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What are you making/baking with coconut oil?

I just bought a jar but haven't used it yet. I guess my biggest concern is everything will have a hint of coconut flavor. Not necessarily a bad thing but that's not what I'm going for.

Has anyone used it to make popcorn? Can it take high heat?

So what are you making with coconut oil that you think I should try?

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  1. Is it refined or unrefined?
    If it is unrefined it will probably have a hint of coconut flavor.
    I use it for curries, granola, pie crust, and I made some really good blueberry muffins the other day. I don't use it for popcorn .

    1. One of my friend uses it in smoothies

      Did you get the gigantic jar from Costco? I have had my eye on that but it is so big!

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      1. re: pumpkinspice

        I bought one! It *is* big and I feel pressure to use it now. It was pretty cheap, though.

        1. re: pumpkinspice

          No, I would never buy a huge jar of something I was unsure about! I bought a small jar in my local supermarket. The brand is LouAna.

          1. re: Jpan99

            LouAna isn't the best quality and I believe it's refined. If you find you like using coconut oil, the organic virgin coconut oil at Trader Joe's is $5.99 for a 16 oz jar and is very good.

        2. I have never cooked with Coconut Oil.My mom says she cooked eggs with it.I would love to cook some Carrots in the oil and see what that taste like.

          1. It's the best for popcorn. Handles high heat great.

            1. I find it goes very well with eggplant in a stir fry type of dish. Also, curries.