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    Primal Baking & Oil Question

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    Okay, it's almost Thanksgiving and want to make something for when I arrive as a guest at my friend's house. I want to make a pumpkin bread (yes, I know heaven forbid bread) but it calls for oil which in my SAD days you know it was corn or canola...but since that crap is out of the house I need some help from the Primal Experts here at MDA.

    Suggestions on alternatives for "oil" in a recipe? I readily have coconut oil available in the house and applesauce... Thoughts?

    Thoughts and suggestions would be appreciated. And please don't hate me for baking bread. It's a good way for me to get rid of the leftover flour...I hate wasting food...
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    applesauce, IMO, makes a great oil replacement. If you want to keep the oil in the recipe, I can't recommend macadamia oil enough. It's sweet to the taste. However, now that I think of it, it might do weird oxidation things if baked. I know avocado oil is good for warmer temperatures, though, and also has a mild pleasant flavor. Oh and cacao butter. Someone else might know how hazelnut oil reacts to higher temps.
    And then, ya know, there's always pastured LARD.
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    Macadamia oil has a fairly neutral flavour, and comparatively good nutritional profile.

    Is Macadamia Nut Oil Healthy? | Mark's Daily Apple

    Coconut oil will make your bread taste coconutty ... if that's what you like, fine, but just be aware.

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    Um, butter.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jkr View Post
    Um, butter.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jkr View Post
    Um, butter.
    what if you're paleo though? butter & ghee is out.
    not me, jus'sayin for the OP.
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    I've used lard in place of oil with great results - I use it when I make gluten free birthday cakes for the kids. Gives a nice sort of crispy-ness to the edges of baked goods, IME. Yummy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dr. Bork Bork View Post
    what if you're paleo though? butter & ghee is out.
    not me, jus'sayin for the OP.
    I figured if she's eating wheat, butter wasn't a big deal.

    OP, wheat isn't food. Throw the $2 worth of poison away. ;-)

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    Quote Originally Posted by jkr View Post
    I figured if she's eating wheat, butter wasn't a big deal.

    OP, wheat isn't food. Throw the $2 worth of poison away. ;-)
    Yes, I know it's poison. I'm not eating the bread. It's my contribution to a Thanksgiving I have to go to... As I said, I hate seeing food or foodish-poison going to waste when others would enjoy it.
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    How about maple bacon grease:-)

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