Healthy Recipes: Baking

In this section of the site, you can find all of the Skinny Chef baking recipes. Typically, there are several pages with recipes - so scroll down and use the paged navigation.... or search for the recipe by title:

 

Rich Filled Sour Cream Cookies

These are one of my all-time favorite cookies! My Granny baked a huge batch of these for my wedding reception. Luckily, I managed to eat at least one before the guests gobbled them down and the whole tray was emptied!

Granny’s Texas Sheet Cake

My roommate in college, Christina, used to beg me to make Texas Sheet Cake. Granny used to make it for us on the Fourth of July but my healthier version is delish year-round!

Peanut Butter Banana Bread

Peanut butter and banana go great together. With that in mind, I created this banana bread that uses protein-rich peanut butter in place of butter or margarine

German Spice Cake

German’s are famous for their gingerbread and this cake is my moist version using the same spices that make the cookies so flavorful. Serve this at your next winter celebration with mulled hot spiced tea.

Banana Bread

Almost everyone I know loves banana bread. This low-fat version is great for breakfast or to pack in your lunch for a healthy afternoon treat. Use oat flour instead of all purpose white flour to make it heart healthy!

Don Juan Olgado’s Birthday Cake

This traditional South American cake is especially popular for birthday celebrations. I love dulce de leche, a rich, gooey milk caramel sauce that just happens to be low in fat. Try dipping wedges of crispy apple for a sweet low-fat snack. You can purchase dulce de leche in a store that carries Latino groceries or make it yourself – see my dulce de leche recipe.

Devil’s Food Cake

This cake might seem like the devil’s work, but the ingredients are angelically light! Indulge yourself with this not-so-naughty chocolate cake!

Fudge with Pecans

Every family has a favorite fudge recipe. This fudge still has that chocolately, rich smoothness but is much lower in saturated fat and a snap to make, no candy thermometer necessary.