Can coconut oil be substituted for vegetable oil in baking?
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Yes indeed. The taste may be a little more nutty though but in pancakes and waffles its fine.
Yes. Your cornbread will probably taste better if you don't use olive oil. Olive oil is probably too fragrant and strong to put in a cornbread.
I use applesauce as a substitute for oil in my cake batter.
Yes, but use plain olive oil not extra virgin so the flavor is milder.
Yes. Corn oil is slightly stronger in flavor however not too noticeable. You will get the same results.
I suppose it would depend on what you are baking. I have used coconut oil to replace butter in my gluten free pineapple up-side down cake. I have not yet tried to use it for o…ther baking, but it works beautifully in the cake recipe.
You can substitute with apple sauce or pureed fruit.
In cakes: Increase the amount called for by 15% and use vegetable shortening or non-dairy margarine.
Grapeseed oil is a brilliant oil to use for most purposes. Not sure about deep frying, as this would possibly destroy the goodqualities of this fine oil in particular. I have …used this oil in baking for many years with only goodresults to show.
No. In many baking recipes, a combination of butter and sugar provides a solid base. Once the batter is baked, the butter melts over time and is spread evenly throughout the g…oods. Using melted butter or liquid oils will weigh down your batter and cause the bottoms of your goods to be greasy and/or burnt. They also will not rise as well (in the case of yeast-less baking) without real butter. If you must substitute the butter with something, Crisco or other solid vegetable oils can work. You'll get a different flavor, though, and it is not advisable.
Yes, to some extent. The taste of olive oil will be noticeable in the final product, so olive oil can only be used in products where that taste will be acceptable. Olive oil a…lso has a lower smoke point than other oils, so it is not appropriate for frying at high temperatures.
In Vegetable Oils
In Vegetable Oils
"Cooking oil" is actually a broad term for purified fat derived from plants which is normally liquid at room temperature. "Vegetable oil," when used to label a cooking oil pro…duct may refer to a specific oil like rapeseed oil or to a blend of different oils. Not all vegetable oils are edible - some are useful only as fuel oils. Not all cooking oils are vegetable oils - for example there are several nut oils and oils from gourds and melons that can be used in cooking. The non-vegetable cooking oils are seldom used in baking, so for the purposes of baking, the terms cooking oil and vegetable oil are pretty much interchangeable. Any recipe that calls for one can use the other interchangeably with the caveat that some oils are lower fat than others and some of them are more tolerant to heat than others. Olive oil can be substituted for cooking oil, but it changes the flavor a little bit.
In Ingredient Substitutions
Yep, vegetable oil is always the best to use when you are baking.
In Food & Cooking
Yes, you can substitute any cooking oil in baking, as long as it isn't flavored.
In Coconut Oil
It depends on the recipe. If the recipe requires a large proportion of vegetable oil and you're hoping to substitute it with coconut oil it is not a good idea since coconut oi…l has a distinctive taste which will overpower the whole dish. Generally, it is a good idea to substitute vegetable oil with something like canola oil since it has no taste rather than coconut oil.