12/20/2011 05:14 pm ET Updated Aug 31, 2012

Baked Good Recipes That Cut The Butter

It's that time of year again -- time to make New Year's resolutions! So what will yours be? If you're planning on making resolutions that involve food, we've got you covered. Many people make an effort to make changes in their diet at the beginning of the new year. It can be as drastic as becoming a vegetarian or as simple as cutting down on certain foods, like butter.

In this collection of recipes, we give you ideas on how to cut down on butter in baked goods. You can actually achieve great results in baking when you don't use butter. Just check out our recipes for muffins, cookies and cakes -- all of which use little to no butter. You'll find you can replace butter in these recipes with other ingredients that help create similar moistness and texture, like oil, applesauce or low-fat buttermilk. Once you have a taste of our brownies made with black beans, you won't go back to the regular recipe.

Baked Goods with Less Butter