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Crockpot cinnamon buns.

Sweet & Comforting Nonperishable Recipes

During this period of social distancing why not treat yourself with these 3 easy and sweet recipes, made with non-perishable ingredients that you probably already have at home.

Without further ado, here are 3 tasty and comforting recipes that will bring happiness into your day and your belly.

Muffins.

Chocolate & Raspberry Muffins

The chocolate and raspberry muffins are just divine. I used frozen raspberries for this recipe, but you can also use fresh ones. If you don’t have raspberries opt for strawberries or blueberries, the recipe will be just as delicious.

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 30 minutes

Servings: 12

Muffin batter for raspberry and chocolate muffins.

Ingredients

  • 2 cups flour
  • 3/4 cup milk
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 egg
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 tsp. vanilla essence
  • 1 tsp. baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp. baking soda
  • 1 cup raspberries
  • 3/4 cup chocolate chips
  • 1 pinch salt

Preparation

  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F.
  2. In a bowl, combine all the dry ingredients.
  3. Add the egg, oil, milk, and vanilla. Mix well.
  4. Once combined, add the raspberries and chocolate chips and mix gently.
  5. Line 12 muffin cups with paper baking cups.
  6. Fill the muffin tins and bake in the center of the oven for 25 to 30 minutes.
  7. Enjoy!




A mug cake in the mug.

Easy Vanilla Mug Cake

This cake in a mug is so simple and quick, with the added bonus that you will not have to do many dishes. For the solo treater or couples’ enjoyment, this is the ideal cake because you will not end up with a whole cake that you have to finish in a week!

Prep time: 3 minutes

Cook Time: 2 minutes

Serving: 1

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup flour
  • 1 tbsp. sugar
  • 1/4 tsp. baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp. cinnamon
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 1 tbsp. melted butter
  • 1/2 tsp. vanilla

Icing

  • 3 tbsp. powder sugar
  • 1/2 tsp. water

A mug cake out of the mug covered in icing.

Preparation

  1. In a cup, combine the flour, sugar, baking powder cinnamon and salt.
  2. Next, whisk in milk, butter, and vanilla.
  3. Bake in the microwave on high, 1 to 2 minutes or until the cake is puffy.
  4. While your cake is baking, make your icing. In a bowl, mix powder sugar and water.
  5. Once the cake is done, you can either leave it in the mug to serve or remove the cake from the mug with a spoon.
  6. Finally, spread the icing on top of the cake and enjoy!

Slow Cooker Cinnamon Buns

The smell of this recipe will make you feel like you are in a bakery. I decided to cook them in the slow cooker to have a very moist texture but if you don’t have a slow cooker, put the buns in an ovenproof pan and bake them at 350 F˚ for 45 minutes.

Unrolled cinnamon buns.

Prep Time: 40 minutes

Rest Time: 3 hours

Cook Time: 2 hours

Servings: 12

Ingredients

Dough

  • 1 1/4 cups warm milk, (40.5°C or 105°F)
  • 2 1/4 tsp. instant dry yeast
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 large egg at room temperature
  • 1/4 cup unsalted butter, melted
  • 3 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 tsp. salt

Stuffing

  • 2/3 cup light brown sugar, lightly packed
  • 1 tbsp. ground cinnamon
  • 3 tbsp. unsalted butter, room temperature

Icing

  • 1/2 cup powder sugar
  • 1 tbsp. milk

Uncooked cinnamon buns in a crockpot.

Preparation

  1. Put all the dough ingredients in a bowl and stir with a wooden spoon until a homogeneous mixture is obtained.
  2. Place the dough on a work surface and knead about 5 minutes
  3. Transfer the dough to a lightly oiled bowl and cover with plastic wrap. Let the dough rise until it doubles in size, about 2 hours.
  4. In a bowl stir in the stuffing ingredients: brown sugar and cinnamon and soft butter.
  5. Place the risen dough on a lightly floured surface and roll it into a long rectangle.
  6. Brush the entire surface of the dough with the cinnamon butter mixture.
  7. Shape a roll lengthwise and cut the roll into 12 buns.
  8. Place the buns in the bowl of the slow cooker - do not begin cooking.
  9. Cover with a dishcloth and let the dough rise for another hour.
  10. Start the slow cooker on high and cook for 2 hours.
  11. While the cinnamon buns are cooking, create your icing by mixing the powdered sugar and milk together until you have a smooth texture.
  12. When the buns are cooked, let them cool a little and top with icing.
  13. Enjoy!

A cinnamon bun on a plate.

Have fun trying one of these recipes and why not all of them! If you do, let us know which one won your heart and your belly!

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Sophie Viau

Sophie Viau

Sophie is a blogger, writer, entrepreneur, world traveler, and photographer. As a young woman she had an unusual dream: To discover Iceland! "Nobody in my entourage had an interest in this type of trip" says Sophie, so she decided to go alone. What she discovered was that, not only was... Read More

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