I like to bake vegan. I just do! When you bake vegan and oil free, sometimes the top of goods can come out very dry looking! Here is a tip: Spray the top of your baked goods with olive oil cooking spray before you bake them. This will eliminate or reduce the dry top! Also, you can spray it afterward, which makes an even nicer presentation. Recipes which call for no eggs or oil benefit the most from this substitution. Like banana breads, and the like!
I have a recipe listed under vegan banana walnut muffins(reduced sugar) which uses this method, and the results are greatly improved! Try it in any eggless oil-free recipe. Keep keepin' the calories lower!
*buy a re-usable pump oil sprayer (like misto)! Use any oil you want & stop waste!
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Cut potatoes like fries,cook 5 min cover w/ water on high in microwave,drain,dry,spray pan with Pam,lay fries in single layer,spray with Pam,cover pan,bake 20min @ 450, uncover,bake 20 min more,can be seasoned before baking or sprayed with vinegar when served
these are great whenever a baked potato is on the meal planner, saving the butter or sour cream served with baked potato substituting with cooking spray
Cooking Spray has become my best friend. In addition to using for stove top cooking, I have now discovered that if I spray it on things like oven fries, potato wedges, chicken strips, and other food items that are meant to be fried instead of baked, the cooking spray will crisp them up and leave them moist. It is a healthier and still tasty way to serve my kids' convenience foods.
Cooking spray. If you prefer to make it yourself, you can add oil oilor any other oil to a pump sold by Pampered Chef.
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