Food - Drink
The 12 Best Avocado Oil Substitutes
By SARA KLIMEK
Coconut Oil
Coconut oil is a rich source of mono-saturated fats and has a relatively mild undertone. Both refined and unrefined coconut oil stays at a solid state below 76 F but can be quickly melted into an oil, making it a superior choice for baking instead of avocado oil.
Sesame Oil
While it is a great substitute, sesame oil has a distinct flavor that makes it overpowering in dishes, so it’s not recommended for baking. Raw sesame oil is a good choice for shallow frying or roasting, while toasted sesame oil is perfect for fresh salads' garnish or flavor.
Peanut Oil
Peanut oil has a somewhat nutty undertone and high smoke point, and can be used in many cooking methods such as frying and dressing. However, peanut oil cannot be substituted for avocado oil in all recipes due to its pungent odor and flavor.
Grapeseed Oil
Grapeseed oil is known for its mild and neutral taste and several nutritional qualities, such as rich vitamin E and linoleic acid. Grapeseed oil is a good substitute for avocado oil in vinaigrettes, baking, or stir-frying.
Macadamia Nut Oil
Macadamia nut oil has a substantially longer shelf life and does not go rancid as rapidly as other nut and seed oils. It is a liquid at room temperature and has one of the higher smoke points (410 F), making it a suitable alternative in high-heat dishes such as stir-frying and pan-searing.