People who love to cook also love to eat. This is a fairly safe assumption. However, eating a lot doesn’t necessarily equate to not wanting to be a health buff since there’re health conscious people who don’t want to give up the joy of eating delicious food just so they can maintain their weight. If you’re into healthy baking, there’re substitutions that can help to cut back on some sugar and fat so as to make healthy and delicious baked goodies. Use unsweetened apple sauce instead of sugar and take note that for every cup of applesauce, you should minimize the amount of liquid by 1/4 cup. This is great for oatmeal cookies. Also using pure vanilla extract for sugar reduces close to 400 calories. This works when baking cookies, brownies, sweet breads, and cakes.
As for flour, black beans is a nice substitute and would make delicious brownies. Another substitute for flour is nut flour which are heavier than other baking flours so adding extra rising agent like baking soda is advisable. Chia seeds can be used for egg and would make great muffins, cakes, and cookies. You can also substitute banana for butter and oil because its consistency is just right and they contain nutrients like potassium, fibre, and Vitamin B6. For those who like dark baked goods like chocolate cookies and brownies, use prunes instead of butter.