Unsweetened applesauce is an excellent fat (eg, oil, butter or shortening) substitute for many baked goods. Generally, you use half as much applesauce as the recipe calls for fats. You will need to experiment some, because different fats produce different chemical reactions (eg, thickening, crispness) that applesauce doesn't always replicate. Worth the effort for the huge amount of calories saved!
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When baking one of your favorite recipes use apple sauce instead of oil. If you want to cut only half of the fat use some apple sauce and some oil. If the recipe calls for 1/2 Cup of oil use 1/4 cup apple sauce & 1/4 cup apple sauce. I have always used apple sauce instead of the oil, baked goods are moist and delicious. You can also use Egg Beaters and Splenda to cut more fat and calories.475
Use one-quarter teaspoon psyllium seed husk powder as an egg-replacer in baked goods such as muffins and cakes. Add about a tablespoon extra liquid for each egg replaced. Psyllium seed husk powder, available in bulk at health food stores, keeps baked goods moist and prevents crumbling, is low in calories, and adds extra fiber. If your baked goods require a lot of egg yolks or are meant to be custardy, this will not work, however.
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