I love coconut and coconut oil. The flavor, the scent, the richness and depth of flavor added to food.
Favorite Coconut and Coconut Oil Recipes:
No-Bake Samoas Cookie Granola Bars (vegan, GF)
Coconut Peanut Butter Magic Cake Bars (coconut flakes used, can use coconut oil in place of canola)
Soft Molasses Coconut Oil Crinkle Cookies – No butter used and you’ll never miss it
Soft Batch Dark Brown Sugar Coconut Oil Cookies – No Butter and No White Sugar Added
Soft and Puffy Peanut Butter Coconut Oil Cookies – No Butter and No White Sugar Added
Soft and Chewy Oatmeal Coconut Chocolate Chip Cookies – No Butter and no mixer used
Peanut Butter and Jelly Coconut Cashew Sandwich Cookies (No-Bake, Vegan, GF)
Coconut Oatmeal Toffee Cookies (with shredded coconut, or try using coconut oil in place of the butter or margarine)
Coconut Cream Pie Smoothie (vegan, GF)
Pineapple Banana and Coconut Cream Smoothie (vegan, GF)
Peaches and Coconut Cream Smoothie (vegan, GF)
Chocolate Coconut Princess Smoothie (vegan, GF)
Coconut Milk Kefir (vegan, GF, countertop/no-cook)
Coconut Water Sports Drink (vegan, GF) – aka Natural homemade Gatorade
Lemon Rosemary Coconut Oil Roasted Vegetables (vegan, GF)
Have you ever tried coconut oil? Did you like it or not?
I used to hate coconut oil.
The first coconut oil I ever bought was refined coconut oil and I won’t say the brand but it was gross.
I thought it tasted like I was eating a cross between and a hunk of wax and Hawaiian Tropic tanning oil.
I moved onto Tropical Traditions which has been my go-to coconut oil for the past few years.
I also did a post on refined vs. unrefined coconut oil if you’re curious about the differences, pros & cons.
How do you like to use coconut oil or what recipes do you make with it?
Do you use coconut oil for anything besides eating it or cooking with it?
Not only do I cook with it, but I use it as a hair treatment
You don’t have to buy “special” coconut oil for hair. Whatever kind of coconut oil you have will work perfectly fine in your hair, I’m sure. Makes a great leave in conditioner and smoother but just a little bit unless you like the greasy look.
I also use coconut oil on my skin, elbows, knees, lips, you name it, it works great as a moisturizer.
What do you make with coconut oil or coconut or how do you use it?