“Life is great when you bake and is wonderful when you have those baking knacks. So this blog is all about a wonderful substitute in the baking world – Applesauce. Its natural sweetness makes it a healthy replacement in baking.”
Apple sauce is a fairly simple recipe used by just steaming the peeled apples and blending them using a mixer. It has multiple uses when it comes to baking. Applesauce is made with heart-healthy apples and it is low in sugar and high in fiber. It helps to maintain the moisture and taste in the baked products.
I use applesauce as an egg substitute primarily in cookies. It works just fine. Being bland it doesn’t impart any of the unwanted flavors to the cookies, as against banana. Applesauce can also be used in cakes and brownies.
Ratio as an egg substitute:
I use 1/8 cup or 2 tablespoons of applesauce in place of 1 whole egg. I will still recommend that you check for the consistency and add more if required.
When To Add:
When using as an egg substitute, add the applesauce in the recipe at the stage when it calls for eggs.
Replacing Part Of Butter:
Baked goods are often high in saturated fats and sugar. A way to replace the fat in cookies and cakes is to substitute some or all of the fat with applesauce. Applesauce acts like the fat because it keeps the flour protein from mixing completely with the wet ingredients and forming a rubbery texture. However, I will recommend replacing only a part of butter or oil initially. Do remember that the texture of the final product will differ. Also, the substitution works better when your recipe calls for melted butter or oil rather than soft butter.
When To Add Applesauce:
When used as a butter substitute, add the applesauce along with the remaining portion of butter or oil
Applesauce is the easiest ever recipe and a healthy alternative. So without any wait try on this applesauce recipe and indulge guilt-free.