3 Healthy Ways to Bake with Olive Oil for Every Kind of Baker

Baking with olive oil
Photo Credit: Dani's Healthy Eats

January 27, 2021

When it comes to baking, we all have our own individual styles. Some of us go for the show stopping dessert that makes mouths water and then there are those of us that are truly happy to whip up a batch of cookies. Not to be forgotten is the practical baker — that person that always makes the muffins you think about when you’re having that cup of coffee. The one thing every baker has in common is the love of good ingredients — including extra-virgin olive oil which can make everything from cakes to muffins, tender, moist and a little bit healthier. We asked a few of our healthy food blogger friends to share their favorite baked goods made with extra virgin olive oil and rounded up the ideas. There’s something sweet in here for everyone.

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Happy holidays guys! I am so excited to present this beautiful chocolate cake made with incredible olive oil made from @cobramestateusa. I've partnered with @clean.plates and @cobramestateusa to make this AMAZING cake. I've only baked once with olive and it really tasted off. This cake really doesn't have that after taste you get with olive oil usually. It's moist, incredibly fudgy and melts in your mouth. I am so excited to share the recipe for this cake! Hope you guys enjoy your holidays! Much love, Sarah xx . . Blood orange chocolate cake: Wet ingredients: 1/2 cup of @cobramestateusa mild olive oil. 3/4 brewed coffee. The juice of 3-4 blood oranges. I needed 4. 1/4 cup of oat milk or almond milk. Dry ingredients: 1 cup of coconut sugar. 1 cup regular sugar or coconut sugar. 2 cups flour 1 tsp of baking soda. 2 tsp of baking powder. 1 cup of cocoa powder. 1/2 tsp of pink salt. 2 tsp of orange zest. 1 tsp of vanilla. Method: 1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. 2. Combine all wet ingredients in one bowl. 3. Combine dry ingredients in one bowl. 4. Slowly add dry to wet and slowly mix to combine. 5. Place batter equally into two cake pans. Greased and lined with parchment paper. 6. Bake for 40-45 minutes or until centre is cooked. Check with toothpick. . . For frosting: One can of coconut cream. 1 ripe avocado. 1 cup of icing sugar. 3 oz of melted dark chocolate. 1 tsp of vanilla powder. 1/3 cup of cocoa powder. Mix together well and frost as desired . . Glaze: 3 oz of dark chocolate, melted with 2 tsp of coconut oil. Use a double boiler to melt the two. And drizzle on top. . . #oliveoil #cobramestateusa #. .. ____________________________________________ #gurushots #wintercitrus #gloobyfood #friendsof52 #f52grams #blackberries #wholefoodsfaves #eattherainbow #berries #inspiremyinstagram #foodblogfeed #foodstyling #foodphotographer #macrophotography #foodblogger #veganrecipes #thebakefeed #thefeedfeed #cake #realsimple #lifeandthyme #bbggirls #bestofvegan #thrivemags @bestofvegan @thrivemags @thefeedfeed.vegan #theweekoninstagram #huffposttaste #chocolate #citrus

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For the Project Bakers: Blood Orange Chocolate Olive Oil Cake from Sculpted Kitchen

You know what goes together? Chocolate, oranges, and a good olive oil. Not convinced? One look at this beauty from the Sarah of Sculpted Kitchen and you’ll get what we’re talking about. Extra virgin olive oil already has a subtle fruity flavor so pairing it with blood oranges only amplifies it. Oil helps keep this party cake nice and moist and helps to create the fudgy flavor that makes it so irresistible.

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I was pretty sure after indulging all week, that I’d never wanna see a cookie again. Yet, somehow, here we are.. a house full of cookies.. Keep my belly in your prayers ????✌???? – As we dive deeper into Winter, I just can't see my obsession with gingerbread coming to a halt anytime soon. It is a close call between that and peppermint, as my favorite winter/holiday flavors! Not that you needed another cookie recipe to add to the million you probably have saved on your instagram.. (or just me?), but these are currently on repeat at my house and I am not upset about it! ICED GINGERBREAD SNICKERDOODLES. – Quick, easy, and super yummy; everything a cookie should be! I switched things up with this recipe, incorporating @cobramestateusa Olive oil. This gave these bad boys the most INSANE texture. Not to mention, olive oil is an incredible source of healthy fats, when coming from a quality source. This just gives us even more excuse to indulge in one or two…. or three. Recipe is up on the blog! Link in my bio! ❤️ – Do you or have you ever used olive oil in your baked goodies!? What’s your oil of Choice!? . . . #healthydesserts #vegandessert #holisticnutrition #paleo #foodblogs #paleodiet #vegan #veganfood #veganeats #veganfoodie #cleaneating #plantpowered #nutrition #goodfood #vegetarian #grainfree #sugarfree #keto #paleodiet #plantbasedrecipes #glutenfree #refinedsugarfree #veganrecipes #plantbased #wholefoods #wholesome #healthybaking

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For the Cookie Purists: Iced Gingerbread Snickerdoodles from Dani’s Healthy Eats

You know those bakers that immediately think of cookies when it’s time to pull out the mixing bowls. These cookies are for them. Regardless of the season, a gingerbread cookie is what to bake when you want something with lots of earthy-sweet flavor. Choose extra virgin olive oil as the fat of choice and your cookies with bake up soft and fluffy with a tender texture that melts in your mouth. And if the crunchy coconut sugar coating leaves you wanting just a little more dazzle, whip on the maple cashew cream from Dani’s recipe and drizzle with abandon.

Get the recipe: Gingerbread Snickerdoodles

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Hello Gluten + Dairy Free Cranberry Walnut Muffins ???? (ad) It’s not too late to do some last minute holiday baking!! ✨ here’s a super healthy (and easy) recipe for all my gfree friends ???? made with nourishing ingredients like cranberries, walnuts & @cobramestate olive oil, these muffins are the perfect healthy addition to your Christmas brunch spread!! ????????✨ INGREDIENTS- *2 1/2 cups gfree flour *1/3 cup maple syrup *1/2 tsp salt *1 tsp cinnamon *1 tablespoon baking powder *3/4 cup almond milk *1/3 cup @cobramestateusa olive oil *2 eggs *1 1/2 cups cranberries *3/4 cup walnuts *3 apples (peeled, cored & chopped into bite size pieces) INSTRUCTIONS- 1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit 2. In a large mixing bowl combine all dry ingredients 3. Add in wet ingredients until batter forms 4. Lightly oil muffin tins & fill 3/4 of the way with batter 5. Bake 20-25 minutes or until done in the middle 6. Turn off oven, let cool & enjoy!! Makes 26 muffins! Yum! Hope you enjoy!! ???? and Merry Christmas!! ???? #healthyrecipe #nourish @clean.plates

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For the Quick & Practical Baker: Dairy-Free Cranberry Walnut Muffins from Hello Healthy Eating

Nothing is a delightful and practical as a muffin — it’s the original on-the-go baked good for breakfast and regardless of your specific dietary needs, you can find the right muffin for you. If you’re looking for a nice and simple number to grab on those harried weekday mornings, this dairy- and gluten-free number from Hello Healthy Eating is our pick. Much of the flavor comes from the extra-virgin olive oil used in this recipe. It’s also the reason these don’t turn into hockey pucks the next day. Apples, cranberries, and heart-healthy walnuts only continue to make this a very good choice the next time you’re looking to whip up something satisfying, healthy, and simple.