September 3, 2014

The Gluten Free Holiday Coconut Sweet Treat Recipe Guide

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The holidays can often be a time of stress, especially if you need to tailor your cooking and baking to fit special diets. Many people on special diets may feel left out, like they can’t truly participate in the festivities because of their dietary restrictions.

But rest assured, just because you or your loved ones are on a special diet doesn’t mean that you have to forgo holiday treats. This gallery of holiday coconut recipes offers a wide variety of options for you and your loved ones, all using coconut in some form or fashion, whether it is coconut flour, coconut oil, coconut butter, shredded coconut, or coconut milk.

Some recipes are gluten-free, some are dairy-free, and some are both! All of these recipes have been kitchen tested, so you can rest assured that the recipe won’t end up being a flop, wasting your time and ingredients.

The Holiday Coconut Sweet Treat Recipe Guide

Dairy Free Spiced Coconut Mocha Recipe

Looking for a dairy-free mocha recipe with a hint of holiday cheer? Look no further! This creamy spiced coconut mocha recipe is full of flavor and perfect for a cold morning (or evening).

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Recipe by Sarah Shilhavy, Photo by Jeremiah Shilhavy

Gluten Free Coconut Fudge Cupcake Recipe

These gluten free coconut fudge cupcakes are dense and chocolaty. They are topped with fluffy white frosting, like little caps of snow on the dark chocolate cakes. Neither the cupcakes or the frosting are overly sweet and are sure to impress you guests!

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Recipe by Sarah Shilhavy, Photo by Jeremiah Shilhavy

Gluten Free Pumpkin Tart Recipe

This gluten free pumpkin tart recipe is the perfect end to a holiday dinner. A crunchy nut crust gives way to a creamy pumpkin filling that is full of spice. The tart uses no refined sugar and can be made dairy free as well.

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Recipe and Photo by Kate, Free Coconut Recipes

Gluten and Dairy Free Better Than Candy Nut Crunchies Recipe

What holiday is complete without candy? This simple recipe for Better Than Candy Nut Crunchies is a cinch to make and is sure to please both kids and adults. They are creamy and much better than any candy you can buy in the store, plus they are gluten and dairy free!

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Recipe by Sarah Shilhavy, Photo by Jeremiah Shilhavy

Gluten Free Pumpkin Pie Recipe

It doesn’t get any more classic than pumpkin pie around the holidays. This gluten free pumpkin pie recipe uses a coconut flour pie crust and is sure to be a hit, even for with the non-gluten free eaters in your family!

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Recipe by Sarah Shilhavy, Photo by Jeremiah Shilhavy

Dairy Free Coconut Eggnog Recipe

What is the holidays without eggnog? Commercial eggnog is full of sugar and other unhealthy ingredients. Make your own at home with this dairy free coconut eggnog recipe that only uses 5 ingredients!

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Recipe and Photo by Tiffany, Free Coconut Recipes

Gluten Free Pumpkin Muffins Recipe

If you’re fixing a special breakfast on Christmas day, perhaps a batch of these gluten free pumpkin muffins would make that meal even more special. These muffins are made with coconut flour and coconut oil and topped with a rich, creamy frosting.

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Recipe by Sarah Shilhavy, Photo by Jeremiah Shilhavy

Coconut Cream Hot Chocolate Recipe

Warm, creamy hot cocoa on a cold winter’s day is the epitome of comfort. This rich coconut cream hot chocolate recipe has a hint of nutmeg and holds the perfect balance of creaminess and richness.

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Recipe by Sarah Shilhavy, Photo by Jeremiah Shilhavy

Gluten Free Coconut Chocolate No-Bake Macaroon Recipe

Need a quick, last minute dessert for your holiday gathering? This coconut chocolate no-bake macaroon recipe is easy to make and a perfect gluten free treat. The texture is rich and fudgy, and each macaroon just melts in your mouth!

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Recipe by Sarah Shilhavy, Photo by Jeremiah Shilhavy

Gluten Free Coconut Flour Linzer Tarts Recipe

Linzer tarts are a classic Christmas treat, but are typically made with wheat flour. This delicious Linzer tart recipe is made with coconut flour, so even those on a gluten-free diet can participate in the holiday tradition!

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Recipe by Sarah Shilhavy, Photo by Jeremiah Shilhavy

Gluten Free Coconut Flour Gingerbread Recipe

This gluten free coconut flour gingerbread recipe is perfect for breakfast or a snack around the holidays. Make a big batch and give individual loaves to family and friends as a seasonal gift.

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Recipe and Photo by Brandon, Free Coconut Recipes

Gluten Free Cream Cheese Coffee Cake Recipe

This flavorful gluten free cream cheese coffee cake recipe is perfect for breakfast on Christmas morning. Pair it with a cup of hot chocolate or a spiced coconut mocha and you have the ultimate comfort food breakfast that won’t leave you slaving for hours in the kitchen.

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Recipe and Photo by Carrol, Free Coconut Recipes

For even more delicious kitchen-tested coconut recipes, be sure to check out our Gallery of Coconut Recipes and Coconut Oil Uses. You can also visit the Free Coconut Recipes website for a full list of coconut recipes, many of which are perfect for gluten and dairy free diets.

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Study: Virgin Coconut Oil Reduces Symptoms of Chemo – Improves Quality of Life for Breast Cancer Patients

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Once again, research into the health benefits of coconut oil is mainly being done outside of the U.S., primarily in coconut-producing countries. Here in the U.S., only pharmaceutical drugs can make health claims, by law. The FDA regulates all health claims, and only allows pharmaceutical companies that have gone through the lengthy and costly drug approval process to make such claims. No company in the U.S. would spend that kind of money on research for a product found in nature that cannot be patented.

A study just published in the journal Lipids in Health and Disease looked at Malaysian women suffering from breast cancer. The study discovered that stage 3 and 4 breast cancer women who supplemented their diet with virgin coconut oil during breast cancer treatment improved fatigue, dyspnea, sleep difficulties, and loss of appetite compared to the control group. Virgin coconut oil consumption during chemotherapy also helped improve the functional status and global Quality Of Life of these breast cancer patients. In addition, it reduced the symptoms related to side effects of chemotherapy.

Using Coconut Oil in Cold Drinks

Using Coconut Oil in Cold Drinks

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Cold drinks are a popular summer staple that coffeehouses and restaurants make a killing off of every year with their ridiculous prices. However, there is little need to buy them. Making most of these drinks at home is easy, not to mention with far more healthy potential when you control what goes into them.

Adding coconut oil to your blended cold drinks is one way to get your daily dose of coconut oil without it being bothersome or boring. Not only that, but the addition of coconut oil will also give your endurance and energy a boost, keeping you going throughout the day or acting as a quick pick me up along with some natural fruit as the day drags on.

Making Coconut Oil Tasteless in Cooking

Making Coconut Oil Tasteless in Cooking

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With the saturated fat myth slowly dying out, coconut oil has quickly risen to be a popular and ideal cooking oil. Coconut oil has a bounty of health benefits and is easily customizable. This versatile nature makes it ideal for many different styles of cooking and dishes.

However, not everyone is a fan of the flavor. Here are some tips on making coconut oil tasteless in cooking.

Users Testify to Coconut Oil “Miracles” on WebMD

Users Testify to Coconut Oil “Miracles” on WebMD

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WebMD is the world’s most visited “health” website. They derive their advertising from the pharmaceutical industry, so they have a pro-Pharma slant, as one can expect. It is not typically the place you would go to find information regarding alternative treatments to FDA approved pharmaceutical drugs. If you are contemplating using prescription drugs, it is a great place to get information about the medical industry’s products. If however you are looking for information on products that are not approved as drugs by the FDA, their information will be highly biased.

Due to the increasing popularity of coconut oil and its healing properties, WebMD now has a listing for coconut oil. It is listed in their vitamin and supplement section, since it is not approved as a drug, and since they generally do not provide any health information about foods.

They give the standard pro-Pharma view of coconut oil, which is that, in their view, there are no approved claims for coconut oil. They also warn people that coconut oil could raise cholesterol levels and could be harmful, even while acknowledging that research actually shows the opposite, since coconut oil traditionally lowers LDL cholesterol while raising HDL cholesterol (a positive thing.) They also warn that if people eat too much coconut oil, since it is fat, that it could lead to weight gain.

Interestingly, WebMD allows users to comment on these entries, presumably in a format where patients can comment on their own experiences with the vast array of drugs listed on their website. Read what users said about the “miraculous” properties of coconut oil in relation to Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, weight control, memory, mood swings, energy, dry skin, dental health, stopping seizures and more.

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Adding Coconut Oil into Your Fitness Routine

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Fitness junkies, take note: you need coconut oil. Coconut oil straight up, in your protein-rich meals, protein shakes, snacks, pre-workout, post-workout fuel – whatever you choose. Coconut oil can be adapted into your style of eating and seriously enhance the results of the style of fitness you’re into, be it body building, toning, endurance, or general weight and muscle management.

So why add coconut oil into your fitness routine? Coconut oil is a rich source of MCTs (medium chain triglycerides), a high-energy fuel that the body uses to prevent muscle loss, but take off body fat. Coconut oil has a lot of these MCTs. Eat it.

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