what is the best butter substitute for vegan baking ( for a peach cobbler)

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Lesley August 12, 2018
Coconut oil is considered one of the "good fats" and works well in most baking recipes.
 
debi August 10, 2018
I find Earth Balance to have a weird chemically aftertaste. I use coconut oil - refined if you don't want any coconut flavor, unrefined if you don't mind it.
 
Ttrockwood August 10, 2018
Earth Balance “original”, they make baking sticks but the stuff in the tub is the same, just easier to measure with the sticks.
 
Nancy August 9, 2018
If you are working from an original recipe that uses butter, remember that it is only about 80-82% fat (the rest is basically water).
Margarine can be used 1:1 for butter.
If you use oil as a replacement, use 1/5 less of it than the butter amount in original recipe (e.g. 13 tbsp instead of 16 tbsp if recipe calls for one cup), and restore the water (3 tbsp in this example).
 
Smaug August 10, 2018
The max allowable water content for butter is 20%- the list I looked at (widely available brands of US style butter) had most of them around 17%.
 
marie95 August 8, 2018
earth balance brand margarine bars; it is salty so decrease the amount of salt if the recipe calls for unsalted butter plus additional salt
 
Nancy W. August 8, 2018
Margarine or coconut oil. Both are full of saturated fat though, so not very good for you.
 
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