Let’s face it, cutting back in January after a month of overindulgence is easier said than done – especially when it comes to giving up our favourite baked treats! So, to make it easier for your customers to continue with their healthy eating habits this month, we’ve found five healthy, yet utterly delicious bakes for you to serve this January. From savvy substitutions to low calorie snacks, you might find that these tasty alternatives make a permanent home on your menu.
Kale and feta bread
A low-calorie alternative to cheese on toast, this kale and feta bread is both delicious and nutritious. With kale rich in vitamins, magnesium and fibre, this tasty bake is a great way for your customers to fill their stomachs, and provides them with a healthy snack option. Add salty feta and fresh kale to your dough and flavour with mint, dill and parsley for a loaf your customers will love.
Blueberry and banana Greek yogurt pancakes
For those with a sweet tooth, these skinny blueberry and banana pancakes are a must try. A great low calorie breakfast option, blend oats, egg whites, Greek yoghurt, chia seeds and baking powder, then top the batter with blueberries before frying. Serve with a good helping of blueberries and sliced banana to offer your customers a guilt-free start to the day!
High protein banana bread
An easy replacement for your usual slice of cake, this moist and protein-rich banana bread is likely to not only satisfy your customers’ sugar cravings but also keep them fuller for longer. Spiced with cinnamon and flavoured with peanut butter, this banana bread is made with low-fat yoghurt for a slightly less calorific treat than your normal banana bake! How could you resist?
Healthy Greek yogurt and honey blueberry muffins
A firm favourite in many of our bakeries, blueberry muffins are certainly a popular choice here in Britain. No matter if you’re serving them as a sweet breakfast option or a fruity snack, offering a healthier alternative this January is sure to go down well. This skinny muffin recipe contains no butter and includes both honey and cinnamon as natural sweeteners, as well as whole wheat flour, making it a great substitute for your usual afternoon treat.
No-bake superfood granola bars
A great bake for on-the-go customers, these no-bake superfood granola bars are a handy snack option. Bursting with porridge oats, pumpkin seeds, almonds and dried cranberries, the tasty bars are held together with a combination of runny honey, coconut oil and brown sugar – not to mention featuring a hint of dark chocolate! Why not swap your mid-morning pastry for one of these superfood granola bars and save yourself a few calories?
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