Giving gifts of food is a wonderful way to bless someone. It can also be frugal and simple (depending on what you are making).
As we all learn more about real food and strive to leave the over-processed goodies behind, it can be difficult to know what to make for such occasions. Thankfully, the blogosphere is bursting with good healthful recipes that are just as mouthwatering (if not more so) than their conventional counterparts.
Today I’ve got 55 real food recipes for you that can be given as gifts. Cookies, drink mixes, spice mixes, sweet treats, butters, jams, syrups and more.
I’m sure you’ll find something to love.
Coconut Date Balls @ Oh, The Things We’ll Make
Grain Free Pumpkin Spice Biscotti @ Oh, The Things We’ll Make
Mantecados and Polvorones: Spanish Christmas Cookies @ Oh, The Things We’ll Make
Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Pecan Cookies with Orange Zest Glaze @ The Organic Kitchen
White Chocolate Macadamia Nut Cookie (skip the ice cream for gift giving) @ The Organic Kitchen
Walnut Roca @ Raia’s Recipes
Orange Walnut Coconut Balls @ Almost Bananas
Chocolate Pillow Cake Bliss Bars @ Naturally Loriel
Russian Tea Cakes @ Naturally Loriel
Crumbly Coconut Cookies @ Naturally Loriel
Almond Flour Snickerdoodles @ The Nourishing Home
Flourless Fudge Cookies @ Heavenly Homemakers
Find more real food cookie recipes in Nourishing Cookies for a Healthy Holiday
Other Sweet Treats
Popcorn – Sweet, Savory, Spicy, and Covered in Chocolate @ The Organic Kitchen
Cinnamon Glazed Popcorn Mix @ 100 Days of Real Food
Candied Orange Peels @ Raia’s Recipes
Raw Chocolate Flower Cups @ Made to Glow
Meyer Lemon Curd @ The Nourishing Gourmet
Chocolate Coconut Oat Bars @ A Delightful Home
Chocolate Truffles (& Grain Free Deserts) @ Keeper of the Home
Herb-Infused Mint Chocolate Truffles @ A Delightful Home
Spice Mixes, Seasonings, & Condiments
Homemade Breakfast Sausage Seasoning @ Recipes to Nourish
How to Make Vanilla Sugar @ The Rising Spoon
Apple Pie Spice Mix @ The Greenbacks Gal
Pumpkin Spice Blend @ The Rising Spoon
Gingerbread Spice Mix (with a kick) @ The Rising Spoon
Homemade Lemon Pepper Seasoning @ The Rising Spoon
DIY Basil Sea Salt @ The Rising Spoon
Flavored Salt @ Economics of Kale
Homemade Tomato Relish @ Economics of Kale
French Onion Dip @ Naturally Loriel
Vanilla Coconut Sugar @ Naturally Loriel
DIY Herb and Seasoning Ornaments @ Naturally Loriel
Zingy Spice Mix @ A Delightful Home
Vanilla Almond Granola @ A Delightful Home
Orange Cranberry Granola @ A Delightful Home
Grain-Free Soaked Maple Nut Granola @ GNOWFGLINS
Drink Mixes (Tea, Hot Chocolate)
Chai Tea Mix @ Recipes to Nourish
Winter Herbal Tea Blends @ Studio Botanica
Ghee Rooibos Chai Tea @ Almost Bananas
Chai Tea Mix @ Economics of Kale
Mexican Mocha @ A Spicy Perspective
Quick and Simple Hot Cocoa Mix @ A Delightful Home
Nourishing Homemade Pumpkin Spice Creamer @ The Nourishing Gourmet
More Tea Mix ideas here –> 52 DIY Herbal Tea Recipes
Image courtesy Learning and Yearning
Syrups and Herbal Remedies
Make Your Own Extracts @ Learning and Yearning includes vanilla, mint, chocolate, and almond extract
Sage and Honey Cough Syrup @ And Here We Are
Elderberry and Rose Hip Syrup @ Recipes to Nourish
Habanero Shrub – Hot Stuff for Winter Health @ Studio Botanica
Fire Cider @ Studio Botanica
Echinacea Tincture @ A Delightful Home
Butters and Jams
Maple Spice Pumpkin Butter @ The Rising Spoon
Spiced Pumpkin Butter @ Oh, The Things We’ll Make
Homemade Strawberry Spread @ Naturally Loriel
Honey Sweetened Blueberry Jam @ 100 Days of Real Food
Jumble Berry Jam @ The Nourishing Home
What are your favorite real food treats to give as gifts?
This is Day 29 in the 31 Days of Simple, Homemade Gifts Series.
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