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Light Baking Done Right

14 Clever Ideas for Healthier Baked Goods


  • Fat is not the culprit, sugar is. People eat way to many simple carbohydrates. - 2/10/2016 9:54:17 PM
  • Omg this article is awesome!! I had no idea you gould use vinegar and baking soda instead of eggs!! - 1/29/2016 9:35:45 PM
  • I use unsweetened applesauce all the time. I think I will try the pumpkin for a change!!!

    - 3/28/2015 10:41:24 PM
  • Eat baked goods rarely, but when you do make them properly,with butter and eggs and sugar. Sheesh. - 9/2/2014 11:27:11 AM
  • Wow.. Great ideas! Thanks... I didn't get to make volcano's in school! :( But hey, now I can! LOL - 9/2/2014 10:36:59 AM
  • Wonderful article. Are there recipes on SP using these subs? - 1/21/2014 4:49:31 PM
  • I knew about applesauce but not the pumpkin nor prunes. Thanks. - 12/23/2013 5:40:17 AM
  • This is great info, but it should be noted that baked goods that are made with fresh bananas cannot last long. They go bad, or get mouldy. - 12/15/2013 8:06:08 PM
  • Thanks for this article. I have tried some of these methods, but this article shares a few more tips and options.

    I've used banana, applesauce and yogurt . . . most with good results.

    - 12/15/2013 11:26:07 AM
    very helpful, have to try the applesauce one. - 11/21/2013 5:36:56 PM
    you can also use shredded zucchni to replace eggs butter and oil.remember how moist zucchni- bread is. - 11/20/2013 6:19:15 PM
  • Interesting article. Just wish there was a way to print the complete article to save for further review. - 10/26/2013 12:32:11 PM
    Sorry to be a contrarian, but I'd rather have a smaller helping of the real thing. Further, I wonder what the research says about low fat sweets....while you save calories, all of these recipes substitute carbs for fats which leads to a higher glycemic index which in my case inspires me to overeat more than something that has a some fat and makes me feel satisfied.

    I do recommend pumpkin cookies which are basically a lower fat variation of chocolate cookies, but generally what works for me is eating whole foods sensibly prepared and leaving a couple extra calories for a splurge. - 6/24/2013 10:50:38 PM
  • i would disagree that you cant substitute all of the eggs or oil - my favorite easy treats to make for family & friends just involve boxed cake mix, and subbing in something in place of all the oil and eggs called for. chocolate cake mix + 2 cups pumpkin puree is incredible, and tastes SO rich. its dense, but i dont necessarily see how thats a bad thing. or vanilla cake mix with a cup of diet orange soda - bam, orange cupcakes. i add in a little orange extract, too - theyre sticky, but delicious. - 6/24/2013 10:10:47 PM
  • I like the idea of using mini chocolate chips and making smaller cookies, but I don't think I'd make the other substitutions just to save calories. I'd rather use the butter and eggs and limit myself to a couple smaller, richer, full-blown cookies. I can completely understand doing otherwise, but I'd probably just eat a dozen of them to compensate! - 6/24/2013 6:06:59 PM

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