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Vegetable Oil

samsammys Nov 24, 2008 11:45 AM

I have a recipe for pumpkin bars and oatmeal pumpkin cookies, they both call for A LOT of vegetable oil. How can I replace the oil all together or use it in combination with something else and not have to use so much oil?

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    addicted2cake RE: samsammys Nov 24, 2008 02:34 PM

    Look up oil to butter conversions. I believe that you can substitute butter or margarine for the veg oil, but the measurements are not 1:1. You could also use shortening, but again, look up the conversion chart for this fat as well.

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      jaykayen RE: samsammys Nov 24, 2008 02:35 PM

      Use more pumpkin. Or apple sauce?

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        esstrink RE: samsammys Nov 24, 2008 02:57 PM

        I agree with jaykayen about the apple sauce. It's pretty commonly used to replace some or sometimes all of the oil in a recipe. I would opt for the partial substitution. Google "baking applesauce substitute fat", and you should get an idea on substitutes. Here's one page: http://www.ochef.com/225.htm

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