Making Healthier Baking Substitutes and a $50 Walmart Gift Card GIVEAWAY!

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I’ve been itching to bake something sweet and simple, and it’s been AGES since I made Monkey Bread.  I made a few adjustments to the recipe to make it a little more healthy (I’m not about to call it health food since there is still plenty of sugar in this recipe, but I added apples and raisins, and I also substituted I Can’t Believe It’s Not Butter!® for the real thing).


The addition of naturally sweet fruits at least gave my recipe a little extra fiber, and I Can’t Believe It’s Not Butter!® is made with 70% less saturated fat and 30% fewer calories than butter, and doesn’t contain cholesterol or hydrogenated oils – which means 0g trans fat per serving.  I figure if I’m going to indulge – there are a few ways to make it a little bit better for me!

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(Another thing I love about this recipe is that it’s small – it makes up 6 jumbo-sized muffins (or 12 regular sized ones) so there aren’t a LOT of leftovers to keep tempting me, haha!)

Cooking with spreads is an easy substitute to make.  It bakes just like butter, and just like I Can’t Believe It’s Not Butter!®, Country Crock® spread also has 70% less saturated fat than butter and 30% fewer calories with a great buttery taste.  Both are available right at Walmart, making it easy for me to pick some up on my weekly shopping trip.

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Here’s a little video to give you a preview of my baking experience!  I wish you could smell the smells coming out of my oven – they were amazing! I’ll be sharing the full recipe in just a couple of days, so stay tuned!

Have you tried cooking with spreads?  Want to give it a shot?  I have a great giveaway today for a $50 Walmart Gift Card, so that you can pick up some I Can’t Believe It’s Not Butter!® or Country Crock® to try in your next recipe – not to mention maybe a new pot, pan, or dish to whip it up in!  The giveaway is open to my U.S. readers age 18 and up, and runs through 11:59 pm EST June 20, 2013.  Rafflecopter will walk you through how to enter!

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Cooking your favorite recipes using Unilever buttery spreads is a deliciously smart move. With 0g trans fats per serving, less saturated fat and fewer calories than butter, cholesterol-free spreads are a better option.

Visit for more information and recipe ideas now!

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  1. Nataly Carbonell says

    I’d love to try the Grilled Chicken Sandwiches With Basil Aioli, looks so yummy!

  2. Lorisa Pauli says

    I want to try the chicken and garlic fajitas and the cranberry power bars mmm everything looked so good I’m glad I found that site I’ll be making lots of food from there!

  3. jules p says

    I would try lots of them…but the first one would most likely be the Chili Parmesan Popcorn & Peanuts. it seems like it would be a great snack for my family

  4. Lisa McIvor says

    I’ve never been brave enough to sub out butter for a spread in my baking. Does it really taste as good??

    • says

      We grew up on Country Crock so that is what I am used to – it was my husband that was the hard sell – he says he likes it just as well! :) He likes the I Can’t Believe It’s Not Butter the best!

  5. Sarah says

    Yummmm! I can’t wait to see the full recipe for the apple monkey bread. Love the vlog! You look fabulous and so cute with your perfect pregnant belly! :)

  6. Christina says

    The Garlicky Chicken Sandwich sounds really good to me right now! So does the Pizza-Style Grilled Cheese

  7. Laura Jacobson says

    Oh the Apple-Pecan Stuffing looks really good! We love stuffing, but have never tried it with apples and pecans! YUM

  8. says

    Okay, I would try the Tortilla-Crusted Chicken Breasts, but I also wanted to tell you, the video is GREAT! Wow, great editing and I could almost smell the goodness through my computer. Well done!

  9. Pat S says

    I love that they have sticks like butter now and would like to bake some muffins and try the chili popcorn recipe. Thanks Pat

  10. rebeccabasset says

    I would love to try their Cinnamon-Walnut Power Bars, thanks for the Recipe Site!

    Thanks for the awesome giveaway!

  11. says

    We always use I Can’t Believe it’s Not Butter. LC even knows how to find it on the shelf at the grocery store.

  12. Crystal says

    I would love to try the Cinnamon Walnut Power Bars and Stuffed Zucchini. Thanks for the giveaway!!

  13. susjc says

    I love monkeybread and now I can make it the healthy way–thanks for sharing! If I win the gift card, I’ll head to walmart to get the ingredients!

  14. says

    I almost couldn’t get past the mashed potatoes on the home page! lol I’d also like to try the baked chicken fingers! :D
    welindsey at gmail dot com

  15. Jessica H. says

    The Cinnamon-Walnut Power Bars look super yummy, and I think my kids would love to try the Pizza Flag. Thank you for the wonderful giveaway!

    girlygirlugh at gmail dot com

  16. SharonP says

    Cinnamon Walnut Power Bars are what I’d like to try. They really look yummy, and I can always use some “Power Up” !

  17. Maria Robin says

    I really love I Can’t Believe It’s Not Butter!®. I am diabetic so use it all the time in everything.

  18. patricia cresthull says

    I made the lemon walnut fish and used talapia. Delicious and the grandchildren loved it. Adding it to my recipe file. Thx

  19. says

    Growing up my family used I Can’t Believe It’s Not Butter! all the time and we loved it. Now though, my husband is an especially picky eater and does not like change. Plus, he’s not as into healthy eating as I am, though I’m working on it!

    I have to say that your Apple Streusel Muffins recipe looks delicious. I can’t wait to try it out.

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