This is the best time of year to putter away in the kitchen and mix up something sweet. So, I’ve rounded up my favourite weekend baking recipes and healthy dessert recipes for the coziest time of year, all made with less sugar, healthy fats, and wholesome flours.
There’s a little something for everyone here, including gluten-free baked good options and, of course, chocolate. Because these recipes are simple and fairly easy, they’re healthy baking recipes kids can help with, too. These are wonderful in addition to or in place of traditional holiday cookies, cakes, and squares–everyone is happy!
This cake, a banana nut bread meets damp-crumbed banana cake, tastes buttery and rich, remaining incredibly moist thanks to buttermilk.
Spicy bites of ginger cake fudge covered in chocolate and topped with snowflakes of sea salt make for the ultimate food gift. Package one or two up to gift, or keep them in your freezer for petit four emergencies.
Black beans make these brownies super fudgy and dense; brown butter adds a rich, nutty taste to the base; and a bit of flaky salt makes these come to life. An easy black bean brownies recipe that you’d never know was, well, full of beans.
A healthier homemade version of the classic Little Debbie oatmeal cream cookies (aka Oatmeal Creme Pies). What makes these homemade oatmeal cream pies healthy is the addition of better-for-you, gluten-free flours.
A carrot cake made with loads of healthy ingredients, and prepped quickly in the food processor. I love this recipe! It’s adapted from Donna Hay’s food processor carrot cake from The New Easy cookbook.