You don’t need a lot of space or a large oven to make a personal and tasty homemade gift. To prove it here’s 5 easy recipes for Holiday Food Gifts You Can Make in a Toaster Oven.
Pack the cooled cranberry relish in an adorable little 4-ounce mason jar. Include it in a basket with goat cheese and a small baguette or crackers.
Secure your invite to next year’s holiday party by thoughtfully switching out the jar’s rust-attracting metal lid with an awesome plastic cap.
Jalapeño Pumpkin Cornbread
For that friend trying to avoid sweets cater to their savory side with a slightly spicy, moist and hearty cornbread.
Just add a 1/2 cup of pepper jack cheese to our Jalapeno Pumpkin Cornbread Donuts recipe and bake it in an 11 x 7 pan for 15 to 18 minutes. The secret to this toothy cornbread is using a good quality medium-grind cornmeal like Bob’s Red Mill’s.
No-Stir Toaster Oven Granola
If your next door neighbor’s a little crunchy (that’s us) look no further than a fresh batch of lower-sugar granola.
This recipe for No-Stir Toaster Oven Granola takes the longest due to the 1 hour cooling time but it’s worth the wait. Make a custom mix by stirring in dark chocolate chunks and substituting dried cherries or apricots for the cranberries.
One batch of toaster oven granola makes enough to fill a pint-sized (16oz) mason jar or two half-pint (8oz) jars. For smaller snack sized portions use small treat bags tied with bakers twine.
Mini Banana Bread
Add a little sweet to all your savory baking with our Mini Blackberry Banana Breads. The recipe can be baked in two small ramekins for personal sized breads or in a single mini loaf pan.
Customize the breads by adding chocolate or peanut butter chips for a tasty whole grain dessert. Make sure to attach a written card with the recipe so the lucky recipient can make another because yours will quickly disappear.
Bake the recipe in an 8 x 8 square pan, 9-inch circular pan or a pie pan for easy gifting. Add more flavor and a little holiday flair by stirring in finely chopped red sun-dried tomatoes and sliced green onions.