you own a business where you bake desserts? When baking desserts, it is
essential to start using healthier options. Switching to healthier alternatives
in your baked goods won’t mean you have to sacrifice taste and presentation.
While your customers
probably love bright and colorful desserts, the artificial food coloring used
in baked goods like cookies and cakes are full of chemicals that are not good
for your health. Instead, try using natural food coloring for commercial
Did you know that you
can also achieve colorful desserts using healthy ingredients like fruits,
spices, and vegetables, which gives you added nutrients and other health
benefits? Some alternatives you can try to add color to your desserts include:
Carrot juice or pulp for
a vibrant yellow or orange hue to your desserts. The sweet flavor of the
carrots is ideal for baked goods and also provides you with Vitamin C,
beta-carotene, and other nutrients.
Beets, a root vegetable
with a sweet flavor, will add a red color to baked goods. Other options for
pink or red hues in your desserts include using raspberries or pomegranate
juice. Beets can help lower your blood pressure, improve digestion, and is also
a great source of potassium and magnesium.
powder, matcha powder, or kale to achieve a green color to your dessert recipes.
Using these greens to add a hue to your baked goods comes with added health
benefits like fiber, iron, and calcium.
which is a spice, can be used in powder or root form. Turmeric will add a
vibrant yellow shade to your desserts. Remember, a little goes a long way. The
spice not only adds color to your dessert, but it will also help your body
fight inflammation and lower your bad cholesterol levels.
great way to bake healthier desserts is by switching out white flour for other alternatives. You
can start by replacing the white flour with whole wheat, which is packed with
fiber and protein. White flour can attribute to a spike in your blood pressure,
so switch to whole wheat flour for a lower glycemic index.
experimenting with different types of flours in your next dessert recipe. Reach
for chickpea, oat, or almond flour for more nutrients and added protein to your
cookies, cakes, or pies.
can also try skipping using flour in your desserts by replacing it with beans
like chickpeas and black beans. Because beans have a mild flavor, they are
perfect for baking. Skip the refined
flours and opt for wholesome ingredients that are good for you and your
it comes time to bake your next cake or cookies, try cutting down on the amount
of sugar you use to make the desserts healthier. Using less sugar in your recipes will have a minimal effect
on how your desserts taste.
option is replacing sugar with fruit for a sweet and moist dessert. Extra ripe
bananas have a sweetness and are naturally rich in glucose, which means they’re
easy to digest and provide energy. Bananas are also rich in potassium,
immune-boosting Vitamin C, and fiber.
of reaching for white sugar in your dessert, try more natural forms of sugar
like honey, maple syrup, agave, coconut sugar, or dates. Not only are these
options sweet, they are also having lower glycemic levels than regular sugar.
You will be able to keep the sweetness in your desserts while adding extra
health benefits. Another option is adding spices like cinnamon, cloves,
allspice, nutmeg, or flavorings like vanilla or almond to boost the sweetness
in your desserts.
oil and butter in your desserts adds unnecessary calories and fat, especially
saturated fats. Instead, there are healthier options you can use and take out
the oil or butter altogether.
can be used to make frosting, pudding, or replace butter in recipes for cakes,
brownies, and other baked goods. Using avocados will increase the protein in
your desserts, help you take in additional nutrients without risking the flavor
and also add a smooth texture. Avocados are full of heart-healthy
mono-saturated falls that help to keep your cholesterol levels low, rich in
Vitamins E and K, and fiber.
using other fruits to replace fatty oils in a recipe. Unsweetened applesauce is
excellent for moist desserts, especially in cakes. Use ¾ cup of applesauce for
every cup of oil a recipe calls for.
also try adding other fruits or vegetables to your desserts. Try including
shredded or pureed carrots, zucchini, or pumpkin. They will add nutrients, flavor,
and moisture to any recipe that calls for butter or oil.
is the perfect time to start baking healthier desserts for your business. Give
your customer options next time they stop by your shop and show them that healthy
can still mean colorful and full of flavor!