Top 8 Butter Substitutes

Olive oil

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.

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. To enhance muffins, cinnamon buns, and other breads, use unsweetened applesauce for butter. 


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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.

Mashed banana

Mashed bananas can substitute butter in baking recipes for sweetness, moisture, and potassium.

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, calcium, B6, and B12 to baked products.

Peanut butter

Peanut butter gives baked items a nuttier taste when you're out of butter. 

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