Coconut Oil Winner And A Recipe!

March 21, 2011

Drum roll please!


The winner of the coconut oil giveaway contest is Katie from What Katie’s Baking!

Katie, congratulations on your win! I hope this coconut oil serves you well in all your cooking and baking endeavors. Please email me ( with your mailing address and I’ll get this in the post straight away.

And,  to get your started off right, I’ve got a super simple recipe making great use of this dream oil.

Coconut Mashed Sweet Potatoes

Ingredients: (makes 2 to 4 servings)

2 medium sweet potatoes (cooked)

1 generous tablespoon coconut oil

1 dash cinnamon

a handful of shredded coconut

1 tsp light brown sugar (or agave nectar)


Directions: This one’s a no-brainer.  Just the way I like it.

Cook sweet potatoes (I usually do this step in the microwave) and scrape the insides into in a mixing bowl. Do this while the potatoes are still hot.


Add the coconut oil, cinnamon, sugar, and a bit of the shredded coconut. Mix well.

Top with a bit more coconut garnish and serve. DSC_0015

This is a simple, satisfying dish that can be made any night of the week. It’s also one of my favorite ways to use coconut oil!


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Kath (My Funny Little Life) March 22, 2011 at 10:15 pm

This looks so good! I think it’s time I get to dig into coconut more. :)

nevernotdreaming March 22, 2011 at 4:04 pm

I love coconut oil, coconut butter, coconut flakes.
Love sweet potatoes too.
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Jen @ Keepitsimplefoods March 22, 2011 at 6:33 pm

Thank you! I too am a huge book lover!

Lindsay @ Pinch of Yum March 22, 2011 at 7:59 am

Mmmm… sweet potatoes can be prepared with just about anything and I would love them. But coconut and coconut oil? That’s over the top! I love it.

Jen @ Keepitsimplefoods March 22, 2011 at 8:25 am

Over the top, indeed! :)

ASHLEA March 21, 2011 at 9:37 pm

Those sweet potatoes look amazing! I just made baked sweet potato fries for the first time and just can’t get enough of them. Yum!

Lisa (Dishes of Mrs. Fish) March 21, 2011 at 8:56 pm

Delicious sweet potatoes! I made some with orange juice the other day and loved them. I love how versatile they are.

Jen @ Keepitsimplefoods March 22, 2011 at 8:24 am

Sounds interesting! How did you do it? I’m curious!

jen March 21, 2011 at 4:26 pm

Mmm.. baked sweet potatoes are my go-to pre-race dinner. I always have it with almond butter and maple syrup, but I’ll definitely give this recipe a go next time. Any excuse to eat more coconut :)

Jen @ Keepitsimplefoods March 21, 2011 at 5:28 pm

Ooh, love the almond butter idea!

Jill Colonna March 21, 2011 at 2:45 pm

I adore sweet potato and just discovered your site. It’s great! The idea of doing a mash with them and coconut is just brilliant. Sounds fabulous.

Jen @ Keepitsimplefoods March 21, 2011 at 3:53 pm

Thank you, Jill! Welcome to Keep It Simple Foods! :)

Kayla @ Fitter Than Choc March 21, 2011 at 8:46 am

Sweet potato is said to be a superfood. They’re high in fiber, Vitamin A, Vitamin C, Vitamin B6, potassium and manganese. I’ve been trying to find new ways to eat sweet potatoes, and this recipe came at the right time!

Jen @ Keepitsimplefoods March 21, 2011 at 9:47 am

I agree with the superfood comment. Love me some sweet taters. Hope you like the recipe!

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