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Light Baking Done Right

14 Clever Ideas for Healthier Baked Goods


10/26/2013 12:32:11 PM

Interesting article. Just wish there was a way to print the complete article to save for further review.
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

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

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

Thank you! this is very usefull.
6/21/2013 1:28:33 AM

I usually replace all of the oil with applesauce.
5/15/2013 9:15:57 AM

I don't eat a lot of baked goods but during the holidays I like to bake shortbread cookies and sugar cookies. I am not sure how to make substitutions for those. Maybe some time when I am not crunched for time I can experiment.
5/6/2013 1:45:16 PM

i love being a mad scientist and experimenting with making my baked goods healthier! I've used everything from carrot puree (it's actually very sweet) to avocados in substitution for oil. I also like to use whey powder and/or greek yogurt to boost the protein content. Coconut flour, whole wheat flour and almond meal are staples in my pantry!
I will be printing these tips and posting them on my refrigerator for reference to try some new ideas. Thanks SP!
4/29/2013 6:50:01 PM

Some of these ideas look interesting, and I think I will use them the next time I bake. I just wish people understood that fat and calories themselves aren't the enemy--overeating is.
1/7/2013 7:43:58 PM

SILMSTEP's SparkPage
Good information! I've used applesauce as a substitute before but I've replaced all the oil with applesauce. I'll try this next time :)
12/14/2012 9:41:49 PM

AZTLAN777's SparkPage
Hi Everyone! Does anyone know how to save these receipes??? I don't see a "Save" button...

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