If there’s one ingredient that I want to always be present in every food I eat, I want it to be pure raw virgin coconut oil or VCO. This natural oil is considered to be one of the healthiest oils on the planet. And considering that our tropical country, the Philippines, is abundant of organically grown coconut trees, there’s no reason for me to miss the opportunity of digging into its full health and nutritional benefits.
Virgin coconut oil manufacturers in the Philippines are exporting the largest market share of VCO to the world. Hence, whether you’re in US, Canada, Singapore, Japan or United Kingdom, you can expect to see this amazing product in the grocery shelves.
VCO is not only a super food but also a great food ingredient. It has a natural mild taste and aroma of a fresh coconut. Thus, it doesn’t leave any strong after-taste like other ordinary ingredients. The fatty acids in virgin coconut oil also make it more heat-resistant and help it retain its full health benefits, which are usually removed in other ingredients during high-heat cooking.
Virgin coconut oil can be mixed with your favorite breakfast like coffee or even snacks like cakes and chocolates. So without further ado, here are 25 recipes with virgin coconut oil for your healthy, nutritious and delicious diet.
1. Almond Coconut Oil Chocolate
You can make a homemade chocolate with just a few essential ingredients like virgin coconut oil, cocoa and pure maple syrup. Traditional chocolate usually has cocoa butter but in this recipe virgin coconut oil replaces it. You just have to melt the coconut oil, add maple syrup, cocoa powder and stir well until smooth. Read recipe of Almond Coconut Oil.
2. Adobong Dilaw Recipe
Adobong Dilaw is a meat adobo version that uses turmeric instead of soy sauce. Turmeric is a type of rhizome that belongs to the ginger family and is usually known as “luyang dilaw” in Filipino. This recipe also has a virgin coconut oil ingredient which is good for the health. Read full recipe of Adobong Dilaw.
3. Berry Delicious Coconut Oil Ice Cream
Ice cream is a favorite frozen dessert of many people but it contains lot of fats and preservatives. Most of the fat in ice cream is hydrogenated oil and these fats are bad saturated fat which raises blood cholesterol and is believed to contribute to obesity. However, you can make ice cream with virgin coconut oil as the main fat with healthy fatty acids. Thus you will have a healthier diet and a delicious dessert at the same time. Read full recipe of Berry Delicious Coconut Oil Ice Cream.
4. Chewy No-Bake Granola Bars with Coconut Oil
If you are wondering how to make a healthy, nutritious, chewy, delicious and easy to make Chewy No-Bake Granola Bars then you no longer have to worry about it because with virgin coconut oil, it gives them a great texture without the benefit of baking it. Read full recipe of Chewy No-Bake Granola Bars with Coconut Oil.
5. Chicken Adobo
Chicken Adobo is one of the mostly recognized Filipino foods. It is the simplest yet delicious food you can get to taste that’s why this has been one of the most favorite dishes of every Filipino. This dish is uniquely prepared by stewing chicken in vinegar and soy sauce but to make it healthier, you can add virgin coconut oil to your ingredients. Read full recipe of Chicken Adobo.
6. Chocolate Almond Bark
Chocolate lovers and sweet tooth alike will surely enjoy eating this chocolate almond bark without any fear of the bad sugar and cholesterol that they might get from it. It is a great way to add up virgin coconut oil in to your recipe or ingredients to have a healthier diet. Read recipe of Chocolate Almond Bark.
7. Coconut Lime Tuna Steaks
This will surely be the tastiest tuna you’ll ever try because aside from its delicious flavour it is also good for the health since it has a virgin coconut oil ingredient. Read full recipe of Coconut Lime Tuna Steak.
8. Coconut Oil Coffee
Most of the people surely love to drink coffee since it helps them stay focus and stay alert but it also contains cafestol and kahweol which appear to raise LDL cholesterol level. However, if you mix virgin coconut oil in your coffee or tea it will help you make sure that you consume enough healthy fats. Read Coconut Oil Coffee recipe.
9. Coconut Oil Mayonnaise
If you’re looking for the right kind of mayonnaise that does not have genetically modified canola oil or even potentially problematic grapeseed oil then why not use virgin coconut oil? Read full recipe of Coconut Oil Mayonnaise.
10. Coconut Oil Cake Recipe with Coconut Topping
This has been a well-loved American favorite since 1920s. This is richer and healthier than sheet cake since it uses virgin coconut oil rather than solid fats like butter. Adding raw virgin coconut oil to your recipe is actually beneficial to your heart, thyroid and metabolism. Read full recipe of Coconut Oil Cake Recipe with Coconut Oil.
11. Coconut Oil Roasted Sweet Potatoes
To add a natural caramelized flavor of roasted sweet-potatoes and delicate essence, you may add virgin coconut oil to your recipe. Its brown sugar and nutmeg sweeten the dish and dash of black pepper makes it for adults. Virgin coconut oil makes it, not only good for the mouth, but also good for the health! Read full recipe of Coconut Oil Roasted Sweet Potatoes.
12. Custard Apple & Coconut Crumble
This is a perfect dessert the whole family will surely love. Great for dinners, entertaining and dinner parties as well. It also have coconut ingredients like raw organic virgin coconut oil, organic desiccated coconut oil and dark coconut sugar. Read recipe of Custard Apple & Coconut Crumble.
13. Garlic Shrimp and Spinach Sautéed in Coconut Oil
Using raw virgin coconut oil instead of butter to your recipe is better because this is often recommended as a healthier oil. This may also help treat Alzheimer’s disease and other diseases. Read full recipe of Garlic Shrimp and Spinach Sautéed in Coconut Oil.
14. Herb Roasted Pastured Thanksgiving Turkey
This is simple and easy to make, the recipe was developed using organic pastured free-range turkeys which are raised by family farmers and have access to outdoors unlike commercially produced turkeys which are raised indoors. Read full recipe of Herb Roasted Pastured Thanksgiving Turkey.
15. Homemade Egg Rolls
Egg rolls are easy and very delicious . You can also customize it by adding your favorite meat or by making it vegetable only. For this type of dish, coconut oil is excellent for frying because it can withstand the higher heat and is healthier than any other oils. Read full recipe of Homemade Egg Rolls.
16. Mom’s Best Fried Chicken Recipe
Everyone loves to eat fried chicken yet it’s still almost impossible for them to enjoy a bucket of fried chicken because of health concerns like trans fats, the omega-3 to omega-6 imbalance and all the dilemma brought by chicken. However, if you really want to enjoy this classic dish without any guilt after eating it then here’s a healthy fried chicken recipe that is perfect for you. Read full recipe of Mom’s Best Fried Chicken.
17. Quick No-bake Chocolate Coconut Oil Pudding-Fudge
If you’re craving for chocolate and looking for something that is quick and easy to make, then this recipe is perfect for you. This is called quick coconut pudding/fudge and it can be made in under five minutes only. Aside from its delicious texture, it also contains virgin coconut oil which is good for the health. Read recipe of Quick No-bake Chocolate Coconut Oil Pudding Fudge.
18. Savory Hamburgers with Coconut Oil
We sure do love Hamburgers but patty burgers contain a lot of unhealthy fats in it. However, in order to enjoy eating and have a healthy diet, adding up virgin coconut oil to your recipe will surely give you the tastiest, savory and healthy hamburger. Read full recipe of Savory Hamburgers with Coconut Oil.
19. Strawberry and Blueberry Coconut Oil Smoothie
For a healthy kick, try to add on a little coconut in your smoothie. Virgin coconut oil isn’t like any other oils, it has a light taste with a hint of coconut which is also good for the health. The health benefits when you add a spoonful of natural virgin coconut oil are worth a little experimentation. So, if you want to have a healthy diet why not try this Strawberry and Blueberry Coconut Oil Smoothie Recipe? Read Strawberry and Blueberry Coconut Oil Smoothie recipe.
20. Sweet ‘N Spicy Pork Tenderloin
The succulent and tender sweet and spicy pork tenderloin has a Barbecue flair which is beyond fantastic. The recipe needs organically grown raw virgin coconut oil to give you a delicious healthy and energetic food at the table. Read full recipe of Sweet ‘N Spicy Pork Tenderloin.
21. Puffed Rice and Coconut Crunchies
Coating your crunchies with a little melted virgin coconut oil before baking it helps them turn into golden brown color. Read full recipe of Puffed Rice and Coconut Crunchies.
22. Spiced Popcorn with Pecans and Raisins
If you like to pop the popcorn in virgin coconut oil for an extra-nutty note, well this is a perfect healthy diet recipe for you. This is indeed addictive, salty, sweet and crunchy at the same time. Read recipe of Spiced Popcorn with Pecans and Raisins.
23. Toasted Coconut Waffles
In this recipe, the virgin coconut oil adds a rich sweetness to this waffle batter; shredded coconut and a quick toast deliver which will surely fit to your healthy diet plan. Read recipe of Toasted Coconut Waffles.
24. Cinnamon Swirl Vanilla Ice Cream Bars
In order to prevent your ice cream bars from melting while you are cutting and dipping it, choose a vanilla ice cream that freezes solid. This recipe also contains virgin coconut oil which has a lot of health benefits perfect for your healthy and guilt-free diet. Read recipe of Cinnamon Swirl Vanilla Ice Cream Bars.
25. Coconut Southern Comfort Layer Cake
For a beautiful and delicious coconut cake kitchen creation, bake the Coconut Southern Comfort Layer Cake. Coconut makes an appearance in three different ways in this classic coconut layer. Read recipe of Coconut Southern Comfort Layer Cake.
There you have it! Those are just some of the recipes with virgin coconut oil that might help you have a healthy and delicious diet. If you also know any other wonderful recipes that you think we have missed, feel free to share them in the comments below.
To enjoy the full health and nutritional benefits of virgin coconut oil, make sure to use organically grown raw virgin coconut oil, which is produced using the cold press process. This process ensures that heat is minimized and the natural vitamins, antioxidants and antimicrobial properties of virgin coconut oil are retained.
About Koko Oil
At Koko Oil, we produce premium raw virgin coconut oil from organically grown coconuts in the Philippines using the cold press centrifuged method. This method ensures that the oil is not altered but remains in its natural form. Our oil is unrefined, unbleached, non-deodorized, non-hydrogenated, free-from any GMO ingredients and chemicals. We are a bulk manufacturer and exporter of premium raw virgin coconut oil. For your import and bulk order inquiries, feel free to reach us using our contact page.
This article is for general information only. The list of recipes above are made by their respective authors. We have only summarized them to show how virgin coconut oil can do wonders when mixed with other foods or dishes. Though virgin coconut oil is known to have hundreds of health benefits with no significant side effects, we still recommend to consult with your physician, dietitian or health professional before consuming virgin coconut oil in a regular basis.