Rachel Bright

Hello all baking enthusiasts! Professionally, I’m an actress, but while I’m ‘resting’ I’m a ‘home baker’ (a term methinks Nigella would be happy with!) I also have my own blog (bakingbright.com) which has a mixture of ‘indulgent’ recipes and ‘lighter’ bakes. Here, however, I want to concentrate on the ‘healthier’/alternative baking. I’m no baking professional, (however you want to class that…) and I often find some recipes overly complicated or with ingredients that I cant pronounce, let alone find in my local shop. (If I had time to travel for specific luxurious ingredients, I would, but we’re all busy these days..or occasionally lazy… #FirstWorldProblems) This became more evident when I wanted to bake myself healthy, find a healthier alternative, cut down on sugar/white flour/butter, however, I often couldn’t find (or afford!) these healthy alternative ingredients. So I thought I’d make my own recipes with ingredients that were readily available. (Well, they are in the London borough of Southwark anyway….) I hope you enjoy, Now, go scoff! X Twitter:                        @RachBright

Website:                       www.BakingBright.com

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Vegan and Gluten Free Carrot and Coconut Bites

I was given a task. A vegan task. A request from Jonno’s (my boyfriend) friend, Gregg. I have been sending Jonno into work with various baking treats, trying to rid my household of what my will power cannot control. I have therefore been, mildly and happily, fattening the West End…

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Ginger and Maple Syrup Spelt Loaf by BakingBright

BakingBright.Com Ginger and Maple Syrup Spelt Loaf (butter free, reduced refined sugar, can be dairy free) I like bread and I like dessert. I’m also a bit health conscience. So I made this ginger and maple syrup spelt loaf to cater for these three needs. I use a lot of…

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Vegan and Gluten Free Carrot & Coconut Bites

by BakingBright.Com I was given a task. A vegan task. A request from Jonno’s (my boyfriend) friend, Gregg. I have been sending Jonno into work with various baking treats, trying to rid my household of what my will power cannot control. I have therefore been, mildly and happily, fattening the…

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Gluten Free Carrot & Walnut Towers

By BakingBright.Com I was asked to make a gluten free carrot cake for a good friends 30th birthday party and combined housewarming, like almost everyone I know I like a good carrot cake, but wanted to do something a little different. Also, I always find that a massive cake can…

Healthy Alternative Peanut Butter, Banana & Oat Muffins.

By BakingBright.Com Healthy Alternative Peanut Butter, Banana & Oat Muffins. Free from dairy, gluten, flour and sugar but still oh so scrummy! I thought it was about time I did a very healthy post (I’ve got a family wedding this weekend and didn’t want to be bloated in my new,…

Healthy Wholemeal Banana Bread (No Refined Sugar, No Butter)

BY Bakingbright.com This is my “lighter” banana bread. I LOVE banana bread but I’ve come to realise that banana bread is a little like marmite. If you hate it, this recipe probably isn’t meant for you, as I’ve even put whole bits of undisguised banana in it (although my banana…

Chocolate and Coconut Muffins

Chocolate and Coconut Muffins – Gluten and Dairy Free

Created by Rachel Bright     Chocolate and Coconut Muffins-Gluten & Dairy Free I have an unhealthy obsession with all things “coconut”. So until this love affair ends, of which I hope it never does, I’m afraid you will be bombarded with statements such as, ‘scatter some desiccated coconut on…

Gluten and Dairy Free Apple and Almond Cake

by BakingBright.com   Gluten and Dairy Free Apple & Almond Cake My gorgeous friend Nellie has recently been told that she has to try and go gluten and dairy free (as have an increased number of others it seems). When she told me, she seemed a little overwhelmed, so I…