Planning to bake your next bread or cake? These healthy hacks can come in handy
Everyone is trying their hands on yummy sourdough breads, cakes and whatnot. We may feel good to see our cakes fluffing up to its best capacity but cutting down on sugar and calories can be a tad bit difficult when it comes to baking. Lockdown baking was a big trend that kept almost everyone busy. Everyone had something special to share, starting with banana walnut bread to the famous Domino-style cheese burst breadsticks. But, what did not come to our minds was the extra calories that we were having in the happiness of baking some good cakes and bread. But, baking can be made healthier too. Here are some healthy swaps that can make your regular baking a little more robust and yummy too:
Swap Regular Flour With Almond Flour
We often eat almonds soaked in water or as a whole? Little do we know that almond flour makes for a great replacement and is healthy too. Almond flour is made by grinding almonds and can be made at home very quickly. Almonds contain vitamins, minerals and fibre. This may be a better option for those who have gluten intensification, as it does not contain gluten. Almond flour contains protein, fibre, vitamin E, iron, riboflavin, calcium, potassium, magnesium, and carbohydrates. Almond flour contains a right amount of dietary fibre, which keeps your digestive system healthy and prevents you from digestive problems like constipation, diarrhoea and gas.
Replace Butter With Coconut Oil
Did you know that not just butter, but other greasy agents can also make your baking a pleasant experience? One of them is coconut oil. Extremely high in fat content, butter may add the required texture to your dish but brings with it lots of fat and extra weight to your body too. Hence, switch to coconut oil and see the difference. The use of coconut oil can also reduce weight. Oil extracted from fresh coconut contains more medium-chain fatty acids (70–85 per cent) than other coconut oils. Medium-chain fatty acids are easily oxidized lipids and are not stored in adipose tissue. Thus, coconut oil containing mainly medium-chain fatty acids proves helpful in weight loss. Coconut oil is better at cooking. Its oil is less vulnerable to oxidation,
which makes it safest for cooking and baking too.
Eggs Can Be Replaced With Flaxseeds
Even though eggs make for a great addition to your bread and cakes, it is advisable to keep that as it is. But in many cases, a lot of many people do not eat eggs or are vegan. Hence, what to do in such times? Did you know flaxseeds mixed with water can be a healthy replacement to eggs in baking? First, let us understand the benefits of flaxseeds. It contains protein, iron, calcium, vitamin C, vitamin E, vitamin B complex, zinc, fibre, copper, selenium, carotene, potassium, phosphorus, magnesium, magnesium elements. Also, these seeds are anti-bacterial, anti-fungal and anti-viral. Using them increases the strength of the body to fight against diseases (immunity).
So, next, when you are baking, make sure that you try your hands on these healthy hacks for a yummy and equally healthy treat.
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