For those of you thinking about following a Paleo diet, butter isn’t the only option you have when it comes to baking, especially when there are healthier alternatives. Yes, grass-fed butter is recommended but exploring other options is also recommended. It’s worth noting that butter has a high saturated fat content, which seems obvious, but did you know that some people have allergies to it. As an option, try replacing the butter in your Paleo recipes with healthier ingredients.
Ingredients such as olive oil, coconut oil, or macadamia oil boast health benefits not found in butter. They are often packed with more antioxidants and healthier fats. For example, olive oil has monounsaturated fat that could have a positive impact on your body, such as lowering cholesterol and blood sugar levels (per Medical News Today).
Coconut oil is found in many Paleo recipes and with good reason, according to Paleo Grubs. In comparison to other oils, virgin coconut oil is less processed. There are other healthy fat alternatives to use in place of butter — applesauce, nut butters, pumpkin puree, avocado, or greek yogurt come to mind. Choose one (or even several healthy fats) to bake with when making your next Paleo-friendly treat at home.