While pastries are some of the most delicious and rewarding things you can bake and consume, sometimes, they may not be the most healthiest things to snack on! If you’re feeling guilty about the amount of sugar that comes hand-in-hand with scrumptious treats, not to worry!
Today, we’re going to be sharing with you a few neat ingredients substitutes you can use to make the food you bake healthier for those who eat it! No more worrying about your sugar or calorie intake! Without further ado, let’s get to it!
Use Almond Flour instead of Regular Flour!
Nut-based flours are a great substitute for regular white flour! They’re one of the best substitutes for baking flour out there. They’re lower in carbs and higher in protein! Say goodbye to refined carbohydrates and hello to healthy, natural monounsaturated fats! We’re absolutely nuts this perfect replacement! Almond flour works well in many pastries, and can be used alone or mixed with regular white flour!
Avocado In Place of Butter!
Sounds strange? Not at all! Avocado is actually an amazing replacement for butter! Those of you who are dairy-sensitive or lactose intolerant (or you’re simply missing butter from your fridge of pantry!) can look to this natural fruit to help! By using this delicious product, you’ll cut the fat content but keep the creaminess that butter would have given you!
Flaxseeds for Eggs!
Are you vegan? Most baked goods require eggs to complete, but we have a good substitute for you - flax seeds! In place of real eggs, flaxseeds can turn your baked goods into a real healthy treat! These little guys are loaded with nutrients, they help lower blood pressure, and they are rich in dietary fibre! A powerhouse for all things digestive, and it helps prevent heart diseases too!
Applesauce is a natural substitute for Sugar!
Natural sugars are all around us, especially in fruits like apples! Apples are nature’s sweeteners. Most types of applesauce contain natural fructose, and it makes as an amazing substitute for sugar! No baked good tastes good without sugar, but with this replacement ingredient, your creations can taste just as amazing, with even less amount of calories!
Cocoa Powder/Cacao Nibs In Place of Chocolate!
Chocolate chips and processed chocolate, in general, has a ton of added dairy and sugar to it! If you’re looking for a healthier alternative, we can think of no better ingredient than unsweetened cocoa powder or even natural cacao nibs. Cocoa in is purest form is beneficial to us in many ways, and can be added to all sorts of confectionaries. They can improve nitric oxide levels, reducing high blood pressure, and can lower your risk of heart attacks and strokes! All in all, chocolate should be used in its rawest state to avoid additional additives.
And that’s all from us for great alternatives to use in place of your usual baking ingredients! Did you learn something today? We sure did! With this list, you’re on your way to making your baking hobby a healthier one too. Good thing there are plenty of ways to do just that! Let us know how your creations turned out!
Until next time!