I've received a lot of questions about substitutions in my Healthy Baking Mixes, whether it be for variety or dietary reasons. Have you done some substitutions on your own? Please share in the comments below.
Substitutions for Butter or Coconut Oil
The Banana Bread and Zucchini Brownies can be made by substituting additional applesauce for the butter or coconut oil called for in the recipe. There is a negligible difference in texture. The same can be done with the Gluten Free Corn Muffins, but it will result in a slightly drier, more crumbly muffin.
Substitutions for Milk
People often tell me they are intolerant to dairy and want to know if they can use non-dairy milk. The answer is yes! When I create and test a mix, I use coconut milk (the kind in the box, not the can). I have also successfully substituted almond milk, oat milk and soy milk.
Substitutions for Unsweetened Applesauce
Did you forget to buy applesauce? Have an allergy? Don't fret. Canned pumpkin will substitute cup for cup for the applesauce. It also adds incredible flavor to the Doughnut Muffins and Harvest Muffins.
Mashed, ripe banana will also substitute for the applesauce. The final product will be a little more dense, but it'll work in a pinch.
Substitutions for Eggs
If you have an egg allergy or don't use eggs, you're probably already familiar with flax and chia eggs. Just whip one or two up and use them in place of the eggs in the recipe. Freeze dried egg mix also works (adding the appropriate amount of water), as does other commercially available egg substitutes. The eggs act as a binder, so anything used in baking that will bind the product together will work in these mixes as well.
Customers have reported all types of variations to these mixes, and we love them all! One customer used pumpkin applesauce and added chocolate chips to the banana bread. Another customer reports putting PB2 (powdered peanut butter) in her Chia Oats. Customers have put chocolate chips or blueberries in the Doughnut Muffins. I've mixed frozen raspberries (melted) into the Zucchini Brownies. A customer has topped the Zucchini Brownies with almond butter.
Do you have a suggestion for a variation to one of our mixes? Have you added something that tasted incredible? Share with us in the comments below, we'd love to hear from you!