Girlfriend's Fit Club | Creative Baking {Healthy} Substitutions 
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Creative Baking {Healthy} Substitutions 

Hey guys!  Fall is coming!  That means that we are all thinking about those spice breads, dense muffins and warm biscuits!  Here’s a great list of creative, healthy substitutions that will allow you to bake your favorite foods with MORE nutritional benefits!  


1 Cup of Sugar  

1 cup of Coconut Palm Sugar (great for brown sugar sub)

¾ cup Maple Syrup 

¾ cup Honey

⅔ cup Agave Nectar 

1 tsp. Stevia 


1 Cup of Oil or Butter (in baking)

½  cup of Unsweetened Applesauce + ½ cup oil 

¾ cup of Greek Yogurt 

1 tbsp Flax Meal + 1 tbsp Water 

1 cup Avocado (mashed) *butter sub

1 cup Banana (mashed) *butter sub 


1 Cup of White Flour 

1 cup of Whole Wheat Flour 

1 cup of Almond Flour + 1 tsp Baking Powder 

1 cup of Pureed Black Beans (cookies & brownies!)

1 cup of Cup4Cup Gluten Free Flour or Bob’s All-Purpose GF Flour 


1 Cup of Dairy 

1 cup of Greek Yogurt = 1 Cup Sour Cream

1 cup of Nutritional Yeast = 1 Cup Cheese 

1 cup of Soy Milk + 1 tsp of Lemon = 1 Cup Buttermilk 

1 Egg 

1 tbsp Flax Meal + 3 tbsp water (mix together and let thicken)

1 tbsp Chia Seed + ⅓ cup of water (mix together and let thicken)

½ Banana mashed 

¼  cup Applesauce 

3 tbsp Peanut Butter 

Happy Baking!