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Looking for some healthy baking inspiration? I’ve got you covered with 100 healthy baking recipes with everything from muffins and quick breads to cakes and cookies.

If you love baked goods you’re going to love today’s post because I’m sharing over 100 healthy baking recipes that your whole family will love!

From muffins and quick breads to cookies and brownies all of the recipes I’m sharing below are made with wholesome better-for-you ingredients, easy to make and absolutely delicious… trust me nobody will even be able to tell that they’re healthier.

Collage of photos: blueberry muffins, brownies, slice of strawberry cake and coconut flour chocolate chip cookies.

Baked Goods Made Healthier

In many baked goods recipes you’ll commonly see white flour, white sugar and butter or vegetable oil, but in true EBF fashion I always try to create recipes that are made healthier with wholesome, better-for-you ingredients. Here are some swaps you’ll typically see in the EBF recipes when it comes to baked goods:

  • flour instead of using white flour you’ll typically see whole wheat pastry flour, almond flour, oat flour or coconut flour being used here. All three options are great if you’re looking to incorporate more nutrients into your baking in place of a traditional all-purpose flour. I have a full guide on healthy flours to use if you’re interested in learning more.
  • sugar – instead of using white, refined sugar, you’ll usually see me using maple syrup, honey, coconut sugar or medjool dates for a natural sweetener in my baked goods.
  • oil – when it comes to using oil in my baked goods I typically use coconut oil, olive oil or avocado oil instead of seed oil or butter, which all adds healthy fats and aren’t as processed as some of the alternatives. In a lot of recipes you’ll also see Greek yogurt, applesauce, sweet potato or pumpkin being used to replace some of the oil in recipes. This is a great way to keep baked goods moist without the need for a ton of oil.

Muffins

Whether you’re in the mood for a fruity blueberry muffin or something more decadent like a chocolate muffin I’ve got you covered with loads of recipes for easy and healthy muffins with a variety of options to meet your dietary preferences.

A birds eye view of 4 chocolate chip muffins on a wire rack.
4.89 from 27 votes

Healthy Chocolate Muffins

These healthy chocolate muffins are dairy-free and made with whole wheat flour, applesauce and naturally sweetened with maple syrup. They're fudgy, rich, perfectly moist and absolutely delicious.
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A bite taken out of a banana muffin.
4.95 from 19 votes

Banana Blender Muffins

These healthy banana blender muffins are made with a combo of oat and almond flour and sweetened with maple syrup. They're gluten-free, dairy-free, moist, easy to make and perfect for breakfast or snacking.
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Protein muffins in paper wrappers on a wire rack.
4.98 from 38 votes

Protein Muffins

These flourless protein muffins are made with mashed banana, almond butter and protein powder. They come together quickly in a blender and are oil-free, gluten-free, dairy-free and have 11 grams of protein in each muffin.
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Three apple yogurt muffins stacked on top of each other. The muffins are wrapped in paper liners.
4.84 from 6 votes

Apple Yogurt Muffins

These apple yogurt muffins are studded with apples and packed with cinnamon flavor. They're soft, fluffy and extra moist thanks to the Greek yogurt. Perfect for meal prep!
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Two chocolate chip yogurt muffins stacked on top of each other. The top muffin has a bite taken out of it.
5 from 3 votes

Chocolate Chip Yogurt Muffins

Protein packed chocolate chip yogurt muffins made with Greek yogurt, whole wheat flour, and maple syrup. They're light, fluffy and perfect for an on-the-go snack or breakfast.
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A muffin resting on a plate. The plate is surrounded by other muffins.
4.89 from 9 votes

Strawberry Yogurt Muffins

These strawberry yogurt muffins are made with Greek yogurt, naturally sweetened with maple syrup and studded with fresh strawberries. They're super moist and fluffy and absolutely delicious.
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An angled photo of 4 carrot raisin muffins on a plate. One of the muffins is resting on it's side.
4.91 from 22 votes

Healthy Carrot Raisin Muffins

These healthy carrot raisin muffins are made with almond and coconut flour and studded with fresh carrots and raisins. Perfect for a quick breakfast or afternoon snack. Gluten-free + dairy-free.
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An overhead view of coconut flour muffins arranged on a wire cooling rack. One muffin is turned on its side.
4.66 from 32 votes

Coconut Flour Muffins

These coconut flour muffins are made with just 8 simple ingredients and come together in no time. They're soft, perfectly moist and bursting with fresh blueberries! Gluten-free + grain-free.
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Two muffins stacked on top of each other.
4.88 from 24 votes

Morning Glory Muffins

Packed with fruit, carrots, walnuts and rolled oats, these morning glory muffins are hearty, filling and perfect way to start the day!
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An overhead photo looking at an oatmeal banana muffin on a wire cooling rack.
4.93 from 26 votes

Oatmeal Banana Muffins

These oatmeal banana muffins combine bananas, oats and almond flour to create a delicious breakfast treat that's perfectly moist and fluffy.
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Three blueberry yogurt muffins stacked.
4.69 from 29 votes

Blueberry Yogurt Muffins

These blueberry yogurt muffins are made with whole wheat flour, Greek yogurt, maple syrup and studded with fresh blueberries. They're perfectly moist and fluffy and absolutely delicious.
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Two pumpkin muffins stacked on top of each other. They are balancing on top of a baking tin.
4.06 from 54 votes

Healthy Pumpkin Muffins

These healthy pumpkin muffins are naturally sweetened and made with whole wheat pastry flour, rolled oats, yogurt and fall spices. They're perfectly moist and fluffy and come together quickly.
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Two healthy pumpkin muffins stacked with a bite taken out of the top muffin.
4.12 from 211 votes

Flourless Pumpkin Muffins

Healthy, paleo pumpkin muffins made with almond butter and pumpkin. No flour, no oil and no dairy. 9 grams of protein in each muffin!
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Two muffins stacked on top of each other.
4.41 from 25 votes

Vegan Pumpkin Muffins

Full of pumpkin flavor and fall spice, these healthy vegan pumpkin muffins are naturally sweetened and made with simple pantry staple ingredients. They're perfectly moist and fluffy!
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Plate with lemon poppyseed muffins topped with lemon zest and a glaze.
4.60 from 40 votes

Lemon Poppyseed Muffins

These gluten free lemon poppy seed muffins are made with almond and coconut flour and have a bright, lemony flavor. They're delicious as is or topped with a lemon glaze!
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A blueberry protein muffin with a bite taken from it.
4.54 from 41 votes

Blueberry Protein Muffins

These healthy blueberry protein muffins are soft, fluffy and packed with 7 grams of protein each! They're the perfect high protein snack or breakfast option to meal prep for the week.
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Apple muffins topped with cinnamon sugar on a cooling rack.
3.84 from 36 votes

Healthy Apple Cinnamon Muffins

These healthy apple cinnamon muffins are made with a blend of whole wheat and all-purpose flour. They're loaded with fall flavor and extra moist thanks to pumpkin!
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Double chocolate protein muffin with a bite taken out of it.
4.50 from 148 votes

Double Chocolate Protein Muffins

These chocolate protein muffins are fudgy and oh so delicious. There's no added sugar (sweetened only with bananas) and each muffin has 8 grams of protein!
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Plate of chocolate chip flourless zucchini muffins. One muffin is sliced in half and you can see the chocolate chips.
4.59 from 94 votes

Flourless Zucchini Muffins

These flourless zucchini muffins are made with almond butter and sweetened with maple syrup. They're grain-free, gluten-free and perfect for breakfast or snacking.
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Stack of three chocolate chip almond flour muffins.
4.74 from 76 votes

Almond Flour Muffins

Healthy almond flour muffins made with date paste! These muffins are perfectly moist and naturally sweetened. 
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Strawberry chocolate chip protein muffins in red cupcake liners in a muffin tin. Muffins are topped with chopped strawberries and mini chocolate chips.
4.67 from 24 votes

Strawberry Protein Muffins

These moist strawberry protein muffins are studded with fresh strawberries and chocolate chips. Made with oat flour and protein powder so they have an extra protein boost and they’re gluten-free!
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Two healthy chocolate chip muffins stacked on top of each other. They are wrapped in a paper liner.
5 from 10 votes

Healthy Chocolate Chip Muffins

These healthy chocolate chip muffins are soft, fluffy, perfectly moist and absolutely delicious. They're made with whole wheat flour, Greek yogurt, maple syrup and studded with chocolate chips.
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Cluster of blueberry muffins on a gold cooling rack.
4.14 from 30 votes

Vegan Blueberry Muffins

These vegan blueberry muffins are low-fat and oil free, but still perfectly moist, tender and really easy to make.
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Oat bran muffin made with shredded carrots and raisins sliced in half.
4.37 from 60 votes

Oat Bran Muffins

These healthy oat bran muffins are made with a mix of oat bran cereal and whole wheat flour. They’re moist and delicious and perfect for a quick on-the-go breakfast.
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Pumpkin bran muffins stuffed with pumpkin seeds and raisins on a cooling rack.
4.60 from 10 votes

Pumpkin Bran Muffins

Filled with fall flavor, these hearty pumpkin bran muffins are easy to whip up and provide a good source of fiber and protein. Only 160 calories per muffin!
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Cookies

Love cookies, but want to make them a bit more nutritious for you and your family? You’re in for a treat because I have a variety for healthy cookies recipes to meet your needs. Some popular recipes include my Healthy Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies, Tahini Chocolate Chip Cookies and Oatmeal Chia Cookies.

Coconut flour chocolate chip cookies on a wire rack.
4.53 from 270 votes

Coconut Flour Cookies

You only need 8 simple ingredients and 1 bowl to make these soft and chewy coconut flour cookies! They're grain-free, low carb and low sugar.
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Four oatmeal breakfast cookies stacked on one another.
5 from 8 votes

Oatmeal Breakfast Cookies

Chewy and healthy oatmeal breakfast cookies that are studded with raisins and walnuts, easy to whip up and perfect for on-the-go. They're lightly sweetened, vegan, egg-free, gluten-free and perfect for meal prep.
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Cottage cheese chocolate chip cookies on a metal cooling rack.
4.72 from 81 votes

Cottage Cheese Cookies

These high protein cottage cheese cookies are soft, chewy and made with only 7 ingredients. They're gluten-free, egg-free, low sugar and have 8 grams of protein per cookie.
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A stack of cookies.
4.86 from 7 votes

Birthday Cake Cookies

Birthday cake cookies made with cashew butter, a combo of almond flour and oat flour and maple syrup. They're soft, gluten-free and absolutely delicious when topped with vanilla frosting.
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Overhead view of a few chocolate chip oatmeal cookies stacked around each other.
5 from 12 votes

Healthy Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies

These healthy oatmeal chocolate chip cookies are made with whole wheat flour, coconut sugar and coconut oil and applesauce instead of butter. They're soft, chewy, absolutely delicious and super easy to whip up.
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Overhead shot of a plate with five carrot cake breakfast cookies.
4.43 from 26 votes

Carrot Cake Breakfast Cookies

Eat cookies for breakfast with this simple recipe for carrot cake breakfast cookies! Loaded with whole grain oats, carrots and nuts for a filling and hearty on-the-go breakfast option.
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Cookies cooling on a wire rack.
5 from 10 votes

Oatmeal Scotchies

These flourless oatmeal scotchies are made with almond butter, maple syrup, rolled oats and studded with butterscotch chips. They're soft, chewy and absolutely delicious!
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Gluten-free and grain-free almond cookies on a plate.
4.89 from 44 votes

Almond Cookies

These almond cookies are made with almond flour, almond extract and topped with sliced almonds. They're buttery, soft and melt in your mouth delicious. Gluten-free + grain-free.
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Three healthy chocolate chip cookies stacked on top of each other. The top cookie has been cut in half, exposing the inside.
5 from 12 votes

Healthy Chocolate Chip Cookies

These healthy chocolate chip cookies are soft, chewy and guaranteed to satisfy any sweet tooth. They're made with whole wheat flour, coconut oil, Greek yogurt and coconut sugar. There's no butter and no chilling required!
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Lemon ricotta cookies on a plate with lemon wedges.
4.89 from 27 votes

Lemon Ricotta Cookies

These lemon ricotta cookies are made with oat flour and topped with a delicious light lemon glaze. They're soft, moist, fluffy and absolutely delicious!
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Multiple chocolate chip protein cookies are spread out on a countertop.
4.75 from 24 votes

Protein Cookies

Make the best protein cookies you've ever had with just 6 simple ingredients. They're soft, chewy, made without flour and pack in 10 grams of protein each!
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An overhead photo of a plate with 8 SunButter cookies.
5 from 10 votes

SunButter Cookies

Made with sunflower butter, oat flour, coconut sugar and studded with chocolate chips these SunButter cookies are super easy to make, absolutely delicious and allergen friendly. This post is sponsored by SunButter.
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An overhead photo looking down at a plate of almond butter espresso cookies. Extra cookies are scattered around the plate alongside a bowl of coffee beans and a mug of hot cocoa.
3.85 from 69 votes

Almond Butter Espresso Cookies

These almond butter espresso cookies are the perfect combination of crunchy and chewy. They're super easy to whip up and require only six ingredients and one bowl. Plus, they're flourless, vegan and gluten-free!
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An overhead photo looking at lemon almond flour cookies scattered on a table top. The center cookie has a bite removed.
3.44 from 243 votes

Lemon Almond Flour Cookies

These gluten-free lemon cookies are made with almond flour and bursting with bright, citrus flavor in every bite. They're soft and chewy and topped with the most delicious lemon glaze for the ultimate treat.
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An overhead shot of 5 cookies on a plate.
4.41 from 250 votes

Banana Oatmeal Cookies

Banana oatmeal cookies made with just 3 simple ingredients. They're vegan, gluten-free and perfect for an on-the-go breakfast or healthy treat.
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A stack of healthy sweet potato breakfast cookies made with oats, chocolate chips, and pecans.
4.28 from 83 votes

Sweet Potato Breakfast Cookies

Cookies for breakfast? Sign me up! These sweet potato breakfast cookies are super easy to make, delicious and great to have on hand for an on-the-go breakfast. 
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A white bowl filled with pumpkin oatmeal cookies.
4.50 from 84 votes

Oatmeal Pumpkin Cookies

These delicious oatmeal pumpkin cookies with chocolate chips are healthy, vegan and can easily be made gluten-free. Perfect for satisfying your pumpkin cravings!
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S'mores cookies on parchment paper.
4.08 from 56 votes

S’mores Cookies

These s'mores cookies are irresistibility delish with chocolate chips, graham crackers and melty marshmallows throughout. No campfire needed!
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Multiple almond flour chocolate chip cookies on parchment paper.
4.35 from 233 votes

Almond Flour Chocolate Chip Cookies

These almond flour chocolate chip cookies are super easy to make with only 7 ingredients. They're crisp on the outside, soft and chewy on the inside and loaded with gooey chocolate in every bite.
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Peanut butter blossom cookies next to each other on a table.
4.43 from 56 votes

Healthy Peanut Butter Blossoms

With only six ingredients and about 15 minutes to whip up, these heathy peanut butter blossoms are an easy addition to your holiday cookie tray! Vegan and gluten-free. 
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Peanut butter cookies sprinkled with sea salt on a cooling rack.
4.34 from 250 votes

Peanut Butter Cookies

These delicious and healthy peanut butter cookies are made in one bowl and with only 4 ingredients. Sweetened with maple syrup and made without eggs or butter!
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Close up photo of a pumpkin cookie frosted with white icing.
4.37 from 49 votes

Soft Pumpkin Cookies

These soft pumpkin cookies are like pillowy clouds that melt in your mouth. They’re loaded with pumpkin flavor, grain-free and made without any oil! Top with frosting for a delicious treat.
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A plate full of chocolate chip tahini cookies.
4.61 from 88 votes

Tahini Chocolate Chip Cookies

These chocolate chip tahini cookies pack a nutritional punch with fiber, healthy fats and protein, plus they're vegan & gluten-free!
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Two cookies studded with pistachios and dark chocolate chunks.
4.86 from 7 votes

Dark Chocolate, Pistachio and Cardamom Cookies

These cardamom cookies are studded with rich chocolate and crunchy pistachios. They’re vegan and made with almond flour so they’re also grain-free and gluten-free. Reprinted with permission from Bakerita.
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Stack of peanut butter protein cookies.
4.05 from 86 votes

Peanut Butter Protein Cookies

Peanut butter protein cookies made with just 5 simple ingredients: oats, protein powder, peanut butter, apple sauce and honey or maple syrup.  Each cookie has 4 grams of protein! Gluten-free and dairy-free.
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Hand holding a cinnamon raisin protein cookie.
4.43 from 90 votes

Oatmeal Raisin Protein Cookies

Made without any processed sugar or flour, these oatmeal raisin protein cookies are gluten-free, portable and healthy enough to eat for breakfast. 
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Hand holding a stack of three gluten-free peanut butter monster cookies made with oats and colored candies.
4.60 from 10 votes

Healthy Monster Cookies

These gluten-free monster cookies are made with rolled oats, peanut butter and chocolate chips. They’re thick, chewy and so easy to make!
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Stack of three chocolate chip peanut butter oatmeal cookies with coconut.
4.52 from 33 votes

Peanut Butter Oatmeal Cookies

Peanut butter oatmeal cookies made with just 10 ingredients and one bowl. These cookies are healthier than most — gluten-free, made without butter or oil and only about 100 calories per cookie!
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Hand holding an oatmeal chia cookies with flecks of coconut and chocolate chips.
4.69 from 140 votes

Oatmeal Chia Cookies

These oatmeal chia cookies are flourless so the texture is chewy and similar to baked oatmeal. They’re healthy, portable and delicious!
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Four peanut butter granola cookies, drizzled with chocolate, sitting on a neutral colored tray.
3.70 from 13 votes

5-Ingredient Peanut Butter Granola Cookies

Cookies with peanut butter and granola? Yes, please. These peanut butter granola cookies are super easy to whip up and require only 5 ingredients!
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Oatmeal raisin cookies on a cooling rack with one cookie having a bite taken from it.
4.26 from 74 votes

Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

These oatmeal raisin cookies are soft and chewy with crisp edges. They're absolutely addicting and guaranteed to be a new family favorite!
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Oatmeal date cookies on a white plate.
3.91 from 63 votes

Oatmeal Date Cookies

These delicious oatmeal date cookies are easy to whip up and have the perfect texture — crispy edges with a a soft and chewy center!
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Cakes + Cupcakes

Who says you can’t have your cake and eat it too — especially when it’s made with better-for-you ingredients? These cake and cupcake recipes have been created with healthier ingredients without sacrificing that indulgent taste you love. From rich chocolate cupcakes to healthy apple cake, these recipes will make you rethink what a healthy dessert can be. All of these recipes are healthy enough for an everyday dessert, but fancy enough to be served at celebrations like birthday parties and holidays.

Two pieces of pumpkin cake stacked on one another.
5 from 6 votes

Healthy Pumpkin Cake

This healthy pumpkin cake is gluten-free, naturally sweetened and perfectly moist. It's packed with fall flavors and topped with a delicious cream cheese frosting.
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A slice of cake is removed from the full vanilla cake that sits on a white pedestal. Cake is decorated with vanilla frosting and rainbow sprinkles.
4.93 from 28 votes

Healthy Vanilla Cake

This healthy vanilla cake is made with whole wheat flour, yogurt and maple syrup. It's more nutrient-dense and lower in sugar when compared to traditional cake, but still just as delicious!
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Healthy chocolate cupcakes displayed on a cake stand.
5 from 3 votes

Healthy Chocolate Cupcakes

These healthy chocolate cupcakes are made with whole wheat pastry flour and less butter and sugar than traditional cupcakes. They're light, fluffy, easy to make and perfect for any celebration!
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A health vanilla cupcake topped with icing and sprinkles.
5 from 8 votes

Healthy Vanilla Cupcakes

These healthy vanilla cupcakes are light and fluffy, but made with whole wheat flour and less butter and sugar than traditional cupcakes. They're easy to make and perfect for any celebration!
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Four almond flour cupcakes wrapped in paper liners on a plate. The cupcakes have been topped with vanilla icing and rainbow sprinkles.
4.96 from 22 votes

Almond Flour Cupcakes

These almond flour cupcakes are soft, fluffy and perfectly moist. They come together quickly and are a great gluten-free dessert option for any celebration!
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3-layer oatmeal carrot cake, frosted with chopped walnuts on top served on a wooden board. A few slices of the cake have been cut out exposing the inside of the cake.
4.97 from 28 votes

Oatmeal Carrot Cake

This healthy oatmeal carrot cake is studded with carrots and raisins, naturally sweetened with maple syrup and topped with a delicious cream cheese frosting. It's gluten-free and super easy to whip up in your blender.
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An unwrapped frosted sweet potato cupcake.
5 from 10 votes

Sweet Potato Cupcakes

These gluten-free sweet potato cupcakes are made with a combo of almond and oat flour, naturally sweetened and loaded with cinnamon flavor. They're fluffy, moist and absolutely delicious especially when topped with cream cheese frosting.
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A strawberry cake with pink frosting sits on a small white pedestal with fresh strawberries on top and one slice cut out.
5 from 4 votes

Easy Strawberry Cake

This easy strawberry cake is made with cake flour, fresh strawberry puree and Greek yogurt. It's light and fluffy and topped with a decadent homemade strawberry buttercream frosting.
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Stacked slices of apple cake.