Can Canola Oil Be Used for Baking?
Canola oil is a great choice to use in place of solid fats in recipes for cakes, muffins and brownies. Here’s why:
- Canola oil has a neutral flavor that is ideal for baked items like this Chiffon Celebration Cake.
- Substituting canola oil reduces the amount of saturated fat compared to using solid fats like butter, shortening and lard. You can even use it to make Simple Canola Oil Pastry!
- It blends easily with other ingredients. No softening or melting required. Citrus bars with shortbread crust
- Canola oil gives baked goods a moist, soft texture. Try it in this recipe for Chewy Cinnamon Oat Cookies
For more baking recipes with canola oil, click here.
Use the chart below to know how much canola oil to substitute for solid fat in your own recipes. Please note: this conversion chart might not work well for recipes that rely on creaming solid fat to provide aeration or leavening.