I don't know if you've noticed, but I've been using coconut oil in my recipes for quite a while. While having Mother's Day breakfast with mom and one of my sisters, my mom asked me if I'd ever used apple sauce in place of oil - the truth is, I haven't bought or used vegetable oil or canola oil in over a year.
Ever since I began hearing about GMOs, I've tried to find non-GMO replacements for some of the every day foods we eat, and it was just way too easy to stop using vegetable oil. Coconut oil tastes every bit as delicious, and it's much more expensive (at least, not when I buy it at Walmart). I even use coconut oil in the place of butter and shortening in various recipes. So far, I haven't found a single thing that it didn't taste great in!
Tropical Traditions recently asked to send me a free jar to give their coconut oil a try, and I was all like YES, PLEASE! I used it to make these delicious banana nut muffins and now I get to give one of my lucky readers a jar too!
Banana Nut Muffins Recipe
⅓ cup Tropical Traditions coconut oil
¾ cup granulated sugar
1 large egg
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
1 teaspoon baking soda
pinch of salt
1.5 cups of all purpose flour
Preheat your oven to 350 degrees and spray a muffin tin with non-stick cooking spray or line with cupcake liners.
In a large bowl, beat coconut oil, bananas, sugar, egg, baking soda, salt and vanilla until everything is thoroughly combined. Gradually add the flour and beat at low speed for about a minute. Stir in pecans.
Pour into muffin tin and bake at 350 degrees for about 15 minutes and let cool before serving! These are so moist and delicious that you don't even need butter!
I love cooking with coconut oil, and this brand is heavenly. While I was scooping it out into my mixer, it smelled lightly of coconut, but there was actually no coconut flavor in my muffins. I can't tell any difference between using coconut oil and butter in my baked goods, and I highly recommend trying it out!
You can order a 36 oz jar of Tropical Traditions Coconut Oil here for $40, and believe me, it's worth it because a little goes a long way!
Win 1 quart of Gold Label Virgin Coconut Oil!
Tropical Traditions is America’s source for coconut oil. Their Gold Label Virgin Coconut Oil is hand crafted in small batches by family producers, and it is the highest quality coconut oil they offer. You can read more about how virgin coconut oil is different from other coconut oils on their website: What is Virgin Coconut Oil?
You can also watch the video they produced about Gold Label Virgin Coconut Oil:
Tropical Traditions also carries other varieties of affordable high quality coconut oil. Visit their website to check on current sales, to learn about the many uses of coconut oil, and to read about all the advantages of buying coconut oil online. Since the FDA does not want us to discuss the health benefits of coconut oil on a page where it is being sold or given away, here is the best website to read about the health benefits of coconut oil.
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Disclaimer: Tropical Traditions provided me with a free sample of this product to review, and I was under no obligation to review it if I so chose. Nor was I under any obligation to write a positive review or sponsor a product giveaway in return for the free product.