Coconut oil has gained popularity in recent years for its numerous health benefits and versatility in the kitchen. Being unrefined, It is a healthier alternative to other edible oils and can be used in a variety of recipes from sweet to savory dishes.
One of the benefits of cooking with coconut oil is that it is a stable oil that can withstand high temperatures without breaking down and forming harmful compounds. This makes it a great option for stir-fries and other high-heat cooking methods. It also has a unique flavor that adds a delicious tropical twist to any dish.
In addition to its culinary uses, coconut oil is also high in medium chain triglycerides (MCTs), which have been shown to have numerous health benefits such as improving brain function, aiding in weight loss, and improving cholesterol levels.
Healthy recipes on the go!
Now that we’ve covered the benefits of cooking with coconut oil, let’s dive into some delicious and easy recipes that you can make on the go.
Coconut Oil Stir-Fry
This simple stir-fry is a great way to use up any vegetables you have on hand and is a quick and easy meal to make. The coconut oil adds a lovely tropical flavor to the dish and is a healthy fat that can be beneficial for your overall health.
- 1 tablespoon coconut oil
- 1 small onion, diced
- 1 red bell pepper, diced
- 1 small zucchini, diced
- 1 cup chopped broccoli florets
- 1 clove garlic, minced
- 1 tablespoon soy sauce
- Salt and pepper to taste
- Heat the coconut oil in a large wok or frying pan over medium-high heat.
- Add the onion, bell pepper, and zucchini to the pan and cook for 3-4 minutes until the vegetables are tender.
Add the broccoli, garlic, and soy sauce to the pan and continue cooking for an additional 2-3 minutes until the broccoli is tender.
- Season with salt and pepper to taste and serve hot.
Another yummy recipe that is healthy and yummy
Coconut Oil Roasted Vegetables
This recipe is a simple and healthy way to roast your favorite vegetables and add a touch of coconut flavor.
- 1 tablespoon coconut oil, melted
- 1 pound of your favorite vegetables (such as broccoli, cauliflower, or Brussels sprouts)
- Salt and pepper to taste
- Preheat your oven to 400°F.
- Place the vegetables on a baking sheet and drizzle with the melted coconut oil. Toss to coat.
- Season with salt and pepper to taste.
- Roast the vegetables in the preheated oven for 20-25 minutes, or until they are tender and starting to brown.
- Serve hot and enjoy!
Coconut Oil Banana Bread
- 1 cup all-purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 cup coconut oil, melted
- 3/4 cup sugar
- 2 eggs
- 1 cup mashed ripe bananas (about 3 bananas)
- 1/2 cup chopped walnuts (optional)
This recipe for banana bread is not only delicious, but it is also made with coconut oil instead of butter, making it a healthier option.
- Preheat your oven to 350°F and grease a 9×5-inch loaf pan.
- In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, and salt.
- In a separate large bowl, whisk together the coconut oil, sugar, and eggs until well combined.
- Add the mashed bananas to the wet mixture and stir until well combined.
- Add the dry mixture to the wet mixture and stir until just combined.
- Stir in the chopped walnuts, if using.
- Pour the batter into the prepared loaf pan and smooth the top.
- Bake the banana bread in the preheated oven for 50-60 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.
- Allow the banana bread to cool in the pan for 10 minutes before removing and placing on a wire rack to cool completely.
Serve and enjoy!
Arikkat manufactures the best quality of coconut oil as they use the coconuts which are organically grown in the ‘God’s own heaven’ Kerela. Arikkat’a coconut oil is 100% natural, raw and pure free from any form of contamination as the entire manufacturing, filtering and packing is by a controlled natural process which involve no chemicals or refining.