While some holiday plans are out of your control, you can call all the shots in your kitchen with this master list of holiday baking essentials from Whole Foods Market. Your best batches are just one shopping trip away — we’re talking pies on pies, mint chocolate brownies and the richest, fluffiest creations you’ve never thought to try until now.
No matter how many are coming over, they’ll be lining up at the oven just to get a whiff of the magic aromas of treats baked to perfection with these key products.
Guittard Semisweet Chocolate Baking Chips
With a rich, smooth base and undertones of vanilla, these are the chips you want taking the lead in your chocolate chip cookies, scones and cozy-morning pancakes.
California Olive Ranch Baking Blend
Cakes, pastries, cookies, bread — there’s practically nothing you can bake that’s not enhanced by this buttery, balanced extra-virgin olive oil blend. Oh, and in case you’re not burned out on sourdough, this blend works well for that too.
Vital Farms Grade A Large Eggs
Know what would make Nanna’s lemon poppyseed cake even better?
All of the eggs we sell are better-than-cage-free. That means they must meet our Animal Welfare Standards for Laying Hens.
Kerrygold Unsalted Pure Irish Butter
When your butter comes from grass-fed cows, your maple blondies just taste better. With 12g of fat per serving, this is the ideal butter for baking.
365 by Whole Foods Market Organic Vanilla Extract
That irresistible taste that you can’t quite put your finger on? It’s this. This organic vanilla delivers a robust spice and soothing warmth to all your cakes, cookies, loaves and more.
365 by Whole Foods Market Kosher Salt
These coarse crystals start in the waters of the Mediterranean Sea, then wind and sunshine work their magic to evaporate the sea water, giving you this deliciously flaky secret ingredient. Sprinkle a little on top of freshly baked chocolate chip cookies for that irresistible salty-sweet factor.
365 by Whole Foods Market Coconut Flour
Made from dehydrated, finely ground coconut meat, coconut flour is gluten-free. It’s super absorbent, so you won’t need to use much of it — and it’s best to stick with recipes specifically designed with coconut flour in mind. Don’t worry — with this flour in hand, goodies like peanut butter cookies are definitely still in play.
365 by Whole Foods Market Erythritol Sugar Substitute
With 0 calories as compared to granulated sugar and a slightly less sweet taste, this erythritol is a game-changer for all your sweet treats. Use a bit more of it if subbing for standard sugar, and be sure to eat your goodies on the day of baking for best results.