Though I fought it for a long time, one of my favorite things to do is to bake. I love the aromas that fill my house, I love the excitement of my son and husband when they follow their noses back home, and I love being able to bring something more meaningful than just a box of store bought treats when I visit someone’s home. One of my favorite things about baking, however, is that I get to control the ingredients. I rarely cook with white flour, nearly always opting for a whole grain, gluten free or low gluten option. I can shave the extraordinary amount of sugar often found in recipes down to reasonable proportions and make it a better kind of sugar like brown or coconut sugars, or sometimes agave or maple syrup. I can also add in extras like rolled oats, chia seeds, pumpkin seeds, and even dark chocolate chips to ramp up the nutrient factor of my baked treats (and yes, I consider some chocolate healthy especially to my psyche).
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