Healthy baking: recipes that are good for your mind and soul

1. Banana bread Everyone’s doing it – why can’t you? To make a healthier (and honestly, far more filling) loaf, the key is starting with dual-pur…

You’re craving something sweet, but you don’t want something processed, you don’t want anything that’s going to undermine the healthy choices you’ve made throughout the day and the week.

So what do you do? Or more specifically, what do you make?

We’ve put together a list of some of the best healthy bakes that will satisfy your sweet craving and won’t have you feeling regret the next day.

1. Banana bread

Everyone’s doing it – why can’t you? To make a healthier (and honestly, far more filling) loaf, the key is starting with dual-purpose ingredients. This recipe from Erin Lives Whole uses flax eggs, almond butter, coconut oil, oat flour, and nuts. The reason we call these dual-purpose is because a lot of the ingredients do more than add flavor and consistency; they also offer health benefits like omega-3 fatty oils, healthy vegan protein, and fiber.

Nutrition information, per serving

233 calories

4.9 g of protein
Click here for the recipe

2. Breakfast cookies

These are called breakfast cookies, but there’s no reason why you can’t have them for dessert. While there are some ingredients in this recipe from Chocolate Covered Katie that don’t offer much in the way of extra nutrition (ahem chocolate chips), they do make the cookies that much more enjoyable to eat.

Nutrition information, per cookie

35 calories

1.3 g of protein

Click here for the recipe.

3. Brownies

Warm, fresh out of the oven brownies and a scoop of ice-cream are the ultimate treat. So if that’s what you want, you should get it! Let’s start with the brownies: The secret ingredients for these yummy vegan brownies from Minimalist Baker are black beans, yes, seriously! You throw everything together in a food processor, and then portion it out into muffin pans. Truly, fool-proof.

Nutrition per brownie:

113 calories

3g of protein

Click here for the recipe

For the ice-cream, you have two options. Option 1: make banana nice-cream (freeze chopped up bananas, blend them with a little nut milk and vanilla bean scrapings). Option 2: Make a creamy ice-cream with a coconut milk base, and a hint of vanilla. Use this recipe from Make it Dairy Free.

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