I found what seems like a delicious recipe for vegan cupcakes (making them for a vegan family coming to my son's birthday). The only ingredient I don't have and absolutely don't want to buy is canola/vegetable oil. I'm pretty sure I can use coconut oil instead but do I change the measurement or do anything else differently? Baking is not my "thing."
Also, it asks for 2 tablespoons of almond meal. Is that the same as almond flour and what is it's purpose (APF is used in the rest of the recipe)?
Thanks in advance!
I use coconut oil 90% of the time when baking. I use the same measurement as when using other oil.
There is a difference between almond flour and meal.
Meal has almond skins and is "chunkier" than the flour version.
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I have used coconut oil many times, you may need to melt it for it to mix in well. You can keep the same measurements though. As to the almond meal,I assume they are using it because it is good for flavor, texture and also adds protein. Good luck with your cupcakes : )
Coming in from the main page, but can you tell us how they tasted? I think that sounds delicious, and I might want to try it sometime. Thanks!
They were good! My only complaint was that the bottom of the cupcake liners were really oily...
Here is the website with the recipe! I wanted soy free and found it!!! The almond meal gave it a great flavor, as well as the coconut milk and oil. mmmmm.
Oh yes, I always use either coconut oil or butter for baking. MMMM!
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Here's some more info on coconut oil:
On a search for coconut v canola