Healthy Baking

Healthy Baking is K's secret stress relief. You can feel good about baking up any of these scrumptious treats!

  • Healthy Baking

    Little Lemon Olive Oil Cakes

    If you’re trying to bake and cook with more olive oil rather than butter, then you simply must try baking this cake. It’s the perfect Fika cakes and the frosting is particularly wonderful, but sweetened with honey for a more natural and organic taste! The topping of sliced almonds looks delightful. All together, it’s a homey cake, ideal for any season. Your can make it into a small 6 inch cake, as well as cupcakes! 

    Ingredients for Cake:

    • 4 eggs
    • 1 lemon
    • 1 cup Olive oil
    • 2/3 cup bakers sugar
    • 3/4 cup very fine polenta
    • 1 cup almond meal

    Ingredients for Frosting:

    • 3/4 cups mascarpone
    • 2 tbsp honey
    • 1/2 teaspoons vanilla paste
    • 1/4 cup greek yogurt

    Method for Little Lemon Olive Oil Cakes

    Preheat your oven to 325. Grease a muffin tin and a 6 inch cake tin.

    Cook the lemon for 20 minutes in water. Once cooled, cut it the lemon into small pieces, and remove the seeds. Blend the lemon with the olive oil in a cuisenart or blender.

    Whisk your eggs and sugar together, then add in your olive oil and lemon mixture.

    Add in almond meal and polenta. 

    Bake at 325 for 28 minutes. Make sure a toothpick comes out cleanly. 

    For the frosting, mix together the mascarpone, honey, vanilla paste and greek yogurt. 

    Lastly, you know what to do! Once the cakes are cooled, spread the frosting on them, and enjoy them for your afternoon Fika!

  • Healthy Baking

    Healthy Cookies: Oatmeal Raisin Chocolate Chip

    A healthy cookie is the perfect complement to an afternoon cup of earl grey, or for breakfast. The great thing is, you get a great tasting cookie with this combo of agave nectar and honey. Bonus, if you are trying to lean toward more healthy fats – you can feel good about just using a bit of olive oil instead of butter.

    Some of us are all for the healthy choices, and some say, “hey, if I’m going to eat a cookie,” it better be a real treat and somewhat of splurge. Which one are you? Let us know on Instagram at either our NWFavorites account or Fittbe, depending upon which one is more your jam. And speaking of jam, we have some favorite jam picks for your cozy autumn tea and toast morning.

    On to the cooksters… These are so easy to make, and you don’t even need to putt out your Kitchen Aid. Believe us, we love it – but the thing is heavy and I don’t keep it out on the counter, lol!


    Preheat oven to 375 Degrees.

    Wet Ingredients

    • 1 egg beaten
    • 1 tablespoon honey
    • 3 tablespoons agave nectar 
    • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
    • 2 tablespoons olive oil

    Dry Ingredients

    • 1/2 cup whole wheat flour
    • 3/4 cups old fashioned oats
    • 1/8 teaspoon baking soda
    • 1/8 teaspoon baking powder
    • 1/4 teaspoon salt
    • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
    • 1/2 cup raisins
    • 1/2 cup semisweet chocolate chips

    Method: Ready for this easy method?! Simply blend together the wet ingredients and set aside. Then mix up your dry ingredients. Add the wet ingredients into the dry, and then add in your raisins and chocolate chips.

    Scoop with an ice cream scoop onto a cookie sheet with silpat. Bake for about 12 minutes, and voila, you have delicious, healthy cookies that are perfect for breakfast, afternoon tea, or even road trips!