There are certain tips and tricks that can help cut calories and fat while cooking. Many of these are well-known while others might be new to you.
The applesauce swap is one of my favorites. I use it in place of oil in a brownie recipe. The double bonus is that it makes your freshly baked goods moister than if you used oil.
The cheat is simple for sweet recipes:
- When a recipe calls for fat in the form of butter, margarine or oil, use applesauce in a one-to-one ratio. Yep. Simple as that.
- You could also cut the amount of fat in half and use applesauce for the other half.
I would also suggest this:
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- When a recipe calls for sugar, just use half to 3/4 of the amount suggested. The final product will still be sweet and you won't miss that added sugar.
Do you have a favorite swap? Please share it!