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Healthy Baking

Healthy Baking Recipes

The average American consumes 136 pounds of added sugar each year—and not the sugar naturally present in food like fruit and grains, but that which is added in baking, cooking and food processing. Learn how you can serve up delicious desserts without relying on refined white sugar. In the following recipes, 100 percent natural sweeteners such as honey, stevia and agave nectar bring rich flavors and a healthier profile to your homemade baked goods.

Cookie Recipes

Coconut Peanut Butter Cookies

Coconut Peanut Butter Cookies

Made with herbal sweetener stevia, this recipe makes perfect coconut peanut butter cookies.

See the recipe.

Ginger Cookies

Ginger Cookies

Date sugar flavors these delicious ginger cookies.

See the recipe.

Banana Oatmeal Cookies

Banana Oatmeal Walnut Cookies

This yummy cookie recipe requires just three simple ingredients.

See the recipe.

Cake Recipes

Chocolate Beet Cake

Chocolate Beet Cake

Serve this super-moist beet cake plain or top with whipped chocolate ricotta.

See the recipe.

Honey Cake with Caramelized Orange

Honey Cake with Caramelized Oranges

The flavor of caramelized oranges delights in this recipe for honey cake.

See the recipe.

Date Cake

Date Cake

Treat your guests to this tasty date cake made without refined sugars.

See the recipe.

Pie Recipes

Sugar Free Banana Cream Pie

Sugar-Free Banana Cream Pie

This banana cream pie recipe calls for agave nectar to lend a natural sweetness.

See the recipe.

Pecan Pie Tarts

Pecan Pie Tarts

The ingredients in this pecan pie tart recipe provide a balanced sweetness.

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Vegan Coconut Custard Pie

Vegan Coconut Custard Pie

This delicious dessert will be loved by vegans and non-vegans alike.

See the recipe.


Muffin Recipes

High Fiber Muffins

High Fiber Muffins

This muffins recipe is a tasty way to get your daily dose of fiber.

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Applesauce, Carrot and Walnut Muffins

Applesauce, Carrot and Walnut Mini Muffins

These mini muffins are loaded with natural and nutritious ingredients.

See the recipe.

Morning Energy Muffins

Morning Energy Muffins

Eat these healthful muffins for a little extra boost in the morning.

See the recipe.


More About Healthy Baking

All About Natural Sugar

All About Sugar
Is any amount of sugar OK? Are all sweeteners created equal? We bring you the answers to these and more cloying questions.

Make Holiday Desserts without Refined Sugars
When your friends and family gather during the holiday season, treat them by serving pitch-perfect desserts—sweetened with unrefined sugars.

Baking with Natural Sweetners
See how you can enjoy decadent treats made healthier with sweet alternatives to refined sugar.

Recipes for Baking with Honey
From our sister publication GRIT, find more than 10 recipes for baking with honey, including the Lemon Poppy Seed Cake recipe featured in the May/June issue of Mother Earth Living.





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