Substituting different ingredients can come in handy if you're out of stock, have zero motivation to run to the store, or simply feeling a healthier dessert option. Below is a list of 9 different baking substitutions you can test out the next time you're craving something sweet.
1 cup white flour -> 1 cup whole wheat flour
Benefits: Whole wheat flour isn't processed.
Tip: Might be necessary to increase the liquid in a recipe.
1 cup sugar -> 1 cup unsweetened applesauce
Benefits: Reduces calories and replaces sugar with equal amounts of applesauce.
Worksbest: Cookies, quick breads, cakes.
Tip: Might be necessary to decrease the liquid in a recipe.
1 whole egg -> two egg whites
Benefits: Great swap for people with high cholesterol.
Worksbest: Baked goods.
Tip: Be careful separating the two.
1 cup heavy cream -> 1 cup evaporated skim milk
Benefits: Less calories.
Worksbest: Soups, casseroles.
Tip: Evaporated skim milk won't whip or thicken the way heavy cream does. Add vanilla for extra flavor.
1 cup sour cream -> 1 cup plain, non-fat greek yogurt