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I'm talking about baked goods. Will it give a funny taste? Will it even work? Trying to stay away from canola oil.
 

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Have you tried Earth Balance? It replaces butter perfectly but it sounds like it maybe be more processed than what you are looking for. Sorry I don't have better advice! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/duck.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Duck">:
 

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Coconut oil can be tricky in baked goods. It melts at a lower temperature, so it reacts differently. Additionally, the flavor can be really good... or really awful in a given recipe. All I can say is, experiment with it. Sometimes you'll love it, other times you'll feed it to the ducks <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/winky.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Wink"><br><br>
Another option is Spectrum's organic shortening. It is palm kernal oil (or palm fruit oil, I don't recall which). It melts at a higher temp than the coconut oil and has a more neutral flavor.
 

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I have done it many times. I actually did it today with some pumpkin cookies. Turned out just fine.<br><br><br>
Ofcourse if it is a lower quality CO that has a funky taste/smell... THAT might make the recipe taste bad.
 

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Yep I use spectrum for veg*n baking purposes; it's palm kernel. For the record though it works like shortening rather than butter, as far as lift goes, but I haven't found that very problematic and it won't add any unwanted flavors.<br><br>
My mother also used safflower oil in a pie crust when she was visiting that was super yummy and I've been meaning to try...
 

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I loooveee Earth Balance!! The Whipped stuff works great for baking!!!
 
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