Sustainable Baking Guide
How to bake with the planet in mind.
When it comes to making better decisions for the planet, we have no shortage of options. Every recipe we bake is an opportunity to choose a better path, and as bakers, we’re thinking deeply about the paths to sustainability we can pave in our kitchens. Though it’s daunting to think such changes can tackle the real problems of climate change, these decisions do matter. Rather than label them “small,” we can think of them as cumulative.
Every ingredient swap, every avoidance of food waste, is a step toward sustainability. Let's bake our way there, together.
Making planet-positive choices
Perhaps the most proactive step a baker can take is selecting planet-friendly ingredients like rye flour and organic wheat, or swapping in plant-based options when fitting.
Buckwheat, a small grain with a big impact
Can a cookie bake a difference? With buckwheat, the answer just might be yes.
What's the most environmentally friendly plant-based milk to bake with?
Navigating the non-dairy aisle.
Organic flour is about more than baking. It's the future of farming.
How our organic farmers are saving the soil.
The baking trials: butter vs. vegan butter
How well does vegan butter stack up to dairy butter in baking?
Baking with sustainable flours
Buckwheat-Cardamom Chocolate Chunk Cookies feature crispy edges, a melty center, chunks of dark chocolate, and fragrant browned butter and cardamom. But the bigger story here is a special ingredient, one that's both a baking and an environmental powerhouse: buckwheat.
Minimizing your footprint
The kitchen is a resource-heavy room. It’s the place where we use water, burn gas, and put all of the rewards of agriculture to use. From leftover ingredients to excess energy, here's how to avoid wasting any of it.
How can I get single-use plastic out of my baking?
Simple switches can help cut down on how much plastic we waste when we bake.
Things bakers know: You can reuse parchment more than you think
Put that parchment to use again and again and …
Baking with leftovers
Turkey Dinner Pie was originally meant for the remnants of a Thanksgiving feast, but this recipe can be baked any time of year to repurpose last night’s supper into a hearty, savory pie.
Embracing plant-based baking
If you're looking to lower the environmental footprint of your baking, incorporating more plant-based recipes can help. Here are some of our go-to vegan bakes.
Reducing single-use plastic
Plastic proliferation is a problem. We're thinking about ways to get single-use plastic out of our baking, and these are some of the reliable products we're using to do so.