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3-ingredient recipes: Desserts and bakes

From cookies and cakes to savoury muffins and scones, these easy three-ingredient recipe ideas are great for when you're craving a treat or need a last-minute dessert to satisfy your guests. Making the most of storecupboard ingredients, desserts and bakes don't get easier than this!

  1. Chocolate pots

    For an easy dessert that's ready in no time, look no further than this creamy chocolate pot recipe that only uses three ingredients. With chocolate, milk and cream, this silky chocolate ganache is a winning last minute dessert for dinner parties and more.

    Chocolate pots
  2. Oaty banana choc chip cookies

    With no eggs, butter or flour, this chewy chocolate chip cookies recipe is a great fuss-free treat for when you're craving something sweet. Mashed banana is used to bind together oats and chocolate chips for a simple bite-sized bake.

    Oaty banana choc chip cookies
  3. Mini egg muffins

    This easy 3-ingredient breakfast egg muffin recipe is great for snacking on the go, or for packing into kids’ lunchboxes. We've added roasted peppers, but you can add whatever you like to the mini frittatas. Try with ham or mushrooms, and make ahead and freeze to save time!

    Mini egg muffins
  4. Chocolate cake

    Looking for ideas for a last minute bake sale or birthday party? Try this easy chocolate cake recipe that's super rich and indulgent – you'd never know it only has three ingredients! Whisk together eggs, butter and dark chocolate for a fuss-free bake that'll really impress.

    Chocolate cake
  5. Spiced flatbreads

    Flatbreads are an essential accompaniment for curries, tagines and dips. With just three ingredients, it's seriously easy to make your own from scratch. Make a simple dough, add your favourite mixed spices and fry until golden – this recipe will definitely become a staple.

    Spiced flatbreads
  6. Savoury cheese scones

    Scones are a British classic, and this cheese scone recipe is perfect for picnics, lunchboxes and afternoon tea parties. This easy method makes baking your own savoury scones super-easy.

    Savoury cheese scones