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3 Tips for Baking Healthier Cookies

3 Tips for Baking Healthier Cookies

BY HEALTHY EATING 

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Although producing a healthier cookie may not sound as enticing as a cookie filled with carbohydrates , fats or desserts, it is possible to produce a healthy cookie that still tastes nice. It may be a little hard to fathom, but there are healthier recipes and alternatives that can be added to cookies to preserve their taste, but they're not as bad for you. Implementing quick improvements to your new family cookie recipe will help you adhere to your diet and give you only a little bit of candy that you're excited to prepare up your next dinner.

Although producing a healthier cookie may not sound as enticing as a cookie filled with carbohydrates , fats or desserts, it is possible to produce a healthy cookie that still tastes nice. It may be a little hard to fathom, but there are healthier recipes and alternatives that can be added to cookies to preserve their taste, but they're not as bad for you. Implementing quick improvements to your new family cookie recipe will help you adhere to your diet and give you only a little bit of candy that you're excited to prepare up your next dinner.

Like so many people moving to health-conscious diets, cookies don't have to be tossed out of your diet. Instead, try any of the following tips to help give the family a nutritious cookie.

Like so many people moving to health-conscious diets, cookies don't have to be tossed out of your diet. Instead, try any of the following tips to help give the family a nutritious cookie.

1. Add Dried Fruit

1. Add Dried Fruit

For recipes that ask for chocolate chips or some other sugar-based additive, try adding dried fruit to your cookies. Dry fruits are safe to eat and contain natural sugars that will also give your cookies a little sweet taste. You can select fruit that complements other flavors in your sweets, or just play with a variety of fruits that you can find in the grocery store. Here are several dried fruits that are widely used in cookie baking and can be bought on your nearest supermarket or farmer 's market:

For recipes that ask for chocolate chips or some other sugar-based additive, try adding dried fruit to your cookies. Dry fruits are safe to eat and contain natural sugars that will also give your cookies a little sweet taste. You can select fruit that complements other flavors in your sweets, or just play with a variety of fruits that you can find in the grocery store. Here are several dried fruits that are widely used in cookie baking and can be bought on your nearest supermarket or farmer 's market:

Cherries

Cherries

Raisins

Raisins

Figs

Figs

Prunes

Prunes

Cranberries

Cranberries

2. Think Whole Grains

2. Think Whole Grains

Fiber is an important part of a balanced diet, so why not add fiber to your cookies? Replace your all-purpose flour with much better wheat flour as you prepare your cookies from scratch. And if you substitute half of the overall amount of flour required for a whole wheat flour recipe, you make a better cookie. The wheat flour will make the cookies healthier than they will be for all-purpose flour, adding more nutritious content and working a bit more into the diet.

Fiber is an important part of a balanced diet, so why not add fiber to your cookies? Replace your all-purpose flour with much better wheat flour as you prepare your cookies from scratch. And if you substitute half of the overall amount of flour required for a whole wheat flour recipe, you make a better cookie. The wheat flour will make the cookies healthier than they will be for all-purpose flour, adding more nutritious content and working a bit more into the diet.

Another technique used by some bakers to add nutritious value to cookies is to add oats to the mixture. The oats may give the cookie a crunchy texture and will provide additional fiber to your cookies.

Another technique used by some bakers to add nutritious value to cookies is to add oats to the mixture. The oats may give the cookie a crunchy texture and will provide additional fiber to your cookies.

3. Substitute your other Ingredients

3. Substitute your other Ingredients

Think of all the things you use to produce an usual cookie recipe. Now, dream of great recipes that will make your cookies a bit healthier, but taste as delicious as they always do. You can make a nutritious cookie by replacing only a few different ingredients. Find any of the following options for your safe batch of cookies:

Think of all the things you use to produce an usual cookie recipe. Now, dream of great recipes that will make your cookies a bit healthier, but taste as delicious as they always do. You can make a nutritious cookie by replacing only a few different ingredients. Find any of the following options for your safe batch of cookies:

Replace the oil and butter from the cookie recipe with the apple sauce

Replace the oil and butter from the cookie recipe with the apple sauce

Replace eggs with egg replacements, or even egg whites.

Replace eggs with egg replacements, or even egg whites.

Instead, substitute the milk chocolate chips with semi-sweet chocolate bits

Instead, substitute the milk chocolate chips with semi-sweet chocolate bits

Replace white sugar with sugar (sugar cane) or stevia.

Replace white sugar with sugar (sugar cane) or stevia.

Know, if you want to be safe, you need to remember and make good food. With these easy tips, you can turn what would probably be an unhealthy, sugar-filled, fattening cookie into a nutritious, lightly sweetened cookie snack.

Know, if you want to be safe, you need to remember and make good food. With these easy tips, you can turn what would probably be an unhealthy, sugar-filled, fattening cookie into a nutritious, lightly sweetened cookie snack.

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