Alicia - from Harlingen, TX
Yes, you can substitute applesauce for some of the fat in traditional recipes for baked goods. But fats play various important roles in baking – in particular texture, and messing with them too severely can cause problems. Fat also has a lot to do with carrying the flavor and nutrients in baking, so you should not do away with it entirely. You might want to start by substituting applesauce for just half the oil.