Butter to Olive Oil Conversion Chart

January 27, 2016

Use Olive Oil Instead of Butter

Make a heart healthy substitution for your family. Substitute olive oil for butter in many recipes, including baking. Use the below chart to convert your recipes and to reduce cholesterol and saturated fat content.

We get it, sometimes there is no substitute for butter - but this simple swap works more often than you might think, especially in recipes that call for softened or melted butter. Baked goods made with olive oil have great texture and stay moist longer. Try a pure or light olive oil for a milder taste, or experiment with a fruitier extra virgin oil for more complexity. 

Need some ideas? Try this recipe for Vegetable Frittata, Chocolate Chip Cookies made with Olive Oil or Olive Oil Brownies.

BUTTER OLIVE OIL
1 TEASPOON ¾ TEASPOON
1 TABLESPOON 2-¼ TEASPOONS
2 TABLESPOONS 1-½ TABLESPOONS
¼ CUP (1/2 stick) 3 TABLESPOONS
½ CUP (1 stick) ¼ CUP + 2 TABLESPOONS
⅔ CUP ½ CUP
¾ CUP ½ CUP + 1 TABLESPOON
1 CUP (2 sticks) ¾ CUP
2 CUPS (4 sticks) 1-½ CUPS

If you are using the metric system, check to see if you recipe measures the butter in grams or ml.

Use the chart below to convert butter in millilitres (liquid measures) to olive oil in your recipes. 

Butter (mL) Olive Oil (mL)
100 ml 75 ml
200 ml 150 ml
300 ml 225 ml
400 ml 300 ml
500 ml 375 ml
600 ml 450 ml
700 ml 525 ml
800 ml 600 ml
900 ml 675 ml
1000 ml 750 ml

If your recipe lists butter in grams (by weight), use this chart to convert into liquid measures (mL).

Butter (g) Olive Oil (mL)
100 g 78 ml
200 g 156 ml
300 g 234 ml
400 g 312 ml
500 g 390 ml
600 g 468 ml
700 g 546 ml
800 g 624 ml
900 g 702 ml
1000 g 780 ml

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