Is margarine a good replacement for butter?

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  1. Dense Densyang profile image76
    Dense Densyangposted 2 years ago

    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?

    1. Kathryn L Hill profile image76
      Kathryn L Hillposted 2 years agoin reply to this


      1. Dense Densyang profile image76
        Dense Densyangposted 2 years agoin reply to this

        Thank you for the info, Kathryn!

  2. Imogen French profile image84
    Imogen Frenchposted 2 years ago

    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 :-)

    1. Dense Densyang profile image76
      Dense Densyangposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      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.

      1. Beanie Lei profile image82
        Beanie Leiposted 2 years agoin reply to this

        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 :-)

  3. Victoria Greywing profile image82
    Victoria Greywingposted 2 years ago

    I prefer butter and always use it. I think it's more natural and healthier than margarine. But the healthiest choice is olive oil

  4. anav12 profile image43
    anav12posted 23 months ago

    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.

  5. Ferd H profile image66
    Ferd Hposted 19 months ago

    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.


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