Healthy Baking – for the lazy baker

Last week, I stocked up on all kinds of baking ingredients with the intention of doing some serious baking. Of course that didn’t happen. But I’m getting to the point where I can no longer leave my house due to the lockdown. Other than a small funeral tomorrow, I’m housebound until after Christmas. Which means we’re not even having Christmas and I can’t see my dad.

It’s been a hard year on all of us. I’m just trying to get through the days as best as I can. Ergo, why finding projects around the condo is so important.

But back to food.

What kind of ingredients did I stock up on? Well, the idea was to bake healthy snacks that I could eat for breakfast. I’m tired of the daily morning toasted bagel. Plus that much bread isn’t great for weight loss. I stocked up on items like honey to replace sugar, rolled oats, raisins, yogurt, and dark chocolate.

The only issue is my freezer is tiny and getting quite full. I may still buy a separate freezer to keep goodies in. But I’m moving in a few months and am trying to not buy things. Though at this point, the way things are going, I may be able to afford to rent a nice house to myself.

So, the question is – what do I do with all this stuff? Including the keto baking ingredients I still have from the summer time? Good question. Let’s head over to youtube for some ideas.

Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

This video from Clean & Delicious which has over 1.5 million subscribers, claims that this recipe is healthy and easy to make. With just a few ingredients like rolled oats, flour, coconut sugar, baking soda, salt and spices. This recipe is great for those who are vegan or who cannot eat gluten products. Of course I have none of these products, so I’ll be trying something else. But if you’re a vegan looking for something sweet, this is for you.

This video popped up in my suggested video section and this looks like a winner for me. I have all three ingredients that I need to use up this week.

Banana Oatmeal Bread

Banana bread is one of my favorite things to make. It’s so easy. There are ways to make it healthier and it all boils down to the types of ingredients you use. Instead of using sugar, you could use honey or stevia products. Add some raisins or walnuts for added flavour. Rolled or quick oats are a great addition to any type of loaf that you make.

Honey Oat Bread

Honey is a newer discovery for me. I was never a honey fan until I started experiencing dry cough and sore throats. A teaspoon of honey really helped with that. And then I started using it in my tea and for baking. What a difference this makes. I really want to try this recipe – but of course I need to pick up some yeast. I guess yeast is a good ingredient to have on hand at all times.

No Bake Energy Balls

I just like the name of this recipe. I think this is what I’ll make today in addition to the banana bread. No bake means — easy, right? Well, we’ll see! This is Clean & Delicious version of the no bake oatmeal energy balls. Balls. I said balls.

What are your favorite easy effort or lazy healthy snacks to bake? It just seems like that kind of day.

Enjoy.

Looking for easy baking recipes? Check out some of my creations here.

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