If you’ve been doing some research on healthy foods and have come to the conclusion that you want to attempt to eat oil free, we have you covered. It is indeed possible to eat delicious food without oil. There are other healthy fats out there like avocado and seeds. There are also ingredients you can use to get that perfect crispiness on your food without oil. When it comes to baking, there are also other yummy ingredients you can use for tasty, oil-free baking.
There are even cookware and cooking appliance made specifically to simplify your cooking and help you get by without oil like nonstick pans, air-fryers, and more! We want to help you get started so we put together 15 products available on Amazon to help you on your new oil-free journey divided by cookware/kitchen appliances and actual ingredients that you’ll need to replace oil. Enjoy!
1. New House Kitchen Digital 3.5 LiterAir Fryer
With an air-fryer you can air fry vegetables, pizza, frozen foods and leftovers to an even crisp without oil, or just less oil if you’re taking it step by step. The temperature on this New House Kitchen Digital 3.5 LiterAir Fryer adjusts from 175 to 400 degrees Fahrenheit. You can even switch between celsius and Fahrenheit for whichever you prefer. The compact size means it can easily fit on the counter or be stored in the pantry. The basket is removable and dishwasher-sage, as well as non-stick! It costs $64.99.
Donna says, “Easy to use and clean. I just love it. Just me and my husband and it is just the right size for us. Just wish the cord was detachable. Food gets real crispy and juicy. love that. Perfect for 2 people if you have a larger family get the bigger one…. highly recommend.”
2. VPCOK Hot Air Fryer Without Oil
Source: VPCOK Hot Air Fryer Without Oil
The VPCOK Hot Air Fryer is made of high-quality and high-temperature shell to prevent burns and non-stick coating that makes it safe and non-toxic. The fry basket can be separated and has a hollow design on the bottom to help get rid of unwanted fats in the food. The price is $74.77.
An Amazon customer says, “This is a very valuable machine. I am a person who wants to lose weight but wants to eat fried food. This air fryer can be cooked without oil. I often use it for French fries. I like it very much. It’s easy to use.”
3. COSORI Air Fryer 3.7QT Electric Hot Air Fryers Oven Oilless Cooker
The COSORI Air Fryer has an ergonomic angled display and fits nicely on a countertop because of its slim build. It comes with a dual-layer rack and 4 skewers, to help you cook more at once. It cooks faster than a conventional oven and gets your food even crispier. It’s available in three colors: Black, Burgundy Red, and White. The price varies by color from $89.98 to $99.99.
Steve says, “If you haven’t tried an air fryer yet, you’re missing out. I went with this brand because it looks modern not egg shaped and most other brands had issues with the basket rusting or flaking off with time. This one doesn’t seem like it will have that issue if cleaned correctly.”
4. MICHELANGELO 8 Inch Frying Pan with Lid, Ultra Nonstick Small Frying Pan with Ceramic Titanium Coating
This Ultra Nonstick Small Frying Pan is scratch resistant and everything slides right off. It’s ideal for those who want to use minimal oil. The food fries quickly and evenly, and you shouldn’t experience any chipping, peeling, or flaking. The stainless steel handle can resist high temperature cooking and is oven safe. Including the lid, the price is $30.99.
Jim says, “This is an outstanding fry pan, nothing sticks to it. It seems to cook the food pretty fast. Love it.”
5. COOKER KING Ceramic Nonstick Frying Pans
COOKER KING Ceramic Nonstick Frying Pans set includes 8-inch, 10-inch, and 12-inch nonstick skillets. They’re free of PFOA, PFAS, and Cadmium to ensure that your cooking will be free of toxic fumes. They’re dishwasher safe, compatible with all stovetops, and oven safe up to 480 degrees Fahrenheit. The set costs $56.99.
An Amazon customer says, “I’ll say I was surprised when I received the package with cat’s design on the cardboard, I was wondering if I received the wrong package, but then when I checked the inside and then I learned that the cardboard was an eco-friendly box that we can turn into pet’s house, and I happen to have cats, so I’ll say the box idea’s thoughtful, pans for me, cardboard for my cats! So I’ve been using this for a couple weeks, they are sturdy, well-made and cook food nicely. I’ve never had anything stick, with these pans I also can use less oil/butter or even none […] They’re really non-stick which makes cleaning up easy peasy. Great pans for great price! I highly recommend this set.”
6. Saflon Titanium Nonstick Fry Pan
Source: Saflon Titanium Nonstick Fry Pan
This Saflon Titanium Nonstick Fry Pan is coated with three layers of QuanTanium nonstick titanium coating. It’s also scratch resistant. It’s dishwasher safe and free of PFOA, lead, and cadmium. It’s available in three sizes: 8-inch, 9.5-inch, and 11-inch, and in two colors: gray and red. The price for the 11-inch red pan is $39.99.
Joseph says, “I’m so impressed a bought another for camper. Shortly after receiving this item it was left on the stove with the heat on. All liquid long ago evaporated,pan black hot and dry and I just assumed it was ruined. To my pleasant surprise after a not to hard a clean it looked as good and works as good as new. Not something you would expect from a nonstick pan. worth the little extra from a product that will last. I seldom wright reviews but in this item is outstanding.”
7. Rubber Spatulas Silicone Heat Resistant for Non Stick Cookware
When cooking oil-free and using nonstick cookware, even when they claim to be scratch resistant, it’s best to do your best to prevent scratching it. That’s where these Rubber Spatulas Silicone Heat Resistant for Non Stick Cookware come in! They can be used on glass cookware, any Teflon enamel pot, pan, or griddle, and can handle heat up to 450 degrees Fahrenheit. This set is available in seven colors: Lime Green, Apple Red, Midnight Black, Pacific Blue, Royal Purple, Slate Gray, and Tangerine Orange. The prices varies by color from $9.96 to $11.96.
An Amazon customer says, “These are really good spatulas. I like them because they are all in one with no possibility of coming apart. The material is strong yet pliable.”
8. Silicone Baking Mats
Source: Silicone Baking Mats
If you’re truly going oil-free, then you have to consider the oil you use when baking too! Something we commonly do when baking, is oil our baking pans. These Silicone Baking Mats can help you skip that step. They’re made from durable, flexible, food-grade silicone that is safe in the oven up to 490 degrees Fahrenheit. Not only will these help you skip the oil, but they’ll save you money on parchment paper and are eco-friendly since you can keep reusing them over and over again. The price for this set of 2 is $9.49.
An Amazon customer says, “These are fantastic! I have heard good things about reusable baking mats, but was skeptical if they really worked and if they would cause the bottoms of food to be soggy. Thankfully, they work wonderfully. I used them for the first time to make cinnamon rolls and they were honestly the best cinnamon rolls I have ever made. Usually the bottoms are always burnt by the time the top portion is cooked, no matter what I have used. These mats allowed everything to cook uniformly with no burnt or soggy bottoms. Very pleased and very happy to find something reusable that works.”
9. Low-Sodium Imagine Organic Vegetable Broth
When it comes to sautéing, you can replace that bit of oil with some vegetable broth! It’s much healthier, and this Low-Sodium Imagine Organic Vegetable Broth is made with fresh organic carrots, celery, tomatoes, onions, herbs, and spices. It’s also non-GMO, gluten-free, soy-free, and dairy-free. It costs $5.40.
Karen says, “My first choice when looking for a broth for a vegetarian soup or chili. Excellent flavor.”
10. Pack of 12 Swanson Organic Vegetable Broth
Swanson Organic Vegetable Broth is made with organic, sun-ripened vegetables that are picked at the peak of freshness and sea salt and spices. It’s free of GMOS, MSG, preservatives, and artificial flavors and colors. This pack of twelve 32-ounce resealable cartons costs $43.75.
Tracy says, “I’ve tried any number of pre-packaged vegetable broths and most of them have been bitter disappointments being either nearly flavorless, too salty, or tasting strongly of one vegetable to the exclusion of all others. Swanson seems to have gotten the mix right with a good depth of flavor without the addition of too much salt.”
11. Mott’s Unsweetened Applesauce (Pack of 8)
Source: Mott’s Unsweetened Applesauce
Applesauce is a wonderful oil replacement in baking recipes! Mott’s Unsweetened Applesauce is a great source of vitamin C and does not contain added sugars. This eight-pack of 48-ounce jars costs $28.72.
Kat says, “This is great applesauce. I really love the fact that it is all natural, and no sugar added.”
12. Happy Belly Organic 100% Pumpkin (Pack of 12)
Source: Happy Belly Organic 100% Pumpkin
Like applesauce, pumpkin puree is another great oil alternative for baking! Happy Belly Organic 100% Pumpkin is certified organic, grown in the USA, kosher, gluten-free, fat-free, and has no added sugars. This twelve-pack of 15-ounce cans costs $22.50.
An Amazon customer says, “This is so tasty! It is only one ingredient, and has no added sugar. As someone who has health issues relating to added sugars and bulking ingredients in canned foods I was so excited to find that this product is a simple one ingredient! Baking with this was so fun and the texture of the pumpkin was perfect! Nothing needed to be added as a sweetener to make a great batch of vegan cookies!!!”
13. Corn Starch
Source: Argo 100% Pure Corn Starch
Many times we use oil simply because we want our foods to perfectly crisp up. We get it, sometimes you just want that crunch! Hence Argo 100% Pure Corn Starch! If you dredge some foods (like tofu) in cornstarch they will perfectly crisp up in the oven or air fryer. This corn starch is free of gluten, MSG, soy, milk, egg, peanut, tree nuts, and aluminum. A 2-pack of 16-ounce containers costs $9.28.
Neal says, “Who can’t use a good deal on corn starch? There’s nothing to really say here with the exception of it’s a great price for what you get. If you do a lot of cooking and such then definitely get this, saves a last minute trip to the store.”
14. Arrowroot Powder/Flour
Source: Organic Arrowroot Flour
Like cornstarch, arrowroot powder can add crispiness to food. It can also add fluffiness to baked goods. This Organic Arrowroot Flour is USDA certified organic and makes a great addition to your pantry. The price is $7.99.
Yet another surprising ingredient that can replace oil — aquafaba! This ingredient is basically the liquid from a can of chickpeas. Bush’s Best Organic Garbanzo Beans are fat-free, cholesterol-free, gluten-free, and high in protein. Eat up the garbanzo beans and then enjoy the aquafaba as an oil alternative! The price for twelve 15-ounce cans is $23.99.
Quinn says, “These taste good, are very easy to use, extremely good to have on hand. Highly recommend cooking them considerably longer than needed to just warm them up. Fine in microwave – add extra water and cook 10 minutes. Good for vegan diet.”
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