9 Recipes You Can Make with 3 Ingredients or Less

The best recipes truly are the simplest.

Food Network Kitchen’s 2-Ingredient Brownies.

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We love a complex cooking project as much as anyone, but we can admit that they’re not the most practical. When you’re in a pinch or just feeling a little less-than-inspired (no judgment, we’ve been there), these recipes will have you on your way to a delicious dessert or meal with just a handful of ingredients.

No, you really don’t need flour (or even sugar) to make a deliciously fudgy brownie. The secret? Whip egg whites into stiff peaks, then fold the whites into a mixture of melted chocolate and egg yolks. The extra air in the egg whites will help give the brownies structure and emphasize the extra-chocolatey flavor.

Food Network Kitchen’s 2-Ingredient Grilled Pizza Dough.

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With just Greek yogurt and all-purpose flour, our 2-ingredient pizza dough will you have you at the dinner table before you can say “takeout.” The yogurt ensures that the dough remains tender and pliable without needing a break for rising or resting. Throw it on the grill for just two minutes before adding the toppings of your choice to ensure a chewy texture that’s just like the original.

Food Network Kitchen’s 3-Ingredient Nutella Doughnuts.

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You only need Nutella, flour and eggs to make a sweet treat that’s worth going nuts over. Even better? There’s no need to fry these beauties! Instead, bake the donuts on a sheet pan (no donut pan required) and use a double dose of Nutella as the frosting.

Food Network Kitchen’s 3-Ingredient Cookie Butter Cookies.

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Calling all cookie butter lovers! With the help of rolled oats and one egg, your favorite spread can be transformed into the easiest cookies ever. Pro tip? Use a food processor to grind the oats into fine crumbs first.

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Food Network Kitchen’s 2-Ingredient Bagels, as seen on Food Network.

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There are so many reasons to love these easy bagels — thanks to the short ingredient list (just Greek yogurt and flour!), you don’t need to wait for yeast to rise or parboil the bagels before baking, which means you can have a fresh batch of bagels ready to eat in an hour flat.

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Food Network Kitchen’s 3-Ingredient Bundt Cake, as seen on Food Network.

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Did you know ice cream can turn into cake? Simply mix melted ice cream with your favorite cake mix and three eggs to make a super tender and flavorful dessert. Make sure you stick with higher-quality ice cream for this one — standard ice creams have more air churned in and won’t be quite as melty.

Trust us — it doesn’t get easier than our 3-ingredient banana bread. Mash four ripe bananas, then combine the fruit with cake mix and eggs. You’ll have a moist, sweet banana bread that required almost no effort at all. We recommend a spice cake mix for a hint of cinnamon and nutmeg, but a chocolate cake mix is sure to please any dessert lover.

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Food Network Kitchen’s 3-Ingredient Peanut Butter Cookies, as seen on Food Network.

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If you’re in need of a gluten-free dessert that doesn’t require any specialty ingredients, this is the recipe for you. Peanut butter, eggs and brown sugar come together to make ultra-rich cookies that are full of nutty flavor.

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Yes, you can make a pancake with absolutely no flour. Simply blend one large banana with two eggs to make the easiest-ever pancake batter that cooks like a dream. If you prefer your pancakes with a hint of spice, a dash of pumpkin pie spice will surely do the trick.

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