Brit + Co’s Top 18 Original Recipes to Inspire You to Cook More This Year
Looking for a little inspiration in the kitchen? Our top 18 original recipes are exactly what you need. From breakfast to snacks to the main course and more (including some outrageously scrumptious desserts!), these recipes are guaranteed to please even the pickiest eaters. Scroll through for a delicious way to start the year.
Mermaid Smoothie Bowl: The smoothie bowl almost too pretty to eat. The key is adding toppings — lots of 'em. (Photo via Brit + Co)
Apricot Bites: Five ingredients and 15 minutes are all you need to roll up enough of these bite-size snacks for a whole week. (Photo via Brit + Co)
DIY Flavored Butter: These six different butter flavors never fail to enliven any dish. (Photo via Brit + Co)
Cauliflower Sushi Rolls: A low-carb, Paleo-friendly, and grain-free alternative to traditional sushi rice, this super simple recipe swaps the sushi rice for cauliflower rice. (Photo via Brit + Co)
Mini Cheeseburger Muffins: You and your family will be well-fed and ready to go all week long with time-savers like this one. (Photo via Kurt Andre / Brit + Co)
Tasty Tea Sandwiches: Here are five quick and easy takes on the ultimate finger food. You can cut them into fun shapes for the kiddos too. (Photo via Brit + Co)
One-Pan Cheesy Tomato Pasta Bake: Simple meal prep is all that's required for this recipe to help free up your week. (Photo via Kurt Andre / Brit + Co)
Green Chili Chicken and Corn Enchilada Casserole: This hearty dish is not your grandmother’s casserole; a twist on a Tex-Mex classic makes it a little more interesting. (Photo via Kurt Andre / Brit + Co)
Microwave Risotto: This recipe is amazing for two reasons. First, we’re making risotto in the microwave. Second, we’re making it in 10 minutes. No more standing at the stove and stirring for an hour. This is quite a hack, if we do say so ourselves. (Photo via Brit + Co)
Honey Mustard Chicken: Do a bit of arranging, brushing, and drizzling, then let the oven take care of the rest of the work. (Photo via Brit + Co)
One-Pot Lemon Garlic Chicken Couscous: Ready in 30 minutes (which includes the easy way to de-seed a pomegranate without your kitchen looking like a three-year-old has been let loose with a pot of red paint), this tasty meal will also produce mouthwatering leftovers. (Photo via Brit + Co)
Slow Cooker Marsala Veggie Grain Bowl: Sneak more veggies and protein into your day-to-day through this slow-cooked dish. (Photo via Cody Towner / Brit + Co)
Naked Wedding Cake: Instead of attempting to meticulously ice a cake, leaving the sides exposed is a rustic and easy option for weddings, birthdays, and nearly all celebrations. (Photo via Brit + Co)
Mason Jar Cheesecake: Make this easy-to-pack, layered recipe for your next picnic. (Photo via Brit + Co)
DIY Watercolor Cake: Decorate a gilded watercolor cake complete with flecks of edible gold leaf. You'll turn a plain cake into an edible masterpiece. (Photo via Heather Baird / Brit + Co)
English Toffee: This homemade candy will make you and whoever you serve it to weak in the knees. (Photo via Brit + Co)
Checkerboard Cake: This unassuming cake has a deep secret. Cubes of lemon and strawberry cake make up this anything-but-ordinary party treat. (Photo via Brit + Co)
Watermelon Margarita Pops: These boozy popsicles are a great treat anytime of the year. (Photo via Brit + Co)
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Jennifer Seigal is a food lover and world traveler living in the San Francisco Bay Area. When she’s not planning her next travel destination, you’ll find her researching healthy recipes and scoping new brunch spots. She believes brunch-time should be anytime and firmly votes French Toast as the crème de la crème of breakfast foods.