I'm really excited about baking with applesauce. As much as I love butter, I really can't tell it's not in my baking- and today it was proved again with a banana bread. I actually think that, besides the reduction in calories, other positives include 1) not having to wait for butter to soften and 2) moister desserts.
1/2 c applesauce
3/4 c sugar
Mixed together until fluffy.
Add 2-3 ripe bananas (mine were frozen, so I let sit out to defrost).
Add 2 eggs, 1 t of vanilla and 1/3 cup of milk.
Mix in 2 cups flour, 1 t baking soda and 1/2 t salt.