7 Solstice-Themed Recipes to Enjoy on the Longest Day of the Year

“Do you ever wait for the longest day of the year and then miss it?” Daisy Buchanan asks in F. Scott Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby. “I always wait for the longest day of the year and then miss it!” Not only will you hopefully not miss the longest day of the year, but you’ll have a few fabulous recipes so you can celebrate in foodie style. We’ve found seven recipes that incorporate golden shades and sun-themed dishes that are on point for the solstice on June 21 but should also be enjoyed year-round.

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1. Cornbread

As a breakfast, dinner side, or late-night snack, cornbread will not be out of place during your solstice celebration. With an appropriately yellow hue, the Neelys’ honey cornbread recipe from the Food Network will give you 12 sweet, sun-colored muffins — try to let them last longer than the solstice does.


  • 1 cup yellow cornmeal
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • ½ cup granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup whole milk
  • 2 large eggs
  • ½ stick butter, melted
  • ¼ cup honey

Directions: Preheat oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit and line a 12-cup muffin tin. Into a large bowl, mix the cornmeal, flour, baking powder, sugar, and salt. In another bowl, whisk together the whole milk, eggs, butter, and honey. Add the wet to the dry ingredients and stir until just mixed. Evenly divide the cornbread mixture into the papers. Bake for 15 minutes, until golden.