How to Make Olive Oil Taste Like Butter

Updated April 17, 2017

As delicious as butter is, the high fat content makes it unhealthy to consume all the time. Typical substitutions for butter include cooking and flavouring oils. Olive oil, which contains monounsaturated fat, is healthier than butter, as it can lower your cholesterol levels, according to Olive oil has its own distinct flavour, but if you are craving the flavour of butter, you can make a butter-flavoured olive-oil mixture as a flavouring oil for some of your favourite foods. Drizzle the oil over pasta, steak and popcorn.

Pour 1/2 cup olive oil into a small bowl.

Add 1 tbsp butter extract, and stir. Taste the mixture. If the flavour is not buttery enough for you, add another tablespoon of the extract. Combine the ingredients until the extract is fully mixed into the oil.

Pour the oil into a glass bottle with a spout. Store the bottle in the refrigerator, and use it within a month.


You can find butter extract at gourmet cooking and baking stores as well as from online vendors.

Things You'll Need

  • 1 to 2 tbsp butter extract
  • Glass bottle with spout
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Based in Los Angeles, Zora Hughes has been writing travel, parenting, cooking and relationship articles since 2010. Her work includes writing city profiles for Groupon. She also writes screenplays and won the S. Randolph Playwriting Award in 2004. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in television writing/producing and a Master of Arts Management in entertainment media management, both from Columbia College.