how to bake with coconut oil

Gluten-Free Coconut Almond Cookies

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With my obsession for all things coconut, I’ve been in the mood to make a cookie with shredded coconut that was light, yet packed with flavor. After searching through some recipes, I decided to put together a coconut almond cookie that came out absolutely delicious. Instead of using butter, I did an easy substitution for coconut oil in a 1:1 ratio. The subtitle nutty flavor of the coconut oil, along with the shredded coconut and almond extract all blended together perfectly – yum! As a tip, you’ll want to make sure that the coconut oil for the recipe is softened. […]

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Chocolate Covered Strawberry Hearts

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It’s almost Valentine’s Day, which means tomorrow is the sweetest holiday of the year. My favorite treat on this day is chocolate covered strawberries, who can deny them? Instead of making these the traditional way I decided to make chocolate covered strawberry hearts because it’s the day of love! Whether your celebrating with your sweetheart or your children it is guarenteed to be a success with everyone. Ingredients: 10 strawberries Parchment paper 1/2 cup chocolate chips 1 tablespoon Kelapo coconut oil  Directions: Cut the stems off the strawberries and slice the berry in half. Take a toothpick and poke it […]

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Cranberry Pistachio Shortbread

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Only a few more days until Turkey Day! Do you have any special family traditions that you partake in on Thanksgiving? How about Hanukkah traditions? I think it is interesting that Thanksgiving and the first night of Hanukkah are both on the same days this year since it has not happened since 1888. Since there are many festivities happening this coming week I wanted to make a dessert that could be enjoyed for both holidays. This recipe was originally found in Spirit magazine however it has been tweaked to use coconut oil instead of unsalted butter. Cranberry Pistachio Shortbread   […]

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