Since I first tried baking with coconut oil I fell in love with the stuff. It adds so much flavor and moisture to your baking that I am always looking for new recipes that I can use it in. I knew I liked it with white chocolate so I made these Coconut White Chocolate Oatmeal Cookies to put in the kids lunches.
With schools being nut-free I’m always trying to make things without nuts, even though my kids love peanut butter. Finding granola bar recipes that don’t use some form of nut butter is pretty tricky. That’s why I decided to skip the granola bars this week and made another batch of cookies. I’m so glad I did because the coconut oil added so much flavor and the kids loved them. Plus, anything with chocolate in it and my kids are all over it!
This past week, while reading some other blogs, I’ve noticed that some of the schools in the US are almost finished for the summer. I’m so jealous! Since hubby and I both work in a school we’re pretty excited for school to come to an end too. Unfortunately, our school doesn’t finish up until the end of June. I’m looking forward to packing away the lunch bags and backpacks and finally being able to eat outside on the deck. The winter here has been long and the sunshine and warm weather have been missed. I can’t wait to have the freedom to do what we want all summer long. Summer days will be welcomed back with big, open arms!