Whether you’re trying to cook with coconut oil for the first time, or have been enjoying it for years, you’ll love these recipes! This article has 52 delicious recipes using coconut oil, including keto recipes, snack ideas, vegan recipes, and recipes for the skin.
What Kind of Coconut Oil Should You Use?
If you’re not used to reading labels, it can be tricky figuring out what type of coconut oil to buy. Many bottles of coconut oil that you’ll find at your local market are hydrogenated or partially hydrogenated, and you don’t want that!
A good rule of thumb is to select a coconut oil that is labeled organic, virgin or extra virgin, and cold pressed.
I usually buy my coconut oil from Trader Joes, and it runs $4.99 a bottle. If you aren’t lucky enough to live near a TJ, you can order it in bulk on Amazon for about $11 a bottle.
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If you want to read more about different types of coconut oil, check out this article- Coconut Oil 101: Decoding Labels.
Recipes Using Coconut Oil
Desserts with Coconut Oil
Coconut oil can lend itself well to desserts as a substitution for butter or other oils. In most recipes, you can substitute coconut oil 1:1 for other types of fats.
Here are some delicious desserts with coconut oil to try!
Banana, Peanut Butter, and Coconut Bread | Homemade for Elle
No Bake Strawberry Coconut Macaroon Recipe | Homemade for Elle
Homemade Banana Doughnuts with Chocolate Shell | A Bride on a Budget
Healthier Flourless Black Bean Avocado Brownies | Sizzling Eats
Peppermint Oreo Truffles | The Flying Couponer
Mint Matcha Coconut Candy | My Life Cookbook
Main Dishes with Coconut Oil
You can use coconut oil when cooking lunches and dinners. It works well as an oil for sauteing and stir-frying, as long as you aren’t cooking at temperatures above 350 degrees.
Here are some main dish recipes using coconut oil!
Tropical Turmeric Stir Fry | Homemade for Elle
Slow Cooker Butternut Squash and Apple Soup | Family Food and Travel
Instant Pot Brazilian Fish Stew | Savory Tooth
Creamy Mushroom Instant Pot Pot Roast | Boulder Locavore
Brazilian Shrimp Soup | Bacon is Magic
How to Make Chicken Tinga | Muy Bueno Cookbook
Cinnamon Honey Glazed Sweet Potatoes | Dancing Through the Rain
Coconut Oil Recipes Keto
If you’re following a keto or low-carb diet and are looking for coconut oil recipes keto – check these recipes out!
Chocolate Keto Fat Bombs | Diabetes Strong
Best Ever Keto Chocolate Covered Hazelnut Truffles | My Heavenly Recipes
Low Carb Toasted Coconut Freezer Candy | My Life Cookbook
Chocolate Raspberry Keto Fat Bombs | Coffee with Us 3
Keto Fat Bomb Recipe | Recipes from a Pantry
Snacks with Coconut Oil
Whether you have a sweet or savory tooth, coconut oil lends itself well to many delicious snacks. Here are some to try:
Instant Pot Popcorn (4 Variations!) | Recipes from a Pantry
Sweet and Savory Baked Kale Chips Snack Mix | Homemade for Elle
Cinnamon Pecans | My Heavenly Recipes
Healthy Trail Mix Granola Bars | My Heavenly Recipes
Cinnamon Sugar Pretzels | My Heavenly Recipes
Coconut Granola | Creations by Kara
Stovetop Popcorn with Coconut Oil and Sea Salt | Coffee with Us 3
Coconut Oil Recipes Vegan
Following a vegan diet? You likely already cook with coconut oil, since it is a great replacement for butter in desserts and snacks.
Here are some delicious vegan recipes using coconut oil!
Superfood Energy Bites | Homemade for Elle
Vegan Paleo Pecan Pie Bars | Allergy Free Alaska
Slow Cooker Coconut Red Lentil and Carrot Soup (Vegan) | Family Food and Travel
Dark Chocolate Coconut Oil Fudge | Wholefully
Easy Peanut Butter Balls | The Rising Spoon
Lemon Vanilla Coconut Butter Bites | The Rising Spoon
Dairy Free Pumpkin Cinnamon Rolls | Make It Dairy Free
Dairy Free Chocolate Chip Cookies | Make It Dairy Free
Gluten Free Coconut Oil Recipes
For my gluten-free friends, here are some delicious baked good recipes using coconut oil:
Apple Cinnamon Baked Oatmeal Squares | My Gluten-Free Kitchen
Gluten Free Dairy Free Chocolate Chunk Skillet Cookie | My Gluten-Free Kitchen
Gluten Free Dairy-free Apple Dessert Pizza | Really Are You Serious
Honey Graham Crackers | Allergy Free Alaska
The Best Gluten Free Brownies | Texan Erin
The Best Ever Almond Flour Gluten Free Chocolate Chip Cookies | Sizzling Eats
Coconut Oil Recipes for Skin
Coconut oil is for more than just eating! I have been using it in my homemade beauty products for almost a decade.
Making your own beauty products is fun and inexpensive, and super good for the skin. Here are some coconut oil recipes for skin:
DIY Sugar Scrub with Lavender (NON FOOD) | Sustain My Craft Habit
DIY Coconut Oil Deep Conditioner | Homemade for Elle
Apple Spice Sugar Scrub | Homemade for Elle
DIY Lip Balm | Homemade for Elle
Homemade Citrus Nectarine Exfoliating Body Scrub | Homemade for Elle
Bonus Coconut Oil Recipes
Looking for other ways to use coconut oil? It can be used in so many things, from dog treats to cough syrups! Check out these other ways to use coconut oil in your home:
Homemade Breath Dog Treat Recipe | Cook Eat Go (NON FOOD)
DIY Sunburn Lotion | Homemade for Elle
DIY Cough Syrup | Coffee with Us 3
Roll on Remedy for Bumps and Bruises | Homemade for Elle
DIY Wax Melts | Homemade for Elle
All Natural Diaper Cream | Homemade for Elle
DIY Pregnancy Belly Balm | Homemade for Elle
Do you have any other tried and true recipes using coconut oil? Leave a comment below and share it with our community!
I love learning how to create things from scratch, so I know what ingredients go into everything from homemade face scrubs to clean eating recipes. I enjoy sharing my favorite recipes with other families so they can have a healthier home, too!