Substitutions

Here is a list of healthy baking substitutions I use on a regular basis.

Egg (1):

– 1 tbls flax meal + 3 Tbls water

– 1 1/2 tsp Ener-G egg replacer + 2 tbls water

– 1/2 mashed banana

– 1/4 cup applesauce

Butter/Oil:

– prune puree (I use lighter bake by Sunsweet, but you can make your own)

– applesauce

– yogurt

– pumpkin puree

*For butter/oil, I usually only replace half of the amount called for in the recipe with one of these substitutions.

Buttermilk (1 cup):

– 1 tbls apple cider vinegar or lemon juice + enough milk to make one cup

Sugar (1 cup):

– coconut palm sugar

– 3/4 cup sugar + 1 tbls honey (decrease other liquids in recipe by 2 tbls)

– 3/4 cup maple syrup (decrease other liquids in recipe by 3 tbls)

*I like to find recipes that use fruits as the sweetener, such as mashed banana.Β  Here is an example of one of my favorites: Banana Cranberry Oat Bars

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