Healthy Baking Substitutions

Baking
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1.) Instead of SUGAR, try using APPLE SAUCE - Using the apple sauce cuts down on sugar content and reduces calories. - Substitute 1:1 ratio but reduce the amount of liquid in the recipe by ¼ cup. - Works best with cookies, cakes and breads.

2.) Instead of using BUTTER, use MASHED AVOCADO - Avocados are packed with essential vitamins and minerals, as well as a great source of healthy fats. - Using the avocado will significantly reduce the calories and fat in any recipe. - To make the switch, replace a with a 1:1 ratio; 1 cup of butter = 1 cup mashed avocado. - Works best with cakes and cookies. Coach's Warning: THIS WILL NATURALLY TINT YOUR BATTER/DOUGH GREEN & WILL REDUCE COOKING TIME!!

3.) Instead of using BUTTER, use BANANAS - Making the swap results in a rich and dense texture which is great for sweets. - Substitute equal amounts of mashed banana for butter in a recipe. - Works best with cakes, muffins, cookies and breads. Coach's Warning: THIS MAY REDUCE COOKING TIME!!

4.) Instead of using CANOLA OIL, use GREEK YOGURT - Greek yogurt in place of oil is the best way to cut fat. - To make the substitution, cut the amount of oil by half. - Add ¾ cup of yogurt for every cup of oil you remove. - Works best with cakes, bread and cookies.

5.) Instead of using EGGS, use BANANAS - Bananas hold air bubbles and make things nice and moist. - Sometimes it has an overpowering taste, choose wisely when making the swap. - Substitute ½ mashed banana to equal 1 egg. - Make sure bananas are nice and ripe. - Works best in breads, muffins, cakes and pancakes.

6.) Instead of using FLOUR, use BLACK BEANS - Black beans are a great way to cut out gluten and add extra protein. - Substitute 1 cup of flour for 1 cup of black bean puree (about 15 oz can). - Make sure you drain and rinse first. - Works best for brownies and chocolate cake.