Brownies from a mix using applesauce instead of oil?
I have to make brownies from a mix that calls for 1/2 cup oil. I always make banana bread from scratch using applesauce instead of butter in a 1:1 ratio, and it comes out perfect. Can I do the same with the brownie mix?
you can, though sometimes it makes them a tiny bit rubbery. if you can have dairy, i'd go half applesauce, half low-fat yogurt.
Nooo!! Don't do it! I once made brownies from scratch, substituting applesauce for the butter. They came out tasting like chocolate-flavored apple bars. Not good!
Maybe a boxed mix has enough powdered milk and fat content in it to cover up the apple sauce flavor/texture, but I still wouldn't do it. I'd go half low-fat yogurt, half oil, if you want to sub anything.
Using canned pumpkin works well and also has a lot of fiber in it so it's even better for you. I use a can of pumpkin with my cake mixes instead of the eggs, oil, water. This works great.