(Family Features) A gift of fresh-baked goodies is always appreciated as a holiday offering, and you can't "beet" the homemade charm of these delightful, make-ahead mini loaves.
Big on flavor and small in size, Mini Beet & Carrot Gift Loaves are moist and tender inside with bits of pickled beets sparkling like tangy jewels throughout. The addition of beets is unusual but they help keep the loaves moist and add an unexpected and complementary flavor to the spicy batter.
Convenient products like Aunt Nellie's pickled beets, packaged shredded carrots and pre-chopped nuts make preparation a breeze. As an added time savings during the rush of the holidays, bake the loaves up to two months in advance and freeze until ready to use.
For the wrapping, place baked and cooled or thawed loaves in food-safe plastic bags and tie with a festive ribbon. Even easier, simply bake the loaves in disposable foil pans from the supermarket. A sprig of fresh evergreen tied to the outside makes a fun, seasonal embellishment, and a perfect way to spread cheer to family and friends.
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