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Simple Baking Swaps

Looking for healthier ways to bake? Try these simple swaps!

Baked goods, though delicious, can pack a serious wallop when it comes to fat and calories. Use these three simple swaps to put a healthier spin on your favorite recipes! By swapping out a little of the healthier ingredient for the sugar, flour, or fat in a recipe, you’ll “lighten up” the end result while still maintaining the flavor and texture you love!

Whole Wheat Flour instead of All-Purpose Flour

You can swap out up to half of the all-purpose flour in a recipe with whole wheat flour. Whole wheat flour has a nutty, robust taste and texture that works especially well in muffins. Store whole-wheat flour in the freezer for the freshest taste!

Unsweetened Applesauce instead of Sugar

When compared to regular granulated sugar, applesauce has almost 600 fewer calories per cup! Try swapping half of the sugar in a baked good with applesauce to add moisture and sweetness. Our enlightened carrot cake (scroll down for recipe!) uses unsweetened applesauce and a touch of honey to create a moist, delicious cake.

Avocado instead of Butter

Avocado’s soft, creamy texture closely mimics butter and boasts heart-healthy monounsaturated fats. You can swap out avocado for butter in a 1:1 ratio, but it works best in recipes that call for chocolate–it will mask avocado’s bright green color!

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