BETTER-FOR-YOU HOLIDAY BAKING SWAPS
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This is the year. This is the year that you set out on a culinary adventure in search of nutrient-dense holiday meals that everyone can enjoy. You may have mastered the recipe for balsamic glazed brussels sprouts and sweet potatos, and even cut the calories in your grandmother’s buttery mashed potatoes recipe in half; but the meal isn’t complete until you’ve overcome the often-overlooked treats that no one can resist during the holiday season. There are definitely easy ingredient swaps for your favorite pastries, though, so grab your apron and a mixing bowl — let’s bake a galette.
This French pastry is simple, classic, and versatile. Whether you opt for savory or sweet ingredients, a galette has the potential to be the star of your holiday dinner. The key behind ingredient swaps is to add fiber, and reduce calories and fat all while maintaining – or improving – flavor and texture. In this recipe, we’ve swapped all-purpose flour for Kodiak Cakes whole grain Buttermilk Power Cakes, which adds both fiber and flavor to the crust. Applesauce and yogurt are used in place of butter to cut down on calories and fat while still contributing to a tender and flavorful crust (Note: When swapping butter for applesauce, use a 1:1 ratio). Lastly, a few sugar free options in the filling and glaze help cut down the calories and offer a better-for-you-option for friends and family looking to manage their blood sugar.