I used to see a recipe, replace the white flour with whole wheat flour, and then wonder why it just didn't taste the same. I've learned that whole wheat pastry flour is a lighter flour to use that works much better for baked goods and recipes, and that it is nice to throw in some ground oatmeal (oat flour) or toasted ground quinoa when you can too!
SNEAKING IN VEGGIES, FRUITS AND BEANS
Other than changing up the flours, I usually try to find a way to add in something good for you, whether it be flaxseed, squash, applesauce, beans, avocado ... here are some of those recipes that were tasty for sure:
Brownies made with white beans
Butternut Squash Doughnuts
Now sometimes I do just make straight up full fat, bad for you recipes, but most of the time, it is for other people! SO what are your tricks? Where do you find your recipes?
Hodgson Mill® is offering one lucky reader a $25 gift certificate to the Hodgson Mill online store. Here you can find flours of all kinds, corn meal, baking mixes, pancake mixes, bread mixes, couscous, pastas... the possibilities are endless! Just leave a comment below telling me one of the following:
a) what are your tricks for healthier baking?
b) what are you looking forward to baking this holiday season?
A winner will be selected at random on Tuesday, November 22nd.
Hodgson Mill is also giving away 50 giftpacks ($85 value) of their products.