I love baking, especially during the winter. Fresh cookies, brownies, and pies always fill my home with warmth. Once the goodies are done baking, eating is usually the next step which is not the healthiest. What if you could add some healthier ingredients into your baked goods?

Vegetables or veggies are usually seen by kids and some adults as disgusting. Why would a child pick a carrot over a brownie? These recipes add veggies into baked goods. By adding the vegetables to a baked good you can decrease the calories while serving your children much-needed vitamins. Many vegetables contain natural vitamins that are necessary for everyone’s health.

Vitamin A helps cell production, immunity, and bone growth. It also helps maintain healthy skin and hair. Vitamin A is found in most fruits but is also found in broccoli, carrots, pumpkin, spinach, and sweet potato.

Vitamin C is a vital vitamin for the body. It is an antioxidant and is antiviral. It protects the body’s tissues from damage by free radicals. Vitamin C is found in strawberries, oranges, and pineapple. Vegetables that contain high amounts of Vitamin C are Brussel sprouts, kale, and butternut squash.

Vegetables can enhance your baked goods while providing key vitamins. They can make your baked goods more moist and dense without losing flavor. Pumpkins, squash, carrots, and sweet potatoes are great in baked goods.

Pumpkin puree can be used as a substitute for eggs, butter, and oil. For 1 egg substitute ¼ cup of pumpkin puree, for 1 cup butter substitute ¾ cup pumpkin puree, and for ½ cup of oil substitute ½ cup pumpkin puree.

The Big Man’s World’s 4 Ingredient Sweet Potatoes Brownies look great! They only contain sweet potato, nut butter of your choosing, maple syrup, and cocoa powder.

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Zucchini is hidden in this grain free chocolate chip peanut butter bread by Ambitious Kitchen.

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It is hard to believe that these brownies contain black beans by Serena Bakes Simply From Scratch.

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Planning a party? Try making Minimalist Baker’s Fudgy Vegan Beet Cupcakes.

Fudgy-Vegan-Beet-Brownies Minimalist Baker

This cake from The Roasted Root looks fantastic!

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Another equally delicious looking brownie recipe. This recipe by Ambitious Kitchen contains avocado.

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Try these flourless sweet potato muffins, courtesy of The Big Man’s World, for a breakfast treat.healthy-flourless-sweet-potato-muffins

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I am excited to start incorporating vegetables into more desserts for my family. Both my husband and son love cookies, and I am sure I can trick them into eating these without knowing that they contain veggies.

Have fun baking!

Source:
Super Healthy Kids