Bread is hands down the most dynamic and delicious food around. It can be soft or crispy, savory or sweet, fluffy or dense and the choice is all yours! No matter the holiday, bread is a must. But for Thanksgiving especially, bread is perfect! From rolls and knots to foccacias and flatbreads, we have you covered for any kind of bread you could ever need in this holiday season!
1. Rolls and Knots
Bread rolls and knots may seem complicated but they are simple and so worth it! They are a great way to start the night – perfect for your guests to just grab and mingle. They are also filling while guests wait for the main course and your family is also bound to be impressed to see that you made these delicious treats. Lisa Dobler’s Cauliflower Rolls are made mostly of cauliflower, with a dash of almond flour and spiced with onions, sesame seeds, and poppy seeds – simple enough. Sam Wiley offers a more flavorful bread knot – Easy Rosemary Garlic Knot.
Paleo or not, Amanda Froelich’s Paleo Dinner Rolls will totally fill your bread cravings, and for under 100 calories a roll! Already have too many savory appetizers? Namita Tiwari’s Sweet Potato Rolls’ natural sweetness enhances the taste and texture of the bread, make it denser, and adds tons of nutritional value. And for a heartier, more filling option, check out Namita Tiwari’s Potato Oregano Rolls which are soft, delicious and simple to make!
2. Biscuits and Cornbreads
Biscuits and cornbreads are a Thanksgiving staple. And it is so simple and healthy to make them plant-based! Made in just a skillet, Aaliyah Jenkins’ Zucchini Basil Skillet Cornbread is a perfect side for chili, a comforting stew, or just to snack away on. It is also a great way to sneak vegetables into your meal. For something a bit silkier and that will just melt in the mouth, Renee Press has you covered with her Buttery Cornbread Shortbread Squares.
On a more savory note, check out Molly Patrick’s recipe for Biscuits and Mushroom Gravy – life is great with these fluffy, soft, gluten-free biscuits accompanied with mushroom gravy. Also jam packed with vegetables that you’ll never taste are Sarah Baker’s Zucchini Oat Biscuits which are satisfying and super-healthy! Plant based buttermilk may seem impossible but it seems Vaishali Honawar has conquered the impossible with her amazing vegan Buttermilk Biscuits.
3. Focaccia and Flatbreads
Focaccia and flatbreads and deceivingly good. They are so fluffy and thin that you don’t even realize you’re five pieces in until it is too late. Sirke Reivo’s Oat and Quinoa Focaccia Bread will bring the rustic flavors of the Italian countryside to your kitchen. Equally as stunning and scrumptious is Karielyn Tillman’s recipe for Focaccia with Roma Tomatoes and Onions. For a more sweet and savory duo, Becky Cotter has you covered with her simple, elegant and perfect Maple and Mustard Brussel Sprouts Topped Flatbread. Looking for something with a bit more of a kick? Maya Sozer’s Spicy Pan-Seared Potato Stuffed Flatbread are filled with a hidden surprise: lentil and polenta filling! For more a more classic flavor medley, this Sundried Tomato, Garlic and Rosemary Focaccia by Holly Jade is irresistible.
4. Stuffed and Swirled
Looking to step up your game? We have you covered. Take your bread skills to the next level with these mesmerizingly swirled and stuffed breads! They are bound to be a hit to anyone you serve them to and we promise by the end of the night, everyone will be asking for the recipes. Plus, the great thing about bread is that it can be paired with almost anything and everything else you make!
Sirke Reivo’s Braided Pesto Bread has a crispy crust that is a bit chewy allowing the inside to be soft and tender filled with oh so amazing basil pesto. For a brighter bread, check out Maikki Vasala’s recipe for Sun-Dried Tomato and Rosemary Swirl Bread or Elsa Brobbey’s super-soft and chewy Matcha Swirl Loaf. A savory dream that pairs well with avocado or a drizzle of olive oil, this Savory Babka with Coriander, Basil and Sour Cashew Cream by Katharina Boden is amazing. For a bite sized treat to offer to your guests, Heidi Turunen’s Savory Pesto Muffins are the way to go!
5. Basic Bread
Bread does not have to be fancy and jam packed to be fantastic and a crowd pleaser. Plus, simpler breads pair better with a variety of other dishes and are hence, perfect for a Thanksgiving party! Maryke Wylde’s Slow Cooked Italian Herb Bread is almost like focaccia and is best eaten next to a big bowl of soup or pasta. Healthy, organic and simple, Petra Vogel’s Whole Wheat Spelt Bread is scrumptious. Another flavorful option is Tomato Herbed Spelt Bread by Gunjan Dudani that is anything but ordinary. If you are looking for a yeast-free option, Katrina Nixon has got you covered with her Easy Yeast-Free Bread. And for a healthy, textured, delicious and nutrient-rich bread, Ella Suihko’s recipe for Oat and Seed Bread is absolutely amazing.
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Lead Image Source: Oat and Quinoa Focaccia Bread [Vegan, Gluten-Free]