Delicious baked goods aren’t typically equated with being healthy. That’s because most baked goods are packed with sugar, butter, white flour, and other ingredients that do not have much nutritional value. The good news is, it is possible to continue eating your favorite baked goods, but in a healthier way. By simply switching out your normal baking ingredients with healthier alternatives, you’ll increase the nutritional value in your dessert in a big way. You may not even be able to tell the difference between your normal cookie recipe and your new healthy one!
Here is a list of four excellent alternatives to use when baking in your Alachua, Florida, apartment:
• Unsweetened applesauce – Use in place of sugar. It subs out in a 1:1 ratio, but for every cup of applesauce you use, reduce the amount of liquid in the recipe by ¼ cup.
• Cacao nibs – Use in place of chocolate chips. Not only are you cutting out the sugar and other additives found in regular chocolate chips, but you will boost the antioxidants in your recipe.
• Chia seeds – Use in place of eggs. Simply combine 1 tablespoon of seeds with 1 cup of water and let the mixture sit for 15 minutes. It’s a perfect 1:1 substitute.
• Avocado puree – Use in place of butter. It has the same texture of butter, is an easy 1:1 substitute, and can be an ideal alternative for fudge brownies.
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