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How to Substitute Avocado for Butter in Desserts

As with all fruits and vegetables, wash avocados before cutting.
Check out our tips for how to choose and use California Avocados.

When you think of ways to use California Avocados, savory dishes like guacamole, toasts, or salads, come to mind. But have you ever considered using them as an ingredient for baking or for sweet dishes? 

California Avocados are known for their versatility, thanks to their soft texture and mild taste. They are the perfect creamy substitute for butter, oil, or cream for many dessert dishes. California Avocados are a healthy fat and can reduce your intake of saturated fat, cholesterol and sodium. 

So how can you use California Avocados for baking? When swapping out butter for avocados, a 1:1 ratio will work perfectly. Replace 1 cup of butter with 1 cup of pureed avocados. Here are some of the most popular California Avocado Dessert recipes that you can try: 

For more information on nutrition and avocado substitutions and sweet recipes, view the smart substitutions page.