I used it to replace other fats, such as butter and vegetable oil in my No-Knead Whole Wheat Bread recipe (which turned out better the second time once I followed all the directions!) and I also used this coconut oil in a recipe I made before but I modified it and also added steamed lentils. Yum! It smelled wonderful cooking in the oven with a slight coconut smell and the taste was even better!
2 pounds cooked carrots, peeled, cooked until tender (and I mashed coarsely with a potato masher)
1/2 cup canola mayonnaise
1/4 cup red onion, minced
4 Tbsp horseradish sauce
1 tsp sea salt
1 tsp black pepper
1/2 cup panko breadcrumbs (I used Progresso brand)
1 tsp paprika, or more
1/8 cup grated Parmesan cheese
1 package of Trader Joe's Steamed Lentils (1 lb., 1.6oz)
1/4 cup Tropical Traditions coconut oil
Save 1/4 cup or 1/2 cup of the carrot cooking liquid and mix with mayo (2 parts mayo to 1 part liquid).
Add onion and horseradish, salt and pepper. Add lentils (they're a great source of fiber, iron, protein and low-glycemic carbs!)
Toss with carrots.
Spread carrot/sauce mixture in a 9x13 pan. Top with breadcrumbs, sprinkle paprika, parsley and Parmesan cheese. Drizzle coconut oil over top.
(NOTE: under 76°F coconut oil will solidify--looks like Crisco; to reliquefy, put in a pan of warm water. I spooned out a good chunk of it into a measuring cup and microwaved it a little until it was a liquid again. I hope that was allowed considering how impatient I am!)
Bake at 375°F, uncovered, for 15-20 minutes.
According to my calculations, this ended up being 9 Weight Watchers PointsPlus a serving.
I have run out of milk for myself, so I may pick up a few staples before then, but I plan on using what I got left in the freezer and the pantry!
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