COOKING TIP: Reducing Calories in Baking

To reduce calories in baked goods without sacrificing flavor, you can substitute applesauce (unsweetened) for the oil in the recipe. However, you must use two times the amount of applesauce for the amount of oil called for in the recipe. For example, if the recipe calls for using two tablespoons of oil (200 calories) substitute four tablespoons of applesauce (40 calories).