Midnight Cravings: 5 Quick Bakes for Late-Night Snacking

EEliza December 4, 2023 7:01 AM

We've all been there—up late with our stomachs rumbling, looking for something to satisfy those pesky midnight cravings. But what do you do when a bag of chips or a bowl of ice cream just isn't cutting it? You bake, of course! Baking can be a therapeutic activity and a perfect solution for those late-night hunger pangs. Here are five quick bakes for your late-night snacking that are easy to whip up and deliciously satisfying.

Quick and Easy Baking Recipes for Late-Night Snacks

1. Chocolate Chip Cookies

Everyone's favorite go-to comfort food, a batch of warm, gooey chocolate chip cookies is sure to satisfy any late-night craving. Here's a simple recipe you can whip up in no time:


  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 2 teaspoons hot water
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups semisweet chocolate chips
  • 1 cup chopped walnuts (optional)


  1. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  2. Cream together the butter, white sugar, and brown sugar until smooth.
  3. Beat in the eggs one at a time, then stir in the vanilla.
  4. Dissolve baking soda in hot water and add to the batter along with salt.
  5. Stir in flour, chocolate chips, and nuts (if using).
  6. Drop by large spoonfuls onto ungreased pans.
  7. Bake for about 10 minutes in the preheated oven, or until edges are nicely browned.

2. Banana Bread

Banana bread is a quick and easy bake that is both delicious and somewhat healthy. Plus, it's a great way to use up any overripe bananas you have lying around.


  • 2 to 3 ripe bananas, peeled
  • 1/3 cup melted butter
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • Pinch of salt
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1 large egg, beaten
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 cups of all-purpose flour


  1. Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C), and butter a 4x8-inch loaf pan.
  2. In a mixing bowl, mash the ripe bananas until completely smooth.
  3. Stir the melted butter into the mashed bananas.
  4. Mix in the baking soda and salt.
  5. Stir in the sugar, beaten egg, and vanilla extract.
  6. Mix in the flour.
  7. Pour the batter into your prepared loaf pan.
  8. Bake for 50 minutes to 1 hour at 350°F (175°C), or until a tester inserted into the center comes out clean.

(And More...)

Whip up these easy recipes and satisfy your late-night cravings with delicious homemade bakes. Baking late at night not only provides you with a tasty snack but also an enjoyable activity to help pass the time.

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