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Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Healthy Winter Recipes

A product was given for review for my honest opinion. No other compensation was given.

Winter is in here and that means lots of baking, cozy sweaters, apples & cinnamon, and other soothing and warm flavors. While typical winter favorites like breads and muffins can be loaded with butter, in the below recipes, butter is replaced by an all star healthy ingredient… coconut oil! The result is a better-for-you version of your favorite winter classics.

Check out these seasonal coconut oil recipes below, courtesy of leading health food company, Carrington Farms:

Carrington Farms Apple & Flax Seed Muffins

Makes 12 to 24 muffins depending on your preference


  • 1 and 1/4 cup milled flax seed
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 Tablespoon cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1/2 t easpo on salt
  • 3/4 cup sugar or sweetener
  • 4 large eggs
  • 1/4 cup oil
  • 1/2 cup liquid (syrup or water)
  • 1 Tablespoon vanilla
  • 1 medium apple, chopped fairly finely
  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans (optional)

1. Preheat oven to 350 F. Grease a 12-muffin tin very well.
2. Mix the dry ingredients together, then add the rest of them.
3. Let batter stand 10 minutes, then put into the muffin pan and bake for abo ut 18 minutes until toothpick comes out clean and muffins just barely start to pull away from the sides of the tin.

Carrington Farms Pumpkin Bread


  • 3 1/2 c. all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 tsp. baking powder
  • 2 tsp. baking soda
  • 1 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1 tsp. each nutmeg, cloves, cinnamon
  • 1 1/2 c. each granulated sugar and packed brown sugar
  • 1 c. Carrington Farms Liquid Unflavored Coconut Oil OR Extra Virgin Coconut Oil
  • 2 c. canned pumpkin
  • 4 eggs


  1. Sift together flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt and spices. Add the sugars, mixing well.
  2. Mix dry ingredients with the oil and pumpkin, stirring until well combined.
  3. Add eggs, one at a time, blending thoroughly. Pour into 2 greased and floured 9 1/2 x 5 1/4-inch loaf pans.
  4. Bake at 350 degrees for 50 to 60 minutes or until teste r comes out clean. Cool for 5 minutes. Remove from pans. Place on wire rack to cool.

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* Thank you to Carrington Farms for their product for review! Disclosure - This product was given for review for my honest opinion. No other compensation was given.*