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How much do you love coconut milk?

Do you have it often?

Once and awhile?

Not at all?

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For those of you who love this milk as much as we do, you know that any recipe made with coconut milk is very hard to pass up. Coconut milk is so satisfying that it doesn’t really matter if it’s prepared hot or cold. At any temperature, coconut milk is an amazing food.

It’s one of those foods that goes well with almost everything and can be eaten anytime (day or night).

That is why we are delighted to share some very special coconut milk recipes. Some are original, while others are not, but if you have never had the opportunity to enjoy coconut milk before, now is your chance!  

In case you're unaware, coconut milk comes from extracting the juice of coconut meat and is naturally sweet and light.  The consistency can be as fluid as regular milk or creamy like pudding. The more fluid it is, the more water has been added to lighten the fat content.

There are many benefits of coconut milk. One of the biggest reasons to consume this food is because of its extraordinary nutritional profile. Its profile is very balanced and complete and is often referred to as a functional food. Because of the quantity of micro and macro nutrients that it has, you could eat it as a meal in itself!


So, what are you waiting for? 

Ready to try your hand at cooking with coconut milk?

Let's start off easy...


How About A Smoothie?

Do you like smoothies?  Have you ever had a coconut milk smoothie?

As far as coconut milk recipes go, one of our favorite ways to make it is in smoothies. If you have never had it, take it from us - coconut milk is outrageously good in smoothies! They're so good in fact, that it's hard to believe they're healthy.

Also, the milk makes them so thick and creamy the only way to eat them is with a spoon!


Other Coconut Milk Recipes...

For an easy lunch or dinner, there’s nothing like a good coconut milk soup recipe to warm you up or soothe you when you're "under the weather."  

Coconut Milk Soup Recipe in a Bowl

Coconut Milk Soup with Veggies


If you’re looking for coconut milk recipes that are more filling, chicken and coconut milk is always a fantastic choice. For you seafood lovers, coconut milk shrimp will most certainly hit the spot!

Dessert Possibilities

Coconut Milk Ice Cream with Strawberries

Coconut Milk Ice Cream with Berries

Turning to dessert, one of our favorites has got to be coconut milk ice cream.  Have you ever substituted it for the real thing?

Try it you’ll like it!  
 
How about plain coconut milk pudding, or coconut milk rice pudding?  Talk about comfort foods...

Above are just a few of the more popular coconut milk recipes that exist. 

Below, you will find others that we enjoy making over and over.  In addition to using coconut milk and coconut oil, we have also included coconut sugar and coconut flour in some of the recipes.

Here's to your enjoyment of these healthy, delicious and gluten free coconut milk recipes!

Kate and Dr. J



Coconut Milk Recipes - Breakfast


Dr. J's Apple Pancakes with Cinnamon Butter

Ingredients:

(For Pancakes)

  • 2 Medium Sweet Apples (about 1 lb.), peeled, halved and cored.
  • 1 tsp. Orange Zest
  • 1 2/3 cups Coconut Flour
  • 2 tbl. packed Coconut Sugar
  • 2 1/2 tsp. Bob's Red Mill Baking Powder
  • 1/2 tsp. Sea Salt
  • 3/4 cup Silk Vanilla Coconut Milk or Rice Dream
  • 2 large Eggs
  • 1/2 cup Unsalted Butter or Coconut Oil, melted

Nutrition Information Per Serving:

(Using Coconut Milk w/Coconut Oil)

  • Calories: 463
  • Carbohydrates: 40g
  • Fat: 31g
  • Protein: 8g
  • Sodium: 608mg
  • Sugar: 17g

(Using Coconut Milk w/Unsalted Butter)

  • Calories: 423
  • Carbohydrates: 38g
  • Fat: 26g
  • Protein: 8g
  • Sodium: 608mg
  • Sugar: 16g

(Using Rice Dream w/Coconut Oil)

  • Calories: 460
  • Carbohydrates: 40g
  • Fat: 30g
  • Protein: 8g
  • Sodium: 618mg
  • Sugar: 16g

(Using Rice Dream w/Unsalted Butter)

  • Calories: 420
  • Carbohydrates: 39g
  • Fat: 25g
  • Protein: 8g
  • Sodium: 618mg
  • Sugar: 14g

Ingredients:

(For Cinnamon Butter)

  • 1/2 cup unsalted Butter or Coconut Oil (room temperature)
  • 1/2 cup Coconut Sugar or Raw Sugar
  • 1 tsp. ground Cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp. grated Orange Peel

Nutrition Information Per Serving:

(Using Coconut Sugar w/Unsalted Butter)

  • Calories: 351
  • Carbohydrates: 49g
  • Fat: 18g
  • Protein: 0g
  • Sodium: 114mg
  • Sugar: 38g

(Using Coconut Sugar w/Coconut Oil)

  • Calories: 391
  • Carbohydrates: 50g
  • Fat: 22g
  • Protein: 0g
  • Sodium: 114mg
  • Sugar: 40g

Directions:

(For Pancakes)

  1. Coarsely grate apples into medium bowl.
  2. Add orange zest and toss.
  3. In a separate bowl, whisk flour, coconut sugar, baking powder, and sea salt.
  4. Make a well in center of dry ingredients.
  5. Whisk in coconut milk or Rice Dream, eggs and 1/4 cup melted coconut oil or butter until smooth.
  6. Stir in apple mixture.
  7. Cover and let batter stand at room temperature at least 30 minutes and up to 1 hour.
  8. Preheat oven to 250 degrees F.
  9. Place baking sheet in oven.
  10. Heat large, heavy nonstick or cast iron griddle (or skillet) over medium high heat for 1 minute.
  11. Brush with some of remaining butter. For each pancake, drop a heaping tablespoon of batter onto griddle, spacing pancakes a few inches apart.
  12. Cook until golden on the bottom and bubbles start to form on surface. (about 3 minutes)
  13. Turn pancakes over.
  14. Cook until golden on bottom. (about 2 minutes longer)
  15. Transfer pancakes to baking sheet in oven to keep warm.
  16. Repeat with remaining batter, brushing griddle with butter before each batch of pancakes.

(For Cinnamon Butter)

  1. Using electric mixer, beat all ingredients in small bowl until blended.
  2. Top each pancake with a dollop of cinnamon butter and serve.

*Makes 8-10 pancakes





Tropical Breakfast Rice

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup Brown or Arborio Rice
  • 1-2 cup(s) Water (the lesser amount makes a thicker cereal)
  • 1 cup Coconut Milk
  • 8 oz. Fresh Pineapple
  • 1/4 cup Raw, Sliced Almonds (preferably soaked in water a few hrs. to soften)
  • 1/4 cup Raisins
  • 1 cup Banana

Directions:

  1. Cook rice until soft and fluffy (approx. 30 min).
  2. Add coconut milk, pineapple, almonds, raisins and banana to rice.
  3. Stir well.
  4. Serve.

(Serves 1-2)

*For one person, this recipe is a 2 meal recipe.

*Best for breakfast but can be a lunch meal as well.

*Excellent summer meal from the tropics

Nutritional Information Per Serving (Using Cooked Brown Rice):

  • Calories: 564
  • Carbohydrates: 81g
  • Fat: 27g
  • Protein: 7g
  • Sodium: 40g
  • Sugar: 43g





BHWC's Specialty Breads


Gluten Free Cornbread

Ingredients:

  • 1 package Gluten Free Cornbread Mix
  • 1 1/2 cups Coconut Milk (or Rice or Cow's Milk)
  • 1/3 cup Coconut Oil (or melted butter)
  • 2 Eggs

Directions:

  1. Have all ingredients at room temperature.
  2. Preheat oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit.
  3. Generously grease 9 x 9 inch gray, nonstick pan.
  4. Place dry ingredients in large mixer bowl.
  5. Add 1 1/2 cups coconut milk, 2 large eggs, and 1/3 cup coconut oil or melted butter.
  6. Mix on low speed with electric mixer until blended.
  7. Beat another 30 seconds with mixer on high.
  8. Bake 20 minutes or until nicely browned.

Nutritional Information Per Serving (Using Coconut Oil and Coconut Milk), Serving Size = approx. 2.5 x 2.5 inch square piece of cornbread

  • Calories: 216
  • Carbohydrates: 29g
  • Fat: 10g
  • Protein: 3g
  • Sodium: 284mg
  • Sugar: 5g





Gluten Free Cornbread Muffins

Ingredients:

  • 20 oz. (3 1/2 cups) Gluten Free Cornbread Mix
  • 1 1/2 cups Coconut Milk
  • 1/3 cup Sour Cream, Yogurt or Kefir
  • 4 Egg Whites

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit.
  2. Line 16 muffin cups with muffin liners.
  3. Place entire contents of cornbread mix in large bowl.
  4. Add coconut milk, egg whites and yogurt (or sour cream or kefir).
  5. Mix until blended.
  6. Spoon batter into prepared muffin cups.
  7. Bake for 20 minutes or until tops are browned.

Enjoy with favorite soup or with raw honey (as dessert).

Makes 16 muffins

*You can add 1 1/2 cups of fresh blueberries for some variety.

Nutritional Information Per Muffin: (using Coocnut Milk w/Sour Cream)

  • Calories: 186
  • Carbohydrates: 30g
  • Fat: 6g
  • Protein: 4g
  • Sodium: 297mg
  • Sugar: 5g

Nutritional Information Per Muffin: (using Coconut Milk w/Plain Yogurt)

  • Calories: 166
  • Carbohydrates: 29g
  • Fat: 5g
  • Protein: 4g
  • Sodium: 293mg
  • Sugar: 5g

Nutritional Information Per Muffin: (using Coconut Milk w/Plain Kefir)

  • Calories: 166
  • Carbohydrates: 29g
  • Fat: 5g
  • Protein: 4g
  • Sodium: 291mg
  • Sugar: 5g








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