Coconut oil is all the rage right now, but with all its health and beauty benefits, I think it’s here to stay. It gives baked goods a light and airy texture, makes cooking a breeze, and lends a subtle, sweet taste to just about everything you make with it.
From beauty and health to cooking and baking, this versatile oil boasts health benefits, is easy to use, and tastes oh-so-good.
I’m pretty sure coconut oil will become your new obsession, so I’ve rounded up 16 incredibly easy coconut oil recipes that don’t taste like health food — I promise!
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1. Quick Greek Salad
Sure, Greek cuisine typically makes use of olive oil. But you can get more of those medium-chain fatty acids with coconut oil. Plus, oodles of added flavor!
When combined with the fresh herbs in this easy salad, this recipe tastes bright and zesty — truly hard to resist. For best results, look for a liquefied coconut oil for this recipe. Or serve the dressing slightly warm, pouring it atop your salad just before serving.
Yield: 4 servings
Prep time: 10 minutes
Total time: 10 minutes
• 1 1/2 cups cherry tomatoes, halved
• 1 cup pitted Kalamata olives
• 1/2 purple onion, diced
• 1 large cucumber, diced
• 1 1/2 cups feta, cubed
• 1/4 cup liquid coconut oil
• 1/4 cup apple cider vinegar
• 1/4 cup fresh chopped mint, dill, and/or basil
• Salt and pepper to taste
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1. On a large serving platter, layer tomatoes, olives, onion, cucumber, and feta.
2. Whisk together coconut oil, apple cider vinegar, fresh herbs, salt, and pepper to make your dressing.
3. Drizzle with dressing just before serving and enjoy.
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2. Coconut Oil Biscuits
Source: Gimme Some Oven
Amazingly fluffy, melt-in-your-mouth biscuits don’t have to take all morning to make. These three-ingredient Coconut Oil Biscuits are so easy to make and incredibly good, this will be your new go-to fresh biscuit recipe!
3. No-Bake Peanut Butter-Chocolate Chip Granola Bars
Source: The Recipe Critic
Homemade granola bars are the bomb and they’re easier to make than you’d think! These yummy No-Bake Peanut Butter-Chocolate Chip Granola Bars stay soft and chewy from coconut oil and peanut butter. Such a delicious and healthy treat!
4. Skinny Zucchini-Banana-Chocolate Chip Muffins
Source: Ambitious Kitchen
These Skinny Zucchini-Banana-Chocolate Chip Muffins are incredibly moist and totally delicious. A great way to use up leftover zucchini, these muffins make a great snack or healthy dessert.
5. Lemon, Rosemary & Coconut Oil Roasted Veggies
Source: Averie Cooks
You already know veggies are good for you, but these Lemon, Rosemary & Coconut Oil Roasted Veggies reap the health benefits from coconut oil too. Serve with grilled meat and your favorite grain for a totally tasty meal.
6. Almond Butter Pancakes
Source: Two Peas & Their Pod
These Almond Butter Pancakes taste so good, you’ll never know they’re healthy! Coconut oil and almond butter keep these tasty cakes from drying out, so you’ll have a moist, flavorful stack of pancakes that’s begging for maple syrup and berries.
7. Soft & Puffy Peanut Butter & Coconut Oil Cookies
Source: Averie Cooks
Soft and puffy, these Peanut Butter & Coconut Oil Cookies are a delight to eat. Coconut oil and creamy peanut butter make for the ultimate cookie experience.
8. Sweet Coconut Popcorn
Source: The Kitchen Paper
Sweet, crunchy, and totally irresistible, this Sweet Coconut Popcorn is perfect as a snack or light dessert. You’ll fall in love with coconut once you taste this amazing popcorn.
9. Spicy Paprika-Lime Chicken
Source: Eat Drink Paleo
Fry this utterly delicious Spicy Paprika-Lime Chicken in coconut oil for perfectly crispy chicken. Coconut oil lends a hint of subtle flavor without overpowering your dish, and is one of the healthiest oils for cooking.
10. Coconut Oil Pumpkin Bread
Source: Gimme Some Oven
Don’t wait for fall to make this Coconut Oil Pumpkin Bread. It’s got everything going for it — perfectly spiced, moist, and made in one bowl!
11. Coconut Oil Chocolate Chip Cookies
Source: Chef Savvy
The secret to these soft and chewy cookies is coconut oil. Make a batch of these coconut oil cookies and prepare to be amazed!
12. Healthy Peanut Butter Cups
Source: Fit Foodie Finds
Don’t bother with store-bought when you can make these easy and delicious Healthy Peanut Butter Cups. Every bit as rich and indulgent, they’ve got a creamy, smooth texture and amazing flavor.
13. Chocolate Hummus
This Chocolate Hummus recipe is perfect for anyone craving something sweet to dig right into. Serve it up at your next football viewing party along with some graham crackers or Nilla Wafers for a super sweet treat!
14. Homemade Coconut Oil, Honey & Almond Granola
Source: Lovely Little Kitchen
Oats and chunks of almonds coated with coconut oil and honey makes for truly amazing granola. Make up a batch of this Homemade Coconut Oil, Honey & Almond Granola for some seriously good breakfasts.
15. Coconut Oil Brownies
Source: Handle the Heat
You’re gonna flip for these ultra-chocolatey Coconut Oil Brownies. They taste just like a perfect bakery brownie!
16. Lemon Drizzle Cake
Perfectly tart with just the right amount of sweetness, this Lemon Drizzle Cake is super moist and full of sunny lemon flavor. Serve anytime you need to brighten your day!