At last! I’m really excited because today is the day that I can finally reveal an exciting project that I’ve been working on! I’ve partnered up with HomeSense to share my healthy baking hack to help raise money for Sport Relief.
Baking and sweet treats are a passion of mine and because I love to eat them so much I always like to try to make them as healthy as possible – just so I can faceplant myself into more delicious sweet goodness. There are lots of different ways that you can experiment with your bakes to make them healthier, but one of my favourite ways is to use natural sugar alternatives instead of refined sugar.
Refined processed sugar is typically used in all our favourite shop-bought cakes and sweet goods, leading to dramatic spikes in your blood sugar that can leave you feeling sluggish. My healthy baking hack, to use natural sugar alternatives such as agave syrup, date syrup, honey and maple syrup which won’t result in sugar highs because of their lower glycemic index.
Today I’m sharing a variation of my Sweet Potato Waffle recipe to demonstrate how natural sugar alternative maple syrup can be used to make a sweet breakfast favourite as well as get in one of your 5 a day too!
- 1 cup mashed sweet potato
- 1/4 cup wholemeal self-raising flour
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- 2 eggs
- 2 tbsp maple syrup
- 1/4 cup coconut oil
Preheat the waffle maker as per the manufacturer's instructions
In a bowl, mix together the mashed sweet potato, flour and cinnamon until well combined.
Beat in the eggs and then pour in the maple syrup and coconut oil. Mix until smooth.
Pour the batter into the waffle iron and cook for a few minutes until ready (cooking times may vary).
Serve with fresh berries and a drizzle of maple syrup.
You can watch me make my Sweet Potato Waffles in my kitchen in the video above.
You can get your hands on the gorgeous limited edition Orla Kiely apron designed especially for Sport Relief that I’m wearing in the video from your local and stores or online. At least £5.25 of each sale from every apron sold goes straight to Sport Relief.
To help raise even more money for Sport Relief, why not host a bake sale using my healthy baking hack idea. I would love to see all of your healthy bakes!
Have you ever held a bake sale to help raise money for charity? Are you taking part in any Sport Relief activities this year?
*Sponsored by HomeSense, but all opinions are my own