Muffins, breads, cookies, and cakes—if you like to bake like I do, it’s in the best interest of your health and your waistline to make your baking healthier. Baking substitutions can help cut heart-harming fats, refined sugars, and empty calories from your favorite bunt cake or dessert loaf.
Here are eight substitutions for healthier baked goods…
1. Whole Wheat Flour
If you opt for a bag of whole wheat flour versus regular old refined white flour, you’ll be cutting the empty calories in your muffins and cakes while boosting the amount of heart-healthy fiber. Bake up a warm loaf of bread with whole wheat flour instead of regular white flour and help lower your risk of high cholesterol and type II diabetes with each slice.