Can you use vegetable oil instead of canola in a party mix recipe using saltine crackers?
Short answer is yes, you can almost always substitute vegetable oil and canola oil for each other.
Vegetable oil is made predominantly from soybean oil but it usually is a blend of oils from vegetables such as corn, olive, pumpkin seed, grape seed or even canola oil itself.
Canola oil is made from pressing a plant that is a hybrid of the rapeseed plant. It has the lowest levels of saturated fats out of all the vegetable oils.
Yes you can. You can actually use any oil at all, just be aware that each oil has its own taste and thus the final product will have a slightly different flavor.
Vegetable oil is a category of oils, not a specific type. It could be palm, avocado, or many others. What is typically sold as vegetable oil in stores is soybean oil.
My guess is that soybean oil will work as a substitute for what you're doing, but that canola oil may be somewhat healthier.