Health Hack: Substituting Applesauce for Oil
An apple a day might not be enough to keep the doctor away, but eating them regularly has some health benefits. And by replacing oil with applesauce, you lower the calories and fat content of your food.
Surprisingly, applesauce can take the place of oil in many baked good recipes. You may also want to try bananas, prunes, and pumpkins. All of these substitutions add a different flavor to your food, so feel free to experiment with different options. You’ll find it might save you a little money but also makes for super moist muffins. ?
If you are looking to get a little more healthy fats into your diet, you may use half applesauce and half coconut oil to add some healthy fats to your recipe.
How to make a simple swap
- Applesauce can be replaced at a 1:1 ratio.
- Be sure to buy sugar-free, all-natural applesauce.
NOTE: Applesauce is not a great substitute for butter in recipes.