Tricky Tuesday #4: Healthy-Baking-Substitutions

Hmm, I never knew you could sub butter with bananas. πŸ˜€

For all the health conscious out there, you could try these subs and let me know. πŸ˜‰ Um, maybe I would try some of these some other time.


I hope everyone is having a pleasant day! ❀

74 thoughts on “Tricky Tuesday #4: Healthy-Baking-Substitutions

  1. I haven’t tried avocado in baked goods, but I have made a raw chocolate avocado pie – it was delicious! I also used dates and raw honey to sweeten it, rather than sugar.
    As for the beans to replace flour… interesting… I’ve thrown a heap of buckwheat groats into my food processor and used the result as flour, so perhaps the same would work for black beans!

    1. I have never tried using healthy substitutions. But having read so many successful stories, I might give some of these (if not all) a try. Thank you for stopping by, Briana. πŸ™‚

  2. I have tried the black bean thing in brownies and they didn’t turn out well at all! Though I have heard of people having amazing black bean brownies so maybe I did something else wrong. I have made cookies with chickpeas instead of flour and they worked beautifully! I also often sub sugar for apple sauce or maple syrup and that works a treat! I can’t imagine subbing sugar for vanilla extract would work, I would be interested to hear if someone has tried that. Great post!!

    1. Sounds interesting! What did you do with the chick peas? I mean, did you put them in the food processor? Thank you for the additional info, btw. Have a wonderful day. πŸ™‚

        1. Wow! I checked it out and it sounds really interesting. Thanks for sharing. I might give some of these substitutions a try. I hope you have a wonderful mid-week. ❀

  3. Great ideas! I’m trying to cut down on dairy so avocado and banana instead of butter is very interesting. Maybe I will try it. Thanks!

    1. I would love to hear your thoughts, Pang! Thank you for stopping by. πŸ™‚ I think I missed so much happenings on your blogs; I will do my best to catch up soon.

      1. Don’t even worry about that, Jhuls πŸ™‚
        But, that is just so sweet of you, which I am so fond of.

        Happy 4th of July to my lovely friend πŸ™‚

  4. Apple sauce and yoghurt, can be great substitutes. I have seen recipes for black bean chocolate brownies, I am pretty inventive and brave but haven’t yet been able to convince myself to try baking them. I have tried cacao nibs however, and I am not a fan… Ha… πŸ™‚

    1. I am happy to know that you like this post. πŸ™‚

      PS: I visited your blog a few times but I could not make a comment. Do commenters need to have specific account to leave a comment?

  5. This is just what I needed! I was just wondering the other day how to sub and use healthier alternatives. Problem is knowing how much to use when substituting. Thanks for sharing!!

      1. Thanks for sharing! I love knowing about substitutes πŸ™‚ I would love to try using avocado instead of oil.

        Aspara- comparing the nutrition facts of evaporated milk to heavy cream, the evaporated milk has less than 50% of total fat and cholesterol. I used to find the nutrition info. Evaporated milk is usually sweetened, so I’m sure it would help to reduce the amount of sugar added to a recipe. πŸ™‚

  6. Uh, nice! I didn’t know most of this. I especially like the avocado and banana substitution… Will have to try that some time soon. Thanks for sharing this, Jhuls… πŸ™‚ A pleasant day to you too! πŸ™‚

  7. I like this! I always feel a little bad when I bake a cake and see all the butter and sugar but I know that it what makes it so yummy! I will try some of these and see what happens πŸ™‚

      1. I will for sure! I don’t bake very often so I might need some patience πŸ™‚ I like the exchange of butter and avocado and wonder if it will change the taste very much!

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