Last weekend I popped into our local Health Food Store Health at Hand in Arklow and met with Ashling and had a great chat about coconut oil as I wanted to use it as a substitute for butter in our scones. I bought Bionas’s Organic Coconut Oil and did a little bit of reading around on the internet about it and it really has so many health benefits.
The website OrganicFacts gives a lot of information on it It is antimicrobial, antioxidant, antifungal, antibacterial, soothing and can be used for hair care as a moisturizer and one girl even uses it as deodorant.
If you want more scientific research on the benefits of coconut oil the Coconut Research Centre has plenty!
I added cherries and walnuts for a change and they really turned out great. The texture was excellent and it was so easy to rub the coconut oil into the flour.
They really tasted great and they did have a hint of coconut but I like coconut and it added a lovely flavour to the scones. I even went as far as to use it as a spread to replace butter and it wasn’t bad at all. I will be using this again for sure and next time with the Flapjacks so I’ll keep you posted!