Can I use olive oil in baking?
Can I use olive oil in baking?
Submitted by BHGFood

You can substitute olive oil for other cooking oils in most baked recipes, such as quick breads or brownies. Olive oil does have a stronger flavor than some other oils, which may affect the flavor of the baked product. You might want to try using half olive oil and half vegetable oil. Or, if it is the health benefits you are after, try using all canola oil. Canola oil has many of the health benefits that olive oil has, plus it is lighter in flavor.

Answered by BHGFood
Community Answers (5)

a light olive oil is a safe alternative. I wouldn't use Canola - it's toxic. Did you know animals won't even graze on it? The refining process (chemical) Canola goes through to produce an edible product is extensive and it doesn't come close to being as good for you as olive oil. A cold pressed olive oil is the best.
Submitted by deanaronzan

Yes it was very helpful. I have some that call for vegetable oil and don't really like to use that.
Submitted by jerriestadtman

I use only olive oils in all baking and cooking needs. I find that the extra virgin light oils (Bertolli is my favorite brand)consistently give great flavor in all my dishes and salads. I prefer the extra virgin olive oil with a stronger flavor for meats and roasted vegetables also for pasta, or adding spices to make my own dipping oils for artisan breads.
Submitted by lauriehambert.0564

Yes, it was helpful.
Submitted by lzoo