Is margarine a good replacement for butter?
I am just curious because whenever I search for recipes I often see butter is used. However, we seldom use or buy butter at home, it's always margarine. Can I still make pancakes or no oven recipes using margarine or no?
You can usually substitute butter for margarine, but watch out for the low fat margarines, which can have a higher water content and are not really suitable for baking or frying. Personally I always use butter, it's a more natural ingredient without the additives you find in margarine, and in my opinion always tastes a whole lot better :-)
Oh. I don't know that at all. Thank you for the information!~ I've actually read articles online about margarine and butter and some say that margarine is better than butter. When I used it few days ago, for making banana pancake it was not good at all.
I don't think margarine can replace butter because their ingredients are completely different. Since their ingredients are different, they taste different and will need different cooking conditions, meaning that you will need to adjust the way you cook if you are using margarine, and the recipe calls for butter. My friends who can't get butter rely on cooking oil, and there are lots of delicious recipes for pancakes and sponge cakes out there which are butter-free.
Imogen also raises a good point about butter being natural. I think butter has been around for thousands of years, and I'd go with the butter simply because margarine is still establishing itself :-)
I prefer butter and always use it. I think it's more natural and healthier than margarine. But the healthiest choice is olive oil
Yes, margarine usually doesn't provide much when it comes to flavor and texture. To maintain the quality and flavor of baked goods, you should avoid using margarine as a butter alternative.
Margarine is basically fake butter and as far as I know they're not good for you health-wise.
But if you're asking more about the taste, then I'm not sure.
by Susannah Birch 9 years ago
What happens if you don't include the margarine/butter in the muffin mix?I forgot to add the margarine to a premade muffin mix. They're currently in the oven. Will there be a big difference?
by Newton's Rival 12 years ago
Check out my recipe hub, and please give me some ideas. Would greatly appreciate it.
by shriash 10 years ago
1. olive oil2. corn oil3. cocount oil4. sunflower oil
by Paul Edmondson 10 years ago
Why are cookies baked with butter flatter than cookies made with margarine?When I bake cookies with butter they come out flatter than when I bake them with margarine. Why?
by goody7 8 years ago
What do you eat for breakfast to get your day started?
by Susan Zutautas 8 years ago
What can I substitute for vegetable oil in a cake mix?I went to bake a cake this morning and realized that I don't have any vegetable oil. Is there something that I can use other than vegetable oil? Would Extra Virgin Olive Oil work?
Copyright © 2021 Maven Media Brands, LLC and respective content providers on this website. HubPages® is a registered trademark of Maven Coalition, Inc. Other product and company names shown may be trademarks of their respective owners. Maven Media Brands, LLC and respective content providers to this website may receive compensation for some links to products and services on this website.
|HubPages Device ID||This is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.|
|Login||This is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.|
|HubPages Traffic Pixel||This is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.|
|Remarketing Pixels||We may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.|
|Conversion Tracking Pixels||We may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.|