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HEALTHY BAKING TOPICS

There’s been a rise in gluten-free and healthy baking in recent years, and it’s not hard to see why. Food intolerances, food allergies, conditions like celiac disease or even just a desire to clean up our diets to be better for our bodies and our environment have all fed into a wave of health food trends that are shaking up the worlds of the culinary and pastry arts. Whether it’s vegan, vegetarian, paleo, lactose-free, low-fat or another kind of culinary lifestyle, healthy cooking classes with Escoffier Online can help you learn how to create delicious meals for every customer.

Everyone loves a treat now and then, so the challenge of the 21st-century pastry chef is to integrate new techniques in healthy baking. With Escoffier Online, you can access professional cooking classes anywhere; discover the latest tactics for gluten-free baking; and create melt-in-your-mouth pastry confections for people who are diabetic, lactose-intolerant or watching their macro intakes. Our healthy baking skills give you the tools to bring on the temptation — but let customers walk away without the guilt.

Escoffier’s programs are 100% online, which means you can access our healthy baking classes from anywhere you have a computer and an internet connection. Learn how to create heart-healthy foods and farm-to-table desserts.

  • Gluten-Free Baking and Desserts
  • Lactose-Free Desserts
  • Vegan Baking and Desserts
  • Diabetic and Low Fat Desserts
  • Paleo Desserts
  • Raw Desserts
  • Heart-Healthy Desserts
  • Farm-to-Table Desserts

HEALTHY BAKING COURSE OUTLINE

GLUTEN-FREE BAKING & DESSERTS

Many people are now opting for a gluten-free diet and, as chefs, you need to be able to provide exciting options for them. In your exploration of gluten, you’ll discover what foods contain gluten and how gluten affects the body, specifically with celiac disease and gluten intolerances. You’ll also explore substitutions you can make to create tasty gluten-free baked goods and desserts and how to make your own gluten-free flour mixes. You’ll get the opportunity to create several delicious gluten-free alternatives to popular baked goods and desserts. Think you can’t have bread or cookies if you’re eating gluten-free? Think again! Gluten free has never been so exciting!

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GLUTEN-FREE BAKING & DESSERTS

Many people are now opting for a gluten-free diet and, as chefs, you need to be able to provide exciting options for them. In your exploration of gluten, you’ll discover what foods contain gluten and how gluten affects the body, specifically with celiac disease and gluten intolerances. You’ll also explore substitutions you can make to create tasty gluten-free baked goods and desserts and how to make your own gluten-free flour mixes. You’ll get the opportunity to create several delicious gluten-free alternatives to popular baked goods and desserts. Think you can’t have bread or cookies if you’re eating gluten-free? Think again! Gluten free has never been so exciting!

Lactose-Free Desserts

Lactose intolerance is a common ailment and with this course, you’ll be equipped to provide tasty options for those opting for a lactose-free diet, including ice cream and even chocolate cupcakes! The assignments for this course include creating several delicious lactose- and dairy-free items, and exploring dairy and lactose substitutes. If you’re wondering how you can create tasty desserts following this diet, then you’re about to find out!

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Lactose-Free Desserts

Lactose intolerance is a common ailment and with this course, you’ll be equipped to provide tasty options for those opting for a lactose-free diet, including ice cream and even chocolate cupcakes! The assignments for this course include creating several delicious lactose- and dairy-free items, and exploring dairy and lactose substitutes. If you’re wondering how you can create tasty desserts following this diet, then you’re about to find out!

Vegan Baking and Desserts

What’s the difference between a vegan and a vegetarian? In this course, you’ll get the opportunity to explore the vegan diet and how to create delicious alternatives for those following it. You’ll differentiate between vegan and vegetarian dietary guidelines and identify common vegan substitutes for things like milk, chocolate and eggs. Because a common substitute is soy, you’ll also investigate soy substitutes — pinpointing their benefits and concerns with over-consumption. You’ll get a chance to create several delightful vegan desserts and have an opportunity to practice converting your favorite items to a vegan-friendly version.

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Vegan Baking and Desserts

What’s the difference between a vegan and a vegetarian? In this course, you’ll get the opportunity to explore the vegan diet and how to create delicious alternatives for those following it. You’ll differentiate between vegan and vegetarian dietary guidelines and identify common vegan substitutes for things like milk, chocolate and eggs. Because a common substitute is soy, you’ll also investigate soy substitutes — pinpointing their benefits and concerns with over-consumption. You’ll get a chance to create several delightful vegan desserts and have an opportunity to practice converting your favorite items to a vegan-friendly version.

Paleo Desserts

How do you create tasty desserts if you’re following a Paleo Diet? This course focuses on the benefits of the Paleo diet and its positive link to autoimmune diseases. The Paleo diet is growing in popularity and a relevant chef needs to know the trends, so you’ll explore why people chose to follow this diet and how to accommodate them with delicious desserts. The assignments include creating several delightful Paleo items, and reviewing topics related to making Paleo-friendly desserts.

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Paleo Desserts

How do you create tasty desserts if you’re following a Paleo Diet? This course focuses on the benefits of the Paleo diet and its positive link to autoimmune diseases. The Paleo diet is growing in popularity and a relevant chef needs to know the trends, so you’ll explore why people chose to follow this diet and how to accommodate them with delicious desserts. The assignments include creating several delightful Paleo items, and reviewing topics related to making Paleo-friendly desserts.

Raw Desserts

In our raw dessert online course, you’ll be exploring raw foods and their benefits. To truly understand why people may choose a raw diet, you’ll learn about GMOs and the associated risks with genetically modified foods and how heat affects food attributes and nutrition. You’ll also identify the guidelines of a raw diet. You’ll create several exciting raw desserts and even get a chance to create a couple of your own raw recipes. Find out how you can create a great dessert without baking!

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Raw Desserts

In our raw dessert online course, you’ll be exploring raw foods and their benefits. To truly understand why people may choose a raw diet, you’ll learn about GMOs and the associated risks with genetically modified foods and how heat affects food attributes and nutrition. You’ll also identify the guidelines of a raw diet. You’ll create several exciting raw desserts and even get a chance to create a couple of your own raw recipes. Find out how you can create a great dessert without baking!

Diabetic and Low Fat Desserts

Still want the sweet and richness without the sugar and fat? In this course, you’ll explore ways to create tasty desserts using less fat and sugar. Diabetes, unfortunately, is very common and baking sugar-free alternatives allows Diabetes sufferers to enjoy a tasty treat every now and then. To do this, you’ll experiment with both sugar and fat substitutes. You’ll also review the Glycemic Index to discover how sugar affects the body. There are several sugar substitutes out there, so you’ll get to take a closer look at several of them. You’ll create several delicious desserts yielding less fat and/or sugar than their original recipes. You’ll discover that you don’t have to sacrifice sweetness when opting for a low sugar or low fat diet.

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Diabetic and Low Fat Desserts

Still want the sweet and richness without the sugar and fat? In this course, you’ll explore ways to create tasty desserts using less fat and sugar. Diabetes, unfortunately, is very common and baking sugar-free alternatives allows Diabetes sufferers to enjoy a tasty treat every now and then. To do this, you’ll experiment with both sugar and fat substitutes. You’ll also review the Glycemic Index to discover how sugar affects the body. There are several sugar substitutes out there, so you’ll get to take a closer look at several of them. You’ll create several delicious desserts yielding less fat and/or sugar than their original recipes. You’ll discover that you don’t have to sacrifice sweetness when opting for a low sugar or low fat diet.

Heart-Healthy Desserts

Trying to figure out how to create desserts using heart-healthy ingredients? In this course, you’ll explore heart-healthy foods and review several popular diet trends and learn how to incorporate them into delicious, yet healthy desserts. You’ll also examine the long list of super foods and their known benefits to a healthy eating lifestyle. You’ll create some trendy and tasty desserts and explore how luxury spas are incorporating today’s diet trends into their menus.

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Heart-Healthy Desserts

Trying to figure out how to create desserts using heart-healthy ingredients? In this course, you’ll explore heart-healthy foods and review several popular diet trends and learn how to incorporate them into delicious, yet healthy desserts. You’ll also examine the long list of super foods and their known benefits to a healthy eating lifestyle. You’ll create some trendy and tasty desserts and explore how luxury spas are incorporating today’s diet trends into their menus.

Farm to Table Desserts

Doesn’t everything claim to be “natural” these days? In this course, you’ll learn about the Farm to Table® concept and differentiate between organic and natural foods. Buying locally-grown food is an important way to reduce your carbon footprint, and you’ll learn that local farms often provide fresher ingredients to make your basked and pastry items even tastier. In this course, the assignments require that you create desserts using locally-purchased ingredients. These exercises allow you to explore the differences in price, availability and freshness of local ingredients vs ingredients purchased in a chain grocery store.

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Farm to Table Desserts

Doesn’t everything claim to be “natural” these days? In this course, you’ll learn about the Farm to Table® concept and differentiate between organic and natural foods. Buying locally-grown food is an important way to reduce your carbon footprint, and you’ll learn that local farms often provide fresher ingredients to make your basked and pastry items even tastier. In this course, the assignments require that you create desserts using locally-purchased ingredients. These exercises allow you to explore the differences in price, availability and freshness of local ingredients vs ingredients purchased in a chain grocery store.

I would really recommend the Escoffier Online International Culinary Academy. It’s...

important to not only pay attention to the slides in the modules, but to also take advantage of the availability of the mentors. They’re a storehouse of incredibly useful information and so approachable that it helps move the course into a truly interactive experience. The fact that it’s an online course isn’t even a problem- it’s so well-structured that you’ll really learn as much as in a more traditional course. And, it’s definitely more affordable!

Sohna R
Culinary Arts Program Graduate
The Escoffier Online program was everything I needed to go into my new career, which...

is a personal chef. I have developed a lot of menus and skills where I feel comfortable cooking for families. It is everything I needed on my resume. What I thought was just going to be ok, turned out to be a totally great experience. I am very happy to have it on my resume!

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Pat I
Culinary Arts Program Graduate

“I would really recommend the Escoffier Online International Culinary Academy.”

” It’s important to not only pay attention to the slides in the modules, but to also take advantage of the availability of the mentors. They’re a storehouse of incredibly useful information and so approachable that it helps move the course into a truly interactive experience. The fact that it’s an online course isn’t even a problem- it’s so well-structured that you’ll really learn as much as in a more traditional course. And, it’s definitely more affordable!”

— SOHNA R., CULINARY ARTS PROGRAM GRADUATE
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“The Escoffier Online program was everything I needed to go into my new career, which is a personal chef.”

“I have developed a lot of menus and skills where I feel comfortable cooking for families. It is everything I needed on my resume. What I thought was just going to be ok, turned out to be a totally great experience. I am very happy to have it on my resume!”

— PAT I., CULINARY ARTS PROGRAM GRADUATE
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