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 211 Reviews
King Arthur Flour's Original Cake Pan Cake
Single layer cake

King Arthur Flour's Original Cake Pan Cake

4.7 out of 5 stars 558 Reviews
Scones
Scones

Scones

4.7 out of 5 stars 240 Reviews
Pumpkin Pie
Cream & custard pies

Pumpkin Pie

4.7 out of 5 stars 208 Reviews
Sugar Cookies
Sugar cookies

Sugar Cookies

4.7 out of 5 stars 168 Reviews
Fudge Brownies
Brownies & blondies

Fudge Brownies

4.6 out of 5 stars 615 Reviews
Vermont Whole Wheat Oatmeal Honey Bread
Sandwich bread

Vermont Whole Wheat Oatmeal Honey Bread

4.6 out of 5 stars 395 Reviews
Chocolate Chip Cookies
Chocolate chip cookies

Chocolate Chip Cookies

4.6 out of 5 stars 288 Reviews
Simply Perfect Pancakes
Pancakes & Waffles

Simply Perfect Pancakes

4.5 out of 5 stars 259 Reviews
Whole-Grain Banana Bread
Quick bread

Whole-Grain Banana Bread

4.8 out of 5 stars 397 Reviews
Golden Pull-Apart Butter Buns
Sandwich buns & dinner rolls

Golden Pull-Apart Butter Buns

4.7 out of 5 stars 213 Reviews
Famous Department Store Blueberry Muffins
Muffins & Popovers

Famous Department Store Blueberry Muffins

4.8 out of 5 stars 377 Reviews
Oatmeal Cookies
Oatmeal cookies

Oatmeal Cookies

4.7 out of 5 stars 144 Reviews
Biscuits
Biscuits & Shortcakes

Biscuits

4.3 out of 5 stars 109 Reviews
Apple Pie
Fruit pies

Apple Pie

4.7 out of 5 stars 122 Reviews
Classic Sandwich Bread
Sandwich bread

Classic Sandwich Bread

4.6 out of 5 stars 380 Reviews