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.
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.
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.
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
These healthy oatmeal cookies are made with fiber-rich oats, coconut sugar and coconut oil and applesauce instead of butter. They are easy to whip up and are naturally gluten and dairy-free and paleo-friendly.
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.
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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.
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.
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.
This delicious gluten-free apple cake is made with a blend of almond and oat flour, studded with fresh apples and has a delicious cinnamon pecan crumb topping. It’s moist, tender and the perfect fall dessert!
This flourless chocolate cake is rich, fudgy and incredibly easy to make. It's the perfect dessert for any occasion and absolutely delicious when topped with fresh berries and a sprinkle of powdered sugar.
This easy berry cake is made with whole wheat pastry flour, Greek yogurt, maple syrup and studded with a mix of fresh berries. It's healthy, simple to make and the perfect treat for breakfast or dessert!
The best healthy birthday cake that's made with a combo of oat and almond flour and naturally sweetened with maple syrup. It's fluffy, moist, gluten-free, dairy-free and a great healthier option for a birthday party or any celebration!
This pumpkin coffee cake with a cinnamon streusel topping is the ultimate fall breakfast or dessert! It's moist, soft and made with healthier ingredients like Greek yogurt, whole wheat flour and coconut sugar.
This healthy pumpkin bread is made with fiber-rich whole wheat flour, naturally sweetened with maple syrup and packed with warm spices. It's moist, fluffy and makes for the perfect fall treat. Plus, it can easily be made vegan.
Made with mashed figs and bananas, honey, Greek yogurt and whole wheat pastry flour this healthy fig bread is perfectly moist, naturally sweetened, oil-free and such a great recipe to make during fig season!