Enjoy these recipes for baked goods and desserts. Additionally, you will find recipes for things like pancakes, yeasted breads, and other sweets and snacks. Always remember, there is such thing as a healthy sweet tooth. Childhood food memories of brownies and cinnamon buns can be made-over to embody a decadent treat that is made of ingredients that are good for you. Simple foods can be gussied up to provide a whole foods and homemade approach to satisfying your sweet side. When choosing ingredients look for a few key words.
- Sugar or sweeteners: cane sugar, turbinado sugar, palm sugar, honey, maple syrup, barley malt, organic (means non-gmo), stevia to enhance sugar, coconut sugar. AVOID: gmo-beet sugar – any sugar that is not labeled with one of the terms above is most likely beet sugar.
- Oils and fats: Use pure fats and oil. Coconut oil and organic butter are my top choices. Avoid buttery spreads, margins, vegetable oils, canola oil, etc.
- Grains: Organic flour, spelt flour, tapioca starch, rice flour, coconut flour, almond flour, spelt flour, einkorn flours
- Other tasty additives: use the purest form of the food available. Look for pure cacao powder, fresh fruit, unsweetened coconut flakes, etc. Get used to using WHOLE FOOD ingredients.