Healthy Baking Recipes

27th September 2016

Great British Bake Off inspiring home bakers

With TV programmes like the BBC’s Great British Bake Off firmly reigniting the nation’s love affair with baking, we thought we’d share some tips and recipes for healthier, yet still delicious, bakes – so you can enjoy them all the more!

Baking with oats

We should try and eat whole grain every day, so adding whole grains such as oats to your baking recipes is a convenient and enjoyable way to do this.
Oats are beneficial for health so can add a nutritious boost to baking – and they’re a really useful ingredient, as they add both texture and flavour.
Use a mix of jumbo and rolled oats to make biscuits, oatcakes, cereal bars or flapjacks. Or swap in some oat flour to your bread, cake, pancake or muffin recipes for great texture and flavour.

Add interest to your bakes with whole grains

There are many different whole grains available to add variety to your baking – from wholewheat flour to whole spelt. There’s so much choice!
To get started, try 50/50 by swapping half the white flour in your baking recipes with oat or wholewheat flour.

Baking recipes with a healthy twist

Here are just a few of our simple, baking recipes to inspire you:

Blueberry & Oat Muffins Recipe

Blueberry & Oat Muffins

Apricot & Almond Slice

Apricot & Almond Slice

Low Fat Fruit Loaf Recipe

Fruity Tea Loaf

Oatmeal & Honey Cake Recipe

Oatmeal & Honey Cake

Seeded Brown Bread witSeeded Brown Bread with ToSeeded Brown Bread with Tomato & Herbs

Seeded Brown Bread with Tomato & Herbs

Whole Grain Biscotti Recipe


Cheddar & Grainy Mustard Oat Bread

Oat Bread with Cheddar & Grainy Mustard

Whole Grain Goodness