As we leave Christmas behind in a blur of chocolates, rich food and discarded wrapping paper, January is often the time we think about eating more healthily, exercising more regularly and drinking more water. But we love baking, right?
Do the two have to be mutually exclusive or can we combine a healthy outlook with healthy baking recipes?
Yes! And here’s how…
We get it. We love baking too. And in the dark and cold winter months its nice to whip up a tasty treat to relieve the stresses and strains of a New Year (particularly this one!). That’s why we’ve done our research and come up with some ways to make your normal baking pastime healthier.
So straight out of the gates, here are a few things you can do to tighten up your baking:
These are just some of the simple ways you can make your baking healthier in the coming months. And to help out even further, we’ve found some delicious recipes to try too.
Ah the panacea we’d all love to find! Squidgy chocolate brownies that aren’t loaded with fat and sugar? Yes please!
OK, so a healthy brownie isn’t really a thing. But there are degrees of healthy and these delicious, gooey brownies are better than most when it comes to calories and fat content. Head over to the recipe here and let us know what you think…
Calling for the darkest of chocolate, vegetable oil instead of butter and soft brown sugar, these bad boys are rich, delicious and a real treat for the senses.
When it comes to baking a healthy muffin, the go-to recipe has to contain blueberries. They’re sweet and delicious and help any muffin carrying them stay moist and moreish. And let’s not even get started on that gorgeous purple explosion as you sink your teeth into the squishy goodness…. Ahem, and we’re back in the room!
That’s why we’ve chosen one (it was a tough job – there were so many to choose from) healthier tray bake recipe that is so flexible it can be eaten as breakfast, as a healthy snack in the lunch box or as a sweet treat after dinner.
Introducing, the peanut butter and banana bar!