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Extra virgin olive oil is a great baking alternative for butter and other cooking oils due to its wide range of nutritional benefits. It's full of vitamins and healthy fats, and is often found in an array of health and skincare products. It's also packed with polyphenols, a special type of antioxidant that has been linked to the numerous benefits of the "Mediterranean diet," which include reducing the risk of heart disease, high blood pressure, cholesterol, and cancer. When substituting extra virgin olive oil for other cooking oils, SAVEUR Test Kitchen Director Kat Craddock recommends swapping them out in equal parts. However, if you're substituting olive oil for butter, she suggests using 3/4 the amount of oil as butter—i.e. for 1/2 cup of butter, use six tablespoons of oil.