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The Best 250-Calorie Dessert Recipes

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6 Tips for Healthier Baking

Boost the Fiber

  • In cakes and cheesecakes: Instead of frosting, icing, or whipped cream, top generously with seasonal fresh fruit.
  • In cookies: Add 1/3 cup to 1/2 cup old-fashioned oats and subtract 1/4 cup all-purpose flour.

Cut the Calories

  • In cakes: Replace half of the fat (butter, margarine, or oil) with unsweetened applesauce, then reduce sugar by about a spoonful.
  • In cookies: Eliminate a quarter of the sugar and increase vanilla extract by 1/4 teaspoon.

Up the Nutrition

  • In cakes: Replace half of the butter or margarine with healthier canola oil.
  • In cookies, brownies, and muffins: Replace up to half of the all-purpose flour with whole wheat or buckwheat flour.

Originally published in FITNESS magazine, February 2007.


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denise.lendino wrote:

The Raspberry Almond Crumb Cake is amazing! I made it for Easter and everyone loved it. I added extra raspberry jam to the mixture of jam and cream cheese though. The recipe calls for more cream cheese than jam, but I think my method was way tastier!

4/5/2010 09:33:52 AM Report Abuse
sandlgosnell wrote:

What is the sodium content for these brownies. Please always add the sodium count for recipes. Thanks.

3/28/2010 06:39:27 AM Report Abuse

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