Most gluten-free bakers agree that it takes both art and science to achieve yummy texture in breads, cupcakes, and pancakes. That’s why innovative companies now offer perfected gluten-free baking blends, made with flours such as coconut, almond, rice, and sorghum, that you use exactly like all-purpose flour. How easy is that?
Believe it: Dark chocolate offers benefits ranging from heart health to improved circulation. When baking, use dark chocolate chips for added nutrition (and tastiness). Some natural brands contain just unsweetened chocolate and cane sugar, fit for vegans and those with dairy or soy allergies.
Just because it’s a treat doesn’t mean you have to feel guilty. Try adding a few tablespoons of ground flaxseed, chia, or unsweetened wheat germ into muffin or quick-bread batters. Or choose a prepared baking mix that contains healthful ancient grains like spelt, farro, millet, and Khorasan (Kamut) wheat.