Adhering to a healthy, balanced diet doesn’t have to be boring or restrictive. Put down that candy bar and dig into one of these three delicious recipes for healthy baked sweets!
1. Apple and Carrot Muffins
These "Superhero" muffins from Cookie + Kate are a sweet, delicious bit to have for breakfast of as an afternoon pick-me-up. They are jam-packed with grated carrots and apples, chopped walnuts, and almond flour for a filling muffin that is gluten-free and naturally sweetened.
This recipe calls for almond meal or flour, old-fashioned oats, cinnamon, baking soda, sea salt, honey or maple syrup, eggs, unsalted butter, Granny Smith apples, and carrots. Mix in chopped walnuts, pecans, raisins, or chocolate chips for added texture, heartiness, or sweetness!
There are plenty of ways to alter the recipe to meet your dietary needs. Replace the almond flour for whole wheat flour and use raisins or chocolate chips instead of nuts for those with nut allergies. While the eggs are more difficult to substitute, you can replace the butter with coconut oil to lower the dairy content.
This recipe yields 12 muffins to help keep your sweet tooth at bay.
2. Lemon Blueberry Loaf Cake
This sweet treat from Arman Liew of The Big Man’s World is keto and paleo approved and is a gluten-free, low carb recipe! Spread a little dairy-free cream cheese frosting over the top for an added layer of goodness.
For this recipe, you will need almond flour, coconut flour, cinnamon, baking soda, lemon extract, coconut oil, unsweetened applesauce, keto maple syrup, eggs, and fresh blueberries.
Dairy-free frosting is a delicious addition to this already delightful cake. Simply combine dairy-free cream cheese, keto maple syrup, and vanilla extract!
For a vegan and flourless option for this loaf cake, you will need gluten-free rolled oats, granulated sweetener, baking powder, your choice of milk, a flax egg, lemon extract, almond butter, and fresh blueberries.
If you are looking for a dessert for the warmer summer weather, this recipe is for you!
3. Greek Yogurt Brownies with Chocolate Ganache
This recipe from JoyFoodSunshine is for all of you, chocolate lovers! Replace your traditional brownie recipe with a grain-free, gluten-free, and high-protein alternative. These brownies are moist, fudgy, and don’t take long to prepare!
You will need almond flour, unsweetened cocoa powder, sea salt, bittersweet chocolate, coconut oil, granulated sweetener, vanilla Greek yogurt, eggs, and vanilla extract. Fold in extra chocolate chips for added texture!
For the ganache, you will need bittersweet chocolate, heavy cream, and vanilla extract.
You don’t have to deny your chocolate craving to maintain a healthy diet. Give these brownies a try.
Don’t let a craving undo your healthy eating. Try one of these delicious yet healthy recipes and curb your unruly sweet tooth today!
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