Today’s post comes from the files of “Captain Obvious”! I mean really…making your own Cooking Spray is about as easy as “making” a bowl of cereal with milk…but for WHATEVER reason, it wasn’t until I happened to see this pin on Pinterest that it even occurred to me to “make” it.
And I probably STILL wouldn’t have tried “making it” if it weren’t for No. 2 son requesting GF cornbread today.
I was on the very last spray in my can of spray canola oil and had zero desire to go to the store to buy more. Sure, I could have just “greased” the pan with some butter or shortening, but that didn’t seem all that appealing either, especially when I remembered the “Make Your Own Cooking Spray” idea!
- It’s as easy as 1 (pour) – 2 (shake) - 3 (spray)!
- It cuts the amount of fat you use when cooking.
- It saves money!
- It eliminates nasty additives like BUTANE??
- No sticky residue build-up on pans!
Well, I don’t know about you….but that is MORE than enough reasons for me to NEVER buy another one of those ridiculously over-priced cans.
Ready to find out how to make it??
To make your own cooking spray……pour oil and water into a spray bottle and shake well before use.
Well OK, that is the EXTREMELY simplified version…but you get the picture. The EXTREMELY complicated version isn’t much different. :-)
Homemade Cooking Spray
1 part olive oil (or your choice of oil)
5 parts water
1 misting spray bottle
Mix in your spray bottle 1 part olive oil to 5 parts water. In my 12 ounce bottle, I poured in 2 ounces of canola oil and added 10 ounces of water. Shake well and you’re done. That’s it. Store in a cool, dark place.
I just used plain canola oil because I was out of olive oil. I think I will try that next time. Both worked well. I just prefer the taste, texture, and performance of olive oil.
Finally, just for fun, I printed out a “Cooking Spray” label and slapped it on the bottle just so there would be no mistakes. And since most likely the spray bottle will be handled by oily, messy hands in the kitchen, I covered the whole label with clear, packaging tape.
I can hardly wait to use it again! I feel another batch of GF Cornbread coming on. I’m sure No. 2 son won’t mind. :-)
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