Coconut oil is a fantastic substitute for butter or shortening in baked goods, but its mild tropical flavor can also enhance greens, grains, vegetables and even shrimp. Here, six ways to use the popular oil.
1. Breakfast. Instead of sugar, swirl the naturally sweet oil into your oatmeal. Or highlight oats’ sweetness by using coconut oil in your favorite granola recipe. Add melted coconut oil to pancake batter (as in this healthy gluten-free recipe) and use it to grease the griddle.