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5 Tasty Coconut Oil Recipes & Their Benefits

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5 Tasty Coconut Oil Recipes & Their Benefits

Coconut oil is so good for you that it’s worth incorporating into your daily diet.

We learned it’s many amazing benefits in this Health Benefits of Virgin Coconut Oil post. Here is a quick summary. For details read the main article.

12 Health Benefits of Cold Pressed Virgin Coconut Oil

1. Thyroid-stimulating
2. Gets candida in check
3. Lowers cholesterol
4. Helps with weight loss
5. Helps keep diabetes in check
6. Reduces heart disease
7. Helps with gastrointestinal malabsorption diseases
8. Supports the immune system
9. Good for the skin
10. Nourishing for the brain
11. Ancient medicine
12. Speeds Recovery

Here are five of my favourites and regularly made recipes that I am happy to share with you.

For breakfast have Oatmeal Cinnamon Porridge & Sultanas with a dash of coconut oil.

I like the old fashioned oats as they have a fuller flavour and are healthier.You can eat this as a raw meal or make it into regular porridge. Since they take longer to cook, I often soak them overnight.


1/3 cup old fashioned oats (rolled oats can be used)
1 cup water
2 Tbsp sultanas
Pinch of salt
1/2 1 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp honey
1 Tbsp coconut oil

Directions Uncooked:

1. Put oatmeal, water and sultanas in a cereal bowl.
2. Let them sit over night.
3. In the morning add a little salt, melted coconut and cinnamon.
4. Enjoy your simple already made breakfast.

Directions Cooked:

1. Put oatmeal, water and sultanas in a saucepan.
2. Let them sit over night; if you can.
3. In the morning add a little salt.
4. Bring to a boil then turn heat down and simmer, stirring frequently till thick, adding more water if necessary.

Done this way, it is as fast as quick cooking oats and the bonus is the sultanas are plump and juicy.

1. Pour into a cereal bowl.
2. On top put coconut oil and honey, then sprinkle cinnamon.
3. Eat your warm oatmeal porridge.

If you did not get around to soaking overnight: Simply put oatmeal, water and sultanas in a saucepan, bring to a boil, turn heat down and simmer, stirring frequently till thick, adding more water if necessary. Serve with extras on top.

Makes: 1 serving

This recipe is specific for our Weight Loss BootCamp.

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Diana Herrington

Diana Herrington turned a debilitating health crisis into a passion for helping others with healthy, sugar-free, gluten-free, eating and cooking. After testing and researching every possible healthy therapy on her delicate system she has developed simple, powerful principles which she shares in her recent book Eating Green and Lean, and as host to Care2 groups: Healthy Living Network and Healthy Cooking. She is the head chef at Real Food for Life, where she shares recipes and tips. Sign up for the Real Food for Life weekly newsletter or catch her on Facebook or Twitter (@DancinginLife).


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7:53PM PDT on Sep 16, 2014

Awesome! I love coconut!

10:16PM PDT on Apr 8, 2014

great article

7:41PM PDT on Mar 9, 2014

Very interesting recipes featuring coconut. The quinoa pudding certainly looks interesting as do the rest of the recipes.

7:41AM PDT on Mar 9, 2014

Already using my organic oil. Love it on the griddle for pancakes and grilled cheese. Thanx for reminding me to bake my veggies with some today!!!

11:52AM PST on Mar 8, 2014

I replaced the butter in the crust of my favorite Lemon Bar recipe with coconut oil and they've never been better! And I loooove how fluffy omlettes are when cooked with coconut oil!

5:44PM PST on Feb 7, 2014

Marvelous!. So many tasty recipes, thanks a lot!

2:26AM PST on Feb 6, 2014

Coconut oil good for cholesterol....???????

3:10PM PST on Feb 5, 2014

Thank you

5:53AM PST on Feb 5, 2014

Going to try a couple of these recipes. Thanks!

9:02PM PDT on Sep 12, 2013

Thank you for sharing this

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