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60+ Coconut Oil Recipes!

Here’s a roundup of over 60 coconut oil recipes, including breakfast, dinner, snacks, and desserts!

A scoop of coconut oil on a bamboo mat with fresh coconut pieces in the background.

Have you ever wondered about coconut oil? What it’s good for, where it comes from, its health benefits, etc.?

I wrote up a whole post for you over on The Pioneer Woman’s blog with details about the different types of coconut oil, what it tastes like, how to store it, and more! Make sure to head over and read my Coconut Oil 101 post to learn more!

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But I’ll bet after all that reading, you’ll be wondering what sorts of things you can make with coconut oil! I’ve got you covered with 60+ coconut oil recipes.

So it’s easier for you to find what you’re looking for, I broke it down into these sections:

  • Breakfast Recipes
  • Dinner Recipes
  • Side Dishes
  • Dessert Recipes
  • Seasonal Recipes

Breakfast Coconut Oil Recipes

Collage of Breakfast Coconut Oil Recipes

Banana coconut muffin sitting next to a muffin tin.

Whole Wheat Banana Coconut Muffins from Two Peas and Their Pod – these muffins have coconut in 3 places: coconut milk, coconut oil, coconut sugar, and coconut!

From above shot of triple coconut granola.

Triple Coconut Granola Recipe from Cookie + Kate – sweetened naturally with maple syrup!

Sliced loaf of sourdough bread.

How to Make Whole Wheat Sourdough Bread from Farmhouse on Boone. You’ll need bread for all your breakfast toasts, and sourdough is a healthy option!

Stack of coconut flour pancakes with fresh berries on top.

Fluffy Coconut Flour Pancakes via Girl Versus Dough. In her post Stephanie shares tips to make the best coconut flour pancakes!

Waffles on plates with jam on top.

Grain Free Waffles via Fit Foodie Finds. Lee says: “Looking for super simple gluten free waffles that taste like the real deal? You are going to swoon over these almond flour waffles made with a coconut flour + almond flour base. We topped ours with a homemade strawberry chia compote!” Yum!

Coconut Oil French Toast with maple syrup being poured on top.

Coconut Oil French Toast via Real Food with Jessica. Jessica suggest that you can spread this French toast with almond butter and jelly. Wow.

Coconut Oil Biscuits in a stack.

3 Ingredient Coconut Oil Biscuits via Gimme Some Oven. Use these biscuits for Biscuits and Gravy for a wonderful morning treat. Or spread with butter and jam and serve with scrambled eggs!

Fat burning chocolate coconut smoothie.

Low Carb Chocolate Coconut Smoothie via Keto Diet App. If you’re cutting back on carbs, this smoothie is for you! I would personally sub regular milk/cream, and maybe throw in a quarter of a banana for sweetness.

From-above shot of superfood breakfast cookies - coconut oil recipes.

Superfood Breakfast Cookies via Wife Mama Foodie. These cookies are free of gluten and refined sugar!

Close up shot of paleo cinnamon rolls.

Paleo Cinnamon Rolls via Paleo Running Mama. These cinnamon rolls are made with a one-bowl batter and are soft and chewy on the inside, with a chewy crust on the outside!


Dinner Coconut Oil Recipes

Collage of Dinner Coconut Oil Recipes

From above view of completed dish.

One Pan Thai Coconut Yellow Curry Chicken & Rice via Ambitious Kitchen. This recipe is one-pot, so it’s great for cleanup!

Hand holding a fried chicken taco shell with all the fixings.

Keto Fried Chicken Taco Shell via A Girl Worth Saving. How genius are these?! They use pork rinds and coconut flour for the crust, so they’re low-carb!

Close up shot of empanadas

AIP Plantain Empanadas also via A Girl Worth Saving. You may think it’s weird to use plantains for the dough. But I’ve used them to make Savory Waffles before, and it totally works!

Skillet of beef and broccoli.

Keto Low Carb Beef and Broccoli via Noshtastic. Throw the beef in a marinade an hour before you plan on eating. Then you’ve got a healthy, low-carb supper! If you’re not low-carb you can always serve with a bowl of rice.

Swedish meatballs in a skillet from above.

Paleo Swedish Meatballs via 40 Aprons. These meatballs are Whole30 Compliant. You can serve them over mashed potatoes.

From above view of soup with chopsticks.

Paleo Coconut Curry Zoodle Soup also via 40 Aprons. You could always sub rice noodles if you’re not Paleo or low-carb.

Pan of Thai chicken curry - coconut oil recipes

Thai Chicken Coconut Curry via Avery Cooks. I love that this recipe calls for spinach – great way to get your greens in!

Platter of fried coconut shrimp with dipping sauce in the background.

Coconut Shrimp via Paleo Grubs. These shrimp are protein-rich, low carb, and fried in coconut oil.

Veggie patties torn in half on a piece of parchment paper.

Jamaican Veggie Patties via 101 Cookbooks. The filling has a combination of ingredients that’s a bit different from things I’ve tried. So it’s quite intriguing to me! I don’t know if it’s authentic, but you could throw in some ground beef or chicken to make them heartier.

Bowl of Carrot Coconut Soup with drizzle.

Carrot Coconut Soup via Fifteen Spatulas. This soup has jalapenos, carrots, and coconut milk. Mmmmm…Also, you could totally add chicken to make this more of a main course.

Pieces of fried peanut chicken on a piece of parchment paper.

Coconut Oil Fried Peanut Chicken via The Endless Meal. This chicken gets coated in peanuts and panko breadcrumbs. Then it’s fried in coconut oil, and you can dip it in a Thai honey butter. Sounds amazing.


Side Dish Coconut Oil Recipes

Collage of Side Dish Coconut Oil Recipes

Coconut Oil Roasted Potatoes - coconut oil recipes

Coconut Oil Roasted Potatoes via yours truly – guest post on The Pioneer Woman’s blog. This is my all-time favorite way to serve potatoes. The bottoms are all crispy and delicious. These taste like French fries!

Roasted fries on a baking sheet.

Curry Coconut Sweet Potato Fries via Averie Cooks. What a neat idea to add curry powder to these fries! Also, there’s a yummy-sounding cucumber dill dip.

From above view of roasted vegetables on a silpat lined baking sheet.

Lemon Rosemary Coconut Oil Roasted Vegetables also via Averie Cooks. Lemon + rosemary sounds like a lovely flavor combo here.

From above view of fries on a baking sheet.

Crispy Oven Fries via Vanilla and Bean. Traci gives some awesome tips for achieving crispy oven fries, including what type of potato to use, how to par-boil them first, what size to cut them, etc.

From above view of toasted croutons on a baking sheet.

Herbed Coconut Oil Croutons also via Vanilla and Bean. These aren’t just for salads. You can also serve them with soup, such as my Creamy Roasted Garlic Mushroom Soup.

Close up shot of baked biscuits.

Cheesy Mashed Potato Coconut Oil Biscuits via Whole and Heavenly Oven. I think that’s a bit of genius to put mashes potatoes into biscuits!

From above view of mashed squash in a serving bowl with a spoon.

Butternut Squash Mashed Potatoes via Live Simply. This is a great way to add more complex carbs to your mashed potatoes!

From above view of roasted asparagus on a baking tray.

Oven Roasted Asparagus with Balsamic Vinegar and Coconut Oil via Maria Ushakova. I love roasted asparagus, and I think the addition of balsamic vinegar sounds lovely.

Pieces of roasted cauliflower with blackened bits.

Coconut Oil Roasted Parmesan Cauliflower via Went Here 8 This. Roasting vegetables does something magical to them. Also, crispy Parmesan cheese is always a good idea.


Dessert Recipes

Collage of Dessert Coconut Oil Recipes

Quick note: I would probably cut back on the sugar in some of these recipes and substitute sucanat, maple syrup, honey, or coconut sugar. But that’s just my personal preference.

Homemade Peanut Butter Cups - Dark Chocolate and Healthy!

Homemade Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter Cups via Yours Truly. These are WAY better than store-bought PB cups, IMO.

From above shot of slices of brownies with crinkly tops.

Super Fudgy Coconut Oil Brownies via A Simple Palate. Aren’t those crinkly tops so enticing?!

From above view of cookies on a parchment lined baking sheet.

Coconut Oil Chocolate Chip Cookies

via Life Made Simple. Natalie says these are thick and chewy, so I’d probably want to polish off two at once. 😀

Side view of a stack of matcha collagen cups with words.

Matcha Collagen Freezer Fudge via Wild Green Life. You guys know I’m a matcha superfan, so these sound fantastic.

Photo of a lemon poppyseed muffin with a bite taken out of it.

Healthy Lemon Poppyseed Muffins via Ambitious Kitchen. Isn’t that lemon blueberry glaze pretty?

Slices of lemon pound cake.

Lemon Pound Cake Loaves via Lovely Little Kitchen. Apparently I have a thing for lemon glazed desserts…

A stack of millionaire's shortbread bars

Paleo Millionaire’s Shortbread via A Saucy Kitchen. These have coconut flour and almond butter and are sweetened with maple syrup.

From above view of an unbaked pie crust, crimped, in a pie pan.

Coconut Oil Pie Crust via A Sweet Pea Chef. For all your pie-baking needs!

Slices of banana bread being drizzled with honey.

Chocolate Chunk Coconut Banana Bread via Half Baked Harvest. I like that this is sweetened with just 1/4 cup honey.

Side view of a stack of peanut butter cookeis

Coconut Oil Peanut Butter Cookies via Homemade Food Junkie. This dough doesn’t require chilling, so it’s quick and easy to make! It also contains nutmeg, which I find so interesting! I’ve never seen that in a peanut butter cookie recipe before.

Scooping peach cobbler out of a skillet.

Gluten Free Peach Crisp with Salted Coconut Milk Caramel via Ambitious Kitchen. I like that there’s the option to use coconut sugar instead of brown sugar.



Snack Coconut Oil Recipes

Collage of Snack Coconut Oil Recipes

Homemade Baked Tortilla Chips

Homemade Baked Tortilla Chips via Yours Truly. It’s actually really easy to make your own tortilla chips at home!

Bowl of coconut curry popcorn with pieces scattered around.

Coconut Curry Popcorn via Naturally Ella. This sounds like it would hit the spot.

Matcha latte in a cup.

Bulletproof Matcha Latte via Nyssa’s Kitchen. A latte may seem like a strange snack to you, but it’s one of my favorites!

Coconut bliss balls with one cut in half.

Chocolate Coconut Almond Bliss Balls also via Nyssa’s Kitchen. These would be dangerous to have in my refrigerator…I want to give them a try! 😀

From above view of bowl of kale chips.

Coconut Oil Kale Chips via The Cookie Writer. Have you ever had kale chips? My kids adore them.

Jar of roasted pumpkin seeds.

Coconut Oil Roasted Pumpkin Seeds also via The Cookie Writer. I like that Kacey adds cinnamon and nutmeg to these.

Broken pieces of chocolate bark

Coconut Oil Chocolate Bark via Oh She Glows. Another one that would be tempting me every moment if I made it.

Stack of granola bars with pieces of parchment paper between them.

No-Bake Chewy Granola Bars via Bowl of Delicious. These would be so handy for crazy busy days!

Coconut oil recipes: Jar of Chex mix.

Coconut Oil Chex Mix via Real Food with Jessica. Ummm…so…this is a thing. I like that these are seasoned with coconut aminos and garlic and onion powder instead of mystery-ingredient ranch dressing mix.

Turmeric popcorn on a light backbround.

Turmeric Popcorn via 101 Cookbooks. This feels so fancy with saffron and sesame seeds.


Seasonal Recipes

Collage of Seasonal Coconut Oil Recipes

Gingerbread muffins drizzled with a glaze.

Coconut Oil Gingerbread Muffins via Fit Foodie Finds. I like that these are sweetened with maple syrup, molasses, and applesauce. Plus, they have pecans, my all-time favorite nut!

Thick slices of pumpkin bread.

Coconut Oil Pumpkin Bread via Gimme Some Oven. Love the looks of those thick slices of pumpkin bread!

From above view of muffins on a cooling rack.

Healthy Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Muffins via Little Broken. Love that these are honey and banana sweetened!

Coconut oil recipes: Mugs of cocoa, pouring into one.

Fat Bomb Hot Cocoa via A Girl Worth Saving. This gets a boost from gelatin as well as coconut oil!

Stack of pumpkin waffles with syrup being poured on top.

Pumpkin Spice Waffles via Lovely Little Kitchen. These look scrumptious!

Apple muffins on a cooling rack.

Healthy Apple Muffins via Super Healthy Kids. I’d like to try these with einkorn.

Baked apple crisp in a pan.

Coconut Oil Apple Crisp via Pinch of Yum. This can be gluten free if you use certified GF oats!

Pumpkin granola in mini galvanized buckets.

Pumpkin Spice Granola via Lovely Little Kitchen. I would definitely opt for pecans!

Stack of molasses spice cookies on a light background.

Soft Molasses Coconut Oil Crinkle Cookies via Averie Cooks. Mmmm…I love molasses cookies!

Eggnog waffles on a cooling rack and on plates with mugs in the background.

Leftover Eggnog Waffles via Simplify, Live, Love. I like that these use up leftover eggnog!

So there you have it: over 60 coconut oil recipes! I hope this roundup was useful for you, and you found a few recipes to add to your to-make list!


Fitoru Fitness

Thursday 9th of January 2020

i am always wondering what is the best coconut oil recipe... Now that I found your blog it make me happy! Thanks for sharing the recipe!


Sunday 10th of November 2019

I'm sure my mom's going to like this site because she so love cooking and baking. I can't wait to show this to her later. Thanks for sharing!