Healthy Baking Ideas

For healthier baking: you can replace the fat in any baking recipe using applesauce. It’s a one-to-one ratio, so simply sub applesauce for the quantity of fat called for. You can also lighten baking recipes by cutting the quantity of sugar called for in half. Chances are, most people won’t even realize it’s gone, and it will reduce calorie count considerably.

Here are a few other ways to lighted up your favorite baked goods:

  • Butter: Canola, mild olive oil, prune purée or applesauce
  • 1 ounce of chocolate: 3 tablespoons cocoa
  • 2 eggs: 1 egg + 2 whites or egg substitute
  • Cream, whole milk (in batters, muffins or biscuit doughs): Skin or lowfat (1%) milk
  • Cream Cheese (in cheesecake): Lowfat ricotta + yogurt; light cream cheese
  • Ricotta cheese, whole-milk: 1/2 whole milk ricotta plus either part-skim ricotta or
  • lowfat (1%) cottage cheese
  • Sour Cream: Plain yogurt
  • Whipped cream, ice cream (to top cakes, pies, warm fruit desserts): Frozen yogurt,
  • Lowfat yogurt
  • 1 cup whipped cream (in mousse mixtures): 3 stiffly beaten egg whites or 3/4 to 1 cup
  • Yogurt Cheese
  • 1 cup whipping or heavy: 1 cup evaporated skim milk cream (for whipping)

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