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)

No-Bake Samoas Cookie Granola Bars (vegan, GF) - Healthy granola bars that taste like Samoas Cookies. Easy recipe at averiecooks.com

Chocolate Coconut Mounds Bar Brownies

Chocolate Coconut Mounds Bar Brownies - Like eating a Mounds candy bar that's on top of rich, fudgy brownies! Easy and oh so good!

Vegan Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Coconut Oil Protein Bars

Vegan Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Coconut Oil Protein Bars

Raw Vegan Coconut Oil Chocolate

Raw Vegan Coconut Oil Chocolate

Chocolate Coconut Kale Chips

Chocolate Coconut Kale Chips

Chocolate Coconut Oil Protein Popcorn

Chocolate Coconut Oil Protein Popcorn

Chocolate Coconut Princess Smoothie

Chocolate Coconut Princess Smoothie

Vegan GF Pancakes

Vegan GF Pancakes
 
 
Vegan Chunky Apple Cinnamon Muffins - Easy, No-Mixer Recipe for Soft Muffins at averiecooks.com
 
 
 Pineapple Coconut Oil Banana Bread
 
Cinnamon Spice Applesauce Bread with Honey Butter - Applesauce keeps this bread so soft & moist! It's like apple spice cake, disguised as 'bread' so you can have extra!
 
 
Coconut White Chocolate Chip Blondies
 
Samoas Bars (you can use coconut oil in place of the butter/margarine)
Samoas Bars

Magic Eight Bars

Magic Eight Bars

Coconut Peanut Butter Magic Cake Bars (coconut flakes used, can use coconut oil in place of canola)

Coconut Peanut Butter Magic Cake Bars

Coconut Spice Cheesecake Bars

Coconut Spice Cheesecake Bars

Soft Molasses Coconut Oil Crinkle Cookies – No butter used and you’ll never  miss it

Soft Molasses Coconut Oil Crinkle Cookies - No butter, no problem. My favorite molasses cookies ever. Easy recipe at averiecooks.com

Soft Batch Dark Brown Sugar Coconut Oil Cookies – No Butter and No White Sugar Added

Soft Batch Dark Brown Sugar Coconut Oil Cookies

Coconut Oil White Chocolate Cookies

Coconut Oil White Chocolate Cookies

Soft and Puffy Peanut Butter Coconut Oil Cookies – No Butter and No White Sugar Added

Soft and Puffy Peanut Butter Coconut Oil Cookies

Soft and Chewy Oatmeal Coconut Chocolate Chip Cookies – No Butter and no mixer used

Soft and Chewy Oatmeal Coconut Chocolate Chip Cookies

Soft and Chewy Oatmeal Coconut Chocolate Chip Cookies

The Best Soft and Chewy Coconut Oil Chocolate Chip Cookies

The Best Soft & Chewy Coconut Oil Chocolate Chip Cookies - You'll never miss the butter in these cookies that are so soft & loaded to the max with chocolate!

The Best Soft & Chewy Coconut Oil Chocolate Chip Cookies - You'll never miss the butter in these cookies that are so soft & loaded to the max with chocolate!

Peanut Butter and Jelly Coconut Cashew Sandwich Cookies (No-Bake, Vegan, GF)

Peanut Butter and Jelly Coconut Cashew Sandwich Cookies

Vegan Coconut Banana Cookie Bites

Vegan Coconut Banana Cookie Bites

 

GF Vegan “Rice Krispie” Treats with Chocolate Peanut Butter Coconut Oil Frosting

GF Vegan “Rice Krispie” Treats with Chocolate Peanut Butter Coconut Oil Frosting

High Raw Vegan Chocolate Macaroons

High Raw Vegan Chocolate Macaroons
Chocolate Coconut Snowballs (Vegan, GF, No Bake, 10 minutes)
Chocolate Coconut Snowballs

No Bake Vegan Mint Chocolate Coconut Snowballs

No Bake Vegan Mint Chocolate Coconut Snowballs
Mounds Bar Chocolate Coconut Cake Mix Cookies

Chocolate Coconut Cashew Butter

Chocolate Coconut Cashew Butter

No Bake Coconut & Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Bites

No Bake Coconut & Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Bites

Coconut Oatmeal Toffee Cookies (with shredded coconut, or try using coconut oil in place of the butter or margarine)

Coconut Oatmeal Toffee Cookies

Pina Colada White Chocolate Cake Mix Cookies

Pina Colada White Chocolate Cake Mix Cookies

Coconut Peanut Butter Magic Cake Bars

Coconut Peanut Butter Magic Cake Bars

Creamy Mixd Berry White Chocolate Crumble Bars

Creamy Mixd Berry White Chocolate Crumble Bars

Beverages

Coconut Cream Pie Smoothie (vegan, GF)

Coconut Cream Pie Smoothie

Pineapple Banana and Coconut Cream Smoothie (vegan, GF)

Pineapple Banana and Coconut Cream Smoothie

Peaches and Coconut Cream Smoothie (vegan, GF)

Peaches and Coconut Cream Smoothie

Chocolate Coconut Princess Smoothie (vegan, GF)

Chocolate Coconut Princess Smoothie
Chocolate Coconut Princess Smoothie

Coconut Milk Kefir (vegan, GF, countertop/no-cook)

Coconut Milk Kefir

 
 

Coconut Water Sports Drink (vegan, GF) – aka Natural homemade Gatorade

Coconut Water Sports Drink

Lemon Rosemary Coconut Oil Roasted Vegetables (vegan, GF)

Lemon Rosemary Coconut Oil Roasted Vegetables (vegan, GF)

Coconut and Olive Oil Roasted Potato Sticks (Roasted “French Fries”)

Coconut and Olive Oil Roasted Potato Sticks (Roasted “French Fries”)

Roasted Coconut Ginger & Peanut Butter Carrots

Roasted Coconut Ginger & Peanut Butter Carrots

Ginger Coconut Roasted Vegetables with Fennel

Ginger Coconut Roasted Vegetables with Fennel

Coconut Oil Cinnamon Sugar & Ginger Fried Plantains

Coconut Oil Cinnamon Sugar & Ginger Fried Plantains

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.

coconut oil
coconut oil

I’ve also tried Nutiva, Navitas Naturals, and now Kelapo.

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

How to use Coconut Oil For Hair Treatment

Close up of jar of coconut oil
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?

 

 

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