10 Best Butter Substitutes

1. A dedicated butter substitute

Alternatives to butter were scarce. Fabio was the sole promoter of "I Can't Believe It's Not Butter" on YouTube. Butter substitutes based on margarine, such as I Can't Believe It's Not Butter, were popular decades ago.

2. Olive oil

Olive oil replaces butter in many recipes. One of the healthiest oils, it can help you cook without butter and make your dinner healthier. Olive oil replaces butter in baking, sautéing, roasting, grilling, and more.

3. Avocado

A ripe avocado can replace butter. It goes well on toast, bagels, buns, brownies, cookies, and pudding. It adds healthful fats.

4. Coconut oil

Coconut oil can substitute butter. Cold coconut oil cuts exactly. Room-temperature coconut oil scoops and spreads readily. Coconut oil melts easily, making it perfect for stir-frying pork, cake batter, and more.

5. Applesauce

Many recipes use applesauce instead of butter. For baking, applesauce is a good substitute for butter, but not for stir-frying.

6. Greek yogurt

Greek yogurt can substitute for butter.For muffins, cakes, brownies, and more, Livestrong recommends using nonfat, unflavored Greek yogurt as a butter substitute.

7. Bacon fat

Bacon grease can be used in place of butter to make biscuits, gravy, and other savory baked items, as well as a typical breakfast.

8. Peanut butter

If you have oil, peanut butter can replace butter in many recipes. While butter is mostly fat, peanut butter and other nut butters include a lot of protein, thus adding oil makes them more similar.

9. Pumpkin puree

Pumpkin puree is another butter substitute that works in some recipes. Pumpkin puree can replace butter in a loaf of delicious sweet bread or a dozen cookies.

10. Ghee

Ghee—what is it? Clarified butter. Okay, what's clarified butter? According to Land O Lakes, it's pure butterfat without milk solids or water. Butter is carefully heated, skimmed, then strained to remove milk particles to make it.

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