Use Baby Prunes, Not Butter When your recipe calls for: butter, margarine, or oil Use this ingredient instead: baby prunes Best used for: brownies, dark quick breads Substituting baby prunes for oil and butter cuts more than half the fat and calories. The recipe will bake up denser and have more moisture. Also, be sure to snip the tips of the prunes and finely chop them for the recipe.
Dairy free baking? While dairy-free cooking presents its own challenges for those new to the dairy-free diet, dairy-free baking for many is an entirely new difficulty. So many breads and desserts contain butter, cream or other products that contain dairy ingredients. What is a dairy-free baker to do? When should you use oil and when should you use margarine or shortening? Here are some guidelines to help in your lactose-free baking.
Oil and butter free banana nut mini loaves. This recipe has walnuts to add crunch, dates to add sweetness and to cut some of the sugar, and mostly whole wheat flour.I insist you use mini loaves or regular sized muffin tins to bake this recipe in. I tried making this recipe into one large loaf and it took too long for it to cook in the center. I