Can I use olive oil in brownies instead of vegetable oil?
Yes, you can. Fat is fat is fat when it comes to cooking. You can use olive oil, butter, lard, bacon fat, margarine (if you want to die a slow death from trans fats). As far as the method is concerned, there is no appreciable difference. Just keep in mind that whatever fat product you use, you will also impart the flavor of that product to your brownies. I think that's where the "nos" are coming from.
So if you use olive oil, you will have brownies with a hint of olive. If you use bacon fat, you will have bacon-flavored brownies, which actually sounds pretty awesome.
I use half olive oil and half coconut oil (adds a nice flavor) which are both better for you than vegetable oil or canola oil or margarine (which is disgusting and should never ever be used). If you do not want to use any of those, butter is much better than margarine!
Absolutely! I made brownies yesterday with olive oil. It is a healthier alternative, and the kids will never know! shhh!
You can melt down some margarine and use that in an equal amount instead.
Sure you can use it its just more expensive, it will taste fine.
no like itchi said marge or butter also will work
ew. use canola oil.