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Old 10-01-2007, 10:44 AM   #11
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Originally Posted by mrswoops View Post
Making a boxed brownie mix. I'm out of vegetable oil. Can't substitute with apple sauce (out of that too). Can I use olive oil instead? How about butter? Any other suggestions .... other than going to the store?!

I've run into the same predicament before, and used canola oil. Came out perfect.

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Old 10-01-2007, 10:51 AM   #12
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Of the top of my head, I can't think of a cooking oil (oils are fats that are liquid at room temperature) that isn't a vegetable oil. Vegetable in this context means it comes from a plant.

Animal fats are solid at room temperature, they are not oils.

So the broadest answer is you can use any oil and the recipe will work. Stronger flavored oils will effect the taste of the finished product.

Melted butter should also work.

I've never subbed applesauce for fat but I know it can work in some situations.

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