15 Sweet Recipes Made With Coconut Oil
Nutty, mildly tropical coconut oil can replace butter or shortening in baked goods. But unlike butter or shortening, coconut oil does sometimes lend a hint of sweetness to what you're making. Here, 15 sweet recipes made with coconut oil that benefit a bit from the oil's natural flavors, from ice cream to chocolate sauces, pancakes, and more.
Coconut Flour Chocolate Brownies
Coconut oil and coconut flour give these rich brownies a flavor that stands out from from classic recipes.
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Coat this granola in coconut oil, honey, and vanilla extract before toasting it.
Magical Chocolate Bars
With a pint of ice cream, jumbo craft sticks, semisweet chocolate chips, and coconut oil, you can prepare the homemade ice cream bars of your dreams.
Gluten-Free Chocolate Chip Cookies
"Almond flour is the only flour to use for these delicious treats. Trust me on this one. These fluffy gluten-free yummies will melt in your mouth. Coconut oil keeps these babies moist and flavorful." — Jean
Chef John's Chocolate Energy Bars
These healthy date- and nut-based bars remind reviewers of fudge.
Coconut and Lemon Cream Pie
With a crumbly crust, lemon curd filling, and fluffy meringue topping, this pie ticks all the boxes.
Sweet Potato Banana Pancakes
"My family loved this dish. Full of flavor and textures," reviewer Beach Baby writes. "Will become a breakfast staple for us since they are easy to heat up for a quick breakfast all week."
Orange-Cranberry Bundt® Cake
"I loved the orange zest and fresh cranberry combination. Not too sweet. One note about coconut oil, not having used it before. When making the glaze, you will want to try to emulsify the oil with the sugar," Melinda Christilaw says. "Don't worry. It will still taste great!"
Gluten-Free Raspberry Lemon Cake
With Greek yogurt and coconut oil in its batter, this sweet-tart cake has all the marks of a healthy recipe, agreed?
Amazing Healthy Dark Chocolate
"Undoubtedly the most decadent chocolate dessert I have ever had." — scottyD
Vegan Blueberry Coconut Ice Cream
Coconut oil helps this plant-based ice cream achieve its smooth texture.
Butternut Squash and Cranberry Muffins
"Amazing muffins. Almost like pumpkin pie with a tang from the cranberries." — jenncady78
Paleo Raw Carrot Cake
Shredded carrots, coconut oil, coconut flour, dates, and walnuts replace a batter in this no-cook cake with a dreamy maple frosting.
Pound Cake with Lemon Coconut Glaze
Coconut oil moistens the cake, while coconut flakes enhance its flavor — and make it look extra pretty.
Chai Spice "Cheesecake"
"SO delicious. No one will even know it's vegan," reviewer Nicholio writes.
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