are our favorite recipes for America's treasured baking classics.

Soft Cinnamon Rolls
Sticky buns & cinnamon rolls

Soft Cinnamon Rolls

4.7 out of 5 stars 284 Reviews
King Arthur Flour's Original Cake Pan Cake
Single layer cake

King Arthur's Original Cake Pan Cake

4.7 out of 5 stars 651 Reviews
Scones
Scones

Scones

4.7 out of 5 stars 262 Reviews
Pumpkin Pie
Cream & custard pies

Pumpkin Pie

4.7 out of 5 stars 210 Reviews
Sugar Cookies
Sugar cookies

Sugar Cookies

4.7 out of 5 stars 172 Reviews
Fudge Brownies
Brownies & blondies

Fudge Brownies

4.6 out of 5 stars 650 Reviews
Vermont Whole Wheat Oatmeal Honey Bread
Sandwich bread

Vermont Whole Wheat Oatmeal Honey Bread

4.6 out of 5 stars 435 Reviews
Chocolate Chip Cookies
Chocolate chip cookies

Chocolate Chip Cookies

4.6 out of 5 stars 327 Reviews
Simply Perfect Pancakes
Pancakes & Waffles

Simply Perfect Pancakes

4.5 out of 5 stars 287 Reviews
Whole-Grain Banana Bread
Quick bread

Whole-Grain Banana Bread

4.8 out of 5 stars 460 Reviews
Golden Pull-Apart Butter Buns
Sandwich buns & dinner rolls

Golden Pull-Apart Butter Buns

4.6 out of 5 stars 219 Reviews
Famous Department Store Blueberry Muffins
Muffins & Popovers

Famous Department Store Blueberry Muffins

4.8 out of 5 stars 445 Reviews
Oatmeal Cookies
Oatmeal cookies

Oatmeal Cookies

4.7 out of 5 stars 158 Reviews
Biscuits
Biscuits & Shortcakes

Biscuits

4.3 out of 5 stars 114 Reviews
Apple Pie
Fruit pies

Apple Pie

4.7 out of 5 stars 126 Reviews
Classic Sandwich Bread
Sandwich bread

Classic Sandwich Bread

4.6 out of 5 stars 451 Reviews