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Baking with fruit. We’re talking about banana bread, people—but going into the new year, let’s do more than that. Serena Poon, C.N., CHC, CHN, loves using mashed bananas and apple sauce as oil substitutes in baking: “Mashed fruits will add moisture to muffins and cakes without the processed oil or added fats and can act as a substitute for some added sugar, ” she told mindbodygreen.
So going into 2021, consider trying out these alternatives to banana bread for less-than-perfect bananas, swap in a bit of fruit for oil in a favorite recipe, or at the very least try a new (healthier!) banana bread recipe, please.