Coconut oil has many uses in the kitchen. It is able to withstand high heat and can easily be substituted for butter and other oils. If you have already bought coconut oil, you might have noticed that it can be a liquid or a solid depending on the temperature (76°F is its melting point). The good news is — it’s fine to use either way!
Here are some simple recipes you can start using with your coconut oil, but really, the opportunities are endless!
Recipe #1 – Bulletproof Coffee/Tea
For all you coffee-lovers and wanna-be coffee-lovers, this recipe will be right up your alley! Just add a tablespoon each of coconut oil and grass-fed butter (more on butter benefits later!) and blend it into your coffee until the drink becomes frothy. You will be amazed at the energy you feel when you drink it! This can also be used for hot tea beverages too (my favorite!). If you are new to using coconut oil, you may want to start with a teaspoon and work your way up.
*Note: I would recommend only doing this to hot beverages. When adding coconut oil to cold beverages, the oil sometimes chunks up and you can’t revel in the experience as much.*
Sources & Resources: http://wellnessmama.com/5673/the-only-way-i-drink-coffee/
Recipe #2 – Coconut Oil Popcorn
Another healthy snack would be popcorn. All you need to do is make popcorn like you usually do, but instead of butter, add coconut oil to your pan. The coconut oil is known to enhance the flavor of the popcorn and in the result, make it a healthier snack for you too!
Recipe #3 – Peaches -n- Cream Oatmeal
This is one of my personal favorite breakfast dishes! This oatmeal is made in the crookpot overnight, so that when you wake up the next morning, breakfast is all ready!
1 – 3/4 cup gluten-free oats
1 qt. jar of homemade canned peaches
enough milk to bring the liquid to 5 cups
dash of celtic sea salt
Spray inside of crock pot with coconut spray. Put oats in crock. Drain peaches, reserving juice. Slice peaches into bite-size pieces and add to crock. Add milk to peach juice to make 5 cups, pour into crock. Add a dash of sea salt and stir to combine. Cook for up to 7 – 8 hours, ready in 3-4 hours. Serves 4-6.
When you’re ready to eat, scoop into a bowl and mix in raw milk, grass-fed butter, and coconut oil. You are now ready to start your day with good healthy fats!
Sources & Resources: http://balancedandhealthy.com/slow-cooked-peaches-cream-oatmeal
I hope you enjoyed trying these recipes. Let us know what you think!