Whether you love baking or want to try some simple baking recipes, you can spend your weekend indulging in delicious treats that are just as tasty as they are nutritious. Here are 24 baking recipes you can try this weekend to wow your family and friends.
1. Cherry Almond Streusel Tart
This delicious fruit tart is a healthy dessert that is sure to become a family favorite. Fresh cherries and a crumbly almond streusel are a perfect combination, and this tasty tart takes just minutes to make.Read More »
2. Rhubard Scones
If you love scones but want to add something a little different to these tasty treats, try rhubarb. These ruby red fruits tastes a lot like cranberries, so they’re the perfect addition to a scone you enjoy with tea or your favorite ice cream.
3. Lemon Blueberry Drop Scones
These tasty scones feature the flavors of blueberry and lemon and are a healthier alternative to blueberry muffins. You can top the mini scones with a powdered sugar, lemon juice, and lemon zest, or use a sugar-free alternative to make this treat diabetic-friendly.
4. Gluten-Free Peanut Butter Kiss Cookies
If you love peanut butter and chocolate, these gluten-free cookies are a decadent yet healthy treat. The small cookies feature a chocolate chip in the middle, making them an ideal sweet snack for your next get-together.
5. Cranberry Muffins
Cranberries are rich in flavor and low in sugar, which makes them the perfect addition to your morning muffins. Lemon zest and a cinnamon-sugar topping adds even more flavor to the muffins, and you can freeze a batch or two for a quick breakfast on the go during the week.
6. Olive Oil Galette with Spicy Greens
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Spice up your brunch menu with this olive oil gallete filled with spicy greens. This fancy weekend meal is easy to make and it’s packed with fiber, nutrition and earth flavor.
7. Blueberry Miso Crumb Cake
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This moist and tasty cake is flavored with a combination of miso and blueberries for an unconventional treat. This dessert features sweet and spicy flavors and a crumb topping that makes this delicious cake complete.
8. Lemon Angel Cake Roll
Try this cake roll with tangy lemon filling is an impressive brunch option, but you can enjoy it at any time throughout the weekend. The cake takes less than an hour to make and is considerably lower in sugar than similar desserts.
9. Ginger Plum tart
The fruity goodness of plum and the spicy kick of ginger pair nicely in a pastry crust. This tart is packed with vitamin C and you can top it with low-fat whipped cream to make the dish more decadent.
10. Garlic Herb Mini Quiches
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Quiche is a delicious brunch option and they’re the perfect savory side dish for a sophisticated brunch with family and friends. These quiches are seasoned with garlic and herbs to enhance the flavor of the eggs and the mini pastry shells make the quiches just the right size for snacking.
11. Blueberry Rhubarb Country Tart
This gallette-style tart is the perfect weekend breakfast to wake up to. The curst is dusted with sugar and the center of the tart is filled with a tasty berry mixture with a hint of citrus for a creative take on your morning meal.
12. Digestive Cookies
If your family can’t pass up cookies, try these digestive cookies for a healthy take on these classic sweet treats. Wheat germ gives the cookies a hearty taste and satisfying crunch, and you can top the cookies with chocolate for even more weekend decadence.
13. Breakfast Blondies
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You don’t have to wait until later in the day for blondies; you can enjoy these sweet treats for breakfast. Unsweetened almond butter and pure maple syrup add flavor and texture to these blondies for a breakfast option you won’t want to pass up.
14. Heartbeet Chocolate Cake
This gluten-free cake features earthy beet flavor which pairs nicely with cocoa powder to enhance the taste of chocolate. Adding a chocolate glaze on top adds a little more sweetness to the cake and makes the cake visually appealing.
15. Nut Butter Granola Bars
If your family loves granola bars, take some time this weekend to make homemade bars. Add pecans, pistachio seeds, and almond butter for crunchy, tasty bars that are packed with flavor and great for a weekend breakfast or snack.
16. Squash and Caramelized Onion Tart
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Surprise your family with a delicious brunch like a squash and caramelized onion tart. This savory treat is a great way to get a serving or two of vegetables this weekend, and it’s a great way to have a vegetarian brunch if you and your loved ones are trying to cut back on meat.
17. Sweet Potato Cinnamon Bread
This sweet and slightly spicy bread is easy to prepare and doesn’t take as look to make as traditional bread. Sweet potatoes are a great source of beta-carotene, and spices like cinnamon and ginger can help keep your blood sugar steady. The raisins and walnuts in the bread add more flavor to the bread, along with fiber and omega-3 fatty acids.
18. Makeover Cappuccino Muffins
If you’re an avid coffee drinker, you’ll love these cappuccino muffins. These muffins can be high in calories, but you can edit the recipe by adding whole wheat flour, unsweetened applesauce, and fat-free milk to lower the sugar and fat without sacrificing the taste.
19. Black Bean Brownies
Brownies are the perfect weekend treat, and you can add black beans to make the brownies richer. The beans also add more protein to the dessert, and you can add dark chocolate chips for a decadent dessert you can feel good about.
20. Streuseled Zucchini Bundt Cake
Your family will love the smell of freshly-baked cake cooking, and you can add zucchini to the batter to make this a little healthier. Fat-free yogurt makes the cake moist and tender while reducing the fat content.
21. Citrus Cornmeal Cake
Cornmeal makes this cake rich and earthy, and citrus pairs nicely with the cornmeal for a bright-flavored cake that is low in sugar. Top the cake with slivered almonds to add the perfect finishing touch to this weekend treat.
22. Makeover Maple Coffee Cake
Coffee cake is often rich and decadent, but you can swap out some of the fatty ingredients and still enjoy this tasty weekend dessert. Reducing the sugar, using margarine instead of butter, and using fat-free milk reduces the calories in this cake without sacrificing the sweet, maple flavor.
23. Apple Cake
Enjoy the sweet heartiness of apples combined with pecans in this delicious easy-to-make cake. You’ll be in the kitchen in less than an hour before you top the cake with reduced-fat cream cheese icing and enjoy this healthy and decadent treat.
24. Herb Quick Bread
You don’t have to spend hours in the kitchen baking bread. This quick bread features savory herbs to make it a delicious side dish for soups and stews. You can also use this tasty bread for breakfast sandwiches, which is a great way to start the weekend.
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