Turn to my Classic Recipes Collection for time tested, tried-and-true versions of popular dishes and treats. These no-frills favorites are simply delicious.

Classic chocolate chip cookies, classic buttermilk pancakes, classic spaghetti and meatballs, classic dinner rolls.

What Makes a Classic Recipe?

When someone says, “chocolate chip cookie” what do you think of? A straightforward, no-frills cookie with a soft center, crisp edges and plenty of chocolate chips. A classic! To me, a classic recipe is the gold standard for our most loved, most iconic dishes and baked goods. Time-tested recipes made with quality ingredients. Nothing extra, nothing left out. That’s what you’ll get with my Classic Recipes Collection!

Classic Buttermilk Pancakes

Thick and fluffy with a tender texture and so full of flavor, my Classic Buttermilk pancakes turn out light with crisp, golden brown edges every time.

Classic Buttermilk Pancakes by The BakerMama

Classic French Toast

With its crispy, golden exterior and creamy, fluffy insides, Classic French Toast reigns supreme among breakfast carbs. Topped with powdered sugar, a drizzle of maple syrup, and fresh fruit, it’s breakfast at its very best!

Classic French Toast by The BakerMama

Classic Crispy Waffles

Looking for the best waffle recipe? My Classic Crispy Waffles turn out perfectly crisp on the outside and light and fluffy. Pass the syrup!

Classic Crispy Waffles by The BakerMama

Classic Homemade Cinnamon Rolls

Nothing beats the texture and flavor of Classic Homemade Cinnamon Rolls. Melting cinnamon sugar rolled up in soft, sweet yeast rolls and topped with a sticky sweet glaze. A breakfast treat we never get enough of!

A homemade cinnamon roll on a small rimmed white plate.

Classic Banana Bread

This Classic Banana Bread recipe turns out perfect every time. It’s crisp on top, moist in the middle and perfectly sweetened throughout, with tons of banana flavor in every bite. Everyone goes bananas over it!

Classic Banana Bread

Classic Coffee Cake

Sweet, tender cake with a layer of cinnamon-sugar filling and a delicious streusel topping, this Classic Coffee Cake is a must-bake. It’s perfect for brunch with friends, or lazy Sunday morning snacking.

A square slice of coffee cake on a stack of white ceramic plates with a metal fork.

Classic Chocolate Chip Cookies

Slightly crisp around the edges, soft and chewy inside with melting chocolate in every bite, these Classic Chocolate Chip Cookies are the real deal. Simple and simply delicious!

A dark metal cooling rack filled with chocolate chip cookies. There is a stack of white plates in the upper right corner next to the wire rack.

Classic Peanut Butter Cookies

With their famous criss-cross pattern and soft, chewy bite, these Classic Peanut Butter cookies are everything a perfect cookie should be. You’ll be hooked at first bite!

Classic Peanut Butter Cookies by The BakerMama

Classic Bread Pudding with Vanilla Sauce

Classic Bread Pudding makes a comforting and delicious end to any meal. Gently spiced with cinnamon and served warm with a drizzle of vanilla sauce, it’s simple yet sophisticated.

A square glass baking dish of bread pudding with white icing drizzled on top.

Classic Spaghetti and Meatballs

Homemade baked meatballs and a simple marinara sauce make this Spaghetti and Meatballs an easy, classic Italian dinner they’ll devour!

A large white plate with spaghetti and meatballs. The spaghetti is garnished with three fresh basil leaves.

Classic Stovetop Macaroni and Cheese

One of our favorite weeknight meals, this easy cheesy Stovetop Macaroni and Cheese can be on the dinner table in less than 30 minutes.

A large white bowl filled with macaroni and cheese.

Classic Beef Stroganoff

Tender beef, silky mushrooms and a flavorful skillet sauce come together in this Easy Beef Stroganoff for a delicious mid-week meal in under 30 minutes.

Easy Beef Stroganoff by The BakerMama

Classic Caesar Salad

Crisp romaine, salty parmesan and a flavorful dressing tossed with crunchy homemade croutons. This Chopped Caesar Salad is an easy, straight-forward recipe that is sure to become your go-to salad.

A large white serving bowl filled with caesar salad topped with croutons. Two wooden spoons stick out from under the salad.

Classic Dinner Rolls

Warm buttery Classic Dinner Rolls with a crisp outside and soft inside that go great with just about any meal!

12 round dinner rolls on a rimmed aluminum baking sheet.

Classic Homestyle Buttermilk Biscuits

These Homestyle Buttermilk Biscuits bring flaky, buttery, comforting goodness to any meal. Made from simple ingredients, they’re wholesome, delicious and sure to be a crowd favorite!

Homestyle Buttermilk Biscuits by The BakerMama

Classic Tomato Bruschetta

Ripe tomato, fresh garlic, onion and just the right amount of seasoning make this Classic Tomato Bruschetta easy, fresh and flavorful. Paired with crispy crostini, it’s an appetizer everyone loves.

Classic Tomato Bruschetta by The BakerMama

Homemade Classic Hummus

This Homemade Classic Hummus recipe is so easy to make and tastes better than store-bought. Serve it as an appetizer or nutritious snack that keeps everyone coming back for more!

Homemade Hummus by The BakerMama

If you make any of my Classic Recipes, be sure to snap a picture and share it with me or tag me on Instagram @thebakermama so I can see. 😍 I love seeing how inspired and creative y’all get with the recipes I share. Enjoy!


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About The BakerMama

Maegan is the author of her best-selling Beautiful Boards, Spectacular Spreads and Brilliant Bites cookbooks. She started blogging in 2012 and features hundreds of original recipes on The BakerMama. She truly enjoys sharing her easy, family-friendly recipes, creative meal ideas, food board creations, and entertaining spreads to encourage others to get in the kitchen and make something memorable for their loved ones to enjoy together. Learn More

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