Baking Sustainably and 10 Ways to Do It

Baking Sustainably and 10 Ways to Do It

Baking is a delicious way to show your love for the planet. Here are 10 easy ways to make your baking more sustainable:


  1. Use a recipe that calls for whole wheat flour or a mixture of whole wheat and all-purpose flour.

  1. Substitute olive oil, canola oil, or melted butter for some or all of theVegetable oil in your recipe.

  1. Use ripe bananas, applesauce, or other fruit purees as a natural sweetener or fat replacement.

  1. Reduce the amount of sugar called for in the recipe, or use a natural sugar alternative like honey, maple syrup, or agave nectar.

  1. Bake with eggs from pasture-raised chickens.

  1. Choose fair trade chocolate, coffee, and spices.

  1. Buy nuts, dried fruit, and other ingredients in bulk to reduce packaging waste.

  1. Use reusable metal or glass baking pans instead of disposable aluminum foil or plastic.

  1. Line your baking pan with parchment paper or a silicone baking mat instead of using spray oil.

  1. Store baked goods in reusable containers instead of plastic baggies.