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Wednesday, October 03, 2012

~Giveaway is CLOSED~ Tropical Traditions, Pumpkin Bread Recipe, and a Giveaway


I've shared this Pumpkin Bread recipe with you before but since it's Fall I thought it would be a good time to share it again. Today I made it with coconut oil from Tropical Traditions. 

The original recipe used Olive Oil but we like to cook our food with coconut oil since most other oils becomes toxic at high temperatures.

Pumpkin Bread/Muffins
1 1/2 cups flour
1/2 teaspoon of salt
1 cup sugar
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 cup pumpkin puree
1/2 cup coconut oil
2 eggs, beaten
1/4 cup water
1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon allspice
1/2 cup chopped walnuts
(I've added raisins in the past and it tastes great!)

1 Preheat oven to 350°F. Sift together the flour, salt, sugar, and baking soda.

2 Mix the pumpkin, oil, eggs, 1/4 cup of water, and spices together, then combine with the dry ingredients, but do not mix too thoroughly. Stir in the nuts.

3 Pour into a well-buttered 9x5x3 inch loaf pan. Bake 50-60 minutes until a thin skewer poked in the very center of the loaf comes out clean. Turn out of the pan and let cool on a rack.

Makes one loaf. Can easily double the recipe.
(i've used three small loaf pans and they bake in half the time)

Today I used our mini muffin tins and baked them for about 20 minutes.
Recipe adapted from the Fannie Farmer Cookbook.

Does it pass our official taste tester?

If the nearly empty pan is any indication then YES it passed with flying colors.

Now this oil does have a slight taste of coconut so I use it mainly for baking. Although in this recipe the spices were stronger than the coconut taste so I didn't taste it at all. If i were to make, say a stir fry, I would use the Expeller Pressed coconut oil that doesn't have a taste or smell like coconut.

More about Tropical Traditions:
Tropical Traditions is America’s source for coconut oil. Their Gold Label Virgin Coconut Oil is hand crafted in small batches by family producers, and it is the highest quality coconut oil they offer. 

You can read more about how virgin coconut oil is different from other coconut oils on their website: What is Virgin Coconut Oil

They have many other products other than coconut oil as well. You can find organic snacks, baking supplies, pet products and more.

You can also watch the video they produced about Gold Label Virgin Coconut Oil:

Tropical Traditions also carries other varieties of affordable high quality coconut oil.

Visit their website to check on current sales, to learn about the many uses of coconut oil, and to read about all the advantages of buying coconut oil online.

Since the FDA does not want us to discuss the health benefits of coconut oil on a page where it is being sold or given away, here is the best website to read about the health benefits of coconut oil.

~Giveaway is CLOSED~
Win 1 quart of Gold Label Virgin Coconut Oil!
Gold Label Virgin Coconut Oil - 32 oz.
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Giveaway is open to U.S. & Canada.
Giveaway ends a week from today.

If you order by clicking on any of my links and have never ordered from Tropical Traditions in the past, you will receive a free book on Virgin Coconut Oil, and I will receive a discount coupon for referring you.

Tropical Traditions provided me with a free sample of this product to review, and I was under no obligation to review it if I so chose.  Nor was I under any obligation to write a positive review or sponsor a product giveaway in return for the free product.

70 comments:

Rachel Allison said...

I just subscribed to the newsletter! Thanks for hosting this giveaway! :)

creativeflutters said...

I subscribed and followed on pinterest, twitter and facebook. :) This recipe looks amazing. Can't wait to try it out!

chendric said...

I subscribed. Thanks for the recipe and giveaway! I love coconut oil and have been cooking with it more and more lately

chendric said...

I'm following on twitter too, @cherylhendric14

Angie Nelson said...

I have never tried coconut oil and this would be a great chance for me to try it. I never knew all the uses and the "good" things it can do for you. I also added your pinterest and facebook to my interests.

Kim K said...

Thank you for the pumpkin bread recipe. I am always looking for recipes that use pumpkin...we love it:) Thanks for the giveaway too. We have used coconut oil some but it goes quickly in a family of 6!

Gianna said...

I'm a TT newsletter subscriber.

Gianna said...

Is Coconut Oil safe for pregnant women?

Since coconut oil is a food and is a staple for many living in Asia, it is considered safe for anyone.

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I subscribe to their newsletter.

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elise thomas said...

How funny, I blogged about coconut oil today, too! I LOVE coconut oil....I've never tried this brand, but would love to :-)

Subscribed & followed on twitter also.

Leslie said...

I just subscribed to the newsletter. Thanks for the giveaway. I love coconut oil, but I hate paying for it! LOL

Leslie said...

I also just "Liked" Tropical Traditions on Facebook. Thanks again!

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Christy said...

I subscribed to the newsletter, liked them on facebook, and following on pinterest.

And I found out through the FAQ's is that at the end of processing the oil, it's slightly heated so no moisture is present.

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Kristen said...

I learned "Since coconut oil is a food and is a staple for many living in Asia, it is considered safe for anyone. In coconut producing countries it is considered normal and good food for pregnant and lactating women, since it contains lauric acid which is also present in breast milk."

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eclairre said...

I learned that there is no difference between virgin & extra virgin coconut oil.

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Mary M said...

I also liked you on facebook (Mary Mirvis) and followed you on twitter (MarMirs2). I'd love to win the coconut oil, I've been wanting to try baking with it for a while!

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Sue D said...

Your recipe sounds yummy and perfect for fall.
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Sue D said...

I learned that it does not need to be refrigerated and is very stable.
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Kathy Fields said...

I learned that coconut oil can be used for weight loss too. I would like to test that out.

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I learned it contains "healthy" saturated fat and medium chain fatty acids
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Courtney Tucker said...

I learnt that the smoke point of coconut oil can be increased by combining it with Palm Shortening or Virgin Palm Oil!

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outsider said...

I'm already a subscriber.

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I already liked Tropical Traditions on Facebook

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I learned that the Gold Label is the only coconut oil that is handmade.

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Samantha said...

COconut oil is safe for pregnant women unless they are not used to a high fat diet.

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