Re: Anyone ever heard of substituting applesause for oil
Yep, it works great with most "baked" items--unless it's a hug amount, then you end up with a soggy mess. If it calls for a lot of oil, you can use about 3/4 the amount in applesauce and 1/4 in oil.
Also, for things like a box of angel food cake mix, you can add the mix and a can of crushed pineapple (and nothing else). And bake it that way. Serve it with whipped cream/cool whip, and it's fat free and very low calorie.