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Thread: Coconut Oil in Baking ?

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    Well after having read the post on dementia on the board I have decided to start using coconut oil in my cooking and baking. Just wondering if I will notice a difference in baked goods and if I just substitute portion for portion in my old recipes. Any of you use coconut oil rather than margarine, butter, or shortening? Any favorite recipes that you use? Ann in TN

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    Missed the topic.

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    Let us know how it works if you try it.

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    For anyone interested in the original topic it can be found here:
    http://www.quiltingboard.com/t-157793-1.htm

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    my mom uses coconut oil instead of butter on her bread she gets the organic stuff its better for you. most poeple who are using it to help with dementia and memory loss are using it raw not in baking but im sure it would work in baking as well. it would act very similar to butter in a recipe. good for you for trying it my grandfather is taking it and it has helped him.

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    I use coconut oil for everything- frying, baking, etc. It doesn't taste like butter in baked goods, but other than that, I don't notice a difference.

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    I use coconut oil whenever I'd use a fat for sauteeing. I have cut out most sugar, so don't really use it for baking. I use olive oil if I make a bread.

    I'd think you'd just have to remember coconut oil is 100 percent oil, and butter is oil (butterfat) and a percentage of water. Generic butter has a higher water concentration, that's why it's cheaper.

    Perhaps you could reduce the "oil" by 1/3rd and then add in applesauce, yogurt, milk, something for the lost 1/3rd?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rebecca VLQ
    Perhaps you could reduce the "oil" by 1/3rd and then add in applesauce, yogurt, milk, something for the lost 1/3rd?
    Thanks. I already do that for anything that calls for oil but it is the cookies that I make for DH that I am wondering about. I have already modified them to decrease the fat and sugar content and have always cooked that way for my family. I always us whole wheat or natural grains and have a grain mill that I use to grind my own flour. He doesn't mind making the change to coconut oil as long as his cookie supply is still around. Ann in TN

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    I use coconut oil. It tastes very good in some dishes (chicken, baking pumpkins, sweet dishes.) I have a friend who uses only coconut oil in place of olive oil and she has been doing this for years. She uses it because she likes the flavor not for health reasons.

    Coconut oil is good in smoothies too, if you like smoothies. It is good in all flavor smoothies but excellent with pineapple and/or banana.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ncredbird
    Quote Originally Posted by Rebecca VLQ
    Perhaps you could reduce the "oil" by 1/3rd and then add in applesauce, yogurt, milk, something for the lost 1/3rd?
    Thanks. I already do that for anything that calls for oil but it is the cookies that I make for DH that I am wondering about. I have already modified them to decrease the fat and sugar content and have always cooked that way for my family. I always us whole wheat or natural grains and have a grain mill that I use to grind my own flour. He doesn't mind making the change to coconut oil as long as his cookie supply is still around. Ann in TN
    Have you tried applesauce instead of oil when baking ? Use the same amount of applesauce as you would for oil. You don't taste apples.

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    Been doing that for 20 years. Doesn't fight off the dementia though. Ann

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    coconut oil has a wonderful flavor! i use nature's way pure extra virgin organic. i dont use it on all things, because while its good fat, my understanding is that it is high in fats.

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    I have never used coconut oil for baking.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ncredbird
    Well after having read the post on dementia on the board I have decided to start using coconut oil in my cooking and baking. Just wondering if I will notice a difference in baked goods and if I just substitute portion for portion in my old recipes. Any of you use coconut oil rather than margarine, butter, or shortening? Any favorite recipes that you use? Ann in TN
    I LOVE Coconut Oil and it's very good for you, I only use it in baking, white cakes well actually any of my cakes. It's wonderful.

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    I'm allergic to coconut so will not be trying that. It gives me hives.

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    Thanks for all the suggestions. I will keep a look out for the coconut oil and try it.

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    I use it to make soap but never tried to eat it! LOL

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    I always read that coconut oil is the highest in saturated fat of any and is very unhealthy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rann
    I always read that coconut oil is the highest in saturated fat of any and is very unhealthy.
    There is new clinical information in several different areas one of which is the National Institute of Health. Here is the first in a series of 6 interviews done with Dr Mary Newport whose husband has Alzheimer's disease and the therapy she developed for him while waiting for other medications to be approved for human studies.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?src_vid...&v=LOrDIixbGMs
    It is long but well worth viewing. This is just one example and there are several cited studies out since the mid 1980's. Ann in TN

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rann
    I always read that coconut oil is the highest in saturated fat of any and is very unhealthy.
    That's old info. Saturated fat is not the problem...but that's a whole other topic. ;)

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    Just ordered some cocoanut oil for myself. Hope it works on my memory!!! :)

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    Besides helping Alzheimer's patients here are some other health benefits of coconut oil. It must be organic, unrefined and preferably virgin coconut oil to gain health benefits from it.

    http://www.organicfacts.net/organic-...conut-oil.html

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    coconut oil is also good for thryroid problems

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    I have been using coconut oil to fry in for about a year now. We love it. Have not used it to bake with. It is supposed to be much better for you than vegetable oil.

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    I took 2 tbsps a day of organic coconut oil orally and lost 10# in a month.

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