Baking is the Sunday reset you've been waiting for

Sundays. You either love them or hate them. While they do mean that a whole new week's load of homework, tests and awkward flirting fails are about to arrive, we're a big proponent of seeing the silver lining of Sunday—it's the perfect opportunity to relax and recharge before facing (and overcoming) the next week's challenges. 

Sunday is a great day to fold that laundry that's been crowding your book nook, throw your sheets in the wash, get ahead on homework or take time to unplug and get creative. Any way you look at it, Sundays are for doing things your future self will thank you for, which is why we're adding a new piece to our Sunday routine: baking.

Carving out time in the kitchen is rewarding on so many levels. Following a recipe step-by-step can be grounding, and the smell of freshly baked muffins pretty much counts as aromatherapy. Plus, now you have a go-to breakfast to enjoy all week long, which is sure to save you time during those busy mornings. 

Now the question remains: What will you be baking? Keep reading to grab the recipes for our fave breakfast bakes.



What you'll need:
+ All-purpose flour
+ Granulated sugar
+ Baking powder
+ Kosher salt
+ Unsalted butter
+ Heavy whipping cream

This scone recipe is perfect on its own, but it also works as a base recipe. If you want to give your scones some flair, you can add fruit (try blueberries, cranberries or lemon zest) or chocolate chips. Find the recipe here.


Banana bread

What you'll need:
+  Overripe bananas
+ Butter (salted or unsalted both work!)
+ Baking soda
+ Salt
+ Sugar
+ Eggs
+ All-purpose flour

Banana bread is a classic "quick bread," AKA a loaf that doesn't require yeast. Whether you spread butter on your slice or eat it plain, banana bread starts your morning on a sweet note. Find the recipe here.


Almond poppyseed muffins

What you'll need:
+ Sugar
+ Vegetable oil
+ Eggs
+ Almond extract
+ Sour cream
+ Milk
+ All-purpose flour
+ Baking powder
+ Salt
+ Baking soda
+ Poppyseeds
+ Sugar
+ Sliced almonds

Almond poppyseed muffins are not only delish, but they also have some major health benefits—like being rich in protein and fiber. The perfect muffin to prepare you for a day of acing pop quizzes and scoring winning goals awaits with this recipe.

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by Riley Yates | 1/29/2023