Simple, Healthier Baking Recipes to Make While You’re Stuck at Home

Simple, Healthier Baking Recipes to Make While You’re Stuck at Home

This time of self-isolating is a challenge, but with a little creativity, you may find that the boredom of being stuck at home becomes just a little easier. We have decided to share three healthier desserts that the whole fam can enjoy. So, look in your pantry, pull out all the flour, chocolate chips, and oil you have stocked up and get ready to bake.

#1 Easy Banana Bread Muffins

This is a recipe you will want in on to nourish your body during this time we may all be stuck at home. If resources allow, you can make these muffins all gluten, dairy, soy, and refined sugar-free so that there is zero guilt when munching on this delicious treat.

Makes: 12

Ingredients:

  • 1 ¾ cup gluten-free flour (if you cannot find regular all-purpose gluten-free flour, you can also use cassava, almond, or Bob’s Red Mill Paleo flour blend)
  • ½ cup coconut sugar
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 2 eggs
  • ½ cup melted coconut oil
  • 2 ripe bananas

Start by preheating the oven to 350 degrees F and line muffin tin with muffin liners. 

Add the flour, coconut sugar, baking powder, and cinnamon to a large mixing bowl and mix well. 

Add the eggs and melted coconut oil and whisk well to combine. 

Mash in the bananas and fill the muffin tins about ¾ of the way full and bake for 20-25 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the centre comes out clean. 

 

#2 5 Ingredient No-Bake Chocolate Chip Cookie Bites

Yes, healthy chocolate chip cookie dough does exist, and you can eat the batter without feeling bad about it! These five-ingredient chocolate chip cookie bites taste just like the real thing, except they are much healthier. Plus, you can dig in and enjoy these rights away because they require about five minutes of prep time and no time in the oven.

Makes: 16 bites 

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup raw cashews
  • 20 pitted Medjool dates
  • 2 tbsp filtered water
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1 pinch of sea salt
  • ¼ cup raw cacao nibs

Add the cashews, dates, water, cinnamon, and salt to a food processor or the base of a high-speed blender and blend until combined. 

Transfer the dough to a mixing bowl and fold in the raw cacao nibs. 

Refrigerate for 20 minutes and then form into 16 bite-sized rounds. 

Store in the fridge until ready to enjoy! 

 

#3 Easy Peppermint Brownies 

Winter is coming, making these peppermint brownies seasonally appropriate and a great way to brighten your mood while we are all stuck at home. These brownies are easy to make, only require a handful of ingredients, and are sure to satisfy some intense sweet tooth cravings.

Here is how to make them.

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup almond flour (if you can’t find almond flour, you can also use cassava, all-purpose gluten-free or Bob’s Red Mill Paleo flour blend)
  • ½ cup of coconut sugar
  • 2 tbsp unsweetened cacao powder
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp pure peppermint extract
  • 2 eggs
  • ¼ cup melted coconut oil

Start by preheating the oven to 350 degrees F and line a baking dish with parchment paper. 

Add the almond flour, coconut sugar, cacao powder, and baking powder to a large mixing bowl and mix well.

Mix in the pure peppermint extract, eggs, and melted coconut oil and mix until smooth. 

Pour the batter into the parchment-lined baking dish and bake for 20-25 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the centre comes out clean. 

Cool and store in the fridge until ready to enjoy. 

 

While we all may be starting to feel anxious and ready to return to some form of normalcy, try whipping up these healthier desserts to help brighten your day. Not only are they delicious, but they take a healthier spin on dessert. Grab your apron, get your friends involved, and get baking! It is sure to put a smile on your face during this stressful time. Let us get baking.

 

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