Let’s get baking! Now is prime time to take to the kitchen in hopes of creating your favourite baked goodies. And with stress being at an all-time high, comfort food...
Let’s get baking!
Now is prime time to take to the kitchen in hopes of creating your favourite baked goodies. And with stress being at an all-time high, comfort food has never looked better.
Luckily for you, we at Plant Faced have rounded up a complete guide to healthy baking goods, all of which are easy and delicious...and we’ve got a rec for every tastebud!
So, keep reading to discover eight healthy baking goods you need to cook NOW! We hope that you find these tasty desserts as yummy as we do ;)
1. Vegan Breakfast Cookies by Rainbow Plant Life
Breakfast just became the most important meal of the day thanks to Rainbow Plant Life’sVegan Breakfast Cookies recipe! This recipe is so healthy, in fact, that you will bear no guilt for having these delicious cookies first thing in the morning.
Some of the wholesome ingredients featured in this gluten-free, soy-free, and oil-free tasty recipe include:
Nisha, the founder of Rainbow Plant Life, makes it super easy to customise these cookies to your tastebud’s liking. For example, she recommends omitting the shredded coconut and simply adding more oats if you aren’t a fan of coconuts! Almond butter isn’t a must, as well - any vegan butter will do. You are also welcome to mix and match whatever type of seeds and fruit you want to add to the cookie (we personally love cranberries).
Prepare your very own vegan breakfast cookies by following the entire recipe by Rainbow Plant Life!
2. Beetroot Brownies (Vegan + Gluten-free) By Rhian’s Recipe
These Beetroot Brownies (Vegan + Gluten-Free) by Rhian’s Recipes have turned me into a beet-believer!
It’s no surprise that Rhian, the incredible chef behind Rhian’s Recipes, was able to create such a delicious brownie using beetroots. She’s also the incredible mastermind behind her coveted avocado brownies, sweet potato brownies, and black bean brownies. There’s seemingly nothing she can’t make into a delicious dessert.
Her Beetroot Brownies (Vegan + Gluten-Free) certainly don’t taste like the vegetable and are instead sweetened using pitted dates. Other ingredients include:
Smooth almond butter
Unsweetened almond milk (or another plant-based milk alternative)
Vegan chocolate chips
Be sure to check out the entire recipe to make these delicious and healthy brownies at home!
3. Banana Bread Chocolate Chip Cookies by Emily Daniels
While the world is currently going buck wild for sourdough bread, we’re going to hold off on jumping on that quarantine bandwagon as we have no intention of abandoning our first bread love: banana bread.
Emily Daniels, the chef behind Wholesome Donista, put up an incredible Banana Bread Chocolate Chip Cookies recipe that took our two favourite sweets to a whole new level! And with a slogan like, “have your cake and be healthy too,” you can feel free to indulge as you please with these healthy cookies. You will need:
Dairy-free sour cream
Dairy-free chocolate chips
To make these delicious Banana Bread Chocolate Chip Cookies yourself, be sure to check out the entire recipe on her Instagram!
4. Fudgy Vegan Brownie Cookies by Minimalist Baker
Minimalist Baker has by far some of the best recipes out there for beginners. All of the recipes created by Dana, the primary recipe developer, fall into three main categories:
10 ingredients or less
30 minutes or less to prepare
So whether you are a seasoned chef who could take on Gordon Ramsay in a cook-off or you are purchasing your first whisk, Minimalist Baker is a great place to start.
Okay, now that we’re done fangirling, let’s dive right into one of their delicious and healthy baked goods: Fudgy Vegan Brownie Cookies! We can’t reiterate enough how much we’re loving these tasty combos of delicious desserts, like cookies and brownies! For this recipe, you’ll need:
Vegan dark chocolate
Large Medjool dates
Aquafaba (the water in chickpeas - it acts similarly to the property of egg whites in cooking)
After mixing this together in a bowl, use your hands to mould them into small balls and put them on a greased pan. Press these between your hands, put on a pan, and use a fork to press down the top of the cookies - bake, and then eat! This will be your go-to easy, vegan cookie recipe!
Grab your ingredients and a mixer and watch the entire video tutorial on her YouTube channel below!
6. Rich Vegan Fudge Brownies by Rosslyn Marie
The last brownie but not least on our list are Rosslyn Marie’sRich Vegan Fudge Brownies! Get ready for some melt-in-your-mouth goodness thanks to this easy, healthy recipe that only needs ten freakin’ ingredients, including:
You’ll likely have most of these ingredients in your cabinet anyway, so it should be fairly easy to get started. Best of all, this recipe is gluten-free, oil-free, and refined-sugar-free!
7. Lemon Cake with Olive Oil & Coriander Seed by Wicked Healthy
Wicked Healthy’s recipe for their Lemon Cake with Olive Oil & Coriander Seed is simply to die for! There are definitely more steps and ingredients to this recipe, but we certainly think it’s worth the extra effort, as the end result is absolutely mouth-watering! For the cake, you’ll need the following ingredients:
Plain white flour
Extra virgin olive oil
Be sure to check out the entire recipe, including how to make the delicious syrup and “buttercream,” on their website!
8. Chocolate Coffee Cake with Vegan 'Butter' Cream Frosting by Esra Tok
Last but not least on our delicious list of healthy baking goods is Esra Tok’s Chocolate Coffee Cake with Vegan ‘Butter’ Cream Frosting! The photo featuring the delicious cake was Esra Tok’s most-liked photo of 2019, and it’s easy to see why. Vegan chocolate coffee cake is especially hard to find, so we are thankful that talented and cruelty-free chefs like herself take the time to share their amazing creations with us! Be sure to check out her Instagram post for the entire recipe.
You’re probably drooling by the end of this article...and we don’t blame you. These recipes are certainly ones worth trying out in your own kitchen - not only because they are cruelty-free but also healthy AND easy!