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Recipe swaps: 6 healthier versions of classic cakes – Studio LBP – Long Beach Post

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Streuseled Zucchini Bundt Cake

Bundt cakes are a wonderful centerpiece for family meals and gatherings, and many recipes lend themselves to this whimsical shape, including this healthy twist on a streusel cake using zucchini! The moisture and fiber from the zucchini and yogurt mean that you’ll add less fat and filler than your typical cake. By including traditional spice-cake flavors like cinnamon and allspice, you’ll offset any hint of zucchini flavor. Drizzle the top with a simp…….

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Streuseled Zucchini Bundt Cake

Bundt cakes are a wonderful centerpiece for family meals and gatherings, and many recipes lend themselves to this whimsical shape, including this healthy twist on a streusel cake using zucchini! The moisture and fiber from the zucchini and yogurt mean that you’ll add less fat and filler than your typical cake. By including traditional spice-cake flavors like cinnamon and allspice, you’ll offset any hint of zucchini flavor. Drizzle the top with a simple frosting, or just add a little fruit glaze for a fresh summer option!

Cranberry Coffee Cake

Weekend mornings often call for a slice of coffee cake while you relax and read the paper. Fortunately, you don’t have to abandon this tradition just to stay true to your nutritional goals. This cranberry coffee cake recipe is a great way to indulge in the flavor of weekend mornings without all of the refined sugars and fats. Coconut oil is a healthier alternative here to the traditional butter, while ground oats replace refined flour – sweeten with honey, and you’ve made the perfect healthy coffee cake. The added cranberries provide additional sweetness with just the right amount of tart bursts. You won’t be missing any of your usual coffee cake flavors when you swap to this healthier recipe!

Keto Chocolate Brownies

Not many people can resist a good brownie, so set yourself up for success by making these keto brownies that are gluten-free, sugar-free, and low carb! And if that’s not enough to convince you, then the fact that everything can be mixed up in only one bowl should push this recipe into your “yes!” pile. Using flax meal and coconut flour, you’ll add fiber and whole grains to the brownies, while stevia acts as a healthier sweetener. For added crunch, mix in your favorite nuts to increase the protein! Not only will you love these brownies, but your family won’t ever be able to tell that they’re a healthier alternative to traditional recipes.

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Upside-Down Pineapple-Ginger Carrot Cake

A staple of summer, the typical pineapple upside-down cake is delicious – but packed with refined sugar and flour, it can quickly derail your healthy eating habits. If you’d like to make this cake a more regular part of your healthy diet, try this alternative recipe that uses carrots and whole wheat flour to add some nutritional density. The added ginger also boosts the flavor of this cake and gives it the perfect amount of spice. You can also think of this cake as a substitute for the traditional cream cheese topped carrot cake; fresh pineapple slices are a healthier choice and make the cake lighter and brighter!

Black Tie Cake

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