Your Complete Guide to Using Coconuts in Baking + Cooking

Gluten-free and vegan coconut macaroons

You might not have considered this before, but there are a lot of different ways to enjoy coconuts. A lot. Coconut products are a charismatic combination of flavour and nutrient density; I’ve encountered very few people who are coconut haters — if you’re one of them, I won’t hold it against you.

Each coconut product has its own special nutrient powers and charm, but from a general health perspective they are:

  • Rich in healthy fats that are great for digestion, immunity and cardiovascular health
  • High in minerals, protein and fibre, which makes them great for lowering blood sugar
  • Satisfying and satiating, which can encourage weight loss
  • Allergen-friendly and nut-free (coconut is actually a fruit, not a nut, so it’s safe for people with tree nut allergies, as long as there is no cross-contamination with nuts)

In my latest column over at Food Bloggers of Canada, I talk everything coconut: coconut oil, coconut meat, coconut milk, coconut flour, coconut water, coconut butter and more.

Check it out!


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