5 Organic Coconut Oil Holiday Recipes

5 Organic Coconut Oil Holiday Recipes

5 Organic Coconut Oil Holiday Recipes

5 Organic Coconut Oil Holiday Recipes

With the holidays right around the corner it’s time to tie on your apron and get baking! Check out these 5 organic coconut oil holiday recipes to try.

Keyword(s): organic coconut oil

Perhaps you heard the buzz in the health community over the super food, organic coconut oil? Organic coconut oil has gained quite the fan club online for its plethora of medical benefits. 

Derived from the interior meat of the coconut, coconut oil is processed by crushing the meat of the coconut against the copra (dried pieces). This expels the oil from the meat and creates the luscious substance people love. 

Organic coconut oil has been shown to: improve weight loss, decrease bad cholesterol, and improve overall kidney health. It is an amazing antibacterial and anti-fungal substance which has been used for centuries in tropical regions. 

What could be better than adding this healthy ingredient to our treats this holiday season, giving them a nutritional boost?

Organic Coconut Oil Brownies

Brownies traditionally use butter or shortening in their batter. But, these ingredients can be easily switched with coconut oil. In fact, for most baked goods, you can switch butter/shortening with coconut oil for equal quantities. 

For these gooey brownies you will need: 

3/4 cup of organic coconut oil (melted)

1 1/4 cup of sugar (for a healthier, low glycemic index substitute, use organic agave nectar in equal quantities). 

1 cup of flour 

2-3 eggs (depending upon size)

1 tsp of sea salt

3/4 cup cocoa powder or 1 cup melted bitter chocolate. 

1 cup chocolate chips (optional)

Mix ingredients together in a large bowl and add to a greased baking dish. Bake at 300-325 degrees for 25-30 minutes. 

Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookies

The most important part of substitutions in chocolate chip cookies is to find a substitute which will ensure they retain their gooey texture. Sometimes with coconut oil they are crispier. But, if you add 1 tbsp of nut butter or sunflower seed butter, it can give them that needed chewiness!

You will need: 

1 cup organic coconut oil (do not melt, but let soften at room temperature)

1 1/3 cups of flour (you can also mix white flour with whole wheat flour to add fiber. Just use 1 cup white flour and 1/3 cup whole wheat)

1 tbsp of nut or seed butter of choice (optional)

1 1/2 cups of sugar (or, you can use 1 cup of organic agave nectar)

1 egg

1 1/4 tsp baking soda (if you sift with the flour, it will mix in the batter better)

2 tsp vanilla extract (for a better, purer flavor try pure Mexican vanilla extract)

1 tsp of sea salt

1/3 cup semi sweet chocolate chips

Mix the dry and wet ingredients together separately. Once they are blended, pour the flour into the wet batter slowly. Once completely stirred together, bake at 375 degrees for about 25 minutes (until golden colored). 

Peppermint Truffles

Truffles can be made healthier if you substitute the sugar for a healthier organic agave nectar. Also, add high protein nuts to the blend for an added boost. 

You will need:

1 cup of walnuts or pecans

2/3 cup organic agave nectar

3 tsp organic coconut oil (melted)

1/3 cup protein powder (chocolate flavored is best)

1-2 tsp of mint extract (add more if you like stronger mint flavors)

1/4 cup of cocoa powder (if you use plain protein powder, add 1/2 cup of cocoa powder)

salt to taste

For chocolate shell use:

1 cup semi sweet chocolate chips (melted)

2 tsp organic coconut oil (melted) 

For the interior, add all the ingredients to a food processor to grind it all together until semi smooth. Take a tbsp scoop worth of mixture and roll it together into a ball. Lay them out on a tray lined with parchment paper. Chill them in the fridge overnight. One they are chilled, take the shell coating and drizzle it over the top of the truffle balls. Chill for a half an hour, and enjoy.

Simple and Delicious Biscuits

Biscuits are a great addition to any meal. And, when made with a whole grain flour and organic coconut oil instead of bleached white flour and shortening, they can be wholesome as well. 

You will need:

2 cups of whole wheat flour 

1 tbsp of baking soda

1/2 cup of organic coconut oil (room temperature)

3/4 cup of buttermilk

Mix dry and wet ingredients separately before you mix the two together. Once both are blended, slowly pour the dry ingredients with the wet ingredients. The batter will be a little thick, which is the right texture. Scoop the batter out with a spoon (about 1/4 cup each) and place them on a tray.Bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes. 

Shortbread Cookies

Short bread cookies are great for the holidays and if you use organic coconut oil the texture will be a nice and crispy. This means it will be excellent to dip in hot coffee or hot cocoa. 

You will need:

3/4 cups of flour (white flour is good, but you could also use whole wheat or teff flour) 

1/2 cup organic coconut oil (room temperature)

1/3 cup organic agave nectar

1 tsp baking soda

Mix everything together until the dough is evenly smooth. It will be quite thick. Take the dough and roll it into a long cylinder and wrap it in parchment paper. Place in the refrigerator overnight to chill. The next day, take it out, unwrap the dough, and slice cookies of about 1-1 1/2 inch thickness. Bake at 325 degrees for about 15 minutes. 

Try Organic Coconut Oil for Baking This Holiday Season

The best way to take full advantage of coconut oil in your baking and cooking is to get the best quality organic coconut oil available. 

If you are buying high quality, healthy, and delicious products, prices can easily get expensive. However, if you buy your products in bulk it can save you a significant amount of money. 

Check out Global Goods bulk products available for their organic agave and coconut oil. Save yourself money while doing your body a lot of good this holiday season. 


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