Tips & Tricks

Tips and Tricks for Wholesome Scratch Quality Baking Mixes

Want to whip up delicious baked goods in next to no time? A baking mix is the perfect solution... and it’s easy to customize your recipes as if you’re baking from scratch.

Wholesome Scratch Quality Baking Mixes make this particularly easy. Whether you want to bake a vegan delight, amp up the sweetness, or add a little something “extra,” we’ve got you covered.

By keeping these simple tips and tricks in mind, you can personalize your Wholesome Scratch Quality Baking Mix and “bake it your own.”

Dark Chocolate Chunk Brownie Mix made with Organic Fair Trade Coconut Sugar

Techniques to try

  • Throw in a handful of chopped nuts, cherries, cranberries, banana chunks or shredded coconut
  • Add a tsp of almond or vanilla extract for extra flavor
  • Try making in a mini muffin pan for individual, bite-sized portions
  • For a more cake like texture, add 2 tablespoons of flour
  • Crumble and freeze to use as ice cream mix-in
  • Add a tsp of coffee powder for chocolate coffee flavor
  • Drizzle caramel sauce on top for extra deliciousness

Oatmeal Chocolate Chunk Cookie Mix made with Organic Fair Trade Chocolate and Brown Sugar

Techniques to try

  • For a richer flavor, add a Tbsp of maple syrup, or a tsp of almond extract, vanilla extract or molasses
  • Throw in a handful of raisins or dried cherries for fruity sweetness
  • Use 8 Tbsp of butter for flatter, crispier cookies
  • Bake in an 8×8 square pan for approximately 24 minutes and cut the cookies into bars

Hearty Oat Muffin Mix made with Organic Fair Trade Coconut Sugar and Agave

Techniques to try

  • Add a handful of chopped nuts or dried fruit
  • Sprinkle in cardamom or ginger for a warm, spicy flavor
  • Bake in a loaf pan to make a hearty bread
  • Add all your toppings to the batter and sprinkle with a  streusel mix
  • Add a tsp of vanilla, almond extract, maple syrup or  molasses for richer flavor
  • Try plain yogurt as a milk alternative for moister muffins

Blue Corn Cornbread Mix made with Organic Fair Trade Honey

Techniques to try

  • Throw in a handful of chopped nuts, cherries, cranberries, banana chunks or shredded coconut Techniques to try
  • Serve with butter and honey for a richer treat
  • For a savory spin, add a tsp of freshly chopped thyme and cheddar cheese to the mix
  • Add some diced jalapenos for added zest and zip
  • Add a tsp of molasses for extra sweetness

Buttermilk substitute options:

  • Sour cream
  • Plain yogurt
  • Mix 1 cup milk or plant-based milk + 1 Tbsp lemon juice or white vinegar. Stir, let stand for 5 min.

Golden Cake Mix made with Organic Fair Trade Honey

Techniques to try

  • Add a tsp of vanilla extract or ground vanilla beans for extra flavor
  • Grind freeze-dried raspberries and add to the batter or frosting for a berry twist
  • Use a glaze instead of frosting to make a lighter indulgence
  • Add tsp of cinnamon or chai spice blend for warm, spicy flavor
  • Bake in a 13×9” pan to turn the snack into your favorite poke cake
  • Create a beautiful presentation by adding lemon zest and edible flowers
  • Always pre-sift powdered sugar and use room temp butter when making the frosting. Before adding powdered sugar, whip butter until no lumps remain. Flavor frosting with freeze-dried strawberry, raspberry or lemon powder.

Buttercream Frosting with Wholesome Fair Trade Organic Powdered Sugar

Ingredients

3 sticks softened unsalted butter
3 cups Wholesome Organic Fair Trade Powdered Sugar
2 tsp Vanilla Extract
¼ cup + 2 tbsp Heavy Cream – cold
Pinch of salt

Instructions

Using electric mixer, mix butter. Sift in powdered sugar and mix on low until blended to taste.

Add vanilla and salt and increase to medium speed for approximately 6 minutes until light and airy. Stop occasionally to scrape.

Reduce speed to low and add heavy cream until fully incorporated. Scrape and mix on medium for 10 seconds.

Use immediately.

Vanilla Glaze with Wholesome Fair Trade Organic Powdered Sugar

Ingredients

1 ½ cups Wholesome Fair Trade Organic Powdered Sugar
1 ½ tsp milk
⅔ tsp salt
¾ tsp vanilla extract
1 tsp butter

Instructions

Melt the butter and add the rest of the ingredients. Combine until creamy, then drizzle atop your baked creation.

Pro tip

To make any Wholesome Scratch Quality Baking Mix vegan, substitute milk and butter with any of the following:

Milk

  • Substitute with any plant-based dairy alternative of choice

Butter

  • Substitute with extra virgin coconut oil, vegan butter or margarine, or vegetable shortening. (If you use the latter, keep in mind that your recipe might require an additional Tbsp of water.)

Many Wholesome products are qualified to use the following:

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