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Tips For Holiday Baking December 13, 2010

Filed under: Low Fat Diva Blog — lowfatdiva @ 2:21 pm

Many of us are going through our cookbooks and deciding on what cookies and other baked items we want to make for Christmas this year.  If you have made the choice to lower the fats in your food choices your head might be spinning right now and find that you are developing a major headache!  No worries 🙂  I want to give you some very easy tips right now that might work in your favorite recipes.

The first thing you need to remember is when it comes to baked goods you can’t take out all the fat!  The butter/oleo is there for texture and believe me when I say people will not be happy (nor will you) when you bite into something that has a rubbery consistency.  So with that in mind here is a list of things you can substitute to help lower the fat in your holiday baking!    Enjoy:)  Be sure to send me your comments and questions to 1lowfatdiva@gmail.com

If a recipe calls for;

Buttermilk – use low fat or no fat or make your own

Cream – use no fat 1/2 & 1/2

Milk – no fat or  no fat Evaporated

Butter – Blue Bonnet Light and only use 1/2 -2/3 of the amount the recipe calls for

Sweetened Condensed Milk – no fat Sweetened Condensed Milk

Sour Cream – no fat Sour Cream

Cream Cheese – depending on recipe use either all no fat or use part no fat and the rest low fat

Peanut Butter – Better n Peanut Butter

Oil – depending on recipe use part Blue Bonnet and the rest no fat Yogurt

Chocolate – depending on your recipe you can try chocolate syrup

This should give you a few tips to help cut the fat out of your baking!  But I will not lie, I have some recipes that I can’t cut back on fats a great deal so those are recipes I only make a few of 🙂



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