The many benefits of coconut oil mean it should be added to more than just hair conditioner! These creative cooking ideas use it for chicken wings, ice cream, and more. Here are some of our favourite ways at Nuts About Cooking, to use the multipurpose oil in ‘Treating Yourself’ foods:
- Make Hot Wings Healthier
Coat chicken wings with a mix of ½ cup of Nuts About Cooking coconut oil, cup hot sauce, 2 tsp garlic powder, and 1 tbsp white vinegar for a sweet and spicy zing that brings health benefits to your wings.
- Get Crunchier Granola
In your recipe, replace your vegetable oil with Nuts About Cooking coconut oil when baking granola. Not only does it taste better, but it helps encourage the formation of those crunchy clusters everyone loves.
- Blend A Creamier Smoothie
Add Nuts About Cooking coconut oil to your morning smoothie for a creamy thickener and tropical getaway taste. The oil adds texture to the smoothie similar to what almond butter or yogurt would provide.
- Give Ice Cream A Magic Shell
Sprinkle some melted Nuts About Cooking coconut oil over cold ice cream and the result will be a nice crunch of texture. The coconut oil will harden in contrast to the cold ice cream, creating a shell of sorts, and it’s not packed with sugar or other additives like the products at the store. Yes, the kind you loved as a kid!
- Un-Fry Your Doughnut
You don’t have to give up fried foods –all you need is a healthier way making them. Due to its high-heat tolerance, Nuts About Cooking coconut oil is ideal for frying foods from eggs to doughnuts. Most of the fats we consume are long chain fatty acids that must be broken down before they can be absorbed, coconut oil contains short and medium chain fatty acids, which is easier for the body to digest.
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