I have had the pleasure of reviewing Tropical Traditions Virgin Coconut Oil a couple of years ago (read my previous review of Tropical Traditions Virgin Coconut Oil here, in which I made some delicious spicy lentil soup, recipe included), and I'm pleased to be cooking with it again.
This time, I made Coconut Peanut Butter Whole Wheat Brownies (follow the link for a recipe). Let's not even begin to discuss the calories in this one. I have had a major sweet tooth lately - more so than usual - and this recipe called to me.
It was easy to prepare. I didn't have enough sour cream, so topped up with caramel yogourt (yum). I did add a little milk to the brownie batter to make it less sticky. I would suggest, if you try making these, using the extra sugar and sprinkling chocolate chips over the peanut butter layer.
They're not pretty in the pan, but sliced they look divine. I think an icing would go well on them and pretty them up (but can't bring myself to add another layer of, essentially, fat and sugar, to the pile!).
I found them pretty cakey. Good with ice cream but a little dry on their own.
There are loads more recipes for Coconut Oil as well, and not just desserts.
So you can cook with it and treat your skin with it (read more about my experience using Coconut Oil on my skin here). It adds an exotic flavour and scent to your cooking.
Tropical Traditions has generously sponsored a giveaway! Win 1 quart of Gold Label Virgin Coconut Oil!
Tropical Traditions is America’s source for coconut oil. Their Gold Label Virgin Coconut Oil is hand crafted in small batches by family producers, and it is the highest quality coconut oil they offer. You can read more about how virgin coconut oil is different from other coconut oils on their website: What is Virgin Coconut Oil?
Tropical Traditions also carries other varieties of affordable high quality coconut oil. Visit their website to check on current sales, to learn about the many uses of coconut oil, and to read about all the advantages of buying coconut oil online. Since the FDA does not want us to discuss the health benefits of coconut oil on a page where it is being sold or given away, here is the best website to read about the health benefits of coconut oil.
Oh, and if you decide to order from Tropical Traditions (aside from the coconut oil, they also sell a wide array of organic and natural foods and household products!) - feel free to add my user id 5687267 on your order. You'll get a free copy of the Virgin Coconut Oil Book included with your purchase, and I'll get a discount coupon. Win-win!
Disclaimer: Tropical Traditions provided me with a free sample of this product to review, and I was under no obligation to review it if I so chose. Nor was I under any obligation to write a positive review or sponsor a product giveaway in return for the free product.