Carrot Coconut Bread

Carrot Coconut Bread

1¼ cups flour

¾ cup sugar

1 tsp. baking powder

1 tsp. salt

½ tsp. baking soda

½ tsp. cinnamon

½ tsp. nutmeg

1 cup sweet shredded coconut

2 large eggs, beaten

½ cup vegetable oil

½ cup plain Greek yogurt

1 tsp. vanilla

1 cup shredded carrot

 

Preheat oven to 350 degrees

 

In a large bowl, sift together first 7 ingredients. Then mix in shredded coconut.

In a medium bowl, whisk eggs then add oil and mix well; add the yogurt, vanilla and mix until fully incorporated. Stir the shredded carrots into the egg mixture, and then fold into the dry mixture until just combined.

Pour into four 4 to 5 inch spring form pans lined with parchment paper. Bake for 35 minutes or until knife inserted into center comes out clean. Remove from oven and let stand for 15 minutes and then remove bread and cool on a rack.

Frosting for bread as follows: Whisk together 1 cup powdered sugar, 8 oz. soft cream cheese and 1 tsp. vanilla. Spread over cooled bread. Reserve some cream cheese to decorate carrots on top. Use orange and green food coloring and a pastry bag. Orange is for the carrot and green for the leaf.

 

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The Smoke Point of Oils

Smoke Point of Cooking Oils

 All oils used in cooking contain varying smoke points. That is the temperature at which they start to smoke and break down.

Heating the oil beyond this point can cause toxic fumes and free radicals that are able to harm your body.

The more refined the oil, the higher the smoke point.

The following image shows the healthiest oils to consume as well as their smoke point.

Healthiest Oils to consume

Avocado oil when refined has a smoke point to 500 degrees.

Almond oil also is a high heat oil to 450 degrees as well as coconut oil to 450 degrees.

Extra virgin olive oil only has a smoke point to 350 degrees. Olive oil is best used as a salad oil or dipping oil.

Remember: Anytime you cook with oil, you risk overheating it, which can lead to the formation of unhealthy compounds. When your oil starts to change color, that’s a sign that it’s starting to degrade from to much heat.

Seed oils are not healthy for consumption. These include: corn, soybean, canola oil, sunflower, grape seed, and safflower.

Most vegetable oils today are made from GMO’s or Genetically modified Organisms. Many independent scientific studies have shown them to be toxic to our bodies.

Canola Oil, Vegetable Oil, and Corn Oil are oils high in omega 6 fatty acids, which in excessive amounts are actually bad for your heart.

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