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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?

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