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Light Baking Done Right

14 Clever Ideas for Healthier Baked Goods

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1/21/2014 4:49:31 PM

VELAINE66's SparkPage
Wonderful article. Are there recipes on SP using these subs?
12/23/2013 5:40:17 AM

LEANMEAN2's SparkPage
I knew about applesauce but not the pumpkin nor prunes. Thanks.
12/15/2013 8:06:08 PM

MISSTERESE's SparkPage
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 11:26:07 AM

PAM_COOPER's SparkPage
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.

MIDDLEC56
11/21/2013 5:36:56 PM

very helpful, have to try the applesauce one.
KATHYPITT
11/20/2013 6:19:15 PM

you can also use shredded zucchni to replace eggs butter and oil.remember how moist zucchni- bread is.
10/26/2013 12:32:11 PM

NONIHANCOCK's SparkPage
Interesting article. Just wish there was a way to print the complete article to save for further review.
ELLEN4WALLS
6/24/2013 10:50:38 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 10:10:47 PM

NOPLACESPECIAL's SparkPage
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 6:06:59 PM

SPROCKETS1's SparkPage
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 5:49:59 PM

SYLPHINPROGRESS's SparkPage
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.
6/24/2013 3:29:52 PM

DELLMEL's SparkPage
Thanks for the article.
6/24/2013 2:18:12 PM

RMROSS10's SparkPage
I was so hoping to get the recipe from the picture! haha. I"ll look it up. Great information though.
6/24/2013 2:13:05 PM

TCLADY's SparkPage
I use a few of these tricks but there are others I haven't heard of and some like tofu I wouldn't use on a bet. but have printed out the blog.
6/24/2013 2:03:00 PM

NOAABIMIRI's SparkPage
Thank you! this is very usefull.

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