replacing butter for coconut oil

Top Coconut Oil Uses of 2014

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Reflecting on 2014, I have found so many uses for coconut oil that I always try to share with all my family and friends. For those of you who are not familiar with coconut oil, it’s used as a replacement for butter or oil in a 1:1 ratio when cooking and baking. Coconut oil contains medium chain triglycerides, the most recognizable of them being lauric acid. Just like coconut oil, lauric acid is also found in breast milk. Rich in antioxidants, lauric acid and other medium chain triglycerides may help the body absorb important nutrients and minerals, as well as […]

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Coconut Oil Honey Butter

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I haven’t used butter in my house in almost over two years. I became introduced to coconut oil as a healthy replacement to butter and have become hooked! Not only is it a healthy alternative but it really enhances the flavors of my food. Instead of my food tasting like butter, the natural flavors of the food are really enhanced by cooking with coconut oil. I must admit that I do miss the taste of butter, especially on my toast in the mornings. This is where a new favorite recipe of mine comes into play; coconut oil honey butter! Ingredients: […]

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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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