Wednesday, April 15, 2009

WFMW - Baking with Applesauce

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I have always tried to be a little more on the healthy side of life. Not obsessively, but for the most part. This includes using applesauce in almost anything that I bake in place of the oil. I use it in the same measurement, I use the unsweetened variety, and it works great! This is not my tip as I'm sure many others do this already (and if you don't, I recommend trying it next time and seeing if you can tell the difference).

What I have found that works best for me is buying the smaller, individual size applesauce packets. I know it is often more economical to buy a larger bottle (or even make it yourself, which is how I LOVE to eat it), but I do not bake often enough to use it all up before it goes bad, thus, it is not more economical when I am throwing some away. And, if you can find a good sale + coupon, you can get them very cheap and it will not go bad on you sooner than you can use it.

I keep mine in the pantry, not the fridge, and am just able to open one at a time, which is 1/2 cup. And since most recipes usually call for 1/4 to 1/2 cup, I only have to use one and then I'll add a little cinnamon sugar to the remaining 1/4 cup for a small snack. You should try it today and let me know what you think.

1 comment:

  1. I heard of this tip a while back, but had forgotten about it. Thanks for reminding me because this is such a simple way to be healthier that doesn't take much effort and doesn't seem to make your food taste any different.