How TikTok Impacted Cooking in COVID-19

How TikTok Impacted Cooking in COVID-19

In 2020, the COVID-19 pandemic was at its peak. With that, quarantine got everyone a little stir-crazy. For me, like a lot of other people my age, I downloaded the social media app TikTok. This app became different from all the other social media platforms because the content was created by people in a real and raw manner. It wasn’t filtered, it was people creating ideas that made them happy and made them want to share them with the world. With everything going on in the world, I didn’t even want to turn on the TV and hear more bad news. So, I scrolled and scrolled on TikTok. Once I started going on it more often, my ForYou page was full of ideas and recipes that I didn’t even know existed.

With TikTok becoming popular once lockdown hit, it impacted people to post aspects of their life that they wouldn’t normally post on platforms like Instagram and Facebook. This helped social media marketers facilitate their brands into TikTok and use real people to promote their products. Social media marketers for food brands were especially prevalent because everyone was baking or cooking. Real people were using products that they liked which created a domino effect for multiple people purchasing and doing the same recipes.

Some different recipes that blew up the social media world during the quarantine were banana bread, coffee cake, whipped coffee, homemade pizza, granola yogurt cups and so much more. All of these recipes were intended to help people forget about what was going on in the world and invest themselves in a recipe.

Some of my Favorite Recipes:

Chocolate Chip Banana Bread

  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 bananas mashed
  • 3 Tbsp sour cream
  • 1 Tsp baking soda
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 cup of chocolate chips

Heat oven to 325 degrees. Cream butter and sugar, then mix in the balance of ingredients in order given. Bake for 1 hour in a loaf pan!

Granola Yogurt Cups

  • 3 cups of rolled oats
  • 2 bananas
  • 2 Tsp of cinnamon
  • 2 Tsp of vanilla
  • 1/2 cup of honey

Then add your favorite fruit and yogurt as toppings!

Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies

  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1 cup peanut butter
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 Tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 cup chocolate chips

Divide into 12 and place onto a baking sheet and bake at 350 degrees for 8-10 minutes

During quarantine, I developed a love for cooking and trying new recipes. It has helped me relieve stress and makes me very happy.

These are just a few of my favorite recipes that I made in March and April 2020 for my family. All of these photos are photos that I took when I made it. I, unfortunately, do not have the account of the TikTok creators who posted these recipes, but I did not create them myself.

6 thoughts on “How TikTok Impacted Cooking in COVID-19”

  • I made that exact banana bread from Tiktok! Super interesting post about how people started cooking more and more during the pandemic.

  • Can totally relate to when you said cooking was a stress reliever. I love cooking and baking myself. It’s fun to create something new and tasty. I love that TikTok provides more than just one kind of content. There’s tons of good recipes on there to find. Banana bread is definitely a staple of mine. Can’t go wrong with it! Those granola yogurt cups look like a great quick breakfast as well. Will have to try those out.

  • HI! I literally have made that banana bread from tiktok, it ended up coming out really well and now I make it all the time for my family! I love reading this type of content. I really liked this post.

  • Thanks for sharing! I really think this is a perk of how tiki’s tok has influenced our generation. I definitely feel like a lot more people are inclined to clean and cook.

  • These recipes look absolutely incredible and tasty! I never knew that TikTok included a section that revolves around food and more specifically cooking. I can’t wait to see what other recipes you include and I will definitely have to try the Chocolate Chip Banana Bread.

  • I’m most definitely not a cook, but seeing how short TikTok videos are and how easily explained they can be, I feel like I can try out some of these recipes! One of my goals this year is to get better at cooking, so we’ll see how they turn out!

    Great post, looking forward to seeing more from you!

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