It’s December, which means the temperature has dropped, it’s officially the holiday season, and best of all, it’s time for warming, winter recipes to test out in the kitchen. We’ve gathered a variety dishes that are a must-try on a cold, snowy day. From breakfast to appetizers to drinks, this list is guaranteed to make every meal seasonal this month!
Superfood Haute Chocolate
Sarah Britton from My New Roots
Take your hot chocolate game to the next level with this incredible treat. This all-raw recipe satisfies your sweet tooth and is filled with ingredients that will keep your stamina up and relieve stress. The secret ingredient is maca, a root that grows in the Andes. It’s said to stabilize moods and energy, according to the recipe. Try it out for yourself and see if it helps balance the stress of the upcoming holiday season.
Oat & Walnut Crunchy Granola
Sonia Raga from The Bright Bird
This granola recipe is low-effort and much better for you than commercial granola brands, which pack in the sugar and oil. Make a batch for breakfast or for on-the-go snacking during your holiday shopping.
Cranberry Baked Brie Puff Pastry Bites
Erin Clarke from Well Plated
If you’re throwing a holiday fiesta, these cheesy puff pastry bites are the perfect appetizer to serve. They’re super easy to make ahead of time and freeze (either cooked or uncooked), and the cranberry filling is a charming holiday touch.
Butternut Squash Arugula Pita Pizza
Wendy and Jess from Food Heaven Made Easy
Looking for a seasonal pizza recipe? This one is packed with fresh ingredients like arugula, feta cheese, and butternut squash. The vibrant colors of the squash and arugula make it a cozy hint of this season. The best part is that it’s so simple to whip up.
Apple Pie Sundaes
Dana Shultz from Minimalist Baker
This vegan and gluten-free recipe features caramelized apples over cinnamon-sugar pecans and vanilla bean coconut ice cream. Sign us up to indulge in this lip-smacking and healthy treat. The dish is naturally sweetened and only takes 30 minutes to make—it’s effortless and tasty!
This winter, you’ll be prepared for any meal with these seasonal (and cozy!) recipes. What’s on your holiday cooking menu?
By Jackie Delaney | Photos: Courtesy of Foodie Influencer