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Coconut Oil Biscuits

Makes 12 biscuits
Time 25 min
Replace butter or shortening with coconut oil and milk with coconut milk in these simple biscuits. You won't taste the coconut flavor but the biscuits will melt in your mouth thanks to their tender texture. 
Ingredients
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon fine sea salt
  • 1/2 cup solid coconut oil
  • 3/4 cup canned light coconut milk
Method

Preheat the oven to 425°F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

In a large bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, sugar and salt. Cut in coconut oil with a pastry blender or two knives until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Stir in coconut milk just until a dough forms. Pat together and flatten on a lightly floured work surface to a rectangle about 1/2-inch thick. Cut into 12 squares and arrange on the prepared baking sheet, about 1 1/2 inches apart. Bake until golden brown, 15 to 17 minutes. Cool slightly before serving.

Savory herb variation: Stir 3 tablespoons chopped fresh herbs such as chives, cilantro and/or parsley and 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper into the flour mixture before cutting in coconut oil.

Sweet variation: Increase sugar to 2 tablespoons. Just before baking, brush biscuit tops with 1 tablespoon light coconut milk, then sprinkle with 1 teaspoon sugar.

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  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon fine sea salt
  • 1/2 cup solid coconut oil
  • 3/4 cup canned light coconut milk