Homemade Small Batch Food Gifts
Brighten someone’s day with one of these scrumptious DIY small batch food gifts. From savory nuts to irresistible cookies, snack mix, granola clusters, quick bread mini loaves, and more – there’s something for everyone!
Homemade treats are a special kind of gift. They’re something everyone’s happy to receive! The problem is that the majority of food gift recipes yield enormous amounts of food.
If you’re just looking to cheer up a friend with a small batch of cookies or bring something thoughtful for the hostess at your next holiday dinner party these small batch DIY food gifts are what you need.
The recipes make only a few servings and are sized for baking in (most) medium or large toaster ovens. They’re perfect for the holidays, special occasions, or just because!
- 2 Gifts in One: Treat your favorite foodie to something they can eat now and another gift they can use later by baking a yummy small-batch quick bread in a mini loaf pan and wrapping it with a colorful ribbon.
- Upcycle: My ideal packaging is anything that can be used again. Glass mason jars or leftover tea tins are great options. Just slap a bow on top and you’re good-to-go!
- Use What You’ve Got: Pile your cookies proudly on a paper plate, toss granola and nuts into clean pasta sauce jars or leftover Talenti containers. Trust me, it’s your thoughtful gesture (and the food) that’s going to matter the most.
Small Batch Food Gifts
From Christmas to Valentine's Day, these delicious toaster oven-sized recipes make thoughtful gifts that are perfect for any occasion.
Made with just 5 simple ingredients, these irresistible nuts are sweet, savory, and unbelievably easy to throw together.
Double Chocolate Cookies
Rich and fudgy, these cookies are perfect for the chocolate lover in your life. The easy recipe makes a great base for different flavor combinations like spicy hot chocolate and toasty s’mores.
Cranberry Orange Snack Cake
Bake this buttery snack cake in a mini loaf pan for a sweet treat that any cranberry fan would be happy to receive.
Toaster Oven Parmesan Crisps
Great for munching on or topping salads, these magical cheesy bites are the perfect savory treat for your low-carb friend.
Cake Mix Cookie Bars
Sweet and chewy, these cookie bars are always a hit. All you need is a few basic ingredients and half a box of your favorite cake mix - the flavor options are endless!
Crisp, sweet, and flaky, this small-batch almond granola is easy to customize and perfectly sized for baking in a toaster oven. Great for snacking or holiday gifting!
Balsamic Roasted Cranberries
Traditional cranberry sauce kicked up a notch - this recipe is tart, tangy, and a great addition to any cheeseboard.
The bold flavors of your favorite classic snack mix in a small batch recipe you can make in the toaster oven!
Chocolate Dipped Vegan Lemon Macaroons
A real treat for any lemon fan, these sweet and indulgent egg-free coconut macaroons are full of citrusy flavor.
Olive oil, maple syrup, and a dusting of cinnamon sugar give these toasted walnuts a lightly sweet and crispy texture that’s sure to delight.
Peanut Butter Granola
Flaky peanut butter oat clusters coated with melted chocolate chips - this decadent granola tastes like a candy bar!
Apple Hand Pies
Give the gift of pie without the leftovers! These single-serving hand pies are packed with goodies (like dried cranberries and pecans) and easy to make using store-bought pie dough.
Persimmon Banana Oat Cookies
Loaded with oats, banana, and sweet persimmon, these oat “cookies” are simple to make and a big hit with the kiddos.
Curry Spiced Cashews
Made with olive oil, maple syrup, and a blend of flavorful spices, these savory nuts are a fantastic alternative to the usual bevy of holiday sweets.
A grown-up version of your favorite chocolate cereal, this clumpy granola is great for snacking or crumbling into parfaits. Package it in a mason jar with a bow for a fun gift.
Mini Sweet Potato Hand Pies
Everything you love about sweet potato pie in mini single-serving portions! Wrap them individually and pop in a tin for a fun freezer-friendly gift.
One Banana Banana Bread
Always a welcome treat, it’s hard to go wrong with banana bread. This easy recipe uses basic pantry ingredients and makes just one mini loaf that’s perfect for gifting.
Triple Ginger Cookies
Featuring three types of ginger (ground, fresh, and candied), these crispy, chewy, absolutely irresistible cookies make a great gift for the ginger fanatic in your life.
Jalapeño Pumpkin Cornbread
Have a fan of savory baked goods on your gift list? Surprise them with a small batch of spicy jalapeno cornbread!
Maple Pecan Granola
This clumpy, chunky, cinnamon maple granola is always a hit. It takes just a few minutes of hands-on time to whip up the easy no-stir recipe.
Toaster Oven Carrot Cake
Give the gift of a new mini pan with a spiced carrot cake baked inside! Use a mini loaf pan, 6-inch round cake pan, or a pair of mini bundt pans to bake up this moist and flavorful small batch recipe.