About our ingredients
At Well Baked Box we believe delicious baking comes from simple, high quality ingredients. We carefully select each of our ingredients, choosing options that will make both delicious and nutritious baked goods. Wherever we can, we use raw, organic and minimally processed ingredients with no additives or preservatives to keep our baked goods as whole and nutrient dense as possible. All of our recipes are gluten-free, dairy-free, and naturally sweetened.
Made from 100% ground almonds, almond flour is packed with vitamins and minerals, low in carbohydrates and has a slightly sweet taste. Making it both a yummy and nutritious alternative. Almond flour is packed with antioxidants that help to rid the body of cell damaging free radicals and contains healthy fats that keep cholesterol levels under control.
Coconut flour, made from 100% ground coconuts is an ideal flour substitute that has a neutral yet sweet flavour. Its high fibre content helps to regulate bowel health and keep blood sugar levels under control. Coconut flour also works as a prebiotic. Similar to probiotics, prebiotics help to promote the growth of healthy bacteria in the gut.
Traditional starches (such as corn starch) are highly refined, high in calories and lacking of many important nutrients. The starches we use are more nutrient dense and less processed, extracted using simple methods that don't require high heat, GMO’s and harsh chemicals.
Used to help provide elasticity in our baked goods, tapioca starch is derived from the cassava root, a staple tuber in South America. Tapioca contains important minerals such as iron and calcium.
Much like tapioca, arrowroot starch helps to add elasticity to our baked goods and is also effective in providing a light and airy texture. Made from the arrowroot tuber, this starch is high in potassium, iron and B vitamins.
Peanut Butter and Almond Butter
The nut butters we use are whole, natural and organic, as simple as 100% dry roasted nuts blended into a delicious butter. Commercial nut butters contain added sugars, salts and trans fats so we prefer using these natural nut butters which retain more of their nutritional value… and taste a whole lot better.
Both peanut butter and almond butter are are loaded with heart-healthy monounsaturated fats. These fats increase HDL cholesterol (the good kind) while keeping LDL cholesterol (the bad kind) in check.
Monk-fruit, erythritol blend
Monk Fruit sweetener is made by collecting monk fruit juice, filtering it of fructose and sucrose and drying it into a concentrated powder that consists of a naturally sweet antioxidant called mogroside. the monkfruit powder is then reduced in sweetness using erythritol, a manufactured sugar alcohol.
Monk fruit and erythritol go virtually unrecognized through the digestive system. There is no change in blood sugar or insulin levels throughout the body when consumed, making it the perfect sugar substitute for those who are diabetic, keto or wanting to monitor their sugar levels.
Honey, maple syrup and coconut sugar all have a lower glycemic index than table sugar. They do not raise blood sugar levels as quickly and can sustain themselves in the body. These sweeteners leave you feeling fuller for longer and don't cause an intense “sugar crash”.
Maple syrup is very nutrient dense, containing nutrients such as calcium, zinc, iron and magnesium. Only one serving of maple syrup provides you with 35% of your daily value of manganese! Maple syrup also works as an antioxidant that helps to rid the body of cell damaging free radicals.
Coconut sugar contains vitamin C, potassium, phosphorous, magnesium, calcium, zinc and copper. Coconut sugar also contains inulin, a type of dietary fiber that helps keep your gut healthy, prevent colon cancer, and balance blood sugar.
60% cocoa, dark chocolate
Cocoa, the main ingredient in chocolate, provides us with many nutritional benefits. Cocoa contains soluble fibre and is loaded with minerals such as magnesium, iron copper and manganese. The fatty acid profile of cocoa consists of oleic acid, a heart-healthy fat which can help to lower cholesterol and improve heart health. Dark chocolate is loaded with organic compounds that function as antioxidants. These antioxidants help to lower LDL (bad cholesterol) and oxidize free radicals from the body.
Coconut Milk and Coconut Oil
This healthy butter alternative contains fatty acids that encourage your body to burn fat and raise HDL (good cholesterol) levels. Coconut oil contains medium-chain triglycerides which can be used as a quick source of energy or stored as ketones. Ketones are important for supporting growth and development in the brain.
Coconut milk is a great source of vitamins, minerals and fibre. One serving of coconut milk contains 32% of your daily value of copper, 22% of your daily value of magnesium, 18% of your daily value of potassium and 110% of your daily value of manganese.
Whole Grain Rolled Oats
Oats are among one of the most nutrient dense foods you can eat. Oats are loaded with important vitamins and minerals including phosphorus, magnesium, copper, iron, zinc, folate, vitamin B1 and vitamin B5. Half a cup of oats contains 191% of your daily value of manganese! Oats are a good source of a powerful fiber called beta-glucan. Beta-glucan helps reduce LDL cholesterol levels, reduce blood sugar, increase feeling of fullness and increase growth of good bacteria in the digestive tract.