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Old 04-23-2008, 05:58 AM   #1
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Question Substitute for Oil?

Hi. I am on a special VERY low-fat (like 1.5 grams/serving, tops, and only if that serving is very large) or no-fat diet, at least until my gall bladder is removed. Until then, I have to be very careful about what I eat. However, I've had a craving for baked goods lately, but they all seem to have some kind of oil in them. Even vegetable oil has too much fat. Does anyone have any suggestions on what could make for a good substitute? I have read something about "thick water" (a cornstarch & water mixture that is heated & thickened), but not sure. Any & all suggestions will be greatly appreciated. Thank you!


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Old 04-23-2008, 06:22 AM   #2
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Hi! When I bake muffins I replace the oil with unsweetened apple sauce. It works really well, give it a try!

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Old 04-23-2008, 07:43 AM   #3
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ditto on the applesauce. For the first time ever, I substituted applesauce for oil, in a chocolate cake last week. The recipe called for 1 cup oil and all I had was olive oil. So I substituted 1 cup applesauce for the 1 cup oil and I can not tell the difference in taste or texture. It really was miracle.
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Old 04-23-2008, 09:06 AM   #4
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most all Bread recipes use butter or oil of some sort in them, this is my "Secret" for my bread making, I Never add any :)
and they always turn out Perfectly!
the only thing I will do is rub some butter inside the tin I cook it in, but there are even ways around that ;)
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Old 04-23-2008, 09:46 AM   #5
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Also, use tofu in place of mayonnaise. Put it in a food processor with whatever herbs and spices you like then process until smooth -- perfect every time.

For a dessert, add equal parts fresh fruit to tofu and either a teaspoon of (that fruits) extract or 1/4 teaspoon of candy oil and process till smooth. In a separate pan bring either water or fruit liquor to a boil with two teaspoons of unflavored gelatin then quickly add that to the fruit mixture and pour it into custard cups -- no milk (so non fat) pudding. (sweeten to taste)
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Old 04-23-2008, 02:20 PM   #6
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Angel food cake has no oil in it. Top it with some fresh berries.
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Old 04-29-2008, 09:39 AM   #7
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Originally Posted by Caine View Post
Angel food cake has no oil in it. Top it with some fresh berries.

Personally, this is my favorite dessert. Blackberries and Blueberries with some nonfat whipped topping!
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Old 04-29-2008, 05:12 PM   #8
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i agree with that applesauce.
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Old 05-02-2008, 01:01 PM   #9
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Originally Posted by LilChickadee View Post
Even vegetable oil has too much fat.
All oils, and pure fats, have the same amount of fat. What varies is the type of fat (mono-/poly-unsaturated, saturated), meaning some are "healthier" than others - but not calorie-wise.
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Old 05-03-2008, 02:36 PM   #10
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Ditto on the applesauce thing. I always use applesauce in my banana bread recipe.

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