Looking for baking blogs to satisfy your sweet tooth or give you inspiration for your next special occasion? These are a few of our favorite dessert blogs to find our next creation.
Here at Nutrition Stripped, we believe eating well is a balance. That means providing your body with the nourishment it needs to feel and function its best and also honoring the many roles food plays in our lives, including culture, tradition, celebration, and joy. It’s our mission to support you in creating a positive relationship with food so you can reclaim balance and find joy in nourishing yourself well and also mindfully enjoying all of the foods you’d like without guilt.
In this list of baking blogs, you’ll find a combination of “standard” recipes for when you want them and also more nourishing dessert recipes for when you need them. You’ll also find plenty of dairy-free, gluten-free, and vegan options for those of you that have allergies or preferences.
If you find a new blog to follow, be sure to give them some love, send them a message on Instagram, and snap a photo of a recipe you tried!
1. Bakerita by Rachel Conners
Dietary style: All are gluten-free, dairy-free, refined sugar-free, and usually vegan! Many are also paleo and grain-free.
Rachel aims to make better-for-you baking and cooking recipes that are approachable, no-fuss, and absolutely delicious for the whole family to enjoy. Her recipes use simple ingredients (not too many of them!) and are so satisfying.
2. Addicted to Dates by Christina Leopold
Dietary style: Vegan, mostly gluten-free, mostly refined sugar-free
Christina creates delicious vegan desserts and treats made from wholesome plant-based ingredients. What we love about her recipes is she keeps them easy to make, including many no-bake recipes!
3. Rainbow Nourishment by Anthea Cheng
Dietary style: Vegan, many refined sugar-free and gluten-free options
Rainbow Nourishments provides beautiful wholesome recipes with a twist with a focus on desserts. Anthea provides a range of different styles and levels of difficulty, from decadent recipes to everyday bakes.
4. Butternut Bakery by Jenna Barnard
Dietary style: Plenty of gluten-free, dairy-free, and vegan options
Jenna provides such a great balance of her favorite traditional recipes alongside countless dairy-free and gluten-free options. What we love about her site is that she wants you to be able to find the BEST recipes for exactly what you’re looking for. From the perfect chewiness of a cookie to the moist crumb of a cake, no matter if it’s gluten-free, dairy-free, or your standard recipe with the works.
5. Dessert With Benefits by Jessica Stier
Dietary style: Options for gluten-free, dairy-free, and vegan
Desserts With Benefits is your go-to baking blog for balanced treats, made with whole-food ingredients.
6. Dada Eats by Samah Dada
Dietary style: Options for vegan, gluten-free, grain-free, and dairy-free
When you scroll through Dada Eats website, you’ll stop at every recipe and say “That sounds delicious!” What we love about Samah’s dessert recipes is that they are not only made with whole-food ingredients, but so many of them are also super simple to make, perfect for beginner bakers or when you’re needing a weeknight treat!
7. Chocolate For Basil by Jerrelle Guy
Aside from finding delicious baked goods, what we love about Chocolate For Basil is Jerelle’s philosophy about baking, which is “baking is a journey to self.” We love that! Be sure to follow her along on Instagram because she’s always sharing her recipes that she develops for other places like Bon Appetit, New York Times, and Epicurious that you won’t find on her website!
8. Toasted Pine Nut by Lindsay Grimes Freedman
Dietary style: Gluten-free and diabetic-friendly
What we love about Lindsay’s recipes is that they’re all diabetic-friendly without sacrificing flavor. Lindsay also features dozens of other recipes on her site, but we can’t help but click on every dessert recipe.
9. The Banana Diaries by Britt Berlin
Dietary style: Vegan
The vegan dessert recipes you’ll find on The Banana Diaries baking blog are easy to follow, and they’re designed to be shared! Britt believes that baking is one way you can show love for someone, and she wants everyone to be able to share vegan recipes that everyone will love (even if you are they are not vegan). She also makes beautiful creations, and makes it easy for you to learn how to bake something beautiful because that’s part of the experience too!
10. Feasting on Fruit by Natalie Thomas
Dietary style: Vegan, gluten-free and grain-free options
The recipes shared on Feasting on Fruit are typically sweet treats with a healthier side and sometimes just decadent. Many of her recipes are sweetened with fruit (given the name of the blog) and make for a great snack or dessert!
11. Sugared and Stirred by Rachael Ng
Dietary style: Dairy-free with plenty of gluten-free options
The Sugared and Stirred baking blog is all about enjoying baking and also being able to enjoy the fruits of your labor! That’s why Rachael creates delicious and approachable desserts that you can enjoy, in moderation.
12. Delight Fuel by Julia Trigo
Dietary style: Dairy-free, gluten-free, refined sugar-free
The mission of delight.fuel is to share recipe creations that inspire others to eat healthy, feel good about what they are eating, and most importantly nourish their bodies with delicious, natural food. Delight in the healing power of food and create beautiful, guilt free dishes to fuel your body!
13. The Loopy Whisk by Katarina Cermelj
Dietary style: Mix of gluten-free, dairy-free, and allergen-friendly
The Loopy Whisk, where we’re all about feel-good recipes that make living with food allergies and dietary requirements easy as cake! We love that Kat created a baking blog dedicated to making baked goods enjoyable for those with allergies, intolerances, or even simply preferences that prevent them from eating traditional baked goods.
14. Milk and Cardamom by Hetal Vasavada
On Milk and Cardamom, you’ll find recipes that draw from Hetal’s Indian-American upbringing and experience on Master Chef. She designs her recipes to be a joy to make and share. In addition to putting Indian-inspired flavors into her recipes, she also shares simple techniques and smart shortcuts that make it easy to create familiar flavors or experiment with new ones.
15. Hummingbird High by Michelle Lopez
Hummingbird High is an extensive collection of recipes suited for all levels and occasions, all accompanied by incredibly detailed posts full of rigorously tested tips and techniques. Every recipe shared on my blog now has detailed information on how to make the recipes work within your limited schedule, along with extensive information on how to troubleshoot common problems, difficult techniques, and other relevant resources related to the recipe, helping you to become a confident baker!
16. Carrot and Crumb by Benji Ebuehi
Many members of our community shared they knew Benji from the seventh season of The Great British Bake Off where she finished as a quarter-finalist! Her recipes are sure to please everyone and we love her beautiful, minimal finishing touches that make a big impact, highlighting the exciting ingredients within.
FINDING INSPIRATION FROM THESE Baking BLOGS
There are so many great baking blogs here, along with thousands of recipes across them all! Bookmark this page or 1-5 of these dessert blogs that sound most exciting to you. Then choose either once a week or once a month to try a new recipe! This will help keep it simple while also giving you time to explore and find new foods, flavors, and recipes you love!