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Light Baking Done Right

14 Clever Ideas for Healthier Baked Goods

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I use unsweetened applesauce all the time. I think I will try the pumpkin for a change!!!

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Eat baked goods rarely, but when you do make them properly,with butter and eggs and sugar. Sheesh. Report
Wow.. Great ideas! Thanks... I didn't get to make volcano's in school! :( But hey, now I can! LOL Report
Wonderful article. Are there recipes on SP using these subs? Report
I knew about applesauce but not the pumpkin nor prunes. Thanks. Report
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. Report
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.

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MIDDLEC56
very helpful, have to try the applesauce one. Report
KATHYPITT
you can also use shredded zucchni to replace eggs butter and oil.remember how moist zucchni- bread is. Report
Interesting article. Just wish there was a way to print the complete article to save for further review. Report
ELLEN4WALLS
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. Report
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. Report
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! Report
Glad the article came 'round again. I'd saved it some time ago, but never baked. Baking has been on my mind lately and this will be a great reference. Report
Thanks for the article. Report

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