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Best healthy baking recipes

Published: May 10, 2021 at 5:08 pm
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Looking for some healthy baking inspiration? Choose from our pick of nutritious recipes, from fragrant cardamon biscuits to healthy carrot cake muffins and a vegan lemon sheet cake

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. After, check out our sugar-free baking recipes and healthy oat recipes. Eat healthily in the evening, too, with our healthy dinner ideas and mindful kitchen therapy projects.


Get more healthy inspiration with our collections of healthy lunch recipeshealthy carb recipeshigh-fibre breakfast recipes and recipes for a healthy gut.

Healthy baking recipes

Healthy muffins

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.

Three golden muffins in paper cases on a pale blue napkin

Healthy chocolate cake

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.

Date Chocolate Cake

Healthy carrot cake muffins

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.

Carrot cake muffins cooling on a wire rack

Healthy banana bread

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.

A loaf of banana bread with two slices ready to serve

Sugar free 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.

A tray filled with chunks of banana and berry cake

Healthy cookies

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.

A fresh batch of muesli cookies

Sugar-free cookies

Ground almonds provide a nutty flavour and raspberries provide a burst of natural sweetness in these small, sugar-free vegan cookies.

A metal cooling rack topped with small almond cookies filled with a spoonful of pink fruit jam

Vegan lemon sheet cake

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.

A frosted sheet cake with one slice taken out of it

Cardamom biscuits

Maunika Gowardhan’s fragrant cardamon biscuits use Indian wholemeal flour (also called atta), which is great for digestion and full of goodness.

A batch of biscuits cooling on a wire rack

Healthy apple crumble

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.

A green bowl with apple crumble in it

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