When we hear the words pandemic or quarantine, we often think of wearing masks, having to work from home, and practicing social distancing.

Quarantine caused us to spend more time at home and that also meant more time in the kitchen! Many people learned how to cook for the first time and others used their newfound free time to experiment in the kitchen.

Without a doubt, this led to the creation and popularization of some interesting and new dishes!

Let’s recap some of the most popular food trends from quarantine that took the internet by storm!

Pancake Cereal

Pancake cereal: If pancakes and cereal had a baby, it would be this! A delightful and fun twist on two common breakfast items.

Made with pancake batter and a piping bag (or with a water bottle with a hole in the cap) and some syrup or milk. Watch how to make pancake cereal here.

Dalgona coffee: Also called whipped coffee, Dalgona coffee gets its to name from the Korean word 달구나, which translates to “it’s sweet.” Made by whipping instant coffee powder, water, and sugar together before adding on top of milk. Dalgona coffee’s simple ingredients and the recipe made it the perfect drink to make during quarantine. Watch how to make dalgona coffee here.

Sliced banana bread

Banana bread: The classic star of all quarantine food. There’s nothing quite like a warm, sweet loaf of banana bread. A perfect choice for first-time bakers and even a favorite among experienced bakers.

Pro tip: Use overripe bananas for a sweeter and more defined flavor! Check out a full recipe here.

Sushi bake in a foil tin

Sushi bake: Think sushi meets casserole. It’s a unique twist on the popular California roll. Simply layer sushi rice, imitation crab, cucumber, furikake, and mayo and pop it in the oven.

Surprise your friends and family with sushi bake at your next get-together! Find a detailed recipe here.

Oven-baked feta and tomato pasta: The most recent trend, so popular that stores began running out of feta cheese! All you need is a block of feta, some olive oil and garlic, tomatoes and herbs, and pasta.

It’s a quick and easy option for a homemade dinner. Check out an in-depth recipe here.

Did you make any of these in your kitchen during a lockdown? What was your favorite quarantine cooking trend? Let us know in the comments below!

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Alexa Sinatra

Alexa Sinatra

I am a recent college graduate based in Pittsburgh! I interned with Rockoly for a year focusing on social media, sales, and creative writing.