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Applesauce for oil?

I love to make home made cookies. It's really one of my favorite things. For some time I was using applesauce in place of the oil in an effort to cut the fat, but the cookies just never tasted (or felt) the same -- and I just reverted back to the original recipe. But now I have recently learned that I was just doing it all wrong.

So, if you want to cut the fat, but still want tasty baked goods, then try these tips:

  • Use unsweetened applesauce.
  • Only replace half of the fat, not all of it.
  • Drain the applesauce for 5 to 10 minutes in a colander. If your colander has big holes, line it with paper towels.
  • You may want to try reducing the sugar content by a tad, since applesauce is naturally sweet.
Join The Conversation
BlondeSugar BlondeSugar 10 years
I do this all the time. Especially when I make Pilsbury cakes. It's so good! The cake is actually fluffier. You would never know there was applesauce in it tho. :drool:
honeysugar28 honeysugar28 10 years
How about using PAM instead. That's completely fat free?
DStirk DStirk 10 years
Applesauce brownies! Yum. I had the same prob as fit when i tried using applesauce before... i never knew you should just use a good ole jar of motts.
purplesugar purplesugar 10 years
when I was in grade school the lunch ladies made some fantastic applesauce brownies...wish I had thought to get the recipe, but for some reason that just wasn't a priority when I was nine ;)
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