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Old 09-28-2007, 09:03 PM   #1
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Out of Vegetable Oil. What can I use?

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?!

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Old 09-28-2007, 09:07 PM   #2
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i have read that if you sub with olive oil, it might taste olive oily. but i have subbed olive oil before and it tasted fine. maybe my tastebuds are less discerning.
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Old 09-28-2007, 09:21 PM   #3
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You can use the olive oil (I've done it before),grapeseed oil, coconut oil, applesauce, or mashed banana. I'm not sure about the butter.....
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Old 09-28-2007, 09:56 PM   #4
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Thank you both for your help!
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Old 09-28-2007, 10:11 PM   #5
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I've used melted butter and melted shortening before and it's been fine.
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Old 09-28-2007, 10:13 PM   #6
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Old 09-29-2007, 10:54 PM   #7
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I've substituted with olive oil before and it turned out fine for me as well.
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Old 09-30-2007, 01:53 AM   #8
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I've hardly ever used vegetable oil actually. I use canola (aka rapeseed) oil & olive oil almost exclusively. whenever a recipe says veg oil I've just always used canola without thinking about it very much. maybe it's a canadian thing.
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Old 09-30-2007, 11:09 AM   #9
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Olive oil is an excellent substitute for vegetable oil. In fact, you will find your brownies come out lighter with the olive oil.
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Old 10-01-2007, 11:33 AM   #10
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Olive oil is vegetable oil. So are canola, peanut, corn, safflower, sunflower, walnut, etc. They are all types of vegetable oil. Anything made from a plant is vegetable oil.

Anything labeled "vegetable oil" is made from one or more of those, or another plant oil.
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