QIs there a healthy substitute for oil to make brownies?
AIf you’re looking for an alternative that lowers the calories, then give unsweetened applesauce, fruit purée or buttermilk a try.
For the first two, the ratio of substitution is 1:1, which means for every cup of oil, use a cup of applesauce or fruit purée.
However, the texture of your baked product might not turn out as moist as it would if you’d used oil. To solve that problem, reduce the baking time by about 10 minutes. If it’s not fully cooked, then put it back in the oven and let it bake for a few more minutes, checking every minute with a toothpick until it’s done.
If you’re using low-fat buttermilk, then for every cup (250ml) of oil, use ¾ cup + 2 tbsp (200ml) of buttermilk. In my view buttermilk is the best substitute as it does not compromise the texture.