Home Cooking

Quick breads: oil vs. butter


Live your best food life.

Sign up to discover your next favorite restaurant, recipe, or cookbook in the largest community of knowledgeable food enthusiasts.
Sign Up For Free
Home Cooking 11

Quick breads: oil vs. butter

saraeanderson | Nov 4, 2007 06:41 PM

I've been on a big quick bread/muffin kick lately, and I can't figure out the difference between using oil and using butter. When I think quick bread, I generally think that it's going to involve oil, which I think of as a million times simpler than waiting for butter to soften!

Anyway, is there a good rule of thumb about when butter is used in a quick bread and when oil is used? Is that rule affected by the presence of a fruit puree (like pumpkin or banana)?

Most importantly - my grandma gave me her banana bread recipe that calls for a stick of butter, but I don't wanna wait for the butter to soften. Will I regret using oil instead?

Want to stay up to date with this post?

Recommended From Chowhound