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Created on: 05/18/12 09:16 PM Views: 3804 Replies: 15
Suggestions for alternative to butter
Posted Friday, May 18, 2012 at 9:16 PM

I'm looking for something to use in baking for butter that is not oil or "fake", I love the chocolate-peanut butter-oatmeal no bake cookies but it calls for milk and butter....I think coconut milk would be a good for the milk but what can I use for the butter? ......suggestions or should I just give it up???

“Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food”~Hippocrates

RE: Suggestions for alternative to butter
Posted Friday, May 18, 2012 at 9:22 PM

How much butter is it asking for? Can you just leave it out?

I know in many recipes you can substitute applesauce for the oil - maybe for butter too??

Vikki ~

RE: Suggestions for alternative to butter
Posted Friday, May 18, 2012 at 9:29 PM

It calls for one stick of butter, I have used applesauce as a sub in some baking but I don't think it is the right texture for this recipe. I was thinking of using plain soy or coconut yogurt.....has anyone used this as an alternative in baking?

“Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food”~Hippocrates

RE: Suggestions for alternative to butter
Posted Friday, May 18, 2012 at 9:43 PM

What about coconut oil? It does not carry the expected flavor of coconut, so you can use whatever plant milk you like, but it is semi solid, and rather butter like in texture.

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RE: Suggestions for alternative to butter
Posted Friday, May 18, 2012 at 9:44 PM

Look for a similar recipe online.

FatFreeVegan.com
HappyHerbivore.com

Those are my 2 favorites, but I'm sure there are others.

Or google Vegan______cookies - you may find something similar that you can try.

Vikki ~

RE: Suggestions for alternative to butter
Posted Friday, May 18, 2012 at 10:02 PM

I have both of those on my bookmarks and have had GREAT results from their recipes however I've not had very good results (in my opinion) on any desserts....so I'm trying to "veganize" one of my favorite cookie recipes.....stay tuned for results Laughing

“Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food”~Hippocrates

RE: Suggestions for alternative to butter
Posted Friday, May 18, 2012 at 10:04 PM

what is the fat content of coconut oil? I just try of avoid as much oil as possible....

“Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food”~Hippocrates

RE: Suggestions for alternative to butter
Posted Friday, May 18, 2012 at 10:32 PM

I agree about the oil. Try to avoid it. NO - don't try, just avoid it.

Vikki ~

RE: Suggestions for alternative to butter
Posted Sunday, May 20, 2012 at 9:11 PM

I have never put butter in my no bake cookies. the peanut butter itself has enough gooey oilness. I don't recommend coconut oil. Coconut is so trendy right now, but it's still high in fat; I don't care if it's a medium chain fatty acid or not.

I say replace the butter with more peanut butter and see how that goes.

RE: Suggestions for alternative to butter
Posted Sunday, May 20, 2012 at 10:34 PM

Thanks everyone! I'm going to try the no butter.....I'll let you know how they turn out Very Happy

“Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food”~Hippocrates

RE: Suggestions for alternative to butter
Posted Monday, May 28, 2012 at 6:44 AM

hi,

Im way late in answering this as Ive been busy and just checking back into the forum after a few weeks away.

I hope your cookies came out well sans butter. if not try a firm banana (not overripe). I came across a recipe for vegan scones that uses banana in place of the butter. They came out fine so it may work for your cookies.

Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food - Hippocrates.

RE: Suggestions for alternative to butter
Posted Monday, May 28, 2012 at 6:45 AM

oops

Been gone too long. Doing the double post thing. Sorry folks.

Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food - Hippocrates.

Edited 05/28/12 6:46 AM
RE: Suggestions for alternative to butter
Posted Monday, May 28, 2012 at 7:59 AM

Cookies were a success. Smile I used one pureed avocado in place of one cup of butter and they turned out great! Best cookie I have made since going Vegan.

“Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food”~Hippocrates

RE: Suggestions for alternative to butter
Posted Monday, May 28, 2012 at 7:59 AM

Cookies were a success. Smile I used one pureed avocado in place of one cup of butter and they turned out great! Best cookie I have made since going Vegan.

“Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food”~Hippocrates

RE: Suggestions for alternative to butter
Posted Tuesday, May 29, 2012 at 12:17 PM

I'm sorry if I missed it, but could you please share the recipe. This sounds really good. Thank you.

RE: Suggestions for alternative to butter
Posted Friday, June 8, 2012 at 9:40 PM

for all who want to try.....

Chocolate Peanut Butter No Bake Cookies
Ingredients
•   1 1/4 cups raw sugar
•   4 tablespoons cocoa
•   1 ripe avocado pureed
•   1/2 cup almond or lite coconut milk
(I used half of both!)
•   1 cup organic peanut butter
•   1 tablespoon vanilla
•   3 1/2 cups oatmeal
(3 cups of quick oats.5cup of thick oats)
•   Parchment paper

Directions:
In a heavy saucepan bring to a boil, the sugar, cocoa, avocado and milk. Let boil for 1 minute then add peanut butter, vanilla and oatmeal. On a sheet of parchment paper, drop mixture by the teaspoonfuls, until cooled and hardened. Always better after a day in the fridge.
Enjoy and let me know what you think
Smile

“Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food”~Hippocrates


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