This Baking Hack Helps Reduce Your Family's Sugar Intake! by Samantha Kemp-Jackson
If you’re worried about the amount of sugar your child is eating, use applesauce as a substitute next time you plan to bake a cake or make cookies. The natural sweetness of the applesauce can easily replace refined white or natural brown sugar. As a general rule:
- replace two-thirds of the required sugar with applesauce in cookie or brownie recipes
- replace half the sugar required for most cake recipes
You’ll still have delicious-tasting treats without the added calories (and kids likely won't even notice)!