Reasons to Add Vegetables to Your Baked Goods

Apr 15, 2024

In the realm of baking, vegetables might not be the first thing that comes to mind when you’re whipping up your favorite treats. However, incorporating veggies into your baked goods can revolutionize your culinary experience in more ways than one. Here are the top 3 reasons why you should consider adding vegetables to your baked goodies:

  1. Stealthy Nutrition Boost: One of the most compelling reasons to add vegetables to your baked goods is the ability to sneak in extra nutrients. Whether you're baking for yourself or your kids, hiding vegetables in cakes, bread, or muffins is a clever way to increase your daily veggie intake without sacrificing taste. Plus, it's an excellent strategy for picky eaters who turn their noses up at vegetables on their own.

  1. Make the mix go further: We know that our baking mixes, and non-traditional flours and ingredients are more expensive than the basic cake and muffin mixes you’ll find on the grocery store shelf.  So, getting the most out of your ingredients is important!  By adding shredded veggies, dried fruit and nuts, you will make the mix go further and so will get a little more for your moolah.

  1. Use up your soon to expire Vegetables: Many of us buy droves of veggies, but inevitably, some may begin to go to waste.  When those carrots, zucchini or onions are getting a little tired, consider adding to your fave baked good recipes.  It’s economical and it will up your sustainability game!

Now, we may be a little biased, but vegetables in baking becomes even easier (and yummier!) with the help of our eat G.A.N.G.S.T.E.R. baking mixes. Our mixes are already made with gut-friendly, root vegetable flours - and so they are the perfect healthy base for making an even healthier baked good!

Here are three mouthwatering recipes that combine the goodness of our eat G.A.N.G.S.T.E.R. baking mixes with the nutritional benefits of veggies:

Dark Choconot Zucchini Cake: This indulgent cake combines the rich, decadent flavor of our Dark Choconot Cake mix (made with carob!) with the subtle sweetness of zucchini. The zucchini adds moisture and tenderness to the cake while contributing vitamins and minerals as an added bonus! 

Cinnawin Spice Carrot Cake: Elevate the classic carrot cake with a twist of warmth and spice. By incorporating carrots into our Cinnawin Spice Cake mix, you’re not only enhancing the flavor but also boosting the nutritional value with beta-carotene and fiber. The aromatic spices combined with the convenience of using our baking mix, create a dessert that’s both comforting and nourishing.

Bread Art: Take your bread game to the next level by decorating it with vegetables. Whether it's veggies like onions, olives, asparagus or squash or spices like thyme, rosemary or dried garlic, adding veggies to our. Vegan Pizza Crust & Flatbread Mix adds depth of flavor and a pop of color. Crafting an allergy-friendly artisanal bread with a hint of veggie goodness has never been easier!

So, don’t underestimate the power of vegetables in your baked goods. From enhancing nutrition to adding unique flavors and textures, upping your sustainability game and getting more out of your ingredients, incorporating veggies into your recipes opens up a world of possibilities. With our baking mixes and a bit of creativity, you can enjoy delicious treats that are both satisfying and nutritious. So, go ahead, embrace the veggie revolution, and let your baking prowess shine!

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