Cooking with Coconut Oil – 8 Recipes to Try

Cooking with Coconut Oil - Recipes to Try

That coconut oil has health benefits is not new news. Even so, I have not embraced it in cooking as much as I would expect. I tend to stick with the more familiar fats – butter, olive oil and canola oil (organic as much as possible!), simply because I know what works for me and what I read most often in recipes.

Lately, I’ve been on a mission to use more coconut oil in cooking and baking. I’ve found that coconut oil is wonderful for roasted veggies, is a no-brainer with curries, and of course coconut + chocolate has got to be one of the most perfect food combos ever!

Are you interested in upping your coconut oil intake too? Here’s a little inspiration for us! I’ve hoping to work my way through this list of recipes during the next month or two. I’ll let you know my favorites via my Facebook page, when I make them. (FYI – Thrive Market is one of the most affordable places to buy organic, virgin coconut oil – check out their private label brand (affiliate link).

 

Chickpea Curry with Coconut Rice by How Sweet It Is

Chickpea Curry with Coconut Rice via How Sweet It Is

Chickpea Curry with Coconut Rice – How Sweet It Is

 

peach mango banana bread via Averie Cooks

Peach Mango Banana Bread via Averie Cooks

Peach Mango Coconut Banana Bread – Averie Cooks

 

Curried Pumpkin and Coconut Soup via Naturally Ella

Curried Pumpkin and Coconut Soup via Naturally Ella

Curried Pumpkin and Coconut Soup – Naturally Ella

Oven-baked-sweet-potato-fries via Wellness Mama

Oven Baked Sweet Potato Fries via Wellness Mama

Oven Baked Sweet Potato Fries – Wellness Mama

 

vegan_aussie_bites via Oh My Veggies

Vegan Aussie Bites via Oh My Veggies

Vegan Aussie Bites – Oh My Veggies

 

Curried-Roasted-Cauliflower-with-Coconut-Oil-The-Lemon-Bowl

Curried Roasted Cauliflower via The Lemon Bowl

Curried Roasted Cauliflower – The Lemon Bowl

 

Coconut Butter Spreads via Happy Healthy Life

Coconut Butter Spreads via Happy Healthy Life

Coconut Butter Spreads – Healthy Happy Life

 

Dark-Chocolate-Coconut-Truffles via Pinch of Yum

Dark Chocolate Coconut Bites via Pinch of Yum

Dark Chocolate Coconut Bites – Pinch of Yum

What’s your favorite way to cook with coconut oil?

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