my absolute favorite thanksgiving recipes
Apparently Thanksgiving is nearly upon us? What? How even? As I scrolled through Instagram (a favorite social media app of mine) earlier this afternoon, I found myself pausing at one particular image, solely because of its somewhat shocking caption: four weeks until Christmas! This little fact certainly took me by surprise. I suppose this means 2015 is right around the corner… Yikes!
Before November’s approaching end, however, we have two major holidays to celebrate – these being Thanksgiving (of course) and… my seventeenth birthday! (Okay, so maybe just one major holiday, hahah.)
Though the majority of you may have already planned the better part of your Turkey Day menu, I do hope you consider adding one of the following recipes to your (delicious! and yummy!) feast.
Click on each individual image to be directed to the recipe… descriptions are provided below. (pictured above: an utterly simple pumpkin soup)
Butternut Squash Pound Cake
Ah, yes – this is the one image (though technically it is a .gif) that does not link to a corresponding recipe. My apologies! Though I baked and photographed this lovely dessert a month or so ago, I ultimately decided against sharing it because of its similarity to the pumpkin poundcake visible below. In order to make this sweet treat, simply replace the canned pumpkin in this cake with butternut squash puree. Enjoy!
Cinnamon Nutmeg Miniature Muffins
Oh, I adore, adore these itty bitty cinnamon-nutmeg muffins! Sweet, spiced, and small – just fantastic.
Pumpkin Spice Baked Doughnuts
This phenomenal doughnut recipe has become a special favorite to both myself and my immediate family. Pumpkin, spices, and that irresistible turbinado sugar… what’s not to love?
an utterly simple pumpkin poundcake
This cake is absolute perfection; an ideal sweet addition to your Thanksgiving dessert spread. Might I suggest stirring a handful of dark chocolate chips into the batter prior to baking? So yum.
Traditional Cranberry Sauce
This dish has been favored by myself since I was a small child… and this classic recipe will not disappoint.
Pear Breakfast Cake
To those of you serving breakfast Thanksgiving day… this cake is a total must. Pear + Breakfast + Cake… a guaranteed winning combination!
Miniature Cinnamon Pecan Loaves
A flawless cinnamon-y, nutty treat. Love, love, love these loaves!
utterly simple baked sweet potato doughnuts
These sweet potato baked doughnuts are oh-so-simple… and oh-so-delicious! They make for a lovely, crowd-pleasing dessert… or tasty turkey accompaniment. (insert smiley face emoji here!)
Mini Apple Galettes with a coconut oil crust
Because, apples. Ooh, and that scrumptious butter-free crust… Adore!
Mini Pumpkin Muffins
Ah, another wonderful Thanksgiving day breakfast option. So classic, and so, so good.
Cinnamon Muffins with dried cranberries
Too many muffin recipes, you say? Hmmm… not possible, I say! Cinnamon + turbinado sugar + dried cranberries… oh, yes!
xoxo (and Happy Thanksgiving!)