How to Substitute Avocado for Butter.

If there’s one ingredient that’s always stocked in my kitchen, it’s avocado. Avocados are full of heart healthy fat, yummy flavor – and I just can’t get enough.

That’s why I was excited to learn that avocado makes for a great butter substitute in baked goods. Doing so dramatically reduces the saturated fat content while still keeping the food both delicious and rich. And fear not: Substituting with avocado won’t turn your banana bread or chocolate cookies green or dramatically change the flavor; you’re only using a small amount.

Here are the tips:

  1. When substituting avocado for butter, a one to one ratio is recommended. A tablespoon of avocado replaces a tablespoon of butter.
  2. Mash up the avocado to make it as smooth as possible.
  3. Because avocado is a bit drier than butter, you may want to increase the wet ingredients slightly.
  4. Many avocado enthusiasts recommend replacing half of the butter with avocado. In other words, if your recipe calls for four tablespoons of butter, replace it with 2 tablespoons of butter and 2 tablespoons of avocado.
  5. If you’re fully replacing butter with avocado, reduce your cooking temperature by 25 degrees Fahrenheit to prevent burning or browning.

Give it a try. It’s a small but mighty substitution – and every little bit counts! When you make small changes over and over again, it leads to big results.

Want more ideas? Check out these other healthy substitutions.

Bon appetite!

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Comments

  1. I love avocado. But don’t use it nearly enough, thanks for the tip.

  2. LOVE avocados. I mash it up and eat it with toast everyday; I use it instead of butter.

  3. Jonathan says:

    Hello Davey,

    Thanks for the tip and the good website/videos, etc.

    I wonder if your fitness programs (4 dvds) are closed captioned? I dont want to spend over $100 for something that I won’t understand, other than looking at your cute smile ๐Ÿ™‚

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  4. Two questions:

    What if we dont like avocado?
    Whats a Fahrenheit?

  5. nice trick, but it won’t melt on top of a steaming baked potato ๐Ÿ™

  6. You might want to check your biochemistry of fats, your so far off the mark on this being “healthy” Unless you want people to increases there risk of heart attacks, stroke, and insulin resistance.

    this is the same reason why you don’t heat/cook with virgin olive oil.

    Butter is much healthier than other fats when cooking as it is a milk fat.
    Or try coconut oil, which will also increase your DHA, and ketones that feed have high energy output.

    good place to start is any biochemistry 3rd year textbook. And Pub med.

    happy heart attacks

    -phd biochemistry, MD-

  7. christopher says:

    avocado sounds good-but isnt it high in cholesterol?

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