One of the best things about in-home care is they can help a senior cook and bake when your parents are struggling to move around the kitchen. Although seniors should be following a well-rounded diet, that doesn’t mean they need to give up sweet treats. They can eat home-baked desserts in moderation, and in-home care can help them stay on track with portion control. They can also monitor how many sweets a senior is eating and encourage them to make healthier decisions.
During the fall, your older parent or loved one may be craving something warm and sweet to eat while wrapped up in a blanket. There are easy-to-make fall cupcakes recipes that in-home care can put together easily. If a senior wants to bake, they can ask their caregiver to go and pick up the proper ingredients, or they can do it together.
What In-Home Care can Provide
In-home care is one of the greatest assets a senior can have while aging in place. Caregivers focus on what the senior needs, and each care plan is totally customized to a senior. If a senior needs help to get to appointments, the store, or other activities, in-home care is there to help. If a senior needs help with meal prepping or baking, they can also do that.
So, next time your parent or loved one is craving a fall dessert, try out one of these cupcake recipes with the help of their in-home care aides.
Pumpkin Cupcakes With Cream Cheese Frosting
This is a classic cupcake recipe that brings the fall to life. You can easily grab a can of pumpkin this time of year or maybe they have one saved from last year. If the senior hates cream cheese frosting try a different flavor. One of the coolest things you can do to the frosting is grab some orange food dye to brighten up each cupcake. These can be organized for the week or made into smaller batches for portion control.
One of the nice things about carrot cupcakes is that it’s loaded with carrots and sometimes nuts or raisins. This makes a crunchy and sweet bite that every senior will love. It can be made healthier with almond flour or alternative sugar because the carrots provide a sweet taste already.
Chocolate Pecan Cupcakes
If you have an older loved one who loves pecan pie, this chocolate cupcake recipe will surely be a winner. It has a delicious aroma of chocolate but that sweet savory flavor of pecans. If you want to try something a little risky add in some bourbon. It will help create a well-rounded flavor.
Sweet Potato Cupcakes
This is another recipe that throws in something healthy. Sweet potatoes are a nice starch that can make great cupcakes. You can also add in things like walnuts or cashews to give it that nice crunchy texture. This is another good recipe to use a substitute sugar because the sweet potatoes are already sweet!
With brown butter frosting, a snickerdoodles cupcake is the best way to spend a fall night. It can have a thick crunchy layer of cinnamon sugar, making it the complete bite. This recipe can be as intricate as you make it.