With winter on its way, you may be looking forward to your annual ski trip. Or maybe you are visiting friends or family in the mountains for the holidays this year. Whether you are a frequent traveler to high altitude, or just go sometimes, it’s always nice to be able to cook and bake with ease when in the mountains.
If you weren’t aware, all my recipes can be made at sea level or at high altitude, with just one simple adjustment! When you’re reading a recipe here on my website, it’s written for sea level, and there is a note down at the bottom for one simple instruction for high altitude. So, you can always cook and bake any recipe you find here no matter where you live!
But I am still sharing 20 Cozy High Altitude Recipes here that you can make on your next trip to the mountains. This recipe roundup is full of mountain inspired recipes that will make you feel warm and cozy inside your ski cabin. And if you’re not in the mountains yet but are just getting the mood to make that elevation climb, these recipes will inspire you for that mountain lifestyle!
Don’t forget to get my book The Mountain Baker for more cozy high altitude (and sea level) recipes!
There is nothing cozier than a warm piece of pie. When that pie can also double as dinner, it is a win win! Try baking my classic Chicken Pot Pie that’s filled with chicken, carrots, peas, and spinach. It’s cooked in chicken stock and cream for a warm and cozy dinner anytime.
My Eggless Chocolate Chip Cookies are the perfect soft and chewy cookie to bake no matter where you live. This classic cookie has a soft and gooey center with a slightly crispy edge, which is everyone’s favorite kind of cookie! Plus, this recipe doesn’t use eggs, so you don’t have to buy them at the store if you’re just up for a weekend trip!
This recipe for Healthy Whole Wheat Cinnamon Rolls with Maple Cream Cheese Icing uses a blend of all purpose flour and whole wheat flour for a rustic dough that bakes up so fluffy anywhere you are! They are filled with dark brown sugar, cinnamon, and nutmeg and topped with a sweet nut equally tangy icing. If you have a cabin full of friends, everyone will love this recipe!
There is nothing like a bowl of hot and creamy soup when the weather is cold and blustery outside! This Creamy Sausage Potato & Kale Soup is a rich and creamy soup with Russet potatoes, sausage, and kale for a well balanced meal that will not only warm you up, but fill you up as well!
When you’re in the mountains, hot chocolate is a must! And there’s no better way to serve it than on a Hot Chocolate Charcuterie Board when you are lounging with family and friends! Add all your toppings like marshmallows, whipped cream, and chocolate shavings (maybe a little booze too!). And serve cookies, nuts, and other snacks for an après that everyone will love!
My Ham & Cheese Rolls with Honey Butter are warm, soft, and fluffy rolls. They are filled with honey ham, Swiss cheese, garlic, thyme, and parsley for a savory roll that is just sweet enough with the honey glaze on top. Eat these warm out of the oven after a long day on the mountain!
Nothing says warm and cozy like Homemade Waffles slathered in butter and syrup! A bite of warm waffles will with sweet and robust maple syrup will take me to a ski cabin anytime I close my eyes and take a bite.
Nothing says warm and cozy like hot chocolate. And this recipe for Hot Chocolate Cookies will make you feel like you’re sitting on the deck of the ski lodge no matter where you are!
Maple is a holiday flavor that always just makes me think of lazy mornings, snow falling, and a warm fire. These Maple Cranberry Scones are moist and slightly sweet scones are bursting with fresh cranberries and topped with a sweet maple glaze. They are the perfect snack to accompany hot chocolate, tea or coffee.
The best coffee cake you’ve ever had – in muffin form. Moist vanilla muffin is filled with brown sugar and cinnamon, it’s topped with a streusel topping and pecans. A cup of coffee isn’t complete without these Coffee Cake Muffins.
Warm, melty, gooey grilled cheese is the best lunch or dinner when it’s cold outside. And this Pepperoni Pizza Grilled Cheese has all the pizza flavors with mozzarella cheese, pepperoni, and pizza dipping sauce! How can you go wrong? You can’t!
Nothing says brunch like a scone! These big and buttery Chocolate Chip Scones are filled with loads of mini chocolate chips and baked to golden brown perfection! Indulge in a sweet breakfast or snack while you watch the snow fall outside your cabin.
This Eggless Mini Chocolate Chip Banana Bread is moist, rich, rises perfectly even though there are no eggs! When you’re only visiting for a few days, eggless recipes can be your best friend as you can skip the eggs at the store!
My Dutch Oven Roasted Lemon Pepper Chicken is a recipe you can throw in the oven and allow it to fill your house with amazing aromas while you lounge by the fire and watch a movie. Dinner is a breeze and it’s one that everyone will love.
This Chocolate Bourbon Pecan Pie is a take on classic pecan pie that includes chocolate and bourbon for an amazing pie that is savory and nutty, with notes of rich chocolate. This pie recipe is so good, you can’t help but want to share it with others!
The smell of warm and sweet yeast bread in the morning says pure relaxation. Enjoy a slice of Blueberry Babka Coffee Cake while you curl up with a good book in front of the fire.
As soon as the snow starts to fall, I always crave these Raspberry Thumbprints, as my best friend’s mom always had thumbprint cookies on her counter as soon as winter showed up. The rich, buttery flavor pairs so well with the subtly tart raspberry filling, there’s no way these cookies don’t make you feel all warm and cozy inside!
When you’re relaxing at a higher elevation, donuts somehow taste even better. These Snickerdoodle Donut Holes are best eaten right out of the air fryer – they are pillowy, soft, buttery, and they melt in your mouth. You won’t be able to eat just one!
This 5 ingredient recipe for Cinnamon Sweet Potatoes couldn’t be easier. Roasted sweet potatoes with cinnamon and pecans make the coziest side dish to accompany any meal. They’re so good you’ll find yourself creeping back into the kitchen to eat them as a snack!
Everyone’s favorite chocolate chip cookie but in the form of dippable biscotti. Use this buttery, crispy Chocolate Chip Biscotti as a dipping vessel for tea, coffee, or hot chocolate!
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