RE: transfats alternatives
A 'transfat' is oil that has been turned to a solid by the process of 'hydrogenation'. The way to have your donut & eat it too, is to make it with butter, lard, whatever and fry it in oil. Things to watch for (potentially 'on the danger list') are things that list "hydrogenated or partially hydrogenated" oils of some kind on their ingredients list. Bakery products are big users. Most anything now made with transfats was once made with other ingredients. We can pretty much get along without them. Old rules still apply : Everything in moderation, and Read the label!