Baking with Virgin Coconut Oil
The world is changing and advancing forward each passing day. However, the culinary world seems to be moving back to the basics. With everyone seeking ingredients that are fresh, real and organic, the industry is also changing. Gone are the days we feared consuming chemicals that came to us in guise of food! Now, people are turning their eyes towards a healthier platter that hail straight from the nature.
There is one such superfood that has become a darling of the whole food movement with a good reason. This superfood
is none other than Virgin Coconut Oil
Virgin Coconut Oil
is not only considered to be one of the healthiest oils but is also a great ingredient to add in your meals.
It is undoubtedly the key ingredient on the grocery list of many home cooks, chefs and bakers worldwide. It is versatile oil that doesn't leave any strong after-taste. The fatty acids in virgin coconut oil also make it more heat-resistant and help it retain its full health benefits, which are usually removed in other ingredients during high-heat cooking.
While there are many ways to consume Virgin Coconut Oil,
here we are going to focus on using it to bake.
Virgin Coconut Oil has a relatively high smoke point of 350°F, this allows it to be used at higher heat. Another thing that makes virgin coconut oil special is the Medium Chain Triglycerides (MCTs)
it has. MCTs are a healthy form of dietary fat that gets rapidly broken down and absorbed to provide multiple health benefits like weight management, supporting cognition, giving a boost to energy levels and helping ease digestion.
You may use it in place of butter to grease cake pans, muffin tins, and other baking dishes. All you need to do is take a pastry brush or a paper towel and spread a thin coating over the surface of the bakeware. You can also add Virgin Coconut Oil to your meals in place of butter, margarine, or vegetable oil. You can use it to make cakes, muffins, waffles, biscuits, scones or even cookies!
Now your holiday season won't need a dessert-detox, as Virgin Coconut Oil definitely makes your sweet treats healthier.