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Bake Off Is Back: Here's 5 Healthy Baking Recipes

By Laura August 18, 2016

The Olympics is great and I for one will be very sad when they are over. But there's something on the horizon to help soften the blow - Great British Bake Off!

Now into its seventh series, Bake off has been inspiring people to turn their hand at folding and stirring, kneading and icing since it came on our screens back in 2010. If you find yourself getting inspired by Bake Off, expanding your baking repertoire doesn't have to mean expanding your waistline too. Check out the 5 healthiest bakes we've found on the net!

1. Raw cacao, avocado and raspberry cake recipe


This cake by Detox Kitchen looks sinful, but is actually full of nutritious ingredients like avocado, dates and hazelnuts. Check out the recipe here.

2. Moroccan orange & cardamom cake



This recipe from BBC food replaces sugar for xylitol and butter and oil for pureed orange giving it a healthy kick. Check out the recipe here.  

3. Healthy Banana Bread


This banana bread from Cookie + Kate is made with wholewheat flour and is naturally sweetened with honey. It can also be easily adapted to make it vegan, gluten, dairy or egg free. Check out the recipe here.  

4. Raw Chocolate Brownies


 These Deliciousy Ella brownies are sticky, moist, rich and very easy to make. Check out the recipe here

5. Carrot Cake Cupcakes


These heathier versions of a teatime favourite from Amy's Healthy Baking come complete with a creamy, protein-packed frosting. Check out the recipe here


Written by Laura

After 3 years of excess at uni took a serious toll on my waistline and wellbeing, I found that a love for strength training, HIIT and spin classes were key to keeping me healthy and happy. I'm at the forefront of finding out and creating awesome stuff about health, fitness and happiness and when I'm not at work I love nothing more than pizza and prosecco in the sun with friends. What motivates me? Knowing that life is short...


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