If you love baking, it's the perfect time to dust off your recipe book and mixer. With fall in full swing, we're dreaming about all the warm breads and seasonal spices. The only problem is, baked goods tend to be loaded with sugars and other not-so-nutritious ingredients. It got us thinking, are there baked goods recipes that are both delicious and healthy? (Thankfully, yes!)
Here are a few of our very favorite breads, muffins, and baked goods that are good for your soul and for your body:
1. Healthy Zucchini Bread
Recipe by: Cookie + Kate
This Zucchini bread recipe is one of our absolute favorites. It's simple to make and calls for mostly kitchen staples (coconut oil, eggs, maple syrup). And since it has a healthy portion of zucchini and nuts, it's a great fall snack alongside a warm cup of tea.
2. Applesauce Muffins
Recipe by: Well Plated
If you love applesauce, then you'll love this healthy fall-inspired recipe. Made with oats, nuts, honey, and—you guessed it—apple sauce, these seasonal baked goods are perfect for sharing with friends or packing in your little one's lunch box.
3. Chunky Monkey Oatmeal Bars
Recipe by: The Baking ChocolaTess
Calling all chocolate lovers, this baked goods recipe requires only 7 ingredients. These bars are made with oats, peanut butter, bananas, maple syrup, cinnamon, walnuts, and chocolate chips. Because chocolate makes everything better, right?
4. Rustic Rosemary Garlic Bread
Recipe by: Chew Out Loud
If you love bread (what's not to love?), consider trying this recipe with fresh and fragrant rosemary. While of course it's not the healthiest baked goods option, this bread is fresh and made with simple ingredients—making it perfect for special occasions or holiday gatherings. If possible, snag some rosemary from your local farmers market for optimal freshness.