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want to make halloween brownies today with the kids, but no vegetable oil...

i do have olive oil, can i use that instead? i have made brownies with butter before and they turn out "cakey" and not fudgy the way we like them. i know that must have something to do with the lack of vegetable oil. so could i substitute with olive oil?


Asked by tnm786 at 10:44 AM on Oct. 30, 2010 in Food & Drink

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  • Do you have any applesauce? That's supposed to work really well in brownines. I think olive oil will affect their taste.

    Answer by NannyB. at 11:18 AM on Oct. 30, 2010

  • You can but they'll tasted slightly different. Unsweetened applesauce is a good substitute too.

    Answer by 4time-mom at 11:18 AM on Oct. 30, 2010

  • Canned pumpkin is an excellent oil substitute. I don't see why that would be voted down. Well anyway, I am glad you went with the applesauce and the brownies turned out okay.

    Answer by Izsarejman at 5:13 PM on Oct. 30, 2010

  • Yes, use an equal amount. It will be fine. Also using olive oil can give it an off flavor.

    Answer by SweetLuci at 11:54 AM on Oct. 30, 2010

  • Canned pumpkin

    Answer by rkoloms at 11:56 AM on Oct. 30, 2010

  • i do have original flavor mott's applesauce, would that work? i suppose i'd use as much as i would for veggie oil? like if it called for 1 1/4 cup of that use 1 1/4 cup of applesuace?

    Comment by tnm786 (original poster) at 11:43 AM on Oct. 30, 2010