For a healthier spin on this year's stuffing, try this recipe!
Bake the bread that morning or the day before according to the directions provided on the back of Simple Mills Artisan Bread mix bag. **IMPORTANT – bake it for 35 minutes, NOT 75 minutes like the back of the box says.**
Preheat oven to 350°F.
Cut the loaf bread into cubes; toast the cubes in the preheated oven about 10 minutes to draw out the moisture. Add walnuts and toast another 8 minutes. Remove from oven and set aside.
While the bread cubes are toasting in the oven, heat a large saucepan or Dutch oven over medium heat and sauté celery, carrots, and onion in ghee for 5-8 minutes or until the vegetables have developed some color and are tender.
Raise oven temperature to 400F.
Add toasted bread, herbs, walnuts and cranberries to pan and toss to combine. Remove pan from heat. Whisk eggs together and pour on top of bread mixture, tossing to coat evenly. Then, pour on the broth and toss to combine.
Pour veggie/bread mix into a baking dish and bake for 30 minutes, covered. Remove lid/cover and bake uncovered for 10 more minutes to crisp up the top.
If you save it for a day or two, I find that adding 1/2 cup-1 cup of broth to the mix to remoisten it before heating it up in the oven helps and prevents it from drying out. Enjoy! :)
You can find Simple Mills products on Amazon, at Target, MOMs Organic Market, Wegmans, and Whole Foods.