Coconut Oil Recipes

I think it might be fun to gather everyone's ideas for making coconut oil an attractive part of the diet into one post. My hope is that this is a Recipe Post and not a place for strutting your stuff, , or debating about Angels on the head of a pin. Lighten Up; Have Fun!

0. Butter Substitute.

At the table: Mix 2T Coconut oil into hot cereal, mashed potatoes (squash etc.) or into pasta sauce.

Science Demonstration.

Step 1.

Blend 2 T CO into 1/3 cup warm water:

Result is warm oil-water immersion.

Blend mixture with six ice cubes:

Result is a hunk of solid wet coconut oil.

Step 2.

Blend 2 T CO into 1/3 cup warm skim milk:

Result is a warm CO-milk immersion.

Blend mixture with six ice cubes:

Result is a cold CO-milk immersion.

1. Recipe. Coconut Oil Iced flavored drink.

Prepare a cold CO-milk immersion as above.

Add your favorite flavoring and a more ice.

Blend until ice has been reduced to slush.

(Good for iced coffee, fruit slushee, cold protein drink, etc.)

2. Recipe. Coconut Oil Italian ice.

Prepare above recipe with enough Ice to create a thick slush.

Place in freezer for about one hour, until it forms a soft solid.

3. Recipe. Economy F4T. ($.10 PER OZ)

Combine equal amounts of water, MCT oil, CO

Add sugar and fruit juice to taste. Blend thoroughly.

Measure into 2.5 ounce bottles. Refrigerate.

(This emulsion may separate over time. Use skim milk instead of water in the first step to obtain a more stable emulsion.)

4. CO on the GO.

Pour 1 oz melted CO into 1.5 oz bottles.

Place a Ziploc plastic bag to carry in purse, travel bag, etc.

If solidified melt in 1/2 cup hot water before use.

26 Replies

  • Clever!

  • I melt the CO oil, add cocoa powder and cinnamon to taste add sweetener if you like, put it on wax paper sheet and place in fridge. It makes a large chocolate bar on which I nibble during the day.

    I also broil eggplant which is high in nicotine which might benefit PD. I wash eggplant and slice it lengthwise about 3/4 inch thickness; Cover a cookie sheet with foil paper greased liberally with CO, place eggplant slices to fit, grease the eggplant again with CO, sprinkle with spices of your choice, place under broiler for about 5 minutes, then turn eggplant and sprinkle with spices and return to broiler for 4 to 5 minutes...each side to be browned. I eat it with meals, salads, use instead of bread for sandwiches.

  • Good work! We use it here and everything else that maybe will help. It is silly to shut ones mind, given that we really don't know anything.


  • I don't have a recipe. I just add a spoonful or more to a lot of what I cook. I also discovered coffee tastes great with a spoonful of CO in it. I also put it in my hot cereal.

  • Hi love your ideas for CO! I just melt and add to food. I am still trying to master making a breakfast type bar. I have tried using oats, honey, fruit, dried coconut and melted CO,! But it still does not solidify as I would like. It still tastes great. I use it as a snack between meals if I feel my energy dropping! I feel it works! I have also been making lots of veg or fruit smoothies and the CO is great in these. I also add manuka honey to sweeten, I try to use as many fresh ingredients as possible and avoide to many processed ingredients. I feel that the smoothies are easier digested and don't use as much energy to metabolise! So I have more energy ! I usually have smoothies for breakfast and lunch and I have a a solid meal at dinner with the family. I have changed my milk to soya, I will try melting CO into this!

    Hope others share their ideas for CO.

  • I use coconut oil for "oil pulling." Every morning when I get out of bed I put approx 1/2 tsp or more coconut oil in my mouth, swish it around like mouth wash for 10 minutes or so, spit it out into the garbage then rinse out my mouth. Oil pulling has been used for years - benefits are many. No more sinus infections for me & less dental cleaning! Oh, I use it for a my cooking, as well.

  • RE the popular 'oil pulling' myth: An average toothpaste and a proper soft-bristled toothbrush will do your teeth FAR better than any oil you choose to swish around in your mouth. If you can't find a toothbrush, swishing some liquid around in your mouth until it essentially emulsifies into a pseudo-soap may be slightly better than nothing at all. There are beaucoup articles on the history of 'oil pulling' but any credible (science-based) hint of actual proven benefit has yet to materialize. In fact the only studies done show everyday mouthwash to be superior (minus the 15-20 minutes of swishing).

    One of many summaries of the existing facts:

  • metacognito,


    "this is a Recipe Post and not a place for strutting your stuff, , or debating about Angels on the head of a pin. Lighten Up; Have Fun!"

  • Nor is it a place to perpetuate popular myth - keep it science-based and FACTUAL. If you're looking for snake oil remedies, the HealthUnlocked site should not such cater to you and your fellow dupes.

  • metacognito

    Before you challenge me to a science dual, I suggest that you read my Profile. I can easily tear your pretentious wanna-be science to shreds. To wit, from your rant:

    "There are beaucoup (de) articles on the history of 'oil pulling' but any credible (science-based) hint of actual proven benefit has yet to materialize. "

    As a man-of-science, you will admit that I can invalidate your claim by producing one example of a proven benefit. I followed your one reference (to a beautician!) who mis-quotes Snopes and who clearly has not read the references she cites. Let me help you, from Snopes rrefference 6:

    Indian J Dent Res. 2009 Jan-Mar;20(1):47-51.

    Effect of oil pulling on plaque induced gingivitis: a randomized, controlled, triple-blind study.

    Asokan S1, Emmadi P, Chamundeswari R.

    Department of Pediatric Dentistry, Meenakshi Ammal Dental College, Chennai, India.

    Republished by NIH:


    The oil pulling therapy showed a reduction in the plaque index, modified gingival scores, and total colony count of aerobic microorganisms in the plaque of adolescents with plaque-induced gingivitis."


    By Mayo Clinic Staff

    Gingivitis is a common and mild form of gum disease (periodontal disease) that causes irritation, redness and swelling (inflammation) of your gums. Because gingivitis can be mild, you may not be aware that you have the condition. But it's important to take gingivitis seriously and treat it promptly. Gingivitis can lead to much more serious gum disease (periodontitis) and eventual tooth loss.

    The most common cause of gingivitis is poor oral hygiene. Good oral health habits, such as brushing at least twice a day, flossing daily and getting regular dental checkups, can help prevent gingivitis."

    Mayo Clinic thinks that gingivitis can be serious. A triple blind study determined that oil pulling is an effective treatment. Hence oil pulling has some proven medical value, contrary to your claim.

    (The existence of other effective treatments does not invalidate my discussion; we do not have to do it your way!)

    I feel that you owe Arleen1943 an apology, she may have overstepped, but so did you and with significantly less grace.

    This is a Recipe Post. If you wish to debate science, you are free to start your own post. You are welcome to submit recipes. For any additional debate or defaming comments, I shall refuse to reply. I tire of paper grading!

  • Hah! And you accuse ME of "strutting [my] stufff"? Despite the copious blather on "gingivitis' concluding with the mere "reduction in the plaque index", you've yet failed to demonstrate that the referred "reduction" is one single iota better than swishing with mouthwash or any other control substance for comparison. NEWS FLASH: the simple act of prolonged swishing - whether it's oil, bacon grease, or mere saliva - will result in a "reduction" of plaque. And you - as a 'man-of-science' - cite this as tearing an argument to shreds?!?

    When someone posts something that I KNOW is propagating a snake oil remedy, I will continue to refute it (while you may continue pontificating). Pseudoscience helps NO ONE. Meanwhile, pls feel free to toss your brush, your floss, and swish away with whatever teeth yet remain in your head.

  • You make my point. Your comment is all OPINION and no references. By the way, I was responding to your words, not making a defence of oil pulling, which I do not condone.

    ""There are beaucoup (de) articles on the history of 'oil pulling' but any credible (science-based) hint of actual proven benefit has yet to materialize. " You did not say that there are better approaches, you said NO HINT. I found a hint, so you statement is untrue. I expect that in addition to science, we will also stick to logic.

    "NEWS FLASH: the simple act of prolonged swishing - whether it's oil, bacon grease, or mere saliva - will result in a "reduction" of plaque. " Referenced Science or your opinion?

  • Ok you proved your dick is bigger, now drop it. Learn some common respect and manners. If every post I have ever read by you tends to be rude and critical. Do you hate the world that much? 

  • metacognito

    I apologize for my rough post - the hour was late and I did not like "dupes".


    You create a science post that scientifically discusses pro's and con's of anything that appears on this site that you choose and I will invite you to promote your post here.

    For example, your response to Arleen1943 might have been:

    The pro's and con's or oil pulling are being discussed on the basis of scientific evidence on the post ***************.

    I would hope for better science in your post than is customary on


    where almost no one gives references. Doctors too!!!! Most are not scientists.

    Whether one agrees with you or not,

    No Reference ==> OPINION


  • Old-fashioned remedies there nothing to laugh about it I am 81 years old had Parkinson's with these people they want to try pulling or any other old-fashioned remedy let him do it

  • Arleen1943,

    Thank you for sharing your experiences. You do not deserve the boorish broadside that followed, which is clearly designed more to intimidate than to communicate.

    If a rant falls on our post and no one listens, does it make a sound?

    Please continue to contribute.

  • No offense intended Arleen... as you may note here, even seemingly informed individuals can be duped.

  • Metacognito, I mostly agree with you in principle , but with EWES in free speech . What about the challenge that EWES just made. Lets see your post. Let us have intelligent discussion without animosity. You write it. This should be fun.

    PS I am trying coconut oil will advise any results.


  • Gym Bag, if/when I feel a given topic is short on facts (and/or reckless), I may state as much and link to relative 'science' or cite the lack thereof (as in the case of 'oil-pulling'). Beyond that, I think I'll leave your entertainment for others - cheers!

  • Thanks so much for the support. The "rant" did come as a bit of a surprise. And, for what it is worth I do brush 2 x daily, as well as floss daily. Using coconut oil is my way of being proactive with my dental health. I do appreciate reading the posts & understand this is not the place for personal digs. I also realize that I did step out of bounds with putting my coconut oil dental health info on the Recipe Post - sorry about that! Cheers Arleen

  • PubMed endorses your Practice:

    "This oral therapy is a type of Ayurvedic medicine [a traditional Indian system] that dates back 3,000 years," says Jessica T. Emery, DMD, owner of Sugar Fix Dental Loft in Chicago. "It involves swishing approximately 1 tablespoon of oil -- typically coconut, sesame, or sunflower oil -- in your mouth for about 20 minutes and then spitting it out."

    Unlike some so-called natural home remedies, it's not a practice that's based on pseudo-science. Recent studies show that oil pulling helps against gingivitis, plaque, and microorganisms that cause bad breath. How? "Most microorganisms inhabiting the mouth consist of a single cell," Emery says. "Cells are covered with a lipid, or fatty, membrane, which is the cell's skin. When these cells come into contact with oil, a fat, they naturally adhere to each other."

    Oil-Pulling Tips

    Use coconut oil. While you can get the same bacteria-fighting benefits with sesame or sunflower oil, coconut oil has the added benefit of lauric acid, which is well-known for its anti-microbial agents, Emery says, making it more effective. Also, a recent study found that coconut oil may help prevent tooth decay.

  • Well, we were having fun untilthe invasion. I guess some people think that Parkies do not have room for fun of their lives. I I fear the unpleasantries may have killed this post. Let me make one more effort to restore cheerful discourse!

    A friend brought a bag of Granny Smith (green) apples this week. Last evening I tried a little free-form cooking. I put 2 tablespoons coconut oil 1/2 cup oatmeal, 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon, and one chopped Granny Smith apple into a saucepan (some sweetener if you wish). Heated and stirred until the apple became somewhat soft and poured it over some plain Greek yogurt. Interesting effect: the oatmeal soaked in coconut oil and apple juice settled to the bottom and got a little crispy. When I poured it over the yogurt it ended on top, a crunchy topping!

    Very tasty, I'll call it Apple Upside Down Crisp.

  • Any chance we can put coconut oil in a martini or with some scotch?

  • Try it in recipe #1. Let us know how you like it.

  • Keto Chocolate Mousse

    This is for ketogenic diets (94 % Fat). It's a gorgeous dessert I found, and has no sugar. The trick to making it work is following the correct technique step-by-step, otherwise you'll get a disaster.

    Kitchen tools required:

    - motorized hand held blender and accompanying plastic mixing cup

    - small stove top pot

    Food ingredients (makes 6 x 330 calories):

    - 2 oz unsalted butter

    - 2 oz cacoa butter

    - 8 TBS (115 g) cream cheese

    - 12 TBS (180 ml) heavy whipping cream (35 %MF)

    - 2 TBS cacoa powder (unsweetened)

    - 3 TBS Splenda sweetener (to taste)

    Step 1: Cool blender blade stem and blender mixing cup in freezer for 10 minutes. Pour whipping cream into chilled mixing cup and plunge blender up and down while running at full speed. You'll know when it's done. Use nylon spatula to remove whipped cream from mixing cup and store temporarily in container in refrigerator.

    Step 2: Melt both butters together in stove top pot, then blend in sweetener as best you can. After butters have melted add cream cheese cut up into small pieces. Stir manually on stove top as best you can. Warning, this mixture looks like hell. Transfer butter/cream cheeze mixture into blender mixing cup (cleaned of whipped cream made in previous step) and mix as best you can. Warning this still looks like hell. Add previously whipped cream into blender mixing cup and then blend at high speed. Voila, suddenly magic appears in the form of a perfect chocolate mousse. Divide into six servings and refrigerate until ready to eat.

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