If you haven’t had a chance to cook with coconut oil, you are missing out boys and girls!
This post is a short list of incredible coconut oil recipes to soothe a sweet tooth or to pack with you to prevent mid afternoon energy crashes.. These treats are easy to make using very few ingredients and there’s no baking required. By no means are the options exhausted. This is barely a taste of what is possible.
I just want to get you salivating over these coconut oil recipes in the hopes you’ll get inspired to look around at other whole food blogs for decadent coconut oil treats or at the very least try just 1 of these recipes.
Want to know what the best part is? They can all be made in 5 to 10 minutes. And who doesn’t have 5 minutes?
Big words, I know, but they are soooo good. A little addictive, sure, but we keep them in the freezer and take small 1 inch by 1 inch cubes for treats. They also make a great treat for the holidays.
Now this is just a basic and simple recipe. The best part about this recipe is that it’s a jumping off point for your creativity and your tastes. You can add any flavor you like using extracts or oils. You can add any mixture of nuts or seeds or even dried fruit. I’d love to hear about your favorite chocolate variations.
Out of all the bars and treats we make this one takes first place, with the pecans bars coming in right behind. When I eat these, I feel like I’m eating a Nanaimo Bar or a layer bar of sorts, but with none of the work. They pack a caloric punch, but if you like to move, it won’t be a problem.
I love how flexible these are. Really you could add anything to them flavor wise, nut wise, seed wise, even change the dates to another dried fruit (like apricots, raisins or cranberries) that will bind these into a bar. You can also add healthy additions to it like Maca Powder or ground chia seeds. There are so many options!
These are delicious. I don’t know what else to say. They are also the ones my husband will typically make if he’s to choose from all our energy or power snacks for a ski day. They don’t hold up as well as some of the other ones by being smashed around by shovels, probes and random backcountry ski gear, but they are really easy to make. Any recipe that tastes delicious and I don’t have to make is a winner in my books. Just saying it’s nice not to be in charge of always making the snacks.
This one’s a bonus recipe. It’s made with apricot puree, but with all the pumpkin pure recipes floating around out there (this one’s by Katie at This Chick Cooks), it could be a simple substitution. I can’t see why this couldn’t be made with pumpkin puree, a little sweetener and cinnamon, nutmeg….sorry about that. Day dreaming.
Anywho, it’s delish, and if you happen to have apricots kicking around and a little extra time, it’s worth a go.
Just to get the ball rolling, here are some other coconut oil recipes in the form of treats you might want to consider checking out. They are all drool worthy and these chicks all embrace whole foods as much as I do, so you can feel good about the foods you’re treating yourself too.
Double Chocolate Brownie Recipe by: Jeanette’s Healthy Living
Chocolate Peanut Butter Banana Oatmeal Bites by: Keep It Sweet Desserts
Grain Free Orange Almond Cookies by: Tessa The Domestic Diva
Raw Chocolate Peanut Butter Bars by: The Flour Sack
5 Ingredient Pumpkin Fudge and a great whole food recipe for sweetened condensed milk by: Oatmeal With A Fork
And lastly, if that wasn’t enough incentive, 122 Uses For Coconut Oil by: Delicious Obsessions
If you have a special whole food treat you’d like to add to the list, leave a comment below with a link. I’ll be doing a big round up at the end of the month for sweets made with coconut oil.
To be included all you have to do is tell us about it. Whoohooo! And we’ll shout it from the roof tops.
I’m sharing this with Mangia Monday, Monday Mania, My Meatless Monday, Slightly Indulgent Tuesday, Tasty Tuesday, Fat Tuesday, Whole Foods Wednesday, Cast Party Wednesday, Allergy Free Wednesday, Real Food Wednesday, Simple Lives Thursday, Pennywise Platter Thursday, Miz Helen’s Country Cottage, Freaky Friday, Fight Back Friday, and Foodie Friday.