12 Great British Bake Off Inspired Healthy Recipes

It’s that time of the year again! The Great British Bake Off is back on our TV and in full swing. Bake Off contestants make some extremely delicious and decadent bakes throughout the competition, but they’re not typically focused on creating the healthiest recipes. We here at Lo-Dough believe that baking can still be as delicious and indulgent while also being healthy and fitting into your dietary needs. If you want to create some nutritious Star-Baker worthy desserts, then we’ve got the recipes for you.

1. Pineapple Upside Down Cake 

Pineapple Upside Down Mug CakeWeek 1 of GBBO 2020 saw the bakers creating Paul's pineapple upside down cake. Our recipe is a healthy inspired version baked in a mug. Mug cakes are super quick and easy to make, and a great low calorie breakfast, mid-afternoon or evening dessert treat.

Calories: 324 | Fat: 15g | Carbohydrates: 24g Fiber: 12.6g | Protein: 16g

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2. Coconut Macaroons 

Coconut Macaroons

Week 2 saw the contestants taking on Prue's Coconut Macaroons and we here at Lo-Dough have our own low-carb and low-calorie coconut macaroons recipe by blitzing the Lo-Dough base into fine crumbs you can make these treats in 15 minutes.

Calories: 29 | Fat: 2g | Carbohydrates: 0.3g | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 0.2g


3. Bread and Butter Pudding

Bread and Butter Pudding

Week 3 was Bread Week in the Bake Off tent and we've got a nutritious and delicious bread recipe for you. This ‘no bread’ bread and butter pudding looks and tastes just like the real thing. We used Skinny Syrup for flavouring, along with coconut milk and traditional festive spices. 

Calories: 149 | Fat: 10g | Carbohydrates: 6g | Fiber: 6g | Protein: 6g


4. Raspberry & White Chocolate Brownies

Raspberry & White Chocolate Brownies

Week 4 saw brownies in the Bake Off tent. Lo-Doughs Brownie Mix allows you to create sumptuous chocolate brownie heaven for far less calories. Week 4 also saw the contestants using white chocolate so we've combined inspiration from the two challenges here with this raspberry and white chocolate brownie. 

Calories: 97 | Fat: 4.3g | Carbohydrates: 7.1g | Fiber: 7.1g | Protein: 3.6g | Sugar: 5.4g


5. Cheesecake Brownies

Indulgent Cheesecake Brownies

Another delicious brownie recipe are these indulgent low-carb cheesecake topped brownies. The recipe is actually simple to make and well worth giving a go. 

Calories: 178 | Fat: 13.6g | Carbohydrates: 11g | Fiber: 5.3g | Protein: 6g


6. Lemon Meringue Pie

Low-Calorie Lemon Meringue Pie

A lemon meringue pie is a classic baking treat. We've nailed down a recipe for you that is low in calories, carbs and sugar but just as sweet as ever. Tangy lemon custard sits inside a Lo-Dough case and the whole thing is topped with soft meringue.

Calories: 199 | Fat: 15g | Carbohydrates: 4g | Fiber: 2.5g | Protein: 11g | Sugar: 1.5g


7. Super Low-Calorie Waffles

Super Low-Calorie Waffles

If you're looking to bake an incredibly low-carb and low-calorie breakfast treat look no further. This recipe is super sweet and can be served with a number of accompaniments - fruits, syrup,  strawberries and cream, yoghurt, or even bacon. 

Calories: 201 | Fat: 14g | Carbohydrates: 5g | Fiber: 9.3g | Protein: 10 g | Sugar: 2g


8. Sticky Toffee Pudding

Low-Carb Sticky Toffee Pudding

Sticky Toffee Pudding is a Bake Off classic. By using Lo-Dough as the flour we've created our own version and it tastes indistinguishable from the full-carb, full-fat version! The main contributor to the carbs is the dates - not sugar or refined flour, so you get an excellent source of potassium and fibre and thus a portion of fruit that counts as one of your 5 a day... not just any old empty carbs.

Calories: 323 | Fat: 18g | Carbohydrates: 26g | Fiber: 11.3g | Protein: 11g | Sugar: 22g


9. Vanilla Flan

Low-Calorie Vanilla Flan

An incredible low-calorie dessert  you can bake and serve with summer or winter fruits! One piece of Lo-Dough will yield four portions. By using a 6-inch sandwich tin, you create a much deeper lip - allow for a deeper fill of sweet custard!

Calories: 159 | Fat: 15.2g | Carbohydrates: 2.3g | Fiber: 2.3g | Protein: 8g | Sugar: 0.5g


10. Chocolate & Orange Tart

Low-Carb Chocolate & Orange Tart

Chocolate and orange is a classic combination that is used over and over again in the Bake Off tent and that's because it works so well together. We've got a healthy take on the recipe, a silky smooth chocolate custard, flavoured with orange and encased in a piece of Lo-Dough. For just 188 calories and 7 carbs a portion, you'll be amazed just how decadent this tastes. 

Calories: 188 | Fat: 13g | Carbohydrates: 8g | Fiber: 3g | Protein: 8g | Sugar: 6 g


11. Black Forest Brownie Cake

Low-Calorie Black Forest Brownie Cake

We've taken the flavours of a classic black forest gateau and turned our brownie mix into something very special indeed. By baking the mix in a 15cm/6-inch circular tin, the resulting brownie will be thick enough to cut in half through the middle and turn into two sections of a cake. With low sugar cherry jam, crea, chocolate and fresh cherries you've got to give this bake a go. 

Calories: 187 | Fat: 11g | Carbohydrates: 12g | Fiber: 10g | Protein: 6g | Sugar: 9 g


12. Ultra Low-Carb Donuts 

Ultra Low-Carb Donuts

Over the years there has been plenty of variations on the donut made in the Bake Off tent and now we've had a crack at it. We've come up with a nifty recipe for low-carb donuts - just 3 carbs per donut!

Calories: 104 | Fat: 8g | Carbohydrates: 3g | Fiber: 3g | Protein: 5g | Sugar: 2g


Want To Try For Yourself?

Our Lo-Dough bases are sold in pouches of 2 from just £3.25. Fancy a fakeaway or maybe something a little sweeter? Our brownie mix makes 9 delicious brownies, each just 65 calories and 4.1g carbs, and our Southern Style Coating makes the perfect non-greasy breaded coating for your meat, cheese and veg. To try it for yourself, simply click the shop here button below to discover the full Lo-Dough collection. 

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