44 Sweet and Savory Ways to Eat Coconut Immediately

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The following recipes don’t just use coconut in all its forms — flakes, shredded, flour, oil, milk, cream, raw, toasted — they highlight it. (No macaroons are included. Screw macaroons.)


Sweet Coconut Recipes

1. Flourless Almond and Coconut Cake

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2. Piña Colada Cake

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3. Coconut Vanilla Bean Cake with Coconut Meringue Buttercream Frosting

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4. OMG Coconut Pound Cake

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5. Coconut Cake with Pale Ale Lime Cream Cheese Frosting

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6. Pavlovas with Lemon Coconut Cream

Pavlovas with Lemon Coconut Cream


7. Orange Spice Coconut Pumpkin Pie

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8. Raw Lime Coconut Pie

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9. Mixed Berry Streusel Pie with Coconut Ginger Whipped Cream

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10. Raw Vegan Lemon Coconut Bars (Gluten-Free)

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11. Coconut Bars

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12. Coconut Ladoo

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13. Coconut Sugar Cookies

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14. Coconut Brown Butter Cookies

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15. Salted Coconut Honey and Nut Bites

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16. Coconut Cream Cheese Brownies

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17. Coconut Bread

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18. Double Coconut Crunch Muffins

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19. Coconut Peach Chia Muffins

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20. Coconut Flour Blueberry Muffins

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21. Khao Niaw Mamuang (Sweet Sticky Rice with Coconut and Mango)

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22. Kuih Dadar (Coconut Crepes)

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23. Super Thick Coconut Yogurt

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24. Homemade Coconut Milk

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25. Creamy Vegan Coconut Hot Chocolate

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26. Frozen Piña Colada

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Savoury Coconut Recipes

27. Thai Coconut Cucumber Salad

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28. Coconut Curried Kale and Sweet Potato

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29. Coconut Creamed Spinach

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30. Crispy Coconut Cauliflower Bites

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31. Lime-Coconut Zucchini Carpaccio with Avocado-Pistachio Drizzle

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32. Coconut Chutney

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33. Coconut Hummus

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34. Coconut Bacon

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35. Coconut-Lime Pork Tacos with Black Beans and Avocado

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36. Coconut Curry Beer Chicken Soup

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37. Simple Summertime Basil Chicken Curry with Coconut Ginger-Lime Rice

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38. Coconut Chicken Satay

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39. Coconut-y Red Lentil Dal

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40. Curried Butternut Squash Soup

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41. Tom Kha Gai (Thai Coconut Soup)

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42. Coconut Rice

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43. Coconut Confetti Rice Salad

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44. Zucchini Coconut Noodles

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15 Comments

  1. !!! This may be my favorite food thread yet. I eat coconut in almost every form I can find: coconut flour, coconut milk, coconut butter, coconut flakes. It finds my way into rice dishes, salads, muffins, pudding, and coffee. I am particularly stoked to try out some of those coconut soups and salads, like 27, 28, 39, and 40!

  2. Pavlovas are my new favorite baking treat. But I haven’t tried them with any coconut flavor yet, which now seems pretty much blasphemy as it’s one of my favorite flavorings! To the kitchen immediately!

  3. I love love love coconut. It’s right up there with lemon as my favorite thing to use in sweet and savory cooking. I like to put tons of coconut in my homemade granola. I’m definitely going to make some of these recipes! Especially all the coconut cakes and pies, mmmmmm.

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