This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Mott’s. The opinions and text are all mine. #MottsAppleswap
I’ve been thinking a lot lately.
Maybe a bit too much in fact. I think it has something to do with a “big” birthday that happened – one that didn’t even end in a zero! Or it might have to do with a diagnosis that a family member received. And then, really, ultimately, it could have to do with a certain little girl I know. A girl with the biggest brown eyes and contagious laugh. One who still craves giggles and snuggles at age 9. I need to stick around a long time for that girl.
It’s with all this in mind that I set out to test out something in the kitchen. Though I love to bake, I want to create recipes that are a little healthier for my family.
A “theory” that I’d heard about for years – swapping vegetable oil for Mott’s® Applesauce in baking. Would it work?
The test would be a favorite recipe – Poppyseed Bread!
While pumpkin bread is the usual fall favorite, poppyseed bread can be an unexpected surprise or a much-loved holiday gift for a neighbor, teacher or party hostess.
How to Swap Applesauce for Oil
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I chose Mott’s® Applesauce as a healthy substitute and replacement for oil in baking. We always have it on hand in the refrigerator and we pick it up from Walmart.
After some research, it was clear that it would be a 1:1 ratio when replacing vegetable oil with Mott’s® Applesauce.
The verdict – loved it!
This test shows that just one simple swap can do so much. I especially think of calories cut and fat reduced. Those are two huge wins in my book and the flavor is amazing. Mott’s® Applesauce adds moistness and actually reduced the baking time that I was used to.
The difference is key:
1/2 cup Mott’s® Applesauce (original) has 110 calories while 1/2 cup vegetable oil has 960 calories.
So, I know you’ll want me to share my recipe with you which includes the swap.
3 cups flour
1 1/2 tsp salt
1 1/2 tsp baking powder
2 1/2 cups sugar
3 TBSP poppy seeds
1 1/2 cup Mott’s® Original Applesauce
1 1/2 cup milk
1 1/2 tsp vanilla
1 1/2 tsp almond extract
1 1/2 tsp butter extract
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Combine dry ingredients in large bowl.
Mix liquid ingredients together in separate bowl.
Then stir the liquid mixture into the dry ingredients.
Pour into 2 greased and floured loaf pans.
Bake at 350 degrees for 45 minutes to 1 hour, or until done.
I wish you could jump right into this photo and taste what we’re tasting and smell the aroma!
We easily found 23 oz or 46 oz Mott’s® Applesauce at our local Walmart. You’ll find them at a great price!
While you may always have Mott’s® Applesauce on hand in the pantry, you may never have thought about using it in your baking as a healthier alternative. Now is the time to try it out – you won’t be disappointed! I know I’m not!
So tell me, what recipe would you like to make by swapping oil for Mott’s® Applesauce?
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