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Edible Gifts - More Food Gift Ideas

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Edible Gifts – More Food Gift Ideas

Edible Gifts - More Food Gift Ideas

Edible gifts are highly popular to give and receive because they show thoughtfulness and uniqueness as well as many people love to cook and share their expertise with their friends in the culinary department. Many people look forward to receiving the annual goodies and edible gifts are also an inexpensive gift to give for any holiday.

More Food Gift Ideas

Homemade Banana Nut Bread

Edible Gifts - More Food Gift Ideas

Homemade banana nut bread can be made in advance and in large batches that would make several loafs suitable for gift giving. Make a few extra to have on hand for last minute gifts or if a hostess gift is needed for a party.

In a large bowl, mash 5 very ripe bananas.

Add 1/4 Cup of buttermilk (substitute one teaspoon of vinegar to low fat milk)

Mix in 2 1/4 Cups flour

2 Cups sugar

3 large eggs

3/4 Cup vegetable oil

1/2 Tsp. salt

1 1/3 Tsp. baking soda

1 Tsp. pure vanilla flavoring

1 Cup chopped walnuts or pecans (nuts are optional)

Preheat oven to 350 degrees and grease two bread loaf pans. Add mixture to pans distributing evenly. Bake banana nut bread for 50 minutes and check center with a toothpick. Bread loaf is done when the toothpick comes out clean. Bake an additional 10-15 minutes if needed. Remove from oven and cool on cooling racks. Remove from pans after cooled and wrap in cellophane with a ribbon and gift tag.

Homemade Banana Nut Muffins

Use the same recipe as above for muffins instead of a loaf and use muffin or cupcake baking pans lined with cupcake liners.

Fill muffin or cupcake pans 1/2 full with batter (mini cupcake pans can be used instead) and bake for only 20-30 minutes.

Wrap 6 muffins in cellophane or a holiday gift container with a ribbon, bow and gift tag.

Homemade Zucchini Nut Bread

Edible Gifts - More Food Gift Ideas

Peel and shred 2 Cups of zucchini, strain to remove most of the liquid

In a large bowl, add two large eggs to the drained zucchini

2 Cups flour

1 1/3 Cups sugar

1 Cup vegetable oil

2 Tsp. baking soda

1/3 Tsp. baking powder

1 Tsp. salt

1 Tsp. pure vanilla flavoring

1 Tsp. cinnamon

1 Cup chopped walnuts or pecans (nuts are optional)

1 Cup dried cranberries (substitute raisins or currants)

Mix all ingredients well

Preheat oven to 350 degrees and add mixture to two standard sized loaf pans distributing mixture evenly between the two pans. Bake for 50 – 60 minutes or until a toothpick added to center of loafs comes out clean. Do not over bake as zucchini loaf will be dry. Cool on cooling racks until completely cooled. Place one loaf in a cellophane gift bag with ribbon and gift tag for a lovely homemade edible holiday gift giving idea.

Homemade Zucchini Nut Muffins

Use the same recipe as above to create cupcake sized muffins instead of a loaf. Line the cupcake pans with liners and add mixture half way full. Bake for 20-30 minutes at 350 degrees. When completely cooled, add 6 homemade muffins to a cellophane bag or gift tin with a bow and gift tag.

Mix several of your homemade edible gift items to a container with lid to show off several of your homemade items.

More Food Gift Ideas

Make several batches of your favorite holiday cookies and wrap 6 in cellophane bags with a gift ribbon and gift tag. An assortment of your best homemade sweets will make a thoughtful holiday gift for a friend, coworker or neighbor.

Homemade Granola

In a large mixing bowl combine the following;

1/2 Cup light brown sugar tightly packed

4 Cups original oats (not the instant)

1 Tsp. salt

2 Tsp. pure vanilla flavoring

1 1/2 Cups of chopped walnuts or pecans or almonds

Save for the end of baking: 1 1/2 Cups raisin, cranberries, chopped dried apricots, currants or a mixture of all

In a separate bowl, combine 1/2 Cup of vegetable oil and 1/2 Cup of honey. Mix well and drizzle over the dry ingredients. Stir until well coated. Add mixture to a 13 x 9" baking pan. Bake for 35-40 minutes, checking and stirring the mixture every 10 minutes to ensure even coating of ingredients. Remove from oven, add the fruit ingredients and stir well. Cool on cooling rack. Recipe makes 7- 8 cups of homemade granola.

When granola is completely cooled, place a serving size into a cellophane bag or airtight jar or other container with a ribbon and gift tag to give this edible gift idea.

Homemade Fudge

Food Gift Ideas

Give an edible gift of this homemade fudge recipe from Marshmallow Fluff that is sure to please anyone with a sweet tooth or the chocolate lover.

In a sauce pan over medium heat, combine 1/4 Cup butter, one 5 oz. can of evaporated milk, 2 1/2 Cups sugar, one 7 1/2 oz. jar of marshmallow fluff and 3/4 Tsp salt. Mix well until blended.

Now, bring the mixture to a boil and boil while stirring constantly for 5 minutes. Remove from heat.

Add one 12 oz. package of semi sweet chocolate pieces and 3/4 Tsp of vanilla extract until completely melted.

Place the fudge in a 9x9" baking pan and allow to cool completely. Cut the fudge into small serving sizes and place several in a beautiful holiday gift container or cellophane bag with ribbon and gift tag.

Mix several of your homemade edible food gift items to a gift tin or other holiday container if you've made several different recipes for the holidays.

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These edible food gift ideas will be sure to please many people on your gift giving list and you can personalize the gift with unique containers, pretty holiday ribbons and gift tags that can be purchased on line for the best selection and many free shipping items. Many of these recipes can be made in advance and stored in the refrigerator until ready to give. Edible gift ideas also help you save money since you can make these for your own holiday celebrations with family and friends and by simply doubling the recipes, you will also have enough to give for gifts. Have fun baking and Happy Holidays!

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Oct 21, 2010 9:04pm
I love making edible gifts. I feel they really are a gift from the heart made with love.
May 26, 2011 10:59am
Hoping this article will help people to make edible gifts for the many occasions that gifts are needed, thanks victoria!
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