As requested last week in my WIAW post...the details on the yogurt cookies..and more!
I've baked with applesauce before in place of butter, but when I heard you could do basically the same thing with greek yogurt...I got really excited!
I got a whole lotta Chobani Greek Yogurt for a review slash giveaway I did, so I had plenty to experiment with.
Here's what I found out: You can substitute Chobani Greek Yogurt part for part for the butter OR the oil in a recipe. (I've only tried with Chobani, I'm sure other greek yogurts would work as well.)
In these birthday cupcakes I used a spice cake mix, substituted Chobani Vanilla Greek Yogurt for the oil and added half of a packet of Duncan Hines Cinnamon Roll spice.
They went over very well.
|I get very excited about cupcakes.|
I substituted plain Chobani in these oatmeal Peanutbutter M&M cookies. The texture of the dough was pretty sticky, even after putting the dough in the fridge awhile, but the cookies were moist and delightful.
The mix I used is already pretty sweet and the Peanutbutter M&Ms do the trick.
To sum it all up:
Baking with Chobani Greek Yogurt:
- You can substitute the yogurt part-for-part for butter or oil in baking.
- Cookie dough will be sticky, putting the dough in the fridge will help a little.
- Remember greek yogurt is tart, so plan accordingly.
- Greek yogurt is healthier than butter and oil so get excited about semi-healthy baking!
So get baking friends! I'm off to mail my old textbooks off to amazon for some extra CASH! (Poor college girl here!!)
*~Amanda aka Semi-Health Nut~*
What do you do to make sweets semi-healthy?
What's your favorite greek yogurt?