Looking for healthy baking ideas? Whether you’re looking for a vegan cake option, a healthier version of muffins or something that’s good for your digestion, we’ve got you covered with our top healthy baking picks. Eat healthily in the evening, too, with our healthy dinner ideas and mindful kitchen therapy projects.
Healthy baking recipes
Bake a batch of these tropical crumble muffins – bursting with banana and pineapple, and gently spiced with cardamom and cinnamon – for a healthy treat that just happens to be vegan.
Sweet potatoes, sticky dates and almond milk turn this chocolate cake into a healthy treat, with dark chocolate and cacao powder providing a wonderful richness.
Nadine Brown’s healthier recipe for muffins uses thick Greek yogurt for the frosting, with the muffins flavoured with mixed spice and orange zest for a citrussy hit.
A popular bake with a healthy spin, Nadine Brown’s vegan banana bread makes use of coconut oil, desiccated coconut and a healthy glug of maple syrup to create a wonderfully moist banana bread.
This banana berry traybake substitutes eggs for silken tofu, making it a completely vegan dish that’s perfect for a sweet breakfast or brunch.
Bake a batch of Nadine Brown’s more-ish muesli cookies, made with wholemeal flour and rapeseed oil and a touch of honey, for a sweet but healthy weekend treat.
Ground almonds provide a nutty flavour and raspberries provide a burst of natural sweetness in these small, sugar-free vegan cookies.
Richard Makin’s zesty sheet cake uses olive oil in place of butter and chia seeds instead of eggs, creating a vegan spin on a classic lemon cake which everyone will enjoy.
Maunika Gowardhan’s fragrant cardamon biscuits use Indian wholemeal flour (also called atta), which is great for digestion and full of goodness.
This crunchy apple crumble with soft cinnamon apples is made healthier by using a refined sugar-free granola topping which can also double up as breakfast.