as promised...

posted on: 5.22.2012

Three Recipes Using Coconut Oil:
Banana Cake


2 1/3 cups all-purpose flour
1 2/3 cups mashed ripe bananas 
2/3 cup coconut oil
2/3 cup buttermilk
1 2/3 cup sugar
1 1/4 teaspoons baking powder
1 1/4 teaspoons baking soda
3/4 teaspoon salt
3 eggs

Heat oven to 350 degrees.  Grease and lightly flour the bottom and sides of a 13x9 inch pan.

In a large bowl, beat cake ingredients on low for 30 seconds, scraping bowl constantly.  Beat on medium for 3 minutes, scraping bowl occasionally.  Pour into pan.

Bake 45-50 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.

Homemade Flour Tortillas

2 cups all-purpose flour 
1/2 cup coconut oil, heated in microwave one minute on high
1/2 cup water, heated in microwave on high

Mix ingredients in a large bowl.  Knead into a large ball.  Let sit, covered, 10 minutes to an hour.  

Shape dough into small 3 inch balls.  Roll balls out one at a time on a heavily floured surface.  
Brown each side in heated pan on medium heat.  
Remove from heat and place on a covered dish.  (The steam from the dish will help to soften the tortillas)

Thai Coconut Curry

2 tablespoons coconut oil
1 tablespoon curry powder
1 cup coconut milk

(If desired 2 sliced boneless/ skinless chicken thighs)

Heat oil on high in large wok or deep pan.  Add curry stir fry 1-2 minutes.  (If desired add chicken and brown) Add coconut milk. 

Bring to a boil, remove from heat immediately. (If adding chicken: Instead of removing from heat, let simmer on medium low until chicken is cooked thoroughly).  Serve on top of steamed rice.  Garnish as desired.


Oh and then there's this little bit of yumminess from Elizabeth over at State of Shenanigans:


Oh, I really do hope this gets ya excited about our coconut oil giveaway.  
If you want you can enter our giveaway here, and if you want another entry you can subscribe to the Tropical Traditions Newsletter here and leave a comment letting me know to enter you again.

I sure do hope you win.

live sweet,
n

23 comments:

  1. Oh my yum! That Thai cococurry looks yummy

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    1. Oh, that Thai curry is so yummy and so easy. It's a favorite family recipe that I'd always used vegetable oil to make, but coconut oil really took it to the next level. =)

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  2. Great site! Following you back from Life With The Little Man.
    I will be making your banana cake SOON.... it looks delish.. and made me hungry!

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    1. Seriously the banana cake was soooo yummy. The original recipe calls for melted butter in place of the coconut oil-- just in case you don't have any on hand.

      xoxo

      P.S. It's so sweet to have ya along for this ride. =)

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  3. I surfed on in for that promised Hawaii Fanta ;) And these recipes you posted are making me drool. Thanks for visiting my blog this morning, I'm glad I came to see you and will start following so I dont miss more goodies!!!
    Patty

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    1. Oh Patty, I've got that ice cold Fanta ready for ya. =) hee, hee, hee. So sweet to have ya along for the ride-- I can't wait to see what yumminess we get into together.

      xoxo,
      N

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  4. Defintely trying that tortilla recipe!!

    New follower from the blog hop :0) Can't wait to catch up on your posts!!

    If you get a chance stop by my blog and say hi :)

    xo, Jersey Girl

    hairsprayandhighheels.blogspot.com

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    1. Aloha Jersey Girl,

      Thanks for joining the ride-- it just got a whole lot sweeter, thanks for that.

      The original tortilla recipe, which is a staple in this house, calls for 3/4 cup melted butter-- I cut it down to half a cup because it's just a lot of butter for an everyday meal otherwise. I liked the coconut oil version but I have to tell ya so far the butter one is still my fave.

      xoxo,
      N

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  5. thanks for sharing the other recipes. I always like to try new things with coconut oil. !!!!!

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    1. Aloha Elizabeth,

      Thanks sooo much for letting us link to your yumminess!

      xo,
      N

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  6. The banana cake looks delish! I love anything with bananas! Thanks for sharing this and for following my blog. I'm following you back now! :)

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    1. LIndsay,

      We all loved the banana cake with coconut oil-- I think we may have improved on a family favorite, or at least found a yummy variation.

      Aloha,
      Nicole

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  7. it all looks so good!! i'm bookmarking...what made the curry green?
    ~deirdre

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    1. Deidre,

      The curry powder I used was from Fiji, like a family member went to Fiji and brought some back for me, but it was yellow curry powder so I'm really not quite sure why it went so green although I'm always heavy handed with my spices so no matter what curry you use, (green, red, yellow), if you measure according to the recipe you'll end up with a white coconut milk with just a hint of color.

      Happy Cooking Adventures,
      N

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  8. looks amazing! i'm not a big coconut eater, but don't think i'll mind cooking with it. love that i found your blog, i adore finding other hawaii bloggers :)

    please stop on by:
    http://penelopeblue.blogspot.com/

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    1. Lori,

      So sweet that we have found each other!

      Aloha,
      N

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  9. This totally made me miss my grandma's homemade tortillas! Just stopping by from the Follow Me Wednesday hop! Following you on GFC :)

    -Nicole @ http://meandthem00n.blogspot.com/

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    1. Aloha Nicole,

      So glad to have you riding along.

      xoxo,
      N

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  10. Oh my goona- that looks yummers! I love anything with banana. Found you through the follow wed. link up. Happy to be your newest reader here. Your recipes look amazing and I will for sure be back to get some more.

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  11. Homemade flour tortillas? Thai Coconut Curry? Banana cake? OH myyyy gooosh now I'm hungry!!! Are you sure you're not a gourmet cook? That looks so yummy yummy!

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  12. I have never cooked with coconut oil. Love to try it, maybe that Banana Cake needs to be coming out of my oven:) Now I am off to check out that giveaway and newsletter:) Thanks for sharing at Freedom Fridays:)

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  13. This looks delicious. My husband would love this bread! Thank you for sharing this on Saturday Show and Tell. I hope you'll be back this week.
    -Mackenzie
    http://www.cheeriosandlattes.com

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