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Healthy baking recipes and ideas

Most people associate baked sweets with 'sometimes' foods, but they can actually be very nutritious additions to your daily snacks (if you're using the right ingredients, of course). This collection of recipes provides healthy, lower-sugar alternatives to your favourite baked goods. And from our chocolate and hazelnut brownies to our spiced nectarine tea cake, there certainly is no skimping on flavour here. If you're trying to stick to health goals, but love indulging on occasion, look no further than these beautiful treats.

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    Strawberry and pomegranate custard tarts

    These gorgeous strawberry and pomegranate custard tarts are easy to make, creating a beautiful dessert that you can enjoy any night of the week.

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    Rye, honey and seed pull-apart rolls

    These nutritious rye, honey and seed pull-apart rolls are a delicious and healthy accompaniment with dinner - made with loads of tasty wholesome ingredients.

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    Mixed berry clafoutis

    This beautiful mixed berry clafoutis is easy to make, and tastes sensational, making it the best no-fuss dessert you'll have in a while. It's perfect for entertaining guests, or just treating yourself on the weekend.

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    Sugar-free sultana muffins

    These light and fluffy muffins are naturally sweetened with dried sultanas, making them a perfect healthy lunchbox snack for school and work.

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    Flourless almond, plum and orange blossom loaf

    This divine almond, plum and orange blossom loaf is made without flour to produce a lighter, gluten-free alternative to many traditional fruit loaves. It is packed full of flavour and is gorgeous served warm with a pot of tea.

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    Almond energy bar

    Give yourself a kick-start to the day with these super tasty almond energy bars, made with the goodness of oats, coconut and nuts. It'll keep you sustained throughout the day to prevent mindless snacking.

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    Sugar-free spiced nectarine cake

    This wonderfully fluffy nectarine teacake is naturally sweetened with fruit, and tastes so good you'd never know it was sugar-free!

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    Maple gingerbread muffins with kumara butter

    Full of delicious wholesome ingredients, these sweet and tasty maple gingerbread muffins are free of dairy and refined sugar. Served with a divine kumara butter, they make a healthy alternative for your morning or afternoon tea!

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    Sugar-free biscotti with dried fruit

    This guilt-free biscotti is perfect with a cuppa. Packed with dried fruit and no added sugar, you can have your treat and eat it too!

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    Apricot and almond muesli slice

    A sweet treat for all the health nuts out there! This gorgeous apricot and almond muesli slice is naturally sweetened and packed full of healthy wholefood ingredients that will keep you fueled for the day.

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    Banana bread topped with seeds

    Whether you're a baking novice or just after an easy treat to bake - our no-fail banana bread won't disappoint.

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    Pear and raspberry pies with coconut pastry

    You will love these scrumptious pear and raspberry pies with coconut icing! So simple, so tasty, and made lower in sugar with rice malt syrup, so you can indulge guilt-free!

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