Question: Can I use applesauce instead of oil in brownies? Sent by Sidney, CA
Editor: Yes you can, but fat helps make brownies fudgy. If you eliminate the oil completely, your brownies could turn out too cakey. Instead of a one-to-one swap, use applesauce in place of one-third or half of the amount of oil in the recipe (unsweetened applesauce works best).
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