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I have been reading lots of good stuff about coconut oil and flour , but am kind of at a loss , what to use it for 

I have tried the flour in pancake batter and it was quite a hit with my kids , but have not been brave enough to try the oil

Anybody out there , who can enlighten me on the different uses and also a bit more variety ?eyesroll.gif

We are not 100% vegetarian , but working on it and I am generally quite open to trying new and unusual stuff , so throw everything at me , you´ve got lol


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Coconut oil is yummy on toast!  I would imagine you could use it in place of butter in many cases, but it's more sweet than salty.




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I use coconut oil for everything! Scramble eggs in it, use it for baking in place of oil or butter, add it to soups for a shot of good fat. I also use it as diaper cream, on my face, and on the baby's skin smile.gif

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So , do you basically use it in a 1/1 ratio ? 

And what about the flour ? I love baking bread , but so far have only been brave enough to use it along with other flour in pancakes


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Coconut flour is gluten-free so it wouldn't make good bread unless you were using a recipe for gluten-free bread. 




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Well , I was thinking about mixing it ! It worked really well with the pancakes , I made , but I am not sure about the regular flour/coconut flour with stuff like cake or bread !

Financially , I am not really in the position to experiment a lot and then maybe having to toss stuff , that has turned out like a brick , so I thought , maybe someone has a tried and true recipe for me 


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I've just recently bought my first jar of coconut oil & have been using to pop popcorn in over the stove. I use a little extra in the pan with the kernels, once its popped I season with sea salt - no butter necessary.
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I use coconut oil in place of butter when I bake. I also pop popcorn in it and use it when I'm cooking things like Pad Thai or curry, where the coconut flavor blends well. I also mix a teaspoon into my coffee in the morning-- it takes some getting used to, but I absolutely love it!


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Coconut flour has no protein so needs to be mixed with eggs. I think my pancake recipe calls for 2 Tablespoons of coconut flour for 2 eggs. That's a typical recipe ratio.

 

I have this cookbook http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0941599884/ref=wms_ohs_product?ie=UTF8&psc=1

 

Also, I'm not a big fan of coconut oil, I don't like the taste it gives food. Unless it's mixed with chocolate. YUM. Also, it has a fairly low smoking point. I mainly use avocado and macadamia oils. Here's my favorite info on oils: http://theconsciouslife.com/omega-3-6-9-ratio-cooking-oils.htm

 

I do like this recipe:

 

Chocolate Macaroons

 

2 1/2 c. dried, shredded coconut

1/8 t. sea salt

½ cup cocoa

3/4 c. coconut oil, melted

¼ cup raw honey

 

Combine all ingredients in a bowl and stir until well combined.

Form into small mounds and place in freezer for 30 minutes before serving.

Store in fridge.


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Coconut flour will usually not do well when just substituted for white flour.  You could google "grain-free" recipes (grain free pancakes, grain free muffins, etc) and get some good ideas of how to use it. 
 


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Or just google coconut flour recipes.


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