Not only will coconut oil leave you with dewy skin and shiny hair, but it’s also a delicious butter substitute.
Nutrition: It’s rich in healthy fats that actually boost fat burning in your body. It also provides quick, sustainable energy to your brain, helping you focus and avoid that 4 p.m. slump. Still, nutritionists say it’s not a superfood, so maybe use this option sparingly.
Best For: Baked goods (its coconutty flavor will come through).
Is there anything avocados can’t do? They not only make delicious savory recipes, but now they can even replace the butter in your brownies.
Nutrition: Avocados are rich in healthy fats and antioxidants. They’re also heart-healthy, high in fiber for improved digestion, and they have these 7 little-known powerhouse benefits, too.
Best For: Topping toast or mixed into a rich, chocolaty batter (the green color can turn a little brown).
Bananas may just be the most versatile fruit and can replace butter in any of your favorite sweet treats.
Nutrition: We all know bananas for their potassium levels, but they’re also rich in fiber to help with weight loss.
Best For: Making cookies, pancakes or waffles (they can replace the butter or oil in most baked goods).