While some people prefer to substitute oil for butter because it is known to be healthier, others are looking to substitute the other way around. Butter offers a fuller, richer flavor than oil, and if you are looking for an authentic, buttery taste, oil cannot compare. The process to substitute this ingredient is quick and simple.

Look up the amount of oil that your recipe calls for.

Perform the conversion: you will need 1 1/4 cup butter for every 1 cup oil.

Measure the necessary amount of butter and place it in a microwavable cup.

Microwave on high for 30 seconds or until the butter is fully melted.

Add melted butter to your recipe.


One standard stick of butter is equal to 1/2 cup.

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Brittney Horwitz

Brittney Horwitz started writing professionally in 2009 when she became the editor of "Mother's Helper," a bimonthly magazine geared toward busy mothers in the New York metro area. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in elementary education and Judaic studies from Stern College.