Coconut Baked Food Recipes

Coconut Chocolate Chip Zucchini Bread

Coconut Chocolate Chip Zucchini Bread
Coconut Chocolate Chip Zucchini Bread
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Servings: 10
Preparation Time: 1 hour

Preheat oven to 350° F.

In a large bowl combine the first 6 ingredients. Mix and set aside.

In a small bowl, beat the two eggs with a fork.

Melt the coconut oil and cool slightly in a smaller container.

In the meantime, add the apple butter, honey, and yogurt to egg mixture and mix to combine. Mix in the melted coconut oil until all is well combined and set aside.

Shred zucchini to get about 1 1/2 cups, can be a little more (about 1 1/2 small zucchinis).

Add the liquid mixture and the shredded zucchini to the bowl of dry ingredients and mix until combined. Scoop mixture into a greased 9 x 5 loaf pan and smooth top evenly.

Bake for about 45 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Oven temps can vary – it might take a bit longer or shorter, watch carefully.

Cool in pan for 10 minutes and remove from pan to continue cooling completely on the baking rack. Serve with grass-fed butter or room temperature coconut oil.

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Basil Mushroom Grass-fed Ground Beef Meatballs

Basil Mushroom Grass-fed Ground Beef Meatballs
Basil Mushroom Grass-fed Ground Beef Meatballs
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Servings: about 15 meatballs
Preparation Time: about 30 minutes

  • 1 pound grass-fed ground beef
  • 1 egg
  • 3/4 cup mushrooms, finely chopped
  • 1 small onion, chopped finely
  • 1 clove garlic, minced or pressed through garlic press
  • small handful fresh basil, minced finely (about 1 tablespoon minced)
  • 1 teaspoon Himalayan salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne
  • 1 tablespoon coconut oil

Mix all ingredients together, except coconut oil. Form into meatballs.

Heat skillet and add coconut oil. Brown meatballs in coconut oil on medium-high heat.

Place browned meatballs in baking dish. Bake at 425° F for about 15 minutes, or until done.

Enjoy plain or serve with your favorite red sauce.

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Gluten Free Flour-Blend Sweet or Savory Scones

Gluten Free Flour-Blend Sweet or Savory Scones
Gluten Free Flour-Blend Sweet or Savory Scones
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Servings: 8-12
Preparation Time: 50 minutes

Scones

  • 1/2 cup coconut flour
  • 1/2 cup tapioca flour
  • 1 cup cashew meal or *almond flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 cup melted ghee, or butter, or coconut oil
  • 6 free-range eggs

Optional mix-in ideas

Some other flavor ideas

  • Cinnamon raisin
  • Lemon zest & poppy seed
  • Cranberry orange
  • Strawberry almond
  • Cherry & chocolate chip
  • Jalapeno cheddar
  • Pesto parmesan
  • Fig and rosemary
  • Blueberry
  • Ginger lemon
  • Raspberry
  • Apple cinnamon
  • Hazelnut chocolate
  • Maple walnut
  • Sausage & red pepper
  • Sundried tomato & garlic
  • Carrot, cinnamon, & raisin
  • Rhubarb and vanilla

Optional icing for sweet scones

In a bowl, simply stir together:

*You can grind your own almond flour by placing whole almonds in a blender/food processor and blending until you get a fine meal.

This recipe can be made into any flavor you desire: sweet or savory.

Preheat oven to 350° F.

Mix all of the basic ingredients with an electric mixer. Then add in any mix-ins you desire.

Spread the batter into a greased 9-inch pie plate and smooth the top. It will be thick.

Bake for 35 minutes or until browned. Check with a toothpick.

Cool slightly before serving. Spread with optional icing.

Store covered in the fridge.

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Lemon Rosemary and Yogurt Cake

Lemon Rosemary and Yogurt Cake
Lemon Rosemary and Yogurt Cake
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Servings: 1 loaf cake
Preparation Time: Approx. 15-20 minutes+baking and cooling

Cake:

  • 3/4 cup cultured butter or grass-fed butter or *coconut oil, room temperature
  • 1/2 cup raw honey
  • 2 tablespoons freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • zest from one lemon
  • 2 teaspoons organic vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup cultured plain yogurt
  • 3 farm fresh organic eggs from your local farmer or organic eggs from the market
  • 1 1/2 cups non-GMO all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons aluminum-free baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon fresh rosemary, finely chopped

Glaze:

  • 1 cup organic powdered sugar
  • 3-4 tablespoons freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • fresh rosemary sprigs

Preheat oven to 350° F.Cream butter and honey together, about 3 minutes. Add fresh lemon juice, lemon zest, and vanilla. Add yogurt then add the eggs one at a time. Add flour, baking powder, salt, and freshly chopped rosemary.

Cream butter and honey together, about 3 minutes. Add fresh lemon juice, lemon zest, and vanilla. Add yogurt then add the eggs one at a time. Add flour, baking powder, salt, and freshly chopped rosemary.

Mix for an additional minute, scraping down the bowl, until mixture is well combined and smooth.

Pour batter into a loaf pan that has been greased with coconut oil.

Bake for 45 to 50 minutes.

Cool in pan for 10 minutes.

Remove cake from the pan and finish cooling on a wire rack.

Make the glaze by whisking powdered sugar and fresh lemon juice. Add more sugar and lemon juice as needed.

Drizzle glaze over cake and add rosemary sprigs. Let glaze stand until completely set.

Serve with fresh homemade coconut milk.

*See: How to Use Coconut Oil in Baked Goods

“Swapping out butter for coconut oil is fairly straightforward for most recipes.

The main issue in the butter and coconut oil swap would be the fact that butter is a “water-in-oil emulsion” and is made up of butterfat, milk proteins and water. Coconut oil at the most will have a .1% total amount of H2O, and thus the way these two fats act in many recipes will vary. In order to mimic a more butter-like quality, try adding 1/2-1 teaspoon of water per 1/2 cup of coconut oil used in any recipe that usually requires butter.

If you think avoiding suspicious non-food ingredients and experimenting with a new, fun ingredient in baked goods sounds like a good idea, give coconut oil a try. Whether you use it in baking as a natural non-stick product or as a shortening and/or flavoring, coconut oil is an easy and very versatile product to use.” (Source.)

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Gluten Free Maple Cinnamon Plantain Cookies

cinnamon Plantain Cookies
Gluten Free Maple Cinnamon Plantain Cookies
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Servings: 32-35 cookies
Preparation Time: 15 minutes

  • 1 medium ripe plantain
  • 1/4 cup coconut cream concentrate
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract (use powder if you are AIP)
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup or honey
  • 2 heaping teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg (use mace if you are AIP)
  • 1 1/2 cups shredded coconut
  • ground cinnamon to sprinkle on top

Preheat oven to 325º F.

Prepare 2 cookie sheets with parchment paper.

Peel the plantain and process in food processor until smooth. Add all the other ingredients except the shredded coconut and process until smooth. Taste the batter to make sure it is sweet enough for you. Add the shredded coconut and just pulse until combined. Transfer the batter to a bowl.

Using a teaspoon drop the batter onto the prepared cookie sheet leaving room to expand. Use all the cookie batter this way.

Place plastic wrap over the cookie sheets and with a spatula flatten the cookies (this helps it not stick).

Bake for about 18 – 20 minutes or until the edges brown. Remove and let cool on the cookie sheet for a few minutes then transfer to a rack to finish cooling.

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Whole Wheat Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Bread

Whole Wheat Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Bread
Whole Wheat Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Bread
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Servings: 12
Preparation Time: 15 minutes + baking time

In a large bowl mix flour, sugar, spices, baking soda, baking powder, and salt together thoroughly.

In a small bowl, combine pumpkin puree, coconut oil, and eggs. Mix thoroughly.

Add wet ingredients to dry – slowly stirring until well combined. Add in chocolate chips and combine.

Coat bread pans with coconut oil before baking. Slowly pour mixture into pans.

Bake at 350° F for 60 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the middle comes out clean.

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Gluten Free Crustless Pumpkin Coconut Pie

Gluten Free Crustless Pumpkin Coconut Pie
Gluten Free Crustless Pumpkin Coconut Pie
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Servings: 8
Preparation Time: 10 minutes active + baking time

Preheat oven to 350° F and prepare pie pan with coconut oil.

Beat eggs and stir in all ingredients except shredded coconut until well combined.

Sprinkle with toasted coconut. Bake until set, approximately 1 hour.

Homemade Fresh Coconut Milk

*For the freshest coconut milk make homemade coconut milk. (See video at this link.)

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Dairy Free Cranberry or Blueberry Lemon Scones

Dairy Free Cranberry or Blueberry Lemon Scones
Dairy Free Cranberry or Blueberry Lemon Scones
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Servings: 10
Preparation Time: 25 minutes

Scones

Preheat oven to 450° F.

In a bowl stir together flour, sugar, baking powder, lemon peel, salt, and baking soda. Using a mixer or pastry blender, cut in shortening until mixture resembles coarse crumbs.

Add dried fruit; toss until well mixed.

Make a well in the center of the flour mixture. Add coconut milk all at once. Stir until just moistened.

Place dough on a lightly floured surface. Knead dough by folding and gently pressing for 10 – 12 strokes, or until dough is nearly smooth. Pat or lightly roll dough until 1/2 inch thick. Cut dough with a floured round cutter.

Place dough circles on an ungreased baking sheet. Bake about 10 minutes, or until golden. Remove biscuits from baking sheet; cool about 5 minutes.

After cooling drizzle scones with prepared Lemon Glaze if desired and serve warm.

To Make Lemon Glaze

In a small bowl combine 3/4 cup powdered sugar, 1 teaspoon fresh lemon zest, 1 teaspoon fresh lemon juice, and 3-4 teaspoons fresh coconut milk; enough to reach glazing consistency.

To Make Fresh Homemade Coconut Milk

*For the freshest coconut milk make homemade coconut milk. (See video at this link.)

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