Low on margarine? Swap in any of these easy margarine substitutes.

Updated February 17, 2017
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Margarine Substitutes For 1 cup margarine, substitute 1 cup butter or 1 cup shortening plus 1/4 teaspoon salt.

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Healthy Margarine Substitutes For 1 cup margarine, substitute 1 cup of the following ingredients:

  • Substitute 1 cup cream cheese or reduced-fat cream cheese, which has less calories and fat. 
  • Substitute 1 cup 60% to 70% vegetable oil spread or olive oil spread, which are trans fat-free.
  • Substitute 1 cup tofu (best in brownies).
  • Substitute 1 cup baby prunes (best in dark baked goods, due to color).
  • Substitute 1 cup unsweetened applesauce, which cuts the fat and adds vitamin C.

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