For some, baking is one of the simple pleasures of life. There are so many different recipes out there, but often, we find ourselves circling back to our favorites. Of course there is nothing wrong with that, but if you or someone you love has a dietary restriction, you may need to make some adjustments. Today, we are focusing on applesauce. Applesauce can be used as a substitute for eggs, butter, oil, and sugar. Interesting, right? At Price Chopper and Market 32, we have a variety of different applesauce. Some include unsweetened, cinnamon, and strawberry applesauce. However, the most common type of applesauce used in baking is unsweetened. If you are new to using applesauce as an alternative, take a look at how to swap out those ingredients!
For every one egg called for in a recipe, use ¼ cup of applesauce instead.
Butter & Oil:
Substitute applesauce in equal quantities of butter and oil. For example, if the recipe requires ½ cup of oil, replace it with ½ cup of applesauce. Similarly, if the recipe calls for 1 cup of butter, use 1 cup of applesauce.
While you can substitute applesauce in place of granulated sugar, there are some things to be cautious of. Like butter and oil, you can substitute applesauce and sugar in a 1:1 ratio. However, sugar is a dry ingredient and applesauce is a wet ingredient, so you will have to cut back on other wet ingredients. For example, if there is water in the recipe, use slightly less than what is called for.
If you are still on the fence about baking with applesauce, try using half of that ingredient and half applesauce. For example, if the recipe requires 1 cup of butter, try using ½ cup butter and ½ cup applesauce. The possibilities are endless when baking with substitutes like applesauce!