TikTok loves sharing creative recipes, so I tried eight of the most popular ones!
Hey everyone, I’m Farrah and I’ve gotten really into TikTok this year. I don’t even want to know how many hours of videos I’ve watched, but let’s just say it’s a lot. And since I’ve watched a lot, I’ve seen a ton of viral food videos on the app. Since I’ve been quarantined at home with little to do, I decided to try a few of these viral recipes for myself.
Instead of going on and on about how I re-created these recipes, I decided to rank them and discuss why they were a success (or a flop!). However, you can find the original recipe video linked in each section. My rankings will be based on three things: the taste, the amount of time it took to make, and if I’d make it again.
Without further ado, here is my official ranking!
Alas, coming in last place is the Healthy Oat Chocolate Chip Cookies recipe. I need to preface this by saying these aren’t *bad,* but there are other recipes that are just so much more delicious. They ended up being on the dryer side and didn’t hit the way a gooey chocolate chip cookie does. They also took about an hour to make without a desirable payoff. However, it’s a pretty solid alternative if you’re looking for a healthier cookie recipe.
Find the TikTok recipe here!
Taking seventh place is the TikTok Famous Pancake Cereal. I’ve seen a lot of people do this in different ways, including making the dimension of the pancakes the size of a yogurt lid, but I concluded that in order for it to come out as “cereal consistency” they need to be very small. I used a liquid dropper to put the batter in the pan to get this desired size. You can eat it dry or with milk (like actual cereal), but my conclusion is that it takes way too long to make and the end result is…just OK. It didn’t change my life, but it did show me a new and creative way to eat pancakes.
Ranking sixth is the Healthy Matcha Chia Seed Breakfast recipe. While this took no time at all to make, you have to factor in that it has to set overnight. I love chia seeds, but this combination just didn’t hit for me. Maybe I needed more honey or something else, but it was pretty bitter. I could have used too much matcha or something, but sadly I won’t be re-creating this healthy breakfast in the future.
Swooping in fifth is the Famous Brown Sugar Chocolate Chip Cookies. The original sound for this recipe was all over TikTok when quarantine started and because I had all the ingredients, I decided to try them. Overall, they are very good, even though they did take some time to make (about an hour). The cookies came out crispier than I usually like, and the peanut butter taste overpowered the chocolate. Not the best, but definitely not the worst!
Find the TikTok recipe here!
In fourth place I have the Three-Ingredient Greek Yogurt Bagel recipe. The main ingredients you need are flour, baking powder, and Greek yogurt (and spices include salt and Everything but the Bagel seasoning). These bagels are LEGIT. They’re a lot softer on the outside and inside than regular bagels and they’re super tasty. Plus, it’s really easy to make.
I decided to try cutting one of the bagels in half to make a breakfast sandwich, which really elevates the entire recipe. These are A+ breakfast sandwich bagels! So many people on TikTok have been making these bagels, and they’re worth the hype.
Riding in third place is the Famous TikTok Vodka Sauce! There are many different vodka sauce recipes floating around TikTok, but the one I used is linked below this photo. It. Is. Incredible. I’ve made it two times since trying it for the first time! It’s thick and creamy and coats each noodle beautifully. And the flavor! It’s better than any canned sauce you’ll buy. You must try it for yourself.
Ranking second place is the Low Carb Everything Bagel Roll-Ups recipe! It requires just three simple ingredients: cream cheese, a tortilla, and Everything but the Bagel seasoning. I was pretty skeptical about this recipe at first because the whole process of turning a tortilla into a “low carb bagel” seemed odd, but WOW. It is tasty! You’ll have to make a few if you want to get full off of these, but they also make a great little breakfast appetizer. I’ve made these many times since trying it for the first time because it’s so quick, easy, and tasty!
Coming in first place in this delicious and competitive ranking is Crispy Thin Crust Tortilla Pizza. This is incredibly simple to make and so much tastier than a regular frozen pizza. The tortilla gets nice and crispy, and the cheese melts so perfectly. It’s easy to eat two or three in one sitting, tbh! No joke, I’ve made at least 10 of these since trying it the first time. It’s 100% worth making. You’re going to have to trust me on this one.
What’s your favorite TikTok recipe? Let me know what you’ve tried in the comments!