Low Fat Baked Goods

Does anyone have any baking recipes using healthy oil instead of hard margarine, lard, butter, etc.? I am on a low fat medical diet but still like cakes, pastry, and other baked goods. Please help.

Mary from UK

Ad
Flag
March 10, 20070 found this helpful

you can generally replace the fat in many recipes with applesauce and still have good results! It definitely works for oil (like cake in a box mixes) but you can try it out to replace butter or margarine too.

ReplyWas this helpful?Helpful? Yes
Flag
March 11, 20070 found this helpful

You can replace butter/margerine in bread, pie crust, cookie and cake recipes with canola or olive oil. This works best when the amount in the recipe is 1/3 cup or less. The cookies will spread out more, so leave room when you bake.

ReplyWas this helpful?Helpful? Yes
Flag
March 12, 20070 found this helpful

I SUBSTITUTE OLIVE OIL FOR ALL RECIPES THAT CALL FOR OIL. YOU WON'T TASTE THE DIFFERENCE. AND TRY CUTTING DOWN ON THE SUGAR TOO.

Ad
ReplyWas this helpful?Helpful? Yes
Flag
March 12, 20070 found this helpful

hi mary,

just to let you know -

i use olive oil for all my baked goods -

no matter what the recipe calls for.

good luck on your diet -

jan from NJ

ReplyWas this helpful?Helpful? Yes
Flag
March 12, 20070 found this helpful

There is a lady named Betty Rohde who has published a series of cookbooks featuring low-fat recipes of various kinds under the name So Fat, Low Fat, No Fat.... I really like the So Fat, Low, Fat, No Fat Desserts book. I found this copy ( used) listed on the net for less than $3.50 American dollars, shipping and handling included and am including the URL so that you can look at it. With a little searching you can probably find an unused copy, somewhere.

http://cgi.ebay.com/So-Fat-Low-Fat- ... _W0QQitemZ290016606688QQcmdZViewItem

One of my favorite recipesis is not only zero fat, but also super quick. My son and all his friends love it as well. You simply mix together a 16 ounce angel food cake mix with a 16 ounce can of lemon pie filling. When it is well blended, transfer the mix to a 13x9x2 inch baking pan that has been sprayed lightly with a vegetable oil cooking spray. Bake in a preheated 375º oven for 26 minutes. Cool for about an hour and drizzle with a glaze made up of 1/2 cup of confectioners sugar (powdered sugar) mixed with 1 tablespoon of lemon juice. This serves 15.

Ad
ReplyWas this helpful?Helpful? Yes
March 12, 20070 found this helpful

I just sent you information about the Betty Rohde book and included a recipe. I forgot that you might need the metric equivalents.

16 ounces = 454 grams

1/2 cup = 120 ml

1 Tablespoon = 15 ml

I had no difficulty looking these equivalents up since the first page of the book includes equivalency tables. And, oh yes, 375º F is equivalent to 190º C.

ReplyWas this helpful?Helpful? Yes
Flag
March 12, 20070 found this helpful

We substitute extra virgin olive oil for the fat in cakes and soft cookies. There is no damage to the flavor. Fruit pulp such as unsweetened applesauce also accomplishes the purpose. Oil makes wretched biscuits. Are you familiar with the Weston Price Institute? Author Sally Fallon writes for them, and she says lard is a safe fat because it is not hydrogenated. Of course, keep fats to a minimum. Hope this helps!

ReplyWas this helpful?Helpful? Yes
Flag
March 14, 20070 found this helpful

I use single serve applesauce in place of oil in most recipes and for mixes. It works great and comes in flavors so you can experiment. I LOVE dark chocolate brownies made with strawberry or blueberry applesauce.YUM!

ReplyWas this helpful?Helpful? Yes
Flag
March 14, 20070 found this helpful

I keep reading to replace oil with applesauce. Are they exchanged measure for measure? Such as 1/3 cup applesauce for 1/3 cup Oil? Thank you.

ReplyWas this helpful?Helpful? Yes
March 14, 20070 found this helpful

Applesauce replacement is equal parts, 1/2 cup oil is 1/2 cup sauce. It works really good for boxed mixes (don't forget to add a squirt of vanilla to OOmph the flavor too!). There is also another bottled prune mixture on the market (I think in the canned fruit aisle sometimes) but why pay the money when you can get applesauce for cheap. I buy the single serving sizes for my daughter's lunches so we always have them around, the size is usually what I need and sometimes she gets a bite or two left over.

ReplyWas this helpful?Helpful? Yes
March 16, 20070 found this helpful

I know with breads like pumpkin and the quick bread mixes, as well as cake mixes you may substitute applesauce instead of oil using the same measurements. It tastes no different and cuts down the fat. Also try low fat cookbooks and recipe websites, you should be able to find plenty of info, I find a lot on lowfat very easily. Also I saw a doctor on the PBS station here and he co-wrote a book called you on a diet with a lot of low fat and nutrition info contained on the tv program and also in his book. I ordered the book from Amazon. -kim

ReplyWas this helpful?Helpful? Yes
Flag
March 16, 20070 found this helpful

I use a container or two, depending on the recipe of baby food prunes to replace the fat in my recipes. I omit the oil all together and the added fiber is a bonus. It is really good in chocolate cakes or brownies. that is all I have tried so far. The health benefits are worth the exchange.

ReplyWas this helpful?Helpful? Yes

Add your voice! Click below to comment. ThriftyFun is powered by your wisdom!

Related
In This Article
Low-Fat Baking
Low-Fat Baking Tips
< Previous
Categories
Food and Recipes Recipes Dieting Low FatMarch 9, 2007
Guides
Bowl of plain  yogurt.
Low Fat Yogurt Recipes
Protein Powder
Low Carb Low Protein Powder for Breakfast Shakes
Healthy grille cheese with tomatoes.
Low Fat Grilled Cheese Recipes
Mayonnaise in dish with fresh basil leaves.
Fat Free Mayonnaise Recipes
More
🎄
Christmas Ideas!
Facebook
Pinterest
YouTube
Contests!
Newsletters
Ask a Question
Share a Post
You are viewing the desktop version of this page: View Mobile Site
© 1997-2016 by Cumuli, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Published by . Page generated on November 23, 2016 at 2:49:40 PM on 10.0.0.42 in 1 seconds. Use of this web site constitutes acceptance of ThriftyFun's Disclaimer and Privacy Policy. If you have any problems or suggestions feel free to Contact Us.
Loading Something Awesome!