We just had Blueberry Buckwheat Pancakes from Delicious Detox. I think it's day 12 of our detox ... few more days....
I usually use sunflower oil in the cast iron pan to cook the pancakes but today I wanted to use coconut oil and it was delicious. It made the pancakes crisp up nicely on the outside and made the pancakes just a little bit sweeter.
If you have never used coconut oil in your cooking or baking go out and buy some expeller pressed organic coconut oil (I'm using Spectrum right now). It will be solid at room temperature unless your house is a sauna and then the oil will turn more into a liquid. Coconut oil is a medium chain triglyceride (fancy name for fat) and is super high in lauric acid, which is naturally found in high amounts in breastmilk. It is because of lauric acid that coconut oil has a multitude of benefits including weight loss, heart disease prevention, and immunity, as it is anti-viral and anti-bacterial.
Love using coconut oil with my athletes as well. By incorporating coconut oil into their diets, athletes are able to train harder and longer without decreasing their immune system as typically happens with peak training.
So use it for stir-fries, cooking pancakes, spreading on your beets when roasting them in the oven, in baking as a replacement for butter or just buy Artisana's Coconut Goji Bliss and eat it by the spoonful as a dessert... Mmmmmmmmmm....
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