Bread and baked goods are a staple in many diets and can include a variety of products such as bread, bagels, pastries, cakes, and cookies. These foods are made by combining flour, water, and other ingredients such as sugar, yeast, or eggs, and then baking them in an oven. While they can provide carbohydrates and energy, many baked goods are also high in sugar, fat, and calories. Choosing whole grain options and products that are lower in sugar and fat can make them a healthier part of a balanced diet. Homemade baked goods can also be a great way to control the ingredients and portion sizes.