Our 6 Favorite Clean Ingredients for Fall Baking

Healthy baking starts with the right ingredients. Consider these versatile basics your survival kit throughout the season.
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Healthy baking starts with the right ingredients. Consider these versatile basics your survival kit throughout the season.
Baker's Delight

Put these clean ingredients to good use by making our No. 1 cookie recipe: Chocolate Chip Almond Butter Cookies.

1. Flour Power

The sprouted wheat in One Degree Organic Foods Sprouted Whole Wheat Flour activates essential enzymes and is naturally richer in protein and certain vitamins and minerals such as folate and vitamin B6. Use in recipes like breads, pizza crusts and naan. $6, onedegreeorganics.com

2. Better Butter

Vital Farms Pasture-Raised Alfresco Butter Unsalted comes from grass-fed Jersey and Guernsey cows. This slow-churned option is higher in butterfat and lower in water than other butters on the market. Its plasticity makes it great for achieving light, flaky results in baking and pastries. $4, vitalfarms.com for where to buy

3. Wonder Oil

A purer replacement for processed vegetable oils, Carrington Farms Liquid Coconut Cooking Oil works well in higher-heat baking and cooking (up to 350°F). This neutral-flavored oil comes in a BPA-free bottle. $14 per 16 oz, carringtonfarms.com

4. Sweet Hit

Frontier Co-op Organic Vanilla Extract works its sweet magic in everything from fruit crumbles and souffles to pancakes and cookies. It’s one Clean Eating pantry staple we can’t get enough of! $9.50 per 2 oz, frontiercoop.com

5. Allergy Friendly

Your desserts will benefit from the luscious, chocolaty wonder that is Pascha Organic Dark Chocolate Chips 85% Cacao Bittersweet. It’s made in an allergen-free facility, so you can serve your chocolate chip cookies, muffins and scones without worry. $7, paschachocolate.com

6. Smart Flour

For a gluten-free breakfast, Bob’s Red Mill Paleo Pancake and Waffle Mix uses almond flour, coconut fl our and root starches for a delightful base – just add eggs and coconut oil and get your griddle on. $10.50, bobsredmill.com