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Herb & Cheese Christmas Tree Pull-Apart Bread

Prep Time:70 mins
Cook Time:20-25 mins
  • 220 Calories
  • 9g Protein
  • 14g Total Fat
  • 15g Carbs

Give your holiday spread a boost of festive flare with our Christmas Tree Pull Apart Bread. Crafted using Kodiak Buttermilk Power Cakes, each hearty bite delivers the delicious taste of fresh herbs and a generous sprinkle of cheese. And don't forget to serve with marinara on the side for a delightful dip. Serve, share, and savor this merry dish!

Recipe provided by Kitchen McCabe


  • 2-1⁄2 cups Kodiak Buttermilk Power Cakes Flapjack & Waffle Mix 
  • 1-1⁄2 teaspoons instant yeast
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 cup warm water
  • 4 mozzarella sticks 


To top:

  • 3 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 1 tablespoon fresh rosemary, chopped 
  • 1 tablespoon fresh oregano, chopped 
  • 1⁄2 teaspoon coarse sea salt
  • Marinara, to serve 


  1. Place the power cakes mix, yeast, salt, and sugar in a medium-sized mixing bowl and whisk together.
  2. Pour in the olive oil and warm water and stir with a spoon until a thick, sticky dough forms. Cover with a cloth and set aside in a warm place until doubled in size - scout 1 hour. 
  3. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. 
  4. Cut the mozzarella sticks into 8 even pieces per stick for a total of 32 pieces (you will only need 29). Set aside.
  5. Divide the dough into 29 even pieces (about a scant tablespoon per piece). Press a piece of mozzarella into a dough piece, pinch the dough around the mozzarella so that it is completely enclosed, and roll into a ball. Repeat with remaining 28 dough pieces (dust dough balls with a little power cakes mix if too sticky to handle).
  6. Place the cheese-filled dough balls on the parchment-lined baking sheet in the shape of a Christmas tree.
  7. Brush the dough balls with half of the melted butter and sprinkle evenly with the chopped herbs and coarse salt. 
  8. Bake in the preheated oven for 20-25 minutes, or until bread is lightly browned on top. 
  9. Remove from the oven. Brush with the remaining melted butter and serve warm with marinara sauce to dip. 

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