Carrots, beets, zucchini and pumpkin are all easy to enjoy in baked goods.
Are you eating three servings of vegetables each day? May be baking with vegetables is a solution :)
Carrots, beets, zucchini and pumpkin are all easy to incorporate into baked goods. They improve texture, keep baked goods moist, and add a little fibre and nutrients. The veggies can be added raw (grated) or cooked and pureed.
If your kitchen is anything like mine, this time of year the vegetable crisper is stuffed to the gills with local produce from the market. We might eat zucchini every second day and carrots are a lunch box staple. And beautiful beets — appreciated only by me – can languish for weeks if I’m not quick to roast and puree them.
Sometimes we end up with way more vegetables than my family and I can eat in a week so baked goods pick up the slack.
Baking with vegetables:
Here are some of my favourite baked goods that incorporate vegetables:
Oh so moist and chocolaty this is one of my favourite chocolate cake recipes. You can roast a whole bunch of beets at once, slip the skins off and then freeze the puree in half-cup portions.
This is an old Crosby’s recipe that I updated a bit to make it a little healthier. If you’re a fan of carrot cake you’ll find this cake as satisfying as your standard recipe. Feeds a crowd and is easy to slice.
A true muffin recipe (not overly sweet) this recipe can still feel like a bit of a treat. Or you can serve them as cupcakes with the molasses cream cheese frosting.
These healthy carrot cookies can be enjoyed on their own (suitable for breakfast even) or sandwiched with a little frosting.
This is a recipe you’ll find yourself making time and again. The flavour is bright and the texture lovely.
This recipe was a great discovery for me and my family. We’re big fans of pancakes and this recipe is so satisfying. We even eat them on their own sometimes, like cookies.
This is a recipe from my friend Nela who has made a business out of creating healthy food.
I have been playing with recipes for zucchini brownies for a long time and in this version I finally nailed it. Take note chocolate lovers: molasses makes chocolate baked goods taste even more chocolaty.
One of the most comforting cookies ever. This recipe combines everything you love about oatmeal cookies with a little pumpkin and spice.
Apple juice works just fine in this fall flavoured muffin recipe. It’s refined-sugar-free too.
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