Applesauce is also great for replacing oil and butter in recipes since it provides a similar consistency with a touch of sweetness. This tip works great in baked products like banana bread, carrot cake, or even with boxed cake mix for a quick fix!
This same Chia seed gel can also be used to replace SOME (about 1/2) of the butter called for in a recipe. Don't let these little black seedy things scare you away - you won't taste a thing!
I hope these holiday baking hacks have got your creative juices flowing. It may take some experimenting in the kitchen but that's half the fun! Grab your husband (or wife), your kids, a friend, or your dog, and try baking up a few healthier versions of your favorite holiday treats!
Have fun with your holiday baking this year!! Let me know by commenting below if you've tried any of these tricks!