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Healthy baking

When it comes to baking, we don’t exactly expect waistline-friendly delicacies. But delicious home-baked treats don’t have to be a full-fat affair. 

Lean and mean

There are loads of ways to make baking a healthy and nutritious experience without compromising on taste. It’s simply a case of slightly adjusting tried-and-tested recipes and making some clever food choices. Follow our advice and you’ll be baking your way into lean, mean chocolate-machine heaven.

Sweet substitutes

One quick and easy way to ensure that your moments on the lips won’t spend a lifetime on the hips is to swop heavy and full-fat ingredients for lighter options. Here are our top tips:

  • Substitute full-fat milk for skimmed milk
  • Replace one cup of cream with half a cup of low-fat yoghurt and half a cup of cottage cheese
  • Substitute one egg for two egg whites
  • Exchange sugar for sweetener
  • Use cocoa powder instead of chocolate

Lose the muffin top

Baking healthier alternatives is easier than you think, especially when it comes to muffins, tarts, scones and biscuits. Muffins and scones become a whole lot healthier and better for your waistline when you ditch white flour in favour of wholemeal flour and oat bran. Not only do they cut down the calories and fat, they are super tasty too. Plus, these alternatives are high in fibre and good for your cholesterol. Healthy and delicious! What’s not to love? 

Get baking

It won’t take you long to bake these healthy alternatives either. It only takes around 10 minutes to make a muffin mix. Just think how many batches you could whip up in that time to treat your work colleagues or schoolmates? That’s potentially a lot of money you could raise for Bake A Difference!


Now all you need are some good recipes. Check out some healthy options.