Coconut oil has grown in popularity as an essential household item that is used for many purposes. While most of the coconut oil uses revolve around DIY beauty products, health, and self-care use coconut oil can also be used in many kitchen –based ways. In this article, we are going to share 6 brilliant uses for coconut oil in the kitchen.
1. Alternative for Butter: Of course butter is an essential ingredient in cooking but it is loaded with saturated fat that we should avoid it for better health. Fortunately, coconut oil can replace butter in many baking recipes because it has a similar texture and contains less saturated fat.
2. In coffee: Add a spoonful of coconut oil into your morning java, and enjoy a perfect start for the day. Note: simply stirring it in may leave a slightly oily, less yummy consistency.
3. Salad Dressing: When it comes to salad dressings, there may not be a better one-two combination than olive oil and balsamic vinegar. But not everyone likes the taste of olive oil, so you don’t have to use it when you have coconut oil. Coconut oil makes a wonderful substitute for olive oil in salad dressing. It features a similar (though slightly heavier) texture with a sweet, subtle flavor that matches virtually any type of salad.
4. Top Popcorn: Instead of snacking on unhealthy foods like cookies or chips, make a positive choice to snack healthy by making air-popped popcorn and then drizzle a little coconut oil over the top.
5. Substitute for Yogurt: Yogurt has many uses; it can thicken up a weak smoothie and it offers a satisfying snack at mid-morning or in the afternoon. But yogurt, which contains probiotic properties, can sometimes do awkward things to our digestive systems. Generally, that’s good – but it’s not always desirable. That’s why you should consider reaching for the coconut oil instead. It features a thick and creamy texture similar to yogurt, which means it can easily substitute yogurt in a smoothie or as a standalone midday bite.
6. Sauté food with coconut oil: Next time you stir-fry or sauté veggies, cook them with a little coconut oil instead of vegetable oil. Because it has such a high percentage of saturated fat (don’t worry, it’s a good kind!), coconut oil can withstand up to 450 degrees of heat—100 degrees more than olive oil.