Making sustainable changes in your pantry and kitchen is easier than you think. These simple switch-ups and alternatives will guide your baking towards the zero-waste approach
Get creative with leftover ingredients or with usable waste. For instance, use citrus peels for zesting or make breadcrumbs from stale bread.
Simple changes help a lot. Use silicone baking cups instead of disposable paper ones for muffins and cover dough or food items with beeswax wraps instead of plastic wrap.
Properly sort and dispose of waste. Recycle materials like glass and paper, and compost food scraps. If you find yourself with excess baked goods, consider donating them to local shelters
Buy baking supplies from stores that offer a bulk section. Bring your reusable containers to avoid packaging waste or choose products with minimal or reusable packaging
Choose high-quality baking tools that will last longer, reducing the need for frequent replacements. For example, instead of parchment paper, invest in reusable silicone baking mats
Plan your recipes to avoid excess leftovers. Adjust portion sizes based on your needs or the number of family members to minimize food waste.
Prepare your own baking mixes for items like pancakes, muffins, or cookies to reduce the need for pre-packaged mixes. Or Invest in a flour mill and grind your flour from whole grains to minimize packaging waste.