Food Talk And Fabulous Finds - Can applesauce be used to bake anything?

04-12-2006, 03:03 PM
Hello fellow bakers!

I wasn't quite sure what applesauce was used for substituting in baking... was it eggs? I know soda would also be used for cup cakes o but can apple sauce be used for baking anything???

04-12-2006, 03:24 PM
You can use applesauce, in equal amounts, to replace oil :)

04-12-2006, 04:40 PM
thanks linda! Is it just oil, or can it be used for other oil products lie butter and /or margerine?

04-12-2006, 04:45 PM
That I'm not sure, hon, you'd probably have to look that up. But I know you can substitute applesauce for oil in just about any baked good, even boxed cake mixes. Really cuts fat and calories.

04-12-2006, 04:56 PM
Yes butter and margarine can be replaced with applesauce as well. Another good substitute is nonfat yogurt. :) I like to replace about 1/2 of the butter or oil in most baking recipes with either fruit or yogurt. You'll have to experiment a bit to find the right balance for different recipes.

04-12-2006, 05:48 PM
thanks guys, I'm gonna experiment later today!