40 Easy Giftable Recipes for the Holidays

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Assortment of easy giftable recipes for the holidays

Homemade gifts are the perfect way to show you care this holiday season (and beyond)! We’ve compiled our best easy, giftable recipes that your family and friends will adore. Think comforting drink mixes, spice blends, granolas, cookies, and MORE!

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Jar of Golden Milk Mix with the spices arranged in layers
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4-Ingredient Golden Milk Mix
A mixture of the 4 basic golden milk spices so you can easily prepare golden milk whenever the craving strikes. Perfect for both iced and hot golden milk.
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Jar of our simple homemade caffeine-free Chai Mix alongside fresh spices
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5-Minute Caffeine-Free Chai Mix
A quick-and-easy caffeine-free chai mix! The perfect solution for making this classic Indian beverage without caffeine in a snap. Just 6 ingredients and 5 minutes required!
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Jar of Adaptogenic Hot Chocolate Mix next to dairy-free milk and ingredients used to make it
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Adaptogenic Hot Chocolate Mix
Low-sugar hot chocolate mix with raw cacao powder and adaptogens like reishi mushroom, maca, ashwagandha, and he shou wu. The perfect low-caffeine cozy beverage to replace coffee or matcha.
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Spoonful and jar of our DIY Curry Powder
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DIY Curry Powder
Easy, DIY curry spice that's perfect for soups, stews, and hearty curry dishes. Links to recipe ideas below!
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Easy DIY Shawarma Spice Blend! Simple ingredients, BIG flavor! #vegan #glutenfree #shawarma #recipe #minimalistbaker
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DIY Shawarma Spice Blend
A quick and flavorful take on the classic Middle Eastern shawarma spice blend that's smoky, spicy, and incredibly versatile! Perfect for seasoning crispy chickpeas, falafel, curries, scrambles, vegetables, and more!
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Bowl of our Pumpkin Pie Spice recipe made with cinnamon, cloves, ginger, nutmeg, and more
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DIY Pumpkin Pie Spice
Easy, customizable pumpkin pie spice ready in 5 minutes! Spicy, warming, and perfect for fall baking and beyond!
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Spoonfuls of sesame seeds and za'atar next to a jar
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Za’atar
A step-by-step guide for how to make za’atar — a Middle Eastern spice blend — at home in a few easy steps. Perfect for marinating, garnishing, or adding flavor to just about any dish.
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Spoonful and jar of chili powder for our guide on how to make chili powder
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Homemade Chili Powder
Easy DIY chili powder for all your chili, taco, and soup needs and beyond! Quick, simple, and adaptable with the perfect amount of smokiness and spice.
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Slice of gluten-free toast smothered with delicious Cinnamon Raisin Peanut Butter for a healthy plant-based breakfast
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Cinnamon Raisin Peanut Butter
Creamy, 5-ingredient peanut butter infused with ground cinnamon and plump raisins. The perfect nutritious spread or dip for toast, apples, smoothies, and more!
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Wooden stick in a jar of homemade Vegan Nutella
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4-Ingredient Nutella (Vegan + GF)
Simple, 4-ingredient Nutella that’s vegan and gluten-free! Perfect for baked goods, pancakes, waffles, fruit, and more! Plus, options for both cacao and chocolate.
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Cinnamon in a blender of our homemade Hazelnut Butter recipe
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Cinnamon Hazelnut Butter
Easy, 3-ingredient hazelnut butter infused with sea salt and ground cinnamon and lightly sweetened with coconut sugar. A nutrient-packed spread that's perfect on toast, pancakes, waffles, and more!
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Food processor filled with a batch of our homemade Seedy Sunflower Butter recipe
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Super Seedy Sunflower Butter
Super seedy sunflower butter with chia, hemp, flax, and pumpkin seeds — perfect for toast, baked goods, oats, and more! Creamy with a slight crunch, six ingredients, and vitamin and mineral-rich!
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Bowl and tray of Chocolate Sea Salt Granola beside a small jar of dairy-free milk
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Sea Salt Dark Chocolate Granola
9-ingredient granola infused with cocoa powder, naturally sweetened, and full of plant-based protein and fiber! The perfect plant-based breakfast or snack.
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Bowls of Chunky Coconut Granola made with dried blueberries
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Super Chunky Coconut Granola
Extra-crunchy coconut granola with slivered almonds, dried blueberries, and rolled oats! 9 ingredients, naturally sweetened, butter-free, and the perfect healthy breakfast or snack.
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Tray of Gingerbread Granola with Christmas cookie cutters on it
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Gingerbread Granola
10-ingredient, 30-minute gingerbread granola sweetened with molasses and tossed with cinnamon, ginger, and cloves for that perfect gingerbread flavor.
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Bowl of Almond Joy Granola topped with dark chocolate pieces
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Almond Joy Granola
Crispy, super coconutty Almond Joy granola! Coconut flakes, oats, and almonds tossed in an almond butter-coconut glaze and topped with dark chocolate chunks! A healthier indulgence for breakfast or a snack.
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Gold spoon in a bowl of our Simple Grain-Free Granola recipe
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Simple Grain-Free Granola
30-minute grain-free granola packed with seeds, nuts, and coconut. It’s naturally sweetened! Vegan, gluten-free, and the perfect healthy, protein-rich breakfast or snack!
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Display of Crunchy Baked Granola Bars for a healthy plant-based snack
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Crunchy Baked Granola Bars
Gluten-free baked granola bars that are super crunchy, naturally sweetened, and packed with fiber and protein! 9 ingredients and so easy to make.
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Baking sheet filled with pieces of Quinoa Brittle
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Quinoa Brittle
7-ingredient Quinoa Brittle naturally sweetened with maple syrup and coconut sugar, and it's butter-free! Crispy, crunchy, nutritious — a healthier dessert or snack!
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Baking sheet with a scoop of coconut sugar and batch of Candied Spiced Nuts
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15-Minute Candied Spiced Nuts (1 Pan!)
Amazing 15-minute roasted candied nuts made all on 1 pan! No bowl required, so spicy-sweet. The perfect holiday snack or homemade gift!
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Baking sheet of homemade Curry Spiced Cashews and a lime half
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Curry-Spiced Cashews
Curry spiced cashews with green curry paste and spices! Savory, sweet, spicy, and crunchy. An easy, healthy plant-based snack!
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Jars and measuring cups of gluten free flours for making a homemade Gluten Free All Purpose Flour Blend
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DIY Gluten-Free Flour Blend
An easy, 4-ingredient gluten-free flour blend to use in place of all purpose flour in most recipes.
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Pancake instructions on a jar of vegan pancake mix
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Whole Grain Vegan Pancake Mix (6 Ingredients!)
Quick and easy pancake mix that’s naturally sweetened, totally vegan, and FULL of nutritious whole grains! Just 6 ingredients and 10 minutes required for the mix (plus a few more for a batch of pancakes).
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Spoon resting in a jar of vegan gluten-free pancake mix
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Gluten-Free Pancake Mix (Vegan)
The ultimate gluten-free pancake mix that yields fluffy, naturally sweetened pancakes every time! Just 8 wholesome ingredients and 1 bowl required.
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Parchment-lined baking sheet of Vegan GF Rosemary Crackers
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1-Bowl Vegan Gluten-Free Crackers
Crispy, thin, gluten-free crackers reminiscent of Wheat Thins! Just 7 ingredients and 1 bowl required for these delicious snacks. Perfect for dipping in hummus, nut butters, and more!
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Close up shot of vegan chocolate chip cookies topped with flaky salt
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Classic Vegan Chocolate Chip Cookies (1 Bowl!)
The perfect classic vegan chocolate chip cookie made in 1 bowl! Salty-sweet, buttery, slightly crisp edges, tender center, and gooey chocolate chips. Just 9 ingredients and simple methods required!
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Dipping a Vegan Brownie Cookie into almond milk
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Fudgy Vegan Brownie Cookies
Insanely fudgy vegan brownie cookies that are tender on the inside, crisp on the outside, and reminiscent of a brownie! Just 10 ingredients required for these naturally sweetened gluten- and grain-free treats!
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Stack of gluten free samoas cookies
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Vegan Gluten-Free Samoas
Classic Girl Scout-inspired Samoa cookies made vegan and gluten-free! Buttery cookies, rich caramel, toasted coconut, and melted chocolate. Just 9 ingredients required!
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Plate of gluten-free ginger biscotti with chocolate drizzle
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Gluten-Free Biscotti with Ginger & Chocolate
A gingery, chocolate-dipped, orange-infused take on classic Italian biscotti! Gluten-free, vegan, and just 10 ingredients required!
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Plate of Gluten-Free Vegan Snickerdoodle Cookies made with coconut sugar
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1-Bowl Snickerdoodle Cookies (Vegan + GF)
Fluffy, naturally sweetened snickerdoodle cookies made in 1 bowl. The perfect vegan, gluten-free cookie everyone can enjoy for the holiday season!
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1 bowl ginger cookies square
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1-Bowl Ginger Cookies (V/GF)
Tender, spicy, perfectly sweet ginger cookies made entirely in 1 bowl! The perfect vegan, gluten-free cookie for your holiday spread.
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Bowl piled high with a batch of Gluten-Free Vegan Coconut Snowball Cookies
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Vegan Coconut “Snowball” Cookies
Fluffy, 7-ingredient vegan coconut cookies that are reminiscent of a snowball! Naturally sweetened, easy to make, and perfect for the holidays and winter!
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Parchment paper filled with Orange Almond Vegan Biscotti dipped in dark chocolate
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Orange Almond Biscotti (Vegan)
Amazing, simple vegan biscotti infused with orange zest and roasted almonds. Dip in vegan dark chocolate for a decadent touch. A delicious vegan breakfast, dessert, or snack with your favorite hot beverage!
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Cutting board filled with Peanut Butter Cup Cookies
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Peanut Butter Cup Cookies (V/GF)
Easy 1-Bowl Peanut Butter Cookies with Peanut Butter Cup Blossoms! Tender, salty-sweet, gluten-free, and perfect for the holidays!
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Stack of Healthy Vegan Chocolate Truffles topped with cacao nibs
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Easy Vegan Truffles
Simple 30-minute vegan chocolate truffles in a decadent dark chocolate shell. The perfect healthier dessert for Valentine’s Day, special occasions, or just because.
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Plate of gluten-free vegan no-bake sugar cookie bites
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No-Bake Sugar Cookie Bites
No-bake sugar cookie dough bites that are naturally sweetened and infused with vanilla! Just 1 bowl and 6 ingredients required. A deceptively healthy, quick, and easy dessert!
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Stacks of DIY Dark Chocolate Almond Bars tied with twine
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DIY Dark Chocolate Almond Bars
Easy, 6-ingredient dark chocolate bars made from scratch and topped with toasted almonds and sea salt. Refined-sugar-free, vegan and gluten-free, and seriously satisfying.
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Plate with a stack of homemade gluten free graham crackers
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Crispy Gluten-Free Graham Crackers (Vegan)
Crispy, gluten-free graham crackers that taste just like the real thing! Vegan, gluten-free, naturally sweetened, and made in 1 bowl. Perfect for s’mores and beyond!
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Delicious homemade Vegan Chocolate Turtle Candies on a wood cutting board
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5-Ingredient Vegan Chocolate Turtles
Easy 5-ingredient vegan turtles made with a date-almond base, roasted pecans, and melted vegan dark chocolate. Simple flavors, big luxurious taste.
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Sliced gluten free shortbread cookies on a stack of more cookies
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Vegan Gluten-Free Shortbread Cookies (1 Bowl)
Easy, crispy shortbread cookies that are undetectably vegan, gluten-free, and naturally sweetened! Made in 1 bowl with just 7 ingredients.
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  1. maggie says

    Yes, thank you for the great recipe ideas. Your cookbook is a great one. I refer to your recipes all the time. Thank you!!!

  2. Linda Mcilroy says

    Hi, this is an amazing collection of recipes. It is very generous of you to share for free. From the Fan Favorites collection I made the healthy 5 ingredient granola bar, delish. We are on the road a lot with our haulage business and they are perfect vegan snack.
    Regards
    From Linda
    New Zealand