As more and more people become health conscious of consuming bad fats, it is important that you realize that when it comes to cooking- it is better to substitute oil for butter.
Butter is delicious and it does add unique flavor to foods when added as a condiment, however cooking in butter can be a very unhealthy choice. Butter you see contains a rich amount of saturated fat- the worst type of fat you can ingest from a food!
However, oils such as olive, peanut, vegetable, coconut, canola are all a much better choice for use when cooking food and preparing it because- they contain good fats/ and the less bad-for you fats: mono and poly saturated fats.
Substitute Oil For Butter: Different Oil Choices
There are many different essential cooking oils that you can purchase from your local supermarket and use as a substitute for butter to make your cooking easy, delicious, but healthier for you in the long run.
Extra Virgin Olive Oil
Extra Virgin Olive Oil contains great, benefits to health when used in moderation as a replacement for butter when cooking. You can use it sparingly and it stretches much farther than butter. It will also not burn as rapidly as butter used to flavor and in cooking to prevent sticking.
Use 3/4 tsp of Olive oil to 1 tsp. butter when cooking. This also converts in larger amounts such as 2 tsp butter replaced with 1 1/2 teaspoon of Olive oil.
Canola oil is also an inexpensive natural oil that you can use to replace butter in cooking and recipe methods. It is not as healthy as Olive Oil for you, but it far less expensive. When replacing butter in various recipes use 1/4 cup canola oil to a full cup of butter. When cooking on stove top in pans you can add a few more tablespoons to gauge as it cooks down.
Coconut oil is also a great butter substitute. It has many benefits when used in diet regularly. However, with its natural sweet flavor it is best to use Coconut oil to replace butter when baking sweets such as brownies, breads, cookies, and cakes. use 3/4 cup of Coconut oil to each full cup of butter called for in baking recipes.