I broke down and baked some cookies the other day. I’m glad I did though because they turned out to be REALLY good. While I didn’t manage to make them fully sugar-free… I did keep the brown sugar to a minimum 🙂 I also used one of my favorite baking additions lately. Coconut Oil!
Cherry, Coconut and Dark Chocolate Chip Cookies (It’s a mouthful but worth it!)
1 cup old-fashioned oats
1/2 cup whole wheat flour
1/2 cup flaxseed meal
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/8 tsp salt
1/3 cup shredded unsweetened coconut
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/3 cup coconut oil
1/4 cup applesauce
1 tsp vanilla
1/3 cup chopped dried cherries
1/3 cup dark chocolate chips
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In a large bowl, sift together flour, oats, flaxseed meal baking soda, salt and coconut. In a separate bowl, mix together the brown sugar, egg, applesauce and vanilla. Add coconut oil to that mixture and stir well. Mix the dry ingredients with the wet ingredients then stir in cherries and chocolate chips. Drop onto a parchment lined baking sheet and pop into the oven for 12-15 minutes.
Coconut oil has become a staple over here and one of my favorite brands (the one used in the recipe above) is Tropical Traditions.
The kind folks over there have been generous enough to not only send me a jar to sample, but to also sponsor a fun giveaway! One Lucky winner will receive a 32 oz jar of their Gold Label Virgin Coconut Oil.
This is good stuff people! If you haven’t jumped on the coconut oil train yet, you are missing out!
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 view a video about their wonderful product here.
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 more about the benefits of coconut oil.
To enter the giveaway:
- You must subscribe to the Tropical Traditions Newsletter.
- Once you’ve done that, come back here and leave a comment sharing what you’d like to make using coconut oil or your favorite coconut oil meal.
Giveaway will end Friday, August 31st at 12:00pm.
Good luck and if you’d like a chance to be entered into more Tropical Traditions Giveaways, be sure to follow them on Facebook and Twitter @troptraditions and @ttspecialdeals.
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.