Can You use olive oil instead of vegetable oil to cook brownies?

  • Posted by: Misty
  • September 14, 2013
  • 10814 views
  • 4 Comments

4 Comments

Mercy V. September 15, 2013
I have and it tasted just fine.
 
Diana B. September 14, 2013
If you're determined to use olive oil, I wonder if it would work if you used light olive oil, which has a lot less taste than EVOO?
 

Voted the Best Reply!

TobiT September 14, 2013
I've done this twice. The first time I also added a little orange extract and people went nuts over the brownies - everyone asked for the recipe. The second time I just did the evoo with no orange and it bombed. I guess the orange masked the olive flavor and complimented the chocolate well - without it it just tasted off.
 
ATG117 September 14, 2013
You'll be able to taste the olive oil, which is not usually what I'm going for with brownies.
 
Recommended by Food52