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Olive Oil TipsMost people know that they can use olive oil for cooking their favorite recipes, however, it often surprises people to find out that baking with olive oil is a healthy option as well. Here are our most helpful tips and delicious uses for olive oil in baking.

Baking With Olive Oil

  • Choose a delicate, late harvest olive oil with nutty, buttery or fruity notes for baking. Stay away from the more intense, Italian, or Tuscan varieties.
  • Substitute olive oil for butter in pie crust. Simply chill the olive oil in the freezer using a zip-sealed bag for 2-3 hours until it is the consistency of honey.
  • Olive oil is high in Vitamin E, which aids in keeping your baked goods fresher for longer.
  • Use olive oil in place of vegetable oil for chewy brownies or moist cakes and muffins.
  • Use an olive oil with nutty or buttery notes to make your cookies light and flavorful.
  • Brush olive oil on your baking pan or cookie sheet to ensure your baked goods lift right out of the pan.
  • Add a fruity olive oil to strawberry shortcake or rhubarb pie.
  • Drizzle olive oil over dark chocolate fudge cake.
  • Thinly coat your hands with olive oil to help keep dough from sticking.
  • You can even bake with our buttery, traditional Olivum Reserve Late Harvest Olive Oil, or add our D'Luscious Lemon Olive Oil to brownies for a delicious hint of Meyer lemon.