Holiday Baking with Canola Oil

5 Helpful Holiday Baking Tips Using Canola Oil:

1. When a recipe calls for sticky ingredients coat your measuring cup with a bit of canola oil first – molasses or honey will slide right out!

2. Canola oil can be used in place of solid fat for most cake and muffin recipes. Other types of recipes would need to be tested.

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3. If your recipe requires deep frying – choose canola oil, it can take the heat, it has a neutral flavour and you’ll have crispy, delicious end product you are sure to love.


4. Before melting chocolate, add 1 – 2 tsp of canola oil; this keeps it shiny, smooth and easy to drizzle or dip.


5. If a recipe calls for vegetable oil, use canola oil – it is Canadian AND it provides more of the good fats than any other popular cooking oil.



Eat Well…Jenn

71 thoughts on “Holiday Baking with Canola Oil

  1. thats a really tough call.. ive been doing alot of cheesecake bars.. id like to do macaroons for the holidays, and maybe gingerbread

  2. Oh I have so many different baking to do for the holidays I give them as gifts my short bread, ginger snaps, oh Henry bars, sugar cookies. Love the holidays for baking.

  3. I have been using canola oil in my baking quite a bit lately (ever since July when I stopped at a booth at the Calgary Stampede). It is very convenient as I always have it in the pantry and is very easy to measure.

  4. My favourite thing to bake is oatmeal cookiies.
    There are two sep times listed for Thursday twitter. The photo shows 7 pm but below it states 8 pm? Please clarify

  5. Shortbread cookies are on my must bake holiday list along with
    ginger bread cookies and butter tarts.

  6. Ginger snaps! I make a big batch and freeze the dough and make fresh pans of it all season long.

  7. we have a huge family dinner on the 24th of Dec and my family loves there desserts, not only that we bake to sell to raise funds for our local toy drive.

  8. Canola oil is my vegetable oil of choice because it has such a mild flavor and is perfect for baking and cooking, it also tastes fantastic in salad dressings. I recently was introduced to extra virgin canola oil by a chef friend of mine and it has such a wonderfully nutty taste while being nut and peanut-free. Love it 🙂

  9. Mini cherry cheesecakes and creamy whipped shortbread cookies with toblerone pieces in the middle!

  10. I bake for family, friends and neighbors during the holidays. So many favorites include: pralines, snowballs, date nut pinwheels, Chocolate mint cookies/an Andes mint swirled on top, ginger snaps, ice box cookies (like shortbread with pecans), decorated cut out sugar cookies, poppyseed bread, fudge…

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