Homemade for the Holidays

The holidays are here, which means we’re gearing up to make all the delicious things: holiday desserts and cookies, our favorite holiday side dishes, and more. Looking for inspiration? We’ve shared our favorite recipes below, including our latest showstopper, the croquembouche.

Magical Holiday Desserts

When it comes to a centerpiece dessert, nothing is as dramatic (and delicious) as the Croquembouche. This classic French dessert is made from pâte à choux puffs filled with pastry cream, dipped in caramel and surrounded by spun sugar. While making a croquembouche is a time-consuming process, the steps are simple—you've got this!

If you’re looking for something a little more streamlined, make sure to check out our Gluten Free Pecan Pie. Made with our Gluten Free Pie Crust Mix, it’s a classic dessert that’s a cinch to put together!

Another cozy holiday dessert is our Pear Streusel Tart. Flavored with Chinese Five Spice and filled with luscious pears, it’s dessert you’ll enjoy all season long.

Chill Charcuterie Boards

Classic Charcuterie Board
Rosemary Charcuterie Board
Sesame Charcuterie Board

The holidays are a magical time, but let’s get real: that magic usually involves a lot of work. Fortunately, a well-planned charcuterie board can be your secret weapon to stress-free holiday entertaining! We love to use our delicious Oat Crackers to create delicious charcuterie boards featuring our favorite meats, cheeses and extras. With Classic, Rosemary, Sesame and Jalapeño flavors, you can mix and match to create a wide variety of appetizer platters.

Holiday Cookie Essentials

Whether you’re making cookies for Christmas, Hanukkah or Kwanzaa, we have a jar-full of ideas perfect for your next gathering. These Chocolate Pecan Oatmeal Lace Cookies are made with browned butter and Old Fashioned Rolled Oats and decorated with melted chocolate and flaky sea salt.

Classic Shortbread Cookies are rich and buttery—make them with either Unbleached White All-Purpose Flour or Gluten Free 1-to-1 Baking Flour—perfect as is or dipped in melted chocolate. Looking for one recipe that offers countless variations?

Our Slice and Bake Shortbread Cookies can be flavored and decorated however you wish!

Family-Friendly Breakfasts

Nothing is better than breakfast with the family, but we want you to have time to enjoy it, too! Our pancake and waffle mixes make it easy to whip up breakfast for a crowd, and even the littlest hands can help. Gingerbread Sheet Pan Pancakes are made with our just-add-water Homestyle Pancake & Waffle Mix and warm spices—just whisk, pour and bake for a crowd-pleasing breakfast in less than half an hour!

Pizza for breakfast? Serve a crowd with this paleo-friendly Breakfast Pizza, made with our Paleo Baking Flour and topped with maple syrup, bacon, sausage and eggs!

Finally, our Harvest Apple Dutch Baby is a simple-to-make yet impressive breakfast, flavored with apples, cinnamon and fresh thyme. Even better, it can easily be made gluten free.

We love gingerbread cookies here at the mill–so much so, we made a gingerbread version of the Whole Grain Store, Restaurant & Bakery! While you may not be up for creating your own waterwheel, we do offer tips and tricks to make your own gingerbread house.

Irresistible Holiday Sides

People may ooh and ahh when the turkey (or tofurkey) is brought to the table, but everyone knows: it’s the side dishes that make the meal. Fortunately, we have a vast array of luscious holiday sides to inspire and delight. Creamy Mashed Potatoes start with our Potato Flakes, made with 100% real russet potatoes, and end with an irresistible combination of butter, cream cheese, sour cream and chives.

Next up: we have an entire collection of delicious, simple gravy, including traditional, gluten free, keto and paleo versions.

Finally, don’t miss out on Grain Free Stuffing made with our Grain Free Flatbread Mix.