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Butter to Olive Oil Conversion Guidelines

In many situations you can use Olive Oil, Flavor Infused Oil and Nut/Seed Oils instead of butter and this is certainly much healthier for you.   Remember, it is only healthier if you are replacing previously consumed saturated fat with "healthy fats" (e.g. 100% Extra Virgin Olive OIls) versus adding more fat into your diet. 

Olive oil is high in heart healthy monounsaturated fat, and is rich in cancer fighting anti-oxidants.  Flavored olive oils and walnut oil will add great taste to baked foods and other dishes.  Because butter has water and milk solids in addition to fat, we reduce the total amount of measured fat by 25%.  In critical recipes, you might need to add back a little bit of water or other liquid.  In general, using 75% olive oil of the recipes suggested butter will serve you well

Butter/EVOO conversion… Use this chart to convert the quantity of butter called for in a recipe to the required quantity of olive oil.

Butter Olive Oil
1 teaspoon 3/4 teaspoon
2 teaspoons 1-1/2 teaspoons
1 tablespoon 2-1/4 teaspoons
2 tablespoons 1-1/2 tablespoons
1/4 cup 3 tablespoons
1/3 cup 1/4 cup
1/2 cup 1/4 cup and 2 tablespoons
2/3 cup 1/2 cup

 Remember, in certain cases substitution is not always possible.




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