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Bramble
06-01-2010, 07:07 PM
like sugar has its low cal substitutes, are there any oil subs?
im not talking about spray oil and things like that for cooking i am mainly asking for things like baking (protein brownies etc) if i just dont use oil it becomes very dry and hard to swallow

On Fire
06-01-2010, 07:10 PM
You can substitute baby food or applesauce for oil/butter.

desslok
06-01-2010, 07:16 PM
I've used applesauce before as well. Sometimes an extra egg will work, or just use something with natural oil like PB.

Bramble
06-01-2010, 07:27 PM
You can substitute baby food or applesauce for oil/butter.

wont that throw the taste of anything you are cooking off?

On Fire
06-01-2010, 07:32 PM
wont that throw the taste of anything you are cooking off?

Nope. That's why they're used. The peanut butter suggested by one of the above posters will however throw the flavor.

The_Animal11
06-01-2010, 08:12 PM
most of the time it depends on the recipe.

sometimes something like applesauce will work, sometimes you just HAVE to have some of the fat.

for example, you cant sub all the butter/lard out of a traditional pie crust. just wont come out right

desslok
06-01-2010, 08:44 PM
Nope. That's why they're used. The peanut butter suggested by one of the above posters will however throw the flavor.

Yes. I was mainly stating this since he specified making brownies, and peanut butter brownies are delicious, as are chocloate and PB brownies, etc