By Frances

This is from The Coconut Oil Miracle by Bruce Fife (Avery, 2005). It explains all the amazing benefits of coconut oil and includes recipes. I do a lot of raw baking with it and usually put a bit on my porridge. I made these cookies for our 21-month-old mainly, so she can have a sugar-free treat.


½ c melted coconut oil

¾ c sweetener (I used honey and agave syrup)

2 eggs

½ tsp vanilla extract

1½ c flour

1 c oats

½ c dried coconut (shredded, grated, dessicated, threaded)

½ tsp baking powder

½ tsp cinnamon

¼ tsp salt

½ dried raisins (any dried fruit optional)

½ c chopped nuts (I used flaked almonds)

Preheat oven to 190C. Mix together melted coconut oil (not hot), sweetener, eggs and vanilla. In another bowl mix flour, oats, coconut, baking powder, cinnamon, raisins and salt. Stir in wet mixture; fold in nuts.

Roll into little balls and placed on ungreased baking trays a few cm apart and flatten out. Bake for 12-15 mins. Contains 1/3 Tbs coconut oil per cookie.