Can You Use Coconut Oil in Whole Wheat Quick Mix?

I’ve had several emails and comments since I posted both the Whole Wheat Quick Mix recipe and the Tropical Traditions buy one get one free (with free shipping) coconut oil deal.  Many are wondering:  Can you use coconut oil instead of palm shortening in the quick mix?

Yes, you sure can!

While I really, really love Palm Shortening and do prefer it in this recipe, Coconut Oil does work just as well and is just as healthy if not moreso.  Plus, the Expeller Pressed Coconut Oil that is on sale at Tropical Traditions right now is flavorless, making it perfect for a recipe like Quick Mix.

So…if you haven’t taken advantage of the BOGO coconut oil with free shipping at Tropical Traditions, I say “go for it!”  Then make yourself some Whole Wheat Quick Mix so that you’ll be all set for the recipes I’m sharing here and in my upcoming book!

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Tropical Traditions has their Expeller Pressed Coconut Oil (flavorless) on sale again for $12.50 for two 16 ounce jars.  Plus, they are offering free shipping (code 25213) with a minimum $16 order.

Comments

  1. Cheryl says

    I made your quick mix today and then turned it in to banana bread! Delicious! It was my first time using palm shortening and I liked it. Thanks for the suggestion!
    (2 c quick mix, 3 bananas, 1/8 c brown sugar, 1 egg, 1/2 milk)

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  2. Jen F says

    Maybe 1/2 palm shortening & half coconut oil for the quick mix? Sometimes I do this when making bread, use 1/2 butter & 1/2 coconut oil.

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  3. Gina says

    I am just curious. If coconut oil works just as well and better for you why do you prefer the palm shortening in this particular recipe? Might help me decide which one to choose as I do have both now thanks to your deal postings and feedback.

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    Laura Reply:

    I find that palm shortening works into the flour mixture a little bit easier, and gives it a consistency I prefer. Plus, I prefer to save my coconut oil for other purposes.

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  4. Jen says

    Loved the pancakes and the cookies so far to go with the whole wheat quick mix, can’t wait for the new book. Off topic question, could share what brand us use for ground turkey, and which hot dogs you currently use – I see you have used Shelton’s and Applegate farms? But do not see this info under your whole food resources shopping links, which I love by the way. Thank!

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    Laura Reply:

    I use Shelton’s ground turkey and Applegate Farm hotdogs. I have used Sheltons Turkey Franks before and we liked them fine, but the Applegate Farm all beef hotdogs are even better!

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  5. Kristie says

    How do you measure the coconut oil to cut it into the flour? I usually warm coconut oil so it melts and then measure, but it seems like this recipe needs it in it’s solid form…

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    Laura Reply:

    I think the easiest way to measure oil for this would be to use a large measuring glass: put one cup of water in in, then scoop out solid coconut oil until the water level goes from “one cup” to the desired amount of coconut oil you need.

    For example: If you need one cup of oil, and you’ve started out with one cup of water, once you’ve scooped out enough coconut oil into the water, the water level should reach two cups.

    Hope that makes sense…I should do a picture tutorial post on that. :)

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  6. Karen says

    The cookies were so yummy! Now I am looking for an opportunity to make the pancakes. I am really enjoying these posts on your quick mix and recipes to use it with, and I am eagerly looking forward to the release of your book. Thanks for all that you do to keep us moving in the right direction (I’m also still working slowly through YCDT! – such a great resource!)

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  7. Tracy says

    If you make it with flavorful instead of flavorless coconut oil, the biscuits come out deliciously coco-nutty. Even my kids that don’t like coconut love them. I recommend adding a little extra sweetness for the most delicious results.

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  8. Jen says

    I need to make up a batch of the Quick Mix and give it a try! My current pancake recipe is delicious, and we love it a lot. I use virgin coconut oil (with coconut flavor) in them, and we love the slight cocunut taste. It’s extremely mild. I might have to use the cocunut flavor for the baking mix, and see how we like the mild flavor in other baked goods. Thanks SO MUCH for the awesome recipes!

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