101 Guide to Healthier Baking

How do we get our bake on without compromising our health? These tips prove we can have our cake and eat it too!

Swap out the sugar 

We know what you’re going to say… some of our favourite treats just NEED to be sweet! And they can be, with Lakanto’s 1:1 sugar substitutes! 

Monkfruit is a member of the gourd family (think a small green melon) and hails from South Asia. Its fruit extract, called mogrosides, can create a sweetness sensation 300 times stronger than sucrose, with zero of the sweet stuff’s less desirable side effects. 

Our Lakanto Monkfruit Sweeteners are set up to be cup-for-cup replacements for sugar in all of your favourite recipes. Our signature blends can be subbed in for classic, brown, icing and caster sugars depending on your baking needs, making it as easy as pie to swap out the sweet stuff for zero-calorie, zero-glycemic sweetness. Check out the full range here.

Article finished! (Just kidding, read on for more healthy tips below.) 

Add fresh fruit 

Fresh fruit treats are not only delicious and naturally sweet, they’re a great way to add a little more nutrition to your baking delights. Chuck some fresh blueberries into your muffins, raspberries in your brownies, or try experimenting with fresh fruit tarts and crumbles.  

Crank up the fibre

Add texture and fibre to your baked goods by subbing out a third of your white flour for a wholemeal.

Sub out the oil

Keep your treats moist and tasty without copious amounts of oil by subbing in half the amount of oil for a fresh fruit puree, like unsweetened applesauce. You can also sub in Greek yoghurt for that full fatty flavour.

Ripe bananas are your friend

Got some bananas that are just past their prime? Naturally rich in glucose, they make a great naturally sweet addition to baked treats in place of sugar. 

Sugar and spice 

Spices like cinnamon and nutmeg can add additional warming sweetness and flavour to recipes that will leave you satisfied without the sugar rush. 

Embrace the muffin tin

Rather than baking your treats in a cake or baking tray (who hasn’t eaten a GIANT SLAB fresh out of the oven?), muffin or cupcake tins are basically just hey-presto portion control. 

If the treat allows, bag some up and whack in the freezer for later – putting a little effort between you and the next indulgence. 

Generally, treats cook faster this way, so it may take some experimenting. Happy baking gang!

For some amazing baking inspo head to our recipe page here!