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Baking Without Butter

Buttermilk Spice Cake

Buttermilk Spice Cake

This light one-bowl easy butter-less cake has a reduced fat cream cheese frosting and is really good made with part whole wheat pastry flour.

Zucchini Chocolate Cake – No Butter

This moist chocolate cake gets its lovely texture from grated fresh zucchini. Dust with powdered sugar or try the butter-free glaze from my Simple Chocolate Cake.

Easy One Bowl Coconut Cake

Easy One Bowl Coconut Cake

This variation on my easy yellow cake is just as simple. It’s a coconut lover’s dream, topped with a coconut cream cheese frosting and it’s all made without butter.

high fiber cookies

High Fiber Cookies

There’s lots of fiber and no butter in this crispy oatmeal cookie made with oats, bran cereal, 100% whole grains, figs, and dark chocolate chips.

One Bowl Lemon Brownies

One Bowl Lemon Brownies

Everyone is loving this easy recipe. One bowl. No mixer. No butter. Use all-purpose or whole wheat pastry flour – it’s a super easy recipe with minimal cleanup.

Boston Cream Pie

Boston Cream Pie

They call it pie but com’on – it’s a cake. This luscious dessert is made entirely without butter, even the creamy custard filling. It tastes just like a chocolate éclair.

Christmas Wreath Bread

Christmas Wreath Bread

My show-stopping Christmas bread is a soft, slightly sweet egg bread filled with golden raisins and decorated with a light glaze and sprinkles. And it’s all made without butter!


Homemade Cinnamon Rolls

Soft and gooey homemade cinnamon rolls will be on your table pronto with my easy one-rise recipe. You can even start them the night before and bake in the morning.

Dark Chocolate Fudge Brownies

Dark Chocolate Fudge Brownies

This is intense. You start with a 70% cacao dark chocolate bar and add even more cocoa for a fudgy brownie with lots of flavor… but no butter. Easy recipe.

Chocolate Chip Banana Bread

Chocolate Chip Banana Bread

This healthier banana bread comes together quickly with my easy one bowl recipe using whole wheat flour, toasted nuts, dark chocolate chips, and no butter.

Simple Chocolate Cake Without Butter

Simple Chocolate Cake Without Butter

This is the exact same recipe as my one bowl chocolate cake made without butter but I show how you can make a beautiful chocolate glaze without butter. Super easy.

Cinnamon-Raisin Bread

I’m calling this stunning loaf “Tunnels of Cinnamon” bread because the braids are filled with delicious tunnels of brown sugar & cinnamon. It’s a show stopper!

Easy One Bowl Yellow Cake

Easy One Bowl Yellow Cake

With this simple recipe everything goes in one bowl for a faster, healthier cake. It’s low in sugar and made without butter. Try it with my 2-minute frosting.

Easy Peanut Butter Cookies

Here’s why you will LOVE this easy recipe: One bowl. No flour. No butter. No mixer. No shaping. It’s the easiest cookies you will ever make. And beyond delicious!

Homemade Apple Pie

Homemade Apple Pie

There is no butter anywhere in my healthier homemade deep dish apple pie. The crust is made with olive oil and the filling uses 9 cups of apples.

Giant Breakfast Cookies

Skip the bagel. With more than 4 grams of fiber per cookie, this is a cookie with a mission. But wait, there’s more: It’s made with heart-healthy olive oil too!

Whole Wheat Chocolate Brownies

These healthier chocolate brownies have no butter! My quick & easy recipe uses olive oil, yogurt, whole wheat flour, toasted nuts & dark chocolate.

Chocolate-Dipped Coconut Macaroons

What an easy recipe! Only four ingredients into a bowl, mix, and bake. Then dip into melted dark chocolate. I make them for parties and we always run out.

Crispy Oatmeal Choc. Chip Cookies

Crispy Oatmeal Choc. Chip Cookies

Big crispy crunchy oatmeal chocolate chip cookies made with no white flour or butter, made even crunchier with toasted nuts.

Oatmeal-Banana Breakfast Brownies

It’s all the stuff you want for breakfast: whole grains, oats, bananas, walnuts, okay… a few chocolate chips! It’s a quick & easy recipe and uses no butter.

crispy apple tart

Crispy Apple Tart

It looks impressive but it’s easy to make this lightly sweet, crispy apple tart with an apricot glaze. Make it for kids and call it an apple pizza!

Pumpkin Pie Without Butter

Healthier Easier Pumpkin Pie

You can make a delicious pumpkin pie with low fat ingredients and no cream or butter anywhere. Mine has an easy oil crust and the filling is a breeze.

Lemon Coconut Cake

It’s a fresh lemon cake with a lemon curd filling and a fluffy 7-minute frosting sprinkled with coconut – and it’s all made without butter.

blueberry coffee cake

Blueberry Coffee Cake

This buttermilk streusel coffee cake is moist and light and has tons of antioxidant-filled blueberries, which are known to support brain health.

Light as a Cloud Ricotta Cheesecake

My Italian style ricotta cheesecake has less fat and less calories but lots of flavor from fresh orange & lemon peel. It will melt in your mouth.

My Everyday Cookies

These are my go-to cookies because they’re 100% whole grain, made with whole wheat flour, oats, and olive oil… but no butter. They keep really well.

Marble Loaf Cake

Marble Loaf Cake

There’s no butter in this lightly sweet marble loaf with a chocolate swirl. It’s made with extra light olive oil and makes a nice light dessert or something sweet with breakfast.

Citrus Chiffon Cake

Old-fashioned chiffon cake is like angel cake only more moist because it contains oil. This light, airy cake is beautifully fragrant with orange & lemon zest.

Lemon Meringue Pie Without Butter

Lemon Meringue Pie

Billows of heavenly meringue piled on a luscious lemon curd. It’s the easiest and healthiest lemon pie with an oil crust and foolproof filling.

Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Muffins

Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Muffins

Spiced pumpkin muffins with toasted walnuts and dark chocolate chips are bursting with flavor and nutrients, like lots of vitamin A for beautiful skin. No mixer needed.

Black Forest Brownies

These are some seriously fudgy brownies. Canned dark sweet cherries send these moist and yummy bars into brownie heaven… without butter. Easy recipe.

Lemon Blueberry Muffins

Light & lemony muffins with the antioxidant benefits of blueberries, made with whole wheat flour and extra light olive oil. My easy recipe takes just 30 minutes.

Flaxseed Muffins

A yummy, super healthy muffin made with olive oil, lots of fiber, heart-healthy omega-3 fatty acids and the breast & prostate cancer protection of flaxseeds.

Greek Walnut Cake

Greek karithopita is a sweet, moist walnut cake spiced with citrus peels, cinnamon, and cloves and infused with a sweet syrup. And it’s made with olive oil!

Poppy Seed Roll Macowiec

Poppy Seed Roll (Polish Makowiec)

A traditional sweet Polish holiday bread filled with poppy seeds, citrus peel, and almonds. The recipe is easier than you think. Make it once and you’ll be addicted!

Lightened Up Pumpkin Cheesecake

Light as a cloud, my ricotta and cream cheese pumpkin cheesecake uses all reduced fat ingredients for a healthier but rich tasting holiday dessert.

Pecan Pie No Butter

Pecan Pie Without Butter

Who needs butter when you can make a yummy pecan pie without it? Mine has an easy oil crust and a sweet filling made with a trans fat-free spread.

Whole Wheat Apple Muffins

Whole Wheat Apple Muffins

These amazing muffins have a sweet, crispy top and are moist & delicious inside with lots of apple. And the best part: They are 100% whole wheat and are made without butter.


They’re fat-free – basically egg whites and sugar but they taste like cotton candy! Homemade meringues are incredibly easy (and cheap) to make.

Double Chocolate Almond Biscotti

Homemade biscotti takes a little work but dang it, these are good! They’re made with heart-healthy dark chocolate, whole wheat flour and fragrant toasted almonds.

Apple Pie Bars

Everybody loves apple desserts. This easy crust is made without shortening or butter, using heart-healthy olive oil. I call this a lazy apple pie.

Kitchen Sink Cookies

There’s something for everyone in this healthy cookie. It’s made with whole grains, oats, peanut butter, nuts, chocolate chips, and coconut, but no butter.

Cinnamon Apple Brownies

Cinnamon-Glazed Apple Brownies

Healthy, moist, whole wheat brownies made without butter or oil and spilling over with fresh apples and toasted nuts. Easy recipe – glaze is optional.

Baked Doughnuts

Doughnuts are back, baby! Doughnuts don’t have to be fried to taste good. Mine have no butter, no grease, and are so light they might just float away.

Oatmeal Snacking Cake

If you ever wanted to have cake for breakfast, this is the one. It’s not too sweet, has whole grains, eggs, and a beautiful crispy broiled coconut-pecan topping.

Bran Muffins

Bran Muffins

These old school muffins get that unique “bran muffin” flavor from molasses and all that fiber will do you a world of good.

Chocolate Chip Coffee Cake

Chocolate Chip Coffee Cake

Light as a feather coffee cake topped with toasted nuts and streusel with dark chocolate chips, all made without butter. Serve warm.

Whole Wheat Carrot Cake

Here’s my delicious, healthier carrot cake made with whole wheat flour & olive oil and no butter anywhere. Toasted pecans and crushed pineapple add so much flavor!