A Healthy Replacement
Do you want to bake your cake and eat it too – without guilt? Try replacing cooking oil or butter with delicious unsweetened applesauce! It will add moisture and flavor to your baking while cutting fat and calories.
You may think you’ll lose a lot of flavor, but not so. Amazingly the substituting of apple sauce does not diminish the texture and deliciousness of your baked goods.
TIPS FOR SUBSTITUTIONS:
Applesauce for Butter or Oil
Unsweetened applesauce can be used to replace part or all of the butter in a recipe. It can be swapped in equal quantities, so if a recipe calls for 2 cups of butter, you could replace as much of it as you’d like with applesauce, from a small amount such as 1/4 cup to the entire amount.
Substituting apple sauce for butter can often change the consistency. It is more forgiving in breads and cakes than in cookies. It is recommended not to remove more than half of the butter. If the recipe calls for 1/2 c butter change to 1/4 c butter plus 1/4 c apple sauce.
Applesauce for Eggs
Unsweetened applesauce can also be used as an egg substitute. At a conversion rate of 1/4 cup applesauce for 1 egg, this naturally sweet stuff can be swapped for eggs in recipes.
Applesauce for Sugar