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These are the top 10 most searched recipes globally since the pandemic began

Number one won’t surprise you at all

1y ago

Cooking has been a source of comfort for me during this coronavirus pandemic. Whipping up something delicious in the kitchen gives me a sense of normality, and also an illusion of control, when things seem to be ever so slightly falling apart in the world. I’ve been relying on some trusty recipes for salads, curries and soups - you know, the old faithfuls.

But I also attempted some new stuff. I made a home-made veggie version of Taco Bell’s Crunchwrap Supreme with Beyond Beef (very fun and surprisingly easy). I also baked a tasty banana bread. As you’ve probably picked up by now, I'm not alone in finding comfort in cooking. And lately that last recipe has been prrrretty popular, well, everywhere. For whatever reason, banana bread is *the* hottest recipe around and the moment.

And now we have the Google Trends data to prove it. As CNBC reports, the top 10 most searched recipes globally since March 1 are as follows:

1. Banana bread recipe

2. Pancake recipe

3. Chicken recipes

4. Pizza dough recipe

5. Brownie recipe

6. “Recette crepe” (which means “crepe recipe” in French)

7. Meatloaf recipe

8. French toast recipe

9. Lasagna recipe

10. Cheesecake recipe

It’s interesting, but probably not all that surprising, to see that sweet recipes make up six of the top 10. Sugar + baking = the ultimate comfort activity.

If you look at the US specifically, other recipes that have shot up in searches recently include dalgona coffee (obvi), sourdough (of course) and… uh...devilled eggs (weird).

Why exactly do you think banana bread has been so popular? 🍌🍌🍌

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Comments (4)

  • They bought more bananas then they could eat and needed something to do with them!

      1 year ago
  • I honestly thought brownies would be much higher than it currently is, in the list. CNBC shattered my assumptions

      1 year ago
  • Bananas are probably the most fool proof food you can grow in a back yard n Brisbane , Australia , where I grew up.

    Back then most yards had lemon trees, paw paw , mulberrys, and pretty much always a bunch of bananas.

    Some yards had macadamias, mangoes, tamarinds, and chooks.

    British botanists had collected useful plants from round the world, and were trialling them in Australia.

    So they were always ending up baked into a bread or pudding.

    Bananas in custard were a v popular family desert.

      1 year ago
  • I think banana bread is for people who want to bake, but don't want to continually churn out things with choc chips.

      1 year ago