I’ve recently been experimenting with baking and how to make our family favourites healthier, like Afgans or Anzac biscuits for example, and it’s so easy… and so satisfying. I said to my 10 year old this morning, are you enjoying these biscuits in your lunchbox, and he said, “Oh yeah, they’re the best Mum!” I said, “I just love it when you like my healthy baking” and he said, “Are they healthy?” so honestly, there are definitely ways around it which they won’t even notice!
Here are my Wicked Tips…
1. Swap out white flour with a combination of wholemeal flour and spelt flour
2. Use cacao powder instead of cocoa powder. Cacao powder is the rawest form of chocolate, which means it is raw and much less processed, therefore has a much higher nutritional value
3. Swap white sugar with coconut sugar, which has a lower glycaemic rating and contains minerals and vitamins – just be aware it has the same calorie content as white sugar though
4. Use crushed weetbix instead of cornflakes
5. Leave off the icing
Making these simple changes will hugely improve the nutritional value of your baking. Click here for the actual recipe.