Easy Desserts to Make When You Are in Quarantine


How many of you have lost count of which day of quarantine you are in? As we are stuck inside the house, many of us have turned to the kitchen and brought up the little chef in ourselves to try our new recipes and make fabulous dinners for our family.

After I told you about some easy dinner ideas to make when you are in quarantine, today comes the turn of the desserts. This list includes easy to make desserts with ingredients that you probably already have in your pantry. They are delicious and, most of them only use a handful of ingredients.

I don’t know about you, but I’ve been baking quite a lot recently. Just the other day I’ve made a tray of brownies from scratch, after refusing to pay £4 for a boked pack. The week before I’ve made waffles and German pancakes. What dessert from this list will you treat yourself and your family to?


Water cake


No milk, no butter, no eggs needed, only simple cupboard ingredients. This water cake is absolutely magic and perfect for breakfast or tea time! Difficult times call for creative measures, and among many things, this includes reinventing the way we cook and bake. Especially when you’re stuck at home.

Recipe by Andrea from The Petite Cook


Instant Pot Rice Pudding


Creamy rice pudding in instant pot without cream and eggs. An instant pot rice pudding recipe that gives you a creamy consistency without the addition of any cream. With just four 4 basic ingredients (flavorings excluded) make the best rice pudding in the instant pot.

Recipe by Dassana from Veg Recipes of India


Cinnamon Oatmeal Cookies


Soft, chewy, and completely addictive, these Cinnamon Oatmeal Cookies are just beyond delicious. Loaded with nutrients and incredible cinnamon flavor, these cinnamon cookies are both tasty and guilt-free. Perfect treat that is super healthy too.

Recipe by Natalie from Natalie’s Health


Peanut Butter Oatmeal Pancakes


Deliciously nutty and sweet, Peanut Butter Oatmeal Pancakes are perfect quick meal that your family will love. These oatmeal pancakes are made with a few simple pantry ingredients, packed with nutrients and incredible flavor. So delicious and super easy to make!

Recipe by Natalie from Natalie’s Health


Unicorn Cake Donuts

unicorn donuts

These colourful donuts are tons of fun to make and decorate, and are easy to make with few ingredients. These would be perfect for any day, but especially Easter, birthday parties, and any other time you just want some beautiful Spring coloured treats.

Recipe by Sara from Well if She Can Do It


Chocolate Peanut Butter Pretzel Haystacks


These salty and sweet cookies can be made with everything you’d find in the back of your pantry! There are a number of reasons why this recipe rocks. First of all, it is the perfect combo of sweet and salty, which is delicious AND goes great with all drinks and cocktails. Second, since it is a no bake recipe, it literally takes about 10 minutes to make, not including the time it takes for them to chill in the refrigerator.

Recipe by Karen from Couple in the Kitchen


Drop Biscuits


These easy drop biscuits are super easy to make and do not require yeast or eggs. These little biscuits are the perfect size for breakfast and honestly taste like buttermilk biscuits – they are delicious!

Recipe by Raquel from Organized Land


Easy Chocolate Mousse

easy chocolate moose

This quick and simple chocolate mousse is light and fluffy, yet deeply rich and decadent all at the same time. The results are incredibly creamy, silky, and smooth with big flavor and the perfect amount of sweetness

Recipe by Jennifer from Barth Bakery


Healthy Oatmeal Raisins Cookie Dough


This healthy easy vegan edible cookie dough takes just 5 minutes to whip up and is a delicious, high protein snack or dessert.

Recipe by Liz from Zardy Plants


Fruit Salad With Peach Pie Filling

peach pie

This easy peasy fruit salad recipe uses peach pie filling to make it tasty, sweet, and crowd pleasing. It can be made a day ahead and only uses a few ingredients.

Recipe by Rachel from Southern Eats and Goodies


Easy Three Ingredient Peanut Butter Cookies


Making these cookies is ridiculously easy so it’s the perfect opportunity to get your little one involved in the baking process. You’ll have a lot of fun together mixing everything and rolling the dough into small cookie balls.

Recipe by Julie from Mommy Wonders



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  1. The oatmeal cookies look delicious. Next time I head to the store for my essential shopping I am going to add oats! Yummy!!!!

    1. looks delicious and yet easy to make…..but this quarantine helped me discover my talent for cooking…..or so I thought…..

  2. Oh my gosh. All of these recipes look so darn good. I’m afraid I’ll come out of quarantine like 100 lbs heavier. My kids have been baking quite a bit too. It’s all so delicious. I guess it’s okay if we keep up our exercise, right?! LOL

  3. These all look amazing! I am all about easy, so we’ll be making some of these for sure. We love our desserts.

  4. Oooh, I want about half of these: the pancakes at the top, the cinnamon oatmeal cookies, the peanut butter cookies and the fruit salad!

  5. I love everything you have posted here. I just love sweets and I am so enamored by all of this. Thanks for sharing.

  6. hmm, yummy! strictly going to try to make some while I am trying to enjoy the quarantine period. Thanks for sharing

  7. You made me crave for chocolate upon seeing those choclate chunks spinkled… Waaaa! This pandemic is making me crazy lol

  8. I’m a dessert girl, so I wholly approve this post! I really want to try making peanut butter oatmeal pancakes and drop biscuits. I’ve not tried water cake before so I’ll add that to the to-do list!

  9. These desserts look absolutely amazing and delicious. I would love to try and make a few of these. Thank you for sharing.

  10. Great lists! We make a lot desserts now because my hubby has more time and baking (or no-bake, dessert making) is his hobby. I am so going to be fat after quarantine

  11. These look so easy to make with minimal ingredients. We’ve been doing a lot more baking now we’re on lockdown so we’ll have to try some of these.
    Thanks for sharing.

  12. Wow these all look good. I’m a simple recipe maker. Even though I have more time, I still like easy and quick. The pancakes have caught my eye!

  13. I would love to try these recipes out. I am trying on different recipes nowadays as I have plenty of time due to the countrywide lockdown. Thanks for sharing this.

  14. These are indeed helpful recipes that need simple steps to make (I guess).I craved for chocolate mousse, peanut butter pancake and the mixed fruit salad. I will definitely try these at home

  15. All of these are great ideas and they look delicious, but I will definitely try the cookie dough option. I hope it goes well for me

  16. Okay, confession… I have a HUGE weakness when it comes to anything chocolate/peanut butter lol! You totally sold me on the haystacks, I’m TOTALLY making those this weekend!

  17. The lockdown appears to have unleashed my inner cookie monster so I can definitely do with these recipes. And who can resist chocolate mousse!

  18. Rice pudding is one of my husband’s favorite desserts. All of these look awesome, but I’ll start by making the rice pudding one. Great list, thanks so much for sharing.

  19. All of these look very delicious. I know I would love to try out those cinnamon oatmeal cookies. And the water cake looks pretty amazing as well.

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