Monday, October 15, 2012

Oatmeal Cookies with a Coconut Tweak!

Just when I thought I had mastered the Oatmeal cookie...

The good people at Tropical Traditions sent me a sample of their Virgin Coconut Oil. Wow!  Not only do they offer amazing deals on their products, they also provide super recipes for you to try.  
*Banana Orange Smoothie*Oatmeal Cinnamon Raisin Pancakes*Homemade Granola Bars*Thai Coconut Curry*Garlic Ginger Coconut Rice*  YUM!!!

Before I get started on any new recipes I decided to try one of my favorites.  My favorite tweaked dessert so far is Mary's Vanishing Oatmeal Cookies.  I just made these cookies with coconut oil and chocolate chips and they are better than ever!
Tropical Traditions Virgin Coconut Oil is simple to use and delicious all by itself.  Coconut oil can be used in DIY hair care and skin care as well as a substitute in many recipes for vegetable or olive oil.  It is easy to cook with!  Want to know one of my favorite facts about this particular brand?  Tropical Traditions Virgin Coconut Oil is NON-GMO!!!  It is also handmade (not machine made), Certified Organic and made from fresh coconuts!
Now that's my kinda stuff!

Vanishing Oatmeal Coconut Chocolate Chip Cookies

¾ cup coconut oil

1/4 cup organic apple sauce
1 cup firmly packed brown sugar
2 eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 1/2 cups unbleached, all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 tablespoon cinnamon
3 cups Quaker Oats (old-fashion, uncooked)
1 1/4 cup raisins or chocolate chips (or half or each)

1/4 cup coconut flakes
*omitted* 1/2 cup granulated sugar

Heat oven to 350 F.  Gently melt coconut oil.  Beat together coconut oil, apples sauce and sugar.  Add eggs and vanilla, beat well.

Add combined flour, baking soda and cinnamon.  Mix well.  Stir in oats, raisins, chocolate chips and coconut flakes.  Mix well.

Drop by rounded tablespoons onto ungreased cookie sheet.
I use foil with pam for less dishes.  
Bake 10-12 minutes or until golden brown. 
Cool 3 minutes on cooling rack (if you can wait that long).  Enjoy!

I see more coconut recipes in our future and a fabulous giveaway!  My next recipe is no-bake!

Would I recommend Tropical Traditions Virgin Coconut Oil?
Absolutely!  While I was given a free sample, I plan on making this product a staple in our house.  I have already recommended the product to friends and family who are interested in a quality oil at an affordable price.

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. 

Linking up HERE.


  1. these sound delicious :D thanks for linking up with the aloha friday blog hop, have a great week and hope you'll join us again next friday :

    1. Thanks for stopping by! I'll definitely join the hop this Friday!

  2. Those sound so yummy! :) Thank you for sharing! We're neighbors at Eye Heart ;) Blessings!

  3. Yum! These look good and sound quite healthy! Thanks for sharing at A Humble Bumble :)

  4. It is cute and yummy! I hope you will share this on The CSI Project this week. The challenge is Fall Food and this is perfect. The link ups start Wednesday night. Come on over everyday for fall recipes. Each week is a new challenge so come over and see what is going on.

    As always, I enjoyed stopping by:) Thanks for linking up To Whimsy Wednesday!
    Smart! School {House}

  6. two yums ( thumbs) up. Thank you for sharing at the Thursday Favorite Things hop. xo P.S. Have you entered my latest giveaway?

  7. These look great - and how many ways do I love a baker who omits the freaking sugar. Thanks for sharing!

  8. These look really good!! Thanks for visiting and linking up at Romance on a dime.

  9. pinned and shared on google + - I'm your latest follower - do you sell heirloom seeds? I'm looking forward to trying out some of your recipes - I'd love to have you join us at Kids in the kitchen - we are encouraging families to cook and eat together & trying to learn more about cooking healthy too (I've recently begun using coconut oil as well) I'll have to try this brand! thanks- is my virtual addy

  10. Stopping by from the Marvelous Mondays link up - love your post! What a clever idea to use coconut oil! I'm pinning this for later :)


Thank you for visiting Mary's Kitchen and taking the time to comment! Please do not leave links in comments. They will be deleted.
Have an awesome day!