Have you heard the buzz about coconut oil? It seems to be all the rage these days. Everywhere I turn there is another article about the health benefits of coconut oil. As someone who likes to keep up-to-date on healthy food trends, I've been interested in trying it. So when I was contacted by Kelapo to sample Kelapo's Virgin Coconut Oil, it was like they read my mind.
I first visited Kelapo's website. There is a wealth of information there regarding the benefits of coconut oil. I found the uses section particularly helpful for a newbie to this product, as it explained that you can replace the butter/oil at a 1:1 ratio, and that it is helpful to warm it up when replacing oil in a recipe. Great tips!
I definitely wanted to bake something using coconut oil, but I had so many ideas swirling about, it was hard to choose. I decided to put a little coconut twist on muffins, a recipe that I will share with you tomorrow.
The result? These muffins were amazing! We loved the flavor the coconut oil imparted on the muffins, and they were very moist and had a nice texture. Kelapo's coconut oil was very nice to use as well. I am more than pleased with my first coconut oil experience using Kelapo's coconut oil, and I look forward to sharing more recipes using coconut oil with you.
One more thing! The generous folks at Kelapo have given Alida's Kitchen a discount code to share with you! From now until 10/20/2011, use the code 'Alida20' (case sensitive) to receive 20% off your order. Pretty sweet!
Disclaimer: Kelapo sent me a jar of their Virgin Coconut Oil for free. The details of my experience are exclusively my opinion, and I was not otherwise influenced or compensated.