Posted by BerryRipe on Jan - 18 - 2013

It is often perceived that baked goods are high in carbohydrates and fats. However, this doesn’t have to be the case; especially if you know the right ingredients, and the right methods. Here are some baking recipes that are not only delicious but are also healthy.

1. Olive Muffins

This is a combination of a savory and sweet flavor. The olives adds a hint of richness and savory. For this recipe, you’ll need the following:

  • 1 ½ cups of olive, minced
  • 2 cups of pastry flour (whole wheat)
  • 2 tbsp. of butter
  • 1/8 tsp. of ground pepper, freshly ground
  • 1 tsp. of rosemary minced (fresh)
  • 1 ½ tsp. of baking powder
  • ½ tsp. of salt
  • 1 cup of buttermilk, non-fat
  • 2 eggs (large)
  • 1 tbsp. of extra-virgin olive oil

Procedure:

  • Prepare the oven to a preheated 400°F then coat the muffin cups with cooking spray.
  • In a large skillet, melt the butter at medium heat. Cook the onions until golden, about 5 minutes, and then add the olives, cook and stir for two minutes then set aside. If you don’t have a good skillet, review the no stick skillet reviews at Cookware Nation to find the one that’s right for you.
  • In a large bowl, whisk the flour, baking powder, rosemary, salt, and pepper.
  • In a medium bowl, whisk the eggs, buttermilk, and oil until thoroughly mixed.
  • Using a rubber spatula, fold in the buttermilk and onion mixture into your dry ingredients. Mix evenly until moistened, and then place the batter into the muffin cups dividing them accordingly.
  • Bake for 18- 20 minutes or until the muffins are lightly browned or until a toothpick comes out clean after poking the center.

2. Walnut Cake with Rosemary

Baking Recipes Walnut Cake with Rosemary A delicious cake topped with the fragrance of rosemary. It is also made up of whole wheat flour that not only complements the nutty flavor of the walnuts but also complements the body’s health. For this cake, you’ll need the following:

  • A cup of pastry flour (whole wheat)
  • ¾ cup of walnuts
  • ¼ cup of canola oil or mild olive oil
  • 1 tsp. of vanilla extract
  • 1/2 tsp. of baking powder
  • ¼ tsp. of salt
  • ½ tsp. of baking soda
  • 1 cup of buttermilk
  • 4 tsp. of fresh rosemary, very finely chopped
  • ½ tsp. of lemon zest, freshly grated
  • 2 large eggs (make sure they are at room temperature)
  • 2 large egg whites or 4 tsp. of dried egg whites incorporated as directed in package instructions
  • 2 cups of berries (mix of blueberries, blackberries, and raspberries)
  • Confectioner’s sugar
  • Vanilla ice cream

Procedure:

  • Place the rack at the center of the oven; also have the oven preheated at 350°F. Coat a Bundt pan or a 10-inch pan with a non-stick cooking spray.
  • Toast the walnuts in the oven (spread in the baking pan). This takes about 4-6 minutes, set aside and let it cool.
  • After the walnuts have cooled down, place them together with the all-purpose flour, wheat flour, baking soda, baking powder, and salt in a food processor until the walnuts are finely ground.
  • In a measuring cup, combine the oil, rosemary, buttermilk, lemon zest, and vanilla.
  • In a mixing bowl, place the sugar, egg whites and eggs using an electric mixer beat for five minutes at a high speed.
  • Fold the buttermilk mixture and the dry ingredients alternately using a rubber spatula; make 3 additions of the dry ingredients and 2 of the liquid. Spread the mixture to the pan evenly.
  • Bake the cake for 35-40 minutes
  • Serve and dust with confectioner’s sugar, berries, rosemary and vanilla ice cream.

This baking recipe article on healthy homemade baking recipes is written by Mya Aldrich, author of articles on healthy eating and baking. Mya also writes on how to cook different types of recipes such as Lebanese recipes.

Categories: Eating Healthy

One Response so far.

  1. Edwina Schadler says:

    The olive tree is native to the Mediterranean region and Western Asia, and spread to nearby countries from there. It is estimated the cultivation of olive trees began more than 7000 years ago. As far back as 3000 BC, olives were grown commercially in Crete; they may have been the source of the wealth of the Minoan civilization.

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