Apple Sauce: A Healthy Replacement
Try replacing cooking oil or butter with delicious Musselman’s Unsweetened Apple Sauce! It will add moisture and flavor to your baking while cutting fat and calories. You’ll find exact conversions along with a few helpful tips below.
- When substituting apple sauce for oil in baking, it is a 1:1 ratio. 1/4 cup apple sauce for 1/4 cup oil (except for cookies).
- Some brands of boxed mix provide alternative directions for oil instead of butter. For a better result, use the oil recipe when substituting apple sauce.
- Substituting apple sauce for butter can often change the consistency. It is more forgiving in breads and cakes than in cookies. It is recommended not to remove more than half of the butter. If the recipe calls for 1/2 c butter change to 1/4 c butter plus 1/4 c apple sauce.
- Always watch your bake time and temperatures when replacing fats. Baked goods may not brown as quicky and it can be easy to overbake. Use a toothpick to test doneness.
- To cut and serve reduced fat baked goods and prevent crumbling, let cool 10-15 minutes, then cut using a PLASTIC knife.
The following chart provides GENERAL GUIDELINES for substituting natural apple sauce for oil in boxed mixes. (Box size and ingredients will vary by brand and flavor.)