Healthy Recipes: Baking

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Halloween Ideas: Coco Bats

You will need a bat shaped cookie cutter to makes these crunchy crisp chocolate bats are perfect for a healthy Halloween! The kids will love ’em because they’re chocolate sugar cookie dough, but I like them since they have whole wheat flour and are lower in fat than a traditional sugar cookie.

Pumpkin Peanut Butter Cookies

Purchase a pumpkin shape cookie cutter to make these fanciful whole wheat trick or treats for Halloween. The molasses adds vital iron and other minerals to these whole grain goodies that have an extra helping of fiber.

Cherry Upside-Down Cake

As a kid, I hated upside down cakes covered with masses of sticky glazed pineapple. Feared by many, it always popped up on buffet tables at family gatherings. I’ve never been a big fan of canned fruit since, so my upside down version is made with a thick, rich homemade filling of fresh cherries that is simple and superb.

Double Chocolate Zucchini Brownies

My granny always had so much leftover zucchini in her garden, it was a challenge to use it all. Zucchini is very high in water and fiber content. It’s the perfect way to moisten brownies without adding extra fat and get extra fiber in your diet … and this recipe is consistently among the most downloaded ones here on SkinnyChef.com

Parchment-Wrapped Fish

Parchment paper sounds fancy, but it’s really just paper you can use in baking. I use it to construct a little paper bag to make an ultra healthy, super fast fish bake that is a tradition in French cuisine. You can always use aluminum foil in its place, however fish always tastes better to me cooked in parchment.

Grapefruit Cupcakes with Chai Icing

Grapefruit and buttermilk are both high in nutrition, but create a tender texture in baked goods. When I bake these for friends’ birthdays, no one guesses that they are made with grapefruit. Regardless, they disappear fast!

Rugelach

This classic cookie makes a festive Hanukkah treat or a sweet gift. It’s more than just a cookie, it has an extra dose of antioxidants from the prunes and chocolate. The wheat germ adds fiber to the flaky topping.

Cherry Chocolate Chip Cookies

These treats made with whole grain flour have a nutty, rich taste that people expect from a home-baked cookie. It’s fun to incorporate healthy whole grain flour into your favorite traditional recipes. I added dried cherries for a twist, but these cookies are just as good as a classic chocolate chip