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5/23/13 7:43 A

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one great thing about coconut oil is that it can be both solid and liquid (just warm it either in a container of warm water (within its own container), or microwave.

So, that makes it a great substitute for either butter or an oil.

Not only that, it's not going to go rancid like canola or other oil

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5/22/13 3:58 P

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I can't do dairy and use coconut oil in baking. It has been fine for me but I also am gluten-free, so I'm used to things being a bit off! emoticon

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5/21/13 6:10 P

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5/21/13 6:40 A

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5/21/13 12:03 A

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Speaking of oil, which is better between canola and vegetable oil? Or olive oil?

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5/20/13 9:00 P

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I've found that some brands of coconut oil have more of the coconut flavor than others which adds an interesting flavor to some baked goods.

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5/20/13 6:33 A

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I'm passionate about coconut oil! I also try to use grass fed raw butter as much as possible, there is much to love about real butter. I love ccoking my buckwheat pancakes (or any pancake) in coconut oil, delicious! And coconut spread (available at whole foods) is divine with a little maple syrup. I also make all my granola with raw honey and coconut oil (and coconut flakes) next on my list is coconut cheese, but it's hard to come by.

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6/24/12 8:14 A

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I'm new to coconut oil and so far am really liking it.

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6/17/12 7:26 P

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I eat Paleo and I use coconut oil all the time. I love it! I think it has a really neutral flavor and doesn't taste like coconut at all. I cook my eggs in it every morning.

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6/14/12 10:27 P

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I also do the coconut oil deodorant--adding a little rosemary oil to the mix. I do oil pulling and eat it everyday too

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I'm trying to use coconut oil more and more, and am enjoying the results.

I also use it as part of a homemade deodorant recipe, believe it or not (the incredibly versatile coconut oil!). Equal parts baking soda and cornstarch, mixed with coconut oil until it's the consistency of cream or paste you desire. Store it in a little glass jar (extra can go in the fridge).

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5/14/12 3:14 P

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I had never heard of coconut fat, so looked it up. Apparently it is made by adding Lecithin to coconut oil? In any case, coconut oil itself is solid at cool room temperatures. Melting point is 25C, which means that in my house, in the summer, it's an oil.

Which means it might not be as good a substitute for baking as in cooler months, when it works great as a substitute for butter, unless you are planning to refrigerate your goodies.

However, I think it should be noted that although it's a healthy fat to substitute for butter. This doesn't mean that it isn't still a fat, so depending on what other sources of fat you have, the banana / applesauce combo might be a better baking replacement.

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5/12/12 1:12 P

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Trader Joe's has it on their shelves --Puritan Pride also carries it in the catalogue

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I have never seen coconut oil or fat on the grocery shelves. I am making a special trip to Toronto this week to buy things I can buy here. I will check it out. Sounds Great!

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4/30/12 2:45 A

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like the flavor coconut oil adds

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Thank You for asking this question. emoticon I learned a lot.

I am allergic to milk and soy products, so I have been using coconut milk to replace those. I love it on oatmeal and mixed with no sugar added Swiss Miss. Next I am going to try putting it in the freezer to see if it will come out like a milk shake.

I have looked for coconut oil but have a hard time finding it here, so I use extra virgin olive oil for cooking or if it is cookies, I use applesauce and a banana in place of butter. It works good.

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4/28/12 6:11 P

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Thanks! I think I'm going to be trying it in the next couple days. My stores of cookies for Friend Hubbiy's lunches are getting pretty low.

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4/28/12 4:16 P

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I use coconut oil (solid at room temp) in my baking and it works awesome! Cookies come out nice and crisp. Years ago, I believe before WWII, coconut oil and palm oil were commonly used in shelf stable baked goods. Because of rationing, margarine and other oils gained popularity. Coconut oil is perfect for all your baking needs. I have never had a problem subbing it. You may need to melt it or soften it to get it to mix properly, but I think that's the only thing you have to change.

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You should check Paleo cookbooks. They use a lot of coconut oil, olive oil and almond meal in their cooking.

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Thanks for the replies! I definitely have coconut oil. Maybe I can try half coconut and half butter in a recipe. Then if that turns out try all coconut oil. What's the worst that could happen? I'm thinking it's that the texture wouldn't be the best but the flavor should still be fine. I'm sure Friend Hubby would survive on a few experiments. emoticon

When I do try this I will report back on my findings.

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There's coconut oil and coconut fat. In Australia the latter is sold under the brand name Copha. The difference is that coconut oil is liquid at room temperature while coconut fat is solid, i.e. more like butter. If the butter in the recipe is there to hold the thing together, you would need coconut fat. If it's just there for flavour there's no problem using coconut oil instead as far as I can see.

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have not tried it in baking yet healthy for s though says Dr Oz

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Its great for cooking with, but I have not tried to use it as a substitute for baking, not sure how it would work... might have to experiment a bit to see.

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Does anyone know if you can substitute coconut oil for butter in recipes like cookies and such?

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