Can I use grapeseed oil instead of vegetable oil for a blueberry muffin recipe?

  • Posted by: TDeu
  • September 24, 2014


TDeu September 25, 2014
Oh, thanks! I did not know that. I use canola for frying, I guess I won't be using it again!
Susan W. September 25, 2014
Grapeseed is less processed and if you buy organic, I think it can't be GMO. I'm not positive about that. I have been told by an organic farmer that all rapeseed (aka canola) is GMO. I use ghee, avocado oil, duck fat or beef tallow to pan fry. I do use a mixture of grapeseed oil and avo oil to make mayo. I've become quite picky about the fats I use after lots of research. I'll stop now since this is a cooking site and not a health site. :)
TDeu September 25, 2014
Ha! Thanks! I appreciate it... I will pay more attention to oils/fats and will definitely try avocado oil and beef tallow that I have not used yet.
klrcon September 25, 2014
Interesting - I deliberately use grape seed in baked goods because it's one of the most neutral oils around - I find that canola oil gives baked goods a really "off" flavor that I don't like. So, bottom line, it should work out fine for you.
Susan W. September 25, 2014
Your palate is watching out for you. Canola is bad stuff. Did you know livestock won't eat feed that has canola oil on it? It's been processed over such high heat to remove the poisons that it's completely rancid before it is even bottled. There's an eye opening video on YouTube about it.
boulangere September 24, 2014
Yes. of course you can, but you may not like the taste. I use grape seed oil largely for its high flame point when sautéing. I don't care for its flavor in salad dressings or in baked goods. Canola oil has a more neutral flavor if you are going go be baking with it.
Susan W. September 24, 2014
Mine has zero odor and zero flavor.

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Susan W. September 24, 2014
Yes you can. It is a tasteless seed oil which is what you want.
TDeu September 24, 2014
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