Butter Substitutes When You're Short

Olive oil is healthier than calories since it has less fat and cholesterol. Olive oil replaces butter in savory and certain baking recipes and is heart-healthy.

Olive oil

Coconut oil

Coconut oil is a good butter alternative since it's sweet and gentle. Try this butter alternative for chocolate chip cookies or a sheet pan of sweet potatoes and Brussels sprouts.


Applesauce is a low-calorie butter substitute that adds moisture without fat.


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Avocado, rich in omega-3 fatty acids, is a great butter substitute for creamy recipes. It's great for seeking sugary sweets like cakes and cookies while watching your cholesterol. To stand, press your front heel.

Mashed banana

Mashed bananas can substitute butter in baking recipes for sweetness, moisture, and potassium. This butter alternative is fantastic in pancakes,  pudding, and any sweet baked delight.

Vegetable oil

Vegetable oil may be used to cook anything from poultry to brownies. Vegetable oil doesn't leaven well, so expect thicker results.

Greek yogurt

Low-fat Greek yogurt can replace butter in baking. This thick, creamy yogurt adds protein, B6, and B12 to baked goods. This butter change method makes pale pancakes and grits.

Peanut butter

If you're like E.T. and can't get enough Reese's Pieces, use this butter substitute to make delicious chocolate cookies or cakes without butter.


Cultured buttermilk replaces butter in baling recipes and adds rich, creamy taste and texture. Try this butter alternative in biscuits or mashed potatoes.

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