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Hiya! I thank God everyday for coconut. I relish in the fascinating aroma that emanates from this brown body of goodness called coconut.

This is why Extra Virgin Coconut Oil and Coconut Milk are ever present in my pantry. I also use the extra virgin coconut oil on my hair and my daughters’ hair. It stimulates hair growth, makes delicious meals and it is healthy. What’s not to love about that?
I purchase Coconut Flakes and Coconut Powder as though they are going out of fashion (ok, hyperbole). Recently, I found a small cute bottle of coconut flavour in the flavour isle of an Asian store. I grabbed it speedily. My little bottle of  Coconut Essence has done a fine job of adding coconutty life to my pastries. Coconut, what would I do without you?

So brethren, when I say you have to make these coconut recipes, you have to make them!

1. Coconut Jollof Rice

This is where my initiation into coconut all began. Blame it on my mama. The rice is cooked in  well-seasoned homemade coconut milk. Pure heaven! Get the recipe HERE.

2. Coconut Crepes

This is similar to the “pancakes” made in Cameroon and Nigeria but it comes with a coconuty twist that is to die for. I can’t forget an inbox message I received from a reader. She said her daughter couldn’t stop eating these when she made them. Get into the kitchen, my friend. Recipe HERE.

3. Coconut Rolls

Ahhh these rolls! Mr. N didn’t rest until he had devoured everything. Everything! Recipe HERE.

4. Coconut Fried Rice

I took this rice to a potluck dinner and people where calling me front, back, left and right to say it is ridinkulously delicioussss. Recipe HERE.

5. Coconut Cupcakes

You have to try this. You just have to! Click here for the ridinkoulously easy recipe.

6. Coconut Pancakes

One word: Amen! Click here for recipe.

7. Coconut Doughnuts

If you are unable to try any of the recipes above, make sure you try this one. It is so EASY to make and comes together in only about 25 minutes. It has a soft coconutty interior that will take you straight to coconut heaven. HERE is the recipe.

Finally brethren, whatever things are coconutty, whatever things have coconut on the inside, if there be any hint or taste or coconut therein, cook these things. Philippians 4:8 (Coconut Bible)

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  1. Many more things can be done with coconut. It's an amazing plant!
    Thanks for stopping by, Saminu.

  2. Hi Precious,

    How've you been?

    Ah, but you should have a placed caveat at the beginning of this post "Do not open post if hungry, pictures displayed within are likely to torture the hungry". 🙂

    So much delicious looking food. I am off to plant a coconut tree!

    Thank you for sharing your recipes, coconut always adds a nice flavour.

  3. Hi Nedoux,

    I'm doing great hun. Thanks for asking.

    I should put that disclaimer on subsequent posts. Hahaha. See, coconut is of the best things nature has in store for us. I've been seriously dreaming of owning a coconut farm. Ha.

  4. Three bottles of coconut oil doing nothing??? Whaaaat! LOL
    You can use that oil in fried rice, pancakes, bread, stew, the list is endless. Use coconut oil as a healthy replacement for regular vegetable oil in recipes.
    It is so good!