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Old 11-26-2012, 05:27 PM   #1
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Healthiest Butter for Cooking?

So I go back and fourth when I bake trying to see what is the healthiest butter or butter type product to use when baking.

I see they no longer make Promise, because it is not healthy. So now I find myself wondering which product would be the best to use? Is Smart Balance not so smart after all? How about "I Can't Believe It's Not Butter".

Any tips or advice would be appreciated. I am not looking to replace it with apple sauce or fruit puree. Just wondering what the healthiest choice out of buttery spreads?

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Old 11-26-2012, 05:35 PM   #2
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When I bake I consider it a treat. I want my treat to be tasty. I always use real butter when baking simply because things taste better. And because I will not be eating mass quantities of the baked good I don't put much concern with it. I've tried using other "healthy" fake butters and the results were never impressive.
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Old 11-26-2012, 05:40 PM   #3
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When I bake I consider it a treat. I want my treat to be tasty. I always use real butter when baking simply because things taste better. And because I will not be eating mass quantities of the baked good I don't put much concern with it. I've tried using other "healthy" fake butters and the results were never impressive.
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Old 11-26-2012, 05:48 PM   #4
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When I bake I consider it a treat. I want my treat to be tasty. I always use real butter when baking simply because things taste better. And because I will not be eating mass quantities of the baked good I don't put much concern with it. I've tried using other "healthy" fake butters and the results were never impressive.
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What's the point in baking if it's not going to be decadent?
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Old 11-26-2012, 06:17 PM   #5
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Promise. Smart Balance. I Can't Believe It's Not Butter.

None of those things are butter. Why not just eat butter? It's made by nature, not chemists. And if you want to be healthy, just use it in moderation.
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Old 11-26-2012, 06:19 PM   #6
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Real butter. Made from contented cows.
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Old 11-26-2012, 06:26 PM   #7
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Promise. Smart Balance. I Can't Believe It's Not Butter.

None of those things are butter. Why not just eat butter? It's made by nature, not chemists. And if you want to be healthy, just use it in moderation.
I agree entirely.

Use unsalted butter.
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A "natural" fat like butter is always 100x better for you then something cooked up by the chemists.
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Old 11-26-2012, 08:48 PM   #9
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I agree with the real butter. It is far healthier than the chemically processed food like substances called margarine.

With that said, butter from grass fed cows is healthiest.

Or, you can substitute coconut oil for butter in a recipe. That is another healthy option.
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Old 11-27-2012, 09:42 AM   #10
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Butter, real butter...it is always the best choice.
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