Whether you’re celebrating the holiday season, a birthday, or a random weeknight, there’s nothing that compares to homemade cakes, pies, cookies, cupcakes, and their other baked good brethren. But of course these things are called treats for a reason. If you’re looking to make some homemade goodness without all the junk, we’re here to help with some of our favorite baking swaps.
We’re not saying you need to change up every recipe, but you may find that adding or subtracting certain ingredients will help you feel a little better when you enjoy your favorite treat. For instance, to cut down on sugar and add some natural sweetness to muffins, you can swap one cup of sugar for 1 cup of unsweetened applesauce.
This means you’ll cut a whopping 178 grams of sugar. Or if you want to swap in a healthier fat, you can use avocado instead of butter for a difference of 1388 calories (when comparing a cup for cup). Read on to learn about more easy swaps plus other healthy baking hacks to boost the nutrition of your baked goods.
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