Can substitute applesauce for shortening when I make banana bread?

I heard that you can substitute applesauce for shortening when baking and I plan on baking banana bread and want to know if that is so and how much to use per loaf

Answer #1

I dont think you can use that. I never used applesauce when I make that. Who knows? try looking in a cookbook.

Answer #2

Applesauce can be used instead of most of the shortening, but eliminating the fat altogether may result in a dry loaf.

I suggest you replace about 3/4 of the amount of shortening with applesauce, and use the other 1/4 of shortening (remember to reduce the sugar if it is sweetened applesauce).

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