Three of the Best Baking Swaps using Applesauce

There is no comparison between homemade applesauce and commercial, but I can’t bare to cook my mom’s canned applesauce, so I take to the stores. When buying applesauce make sure there isn’t added high fructose corn syrup or other crazy sweeteners. Make sure to read the ingredient list, the fewer ingredients, the better. If you find the unsweetened, store bought varieties don’t cut it for your palette, then try drizzling a bit of honey and add a dash of cinnamon. Also, if you can swing organic – make it happen.

Baking Swaps with Applesauce

Granulated Sugar: swap this one for one in cookies, breads, muffins, and cakes. Due to the moisture content in the applesauce you will need to reduce ¼ cup of liquid somewhere in the recipe to make sure you have the correct consistency.

Oil: again for baked recipes you can substitute with applesauce in a one to one ratio. Note: this may reduce the amount of cooking time for your recipe.

Egg: you can replace an egg in a baking recipe with 1/4 cup applesauce

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  1. Terri Lynn April 29, 2016 at 2:05 am - Reply

    I’ve replaced oil with applesauce but never sugar or egg. Very cool

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