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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.

Buckwheat chocolate chip cookies

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.

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Holding a Turkey Dinner Pie, sliced in half to show a cross-section of filling

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.

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More planet-positive recipes

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. 

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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.

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