I need a substitute for 1/4 cup coconut oil, for paleo, fruit and nut, health bars, can you help

  • Posted by: Pamela
  • September 10, 2015
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5 Comments

PieceOfLayerCake September 10, 2015
While I don't know anything about the recipe, the only thing I'm concerned with is that coconut oil is saturated and therefore solid at room temperature vs an unsaturated fat (like olive) that is liquid. Any paleo-friendly oil should work, but the texture will be different. That could be a good thing, it could be a bad one. I say just experiment.
 
Susan W. September 10, 2015
You can probably use any oil you would like in a bar. Just an FYI, if you are a Costco shopper, they carry huge containers of Nutiva, a really nice coconut oil for a great price. The last time I purchased it, it was 78 ounces for just over $20.
 
sdebrango September 10, 2015
Not sure it's paleo but I use olive oil in granola should work in the bars.
 
Susan W. September 10, 2015
Olive oil is very Paleo. It's seed oils that aren't. :)
 
PieceOfLayerCake September 10, 2015
If I'm understanding correctly, you need these to be paleo, healthy and cheap?
 
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