Apart from making you laugh out loud, TikTok is actually a golden source of inspiration, especially for cooking.

Food-wise, there’s a repertoire of current crazes for baking and cooking online that are going viral. A range of popular recipes have made their way into people’s homes around the world – think dalgona coffee, banana bread, dishes made with an air fryer, and more.

Here, we’ve curated a list of food trends on TikTok that are keeping foodies busy (and happy) even long after the lockdown is over. Try your hand at them yourself if you haven’t already because really, they are absolute must-tries.

[Featured and hero image credit: Instagram/bakesbymichelle]

Mini Pancake Cereal

Why have the store-bought cereal when you can make your own healthier version at home? These mini pancakes are perfect in a pool of milk and maple syrup. Even better, have them plain with a generous drizzle of honey and a big knob of softened salted butter. Also, did we mention the making of these babies is one of the very best meditations and also a good story feed for the ‘gram?

One Pan Egg Sandwich

Sometimes there’s nothing more wonderful to cooks than the words “one-pot” or “one-pan cooking.” Thank god for the variety of kitchen hacks which allow timeless cooks to actually cook more proficiently – and deliciously – in limited time. This one-pan egg sandwich has created a real social media sensation, especially amongst die-hard egg-eaters. It’s easy, highly presentable, and it looks almost as though you’ve been spending a lot of time and effort to make it perfect — when you actually didn’t, really.

1 Minute Mug Cakes

For ovenless bakers, you no longer need to go on a homemade cake fast. Gemma from Bigger Bolder Baking is here to show how you can recreate the sweet, spongey dessert using only a microwave to cook it. There’s a range of flavours to choose from so you can go with the recipe that fits most to your palate. There’s also an endless possibility to this type of cake-making so you can get creative and play around with different flavour profiles.

Microwave Mug Mac and Cheese

Microwaves are…a godsend. And if you’re not aware of this fact, then this recipe of mug mac ‘n’ cheese will have you realise that. When there’s no time or cooking is not really an option, cut off the time-consuming process of cooking the pasta, making béchamel, then cheese sauce, and baking to a mug recipe that can give you the cheesy, ooey-gooey mac ‘n’ cheese in just about 10 minutes.

Big Mac Triangles

This Mexican-meets-American creation deserves a high praise – partly because it’s drool-inducing and mostly because it allows us to have everything we crave for in a Big Mac, but just healthier and homemade. And for those who are not all for the soft, squishy bun loaded with carb but more for the crispy, deep-fried tortilla wrap, then this recipe should be your move.

Edible Flower Cookies

Social media’s number one rule: you eat first with your eyes. So as far as food on the online world goes, the beautiful presentation comes first and taste comes next. That’s perhaps why a range of desserts studded with edible flowers are gaining more and more popularity online. These flower shortbread cookies are a good recipe to make when you need to impress. It serves as eye-candy on your table as well as a delicious afternoon tea dessert or just a yummy all-day snack.

This article first appeared on Lifestyle Asia Bangkok.

Kankanit Wichiantanon
Writer, Bangkok
Kankanit is a writer by day and a baker by night. If there’s one thing you should know about her, it’s that she can wax poetic about food 24/7. Her daily routine is writing, cooking, eating, repeat. They are the things that inspire her from morning 'til night.