Healthy Baking Recipes

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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

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

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Ginger Cookies

Date sugar flavors these delicious ginger cookies.

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Banana Oatmeal Walnut Cookies

This yummy cookie recipe requires just three simple ingredients.

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Cake Recipes

Chocolate Beet Cake

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

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Honey Cake with Caramelized Oranges

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

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Date Cake

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

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Pie Recipes

Sugar-Free Banana Cream Pie

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

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Pecan Pie Tarts

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

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Vegan Coconut Custard Pie

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

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Muffin Recipes

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 Mini Muffins

These mini muffins are loaded with natural and nutritious ingredients.

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Morning Energy Muffins

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

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More About Healthy Baking

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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