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

4.8 out of 5 stars 201 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 549 Reviews
Scones
Scones

Scones

4.7 out of 5 stars 233 Reviews
Pumpkin Pie
Cream & custard pies

Pumpkin Pie

4.7 out of 5 stars 195 Reviews
Sugar Cookies
Sugar cookies

Sugar Cookies

4.7 out of 5 stars 166 Reviews
Fudge Brownies
Brownies & blondies

Fudge Brownies

4.6 out of 5 stars 606 Reviews
Vermont Whole Wheat Oatmeal Honey Bread
Sandwich bread

Vermont Whole Wheat Oatmeal Honey Bread

4.6 out of 5 stars 382 Reviews
Chocolate Chip Cookies
Chocolate chip cookies

Chocolate Chip Cookies

4.6 out of 5 stars 280 Reviews
Simply Perfect Pancakes
Pancakes & Waffles

Simply Perfect Pancakes

4.5 out of 5 stars 253 Reviews
Whole-Grain Banana Bread
Quick bread

Whole-Grain Banana Bread

4.8 out of 5 stars 390 Reviews
Golden Pull-Apart Butter Buns
Sandwich buns & dinner rolls

Golden Pull-Apart Butter Buns

4.7 out of 5 stars 209 Reviews
Famous Department Store Blueberry Muffins
Muffins & Popovers

Famous Department Store Blueberry Muffins

4.8 out of 5 stars 368 Reviews
Oatmeal Cookies
Oatmeal cookies

Oatmeal Cookies

4.7 out of 5 stars 140 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 103 Reviews
Classic Sandwich Bread
Sandwich bread

Classic Sandwich Bread

4.6 out of 5 stars 373 Reviews