I replaced all the sugar with a half cup of agave syrup. Applesauce for the butter. And no nuts because I find if they are sitting too long they tend to get soft and stale. Also didnt put the vanilla flavouring because all I had was artificial. trying to get away from that. I was hoping they'd be crunchier for my kids and husband but I love that they're soft and cakey. Kids like them, haven't tried them on my husband yet.