Baking can be a fun and rewarding way to spend a cold afternoon. While baked goods tend to contain added sugars and fat, you can make your favorite treats a little healthier with some simple ingredient substitutions.
Just swapping one ingredient in the recipe can help improve the nutrition content while maintaining a great taste. In the chart below, we have used 1 cup for simplicity, but these substitutes will work with any amounts!
|Instead of using…||Try substituting…|
|1 cup all-purpose flour||½ cup whole wheat flour and ½ cup all-purpose flour|
|1 cup butter or cooking oil||½ cup applesauce and ½ cup butter or cooking oil|
|1 cup buttermilk||1 tablespoon lemon juice + enough low-fat milk to equal 1 cup. Let stand for 5 minutes|
|1 cup heavy cream||1 cup evaporated skim milk|
|1 cup sour cream||1 cup low-fat plain Greek yogurt|
|1 cup whole milk||1 cup low-fat milk|
Ready to give these substitutes a try? This Wholesome Banana Bread recipe uses applesauce in place of some margarine to reduce the calories and fat while keeping the bread moist and flavorful.#baking, #healthy, #recipes