Monday, October 27, 2008

Lower Fat Baking: Substituting Yogurt for Oil and Butter

Now that I make my own yogurt with my hand dandy Salton yogurt maker, I have begun to substitute yogurt for oil and butter in baking recipes.

See Yogurt for Lower-Fat Baking at Taste of Home. These do not wholly substitute yogurt for oil or butter.

Here are recipes for Cranberry Yogurt Muffins , Lemon Honey Muffins, and Whole Grain Banana Muffins with no oil or butter. Yogurt(and apple sauce in some of these) completely replaces the oils. More: Whole Wheat Maple Quick Bread, Ginger Biscuits , and Walnut Wheat Bread

You can find butter extract flavoring in the spice aisle at the grocery to give baking without butter more flavor. I have not tried this but may if I can find it.


Lily said...

Does it effect the taste? I love the taste of butter in baked goods. :-) May explain my waistline, lol.

Alexandra said...

I don't think anything can replace the taste of all butter(Yum!) in recipes, but this is still good. I use it in muffins, and it tastes about the same as canola oil.

Dorothy said...

Mmm, I wonder if this will work in the chocolate microave cup cake recipe thing which I've sen all over the web in recent months? The recipe calls for 3 tablespoons of oil. For one person that seems a HUGE amount of fat.

I have used applesauce in place of half the oil in carrot cake and some muffin recipes and that works well. Looking forward to trying the yoghurt too!

Marie said...

oh boy! I wish I liked yogurt but I can't stand the stuff:(..I have tried and tried to gain a taste for it but it's no good. But the good thing is..I am not overly fond of icecream either..just as well;).

I also find that food with rich creams makes me feel sick..So perhaps its simply a low tolerance for all things milky? Dunno.

Peace to you Alexandra:)

Marie xooxoxox

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