I love baking, in fact my first love was baking, not cooking. I have taught myself to love cooking when I realized that no matter how much you healthify cakes and cookies, in their essence they still overload the body with sugar (flour gets converted in our body into sugar, after all). So now I reserve baking for special occasions, such as birthdays and holidays.
My baking recipes, like all my recipes, contain only real ingredients – whole wheat flour, butter, olive oil (if you use a light, fruity olive oil, it doesn’t interfere with the flavor), eggs, vanilla, maple, and a minimal amount of white sugar, often half the amount called for in the original recipe. I never use artificial coloring, artificial sweeteners, margarine, processed vegetable oils, and gross low-fat food substitutes such as Cool Whip or Egg Beaters.
Despite the healthifying, these baked goods are delicious! Here are some of my favorite healthy baking recipes.
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