Best Homemade Food Gifts

Our list of the best homemade food gifts for Christmas or for anytime. These gifts from the kitchen make perfect gifts for coworkers, for a friend who is ill, and for new mothers. These edible gifts are ideal to use anytime you need to bring a little something special to someone you care about.

As I sat down to write this post, I had in my mind that I would be writing about the best homemade food gifts to give at Christmas. Soon after I started writing, I quickly realized that any of these recipes make wonderful food gifts to give any time of the year.

When we think of holiday baking we often think of a kitchen filled with baking trays and piles of Christmas cookies. If you enjoy baking, the holidays provide a wonderful opportunity to have some fun in the kitchen.

The reality is though, not everyone will be cooking and baking for large numbers of people. Sometimes you just want one special gift for one or two special people.

If you find yourself in need of one or two food gifts that you would like to give, I hope you find this list of homemade food gifts helpful.

I think you will also find this list beneficial if you are looking to take a small treat or small batch of baked goods to a sick neighbor, a friend who has just had a baby, or maybe a co-worker.

Each of the food gift recipes are accessible by clicking the recipe title of each recipe and then going to the bottom of the specific recipe’s page.

Homemade Food Gifts To Give For Christmas

Gingerbread For One

This small batch of gingerbread is so easy to make and the perfect food gift for the holidays. This gingerbread is baked in a 5-inch baking dish which makes a lovely gift in addition to the gingerbread. 

Homemade Food Gifts | Gingerbread For One | One Dish Kitchen

Microwave Fudge

Chocolate chips, sweetened condensed milk, vanilla and chopped walnuts are all you need to make this rich single serving fudge. Made in a microwave, it’s the perfect food gift for gift giving or to satisfy a chocolate craving.

For this homemade fudge recipe, I use a  4 to 5-inch baking dish or a small ramekin. For best results use a baking dish of similar size.

Homemade Food Gifts | Microwave Fudge For One | One Dish Kitchen

Apple Cinnamon Scones

This wonderful Apple Cinnamon Scones recipe will yield 4 buttery, tender scones. These scones are made with fresh apples and toasted pecans and topped with a delightful maple glaze. These scones make lovely food gifts when packaged in a pretty basket or small plate.

Homemade Food Gifts | Small Batch Apple Cinnamon Scones | One Dish Kitchen

Chocolate Truffles

These chocolate truffles are a chocolate lovers’ dream. They’re rich, creamy, and will melt in your mouth. This small batch Chocolate Truffles recipe is made using only 3 ingredients and will yield 4-5 chocolate truffles.

Homemade Food Gifts | Chocolate Truffles ( A Small Batch Recipe ) | One Dish Kitchen

Healthy Chocolate Coffee Creamer

All-natural, Healthy Chocolate Coffee Creamer made with coconut milk, sweetened with honey and flavored with cocoa powder and vanilla extract. This small batch healthy coffee creamer is a delicious way to sweeten your coffee and would make a lovely food gift for coffee lovers.

Homemade Food Gifts | Chocolate Coffee Creamer | One Dish Kitchen

Two Vanilla Cupcakes

Is there a food gift any better than cupcakes? These delicious cupcakes have a lovely melt-in-your-mouth texture and are topped with a rich, indulgent buttercream frosting. One bowl and no fancy equipment needed and can be made in a toaster oven or conventional oven.

Homemade Food Gifts | How To Make 2 Vanilla Cupcakes | One Dish Kitchen

Refrigerator Jam

Easy to make refrigerator jam recipe – this recipe plus a video shows how to make a quick stovetop refrigerator jam using blueberries or strawberries. This wonderful small batch recipe makes a lovely food gift and is a great way to use up leftover berries.

Homemade Food Gifts | Small Batch Refrigerator Jam | One Dish Kitchen

Beer Bread

This is the best beer bread recipe! This soft and tender Sausage and Cheese Beer Bread has a buttery, crispy crust. It’s filled with flavorful cooked sausage and shredded cheddar cheese. A mini beer bread which is full of flavor and ready in minutes!

For this quick and easy beer bread recipe, I use a ramekin or baking dish that holds about 1-cup.

Homemade Food Gifts | Beer Bread Recipe For One | One Dish Kitchen

Cucumber Salsa

Easy to make Cucumber Salsa recipe – a fresh, flavorful salsa made with a tangy vinaigrette. 

Homemade Food Gifts | Cucumber Salsa | One Dish Kitchen

Flourless Chocolate Pecan Cookies

This Flourless Chocolate Pecan Cookies recipe is a small batch recipe and yields 5-6 delicious chocolate pecan cookies. Made with cocoa powder, powdered sugar & chopped pecans. No flour, no butter, no oil needed. These are the best chocolate cookies! They’re fudge-like, rich, chewy & easy to make too! A small batch of these cookies make a lovely food gift for any cookie lover!

Homemade Food Gifts | Small Batch Flourless Chocolate Pecan Cookies | One Dish Kitchen

Double Cherry Dump Cake

This Cherry Dump Cake recipe is the easiest dessert recipe in the world! Simply “dump” a jar of Maraschino Cherries and cherry pie filling in a baking dish, top with boxed cake mix, dot with butter and bake. Sinfully delicious and a food gift just about everyone will love!

I used a 7 x 5-inch baking dish for this recipe. You could use a 5-inch dish as well or a mini loaf pan.

Homemade Food Gifts | Double Cherry Dump Cake For Two | One Dish Kitchen

Vanilla Ice Cream

Easy recipe for homemade No-Churn Vanilla Ice Cream For One. No ice cream maker and no cooking needed. This single serving, egg-free, 3-ingredient ice cream is perfect to cure any ice cream craving. Ice cream makes a fun food gift, especially when presented in pretty ice cream containers.

Homemade Food Gifts | Vanilla Ice Cream For One | One Dish Kitchen

Gingerbread Granola

Enjoy the warm spices of the season in this wintertime Gingerbread Granola. Filled with nuts, oats, molasses and maple syrup, it’s perfectly spiced and great for breakfast or to snack on.

This granola makes a lovely food gift, especially when shared in cute mason jars.

Homemade Food Gifts | Gingerbread Granola | One Dish Kitchen

Mini Orange Oat Breakfast Cake

This Orange Oat Breakfast Cake recipe is a dream, the mini cake’s tender crumb perfumed with oranges makes it ideal for breakfast, an addition to your brunch table or as an afternoon snack or dessert. This cake is made with oats, orange juice and a few other pantry staples. This lovely food gift is baked in a small baking dish or use the batter to make 2 muffins.

Homemade Food Gifts | Mini Orange Oat Breakfast Cake | One Dish Kitchen

Chocolate Candy Clusters

Just two ingredients needed to make these delightful Chocolate Candy Clusters. Melt chocolate chips and add in nuts or trail mix. No oven necessary. 

Homemade Food Gifts | Chocolate Candy Clusters | One Dish Kitchen

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