MMMmonday - Dairy Free Coconut Pie with Tropical Traditions Coconut Oil

I had the opportunity to do a review of Tropical Traditions Gold Label Coconut Oil and was amazed at the breadth and variety of recipes available on their website!  I had a GF pie crust in the house so I decided to try out the filling part of this recipe but I'm sure that the whole wheat crust recipe would be equally delish with this pie so I am including it.

Dairy Free Whole Wheat Crust:
Coconut Pie Filling:
Crust Directions:
Mix dry ingredients together: flours, sugar, and salt. Add coconut oil. Use a pastry cutter to cut the oil into the dry ingredients. Add coconut milk a little at a time (you may not need any at all). Turn on a floured surface and knead several times. Roll dough into a 9 inch circle and transfer to a pie plate, using fingers to shape dough as needed.

Pie Filling Directions:
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
Mix together sugar and eggs. Add oil and flour and mix well. Add coconut milk and fold in 1 cup coconut. Add vanilla and mix well. Sprinkle remaining coconut on top of the pie. Pour into your whole wheat pie crust.
Bake in preheated oven for 50-55 minutes.

* For the freshest coconut milk make homemade coconut milk. (See video at this link.)

Recipe submitted to Tropical Traditions by Kelly, Charlotte, NC

My Review: 
I am definitely glad to have found Tropical Traditions Coconut Oil - it's so versatile and adds a unique flavor to the dishes I've made with it.  I also love how informative their website is - I learned so much about the health benefits and ways to use coconut oil, as well as how they produce it! Here is a little of what I learned:
Virgin Coconut Oil is a food, and is one of the best cooking oils you can use. It has been a staple cooking oil for thousands of years in tropical climates. As a cooking oil, its chemical structure is kept in tact and therefore is resistant to mutations of fatty acid chains even when used in higher cooking temperatures, unlike most vegetable oils.Virgin Coconut oil is rich in lauric acid, a nutrient that supports the body’s immune system. Lauric acid is also found in human mother’s milk.  Dr. Mary Enig suggests the average adult include about 3.5 tablespoons of coconut oil per day in their diet to take in an equivalent amount of lauric acid that a nursing infant would receive from breast milk.
The pie was excellent and you didn't miss the dairy at all!  It was rich and definitely satisfied my coconut craving!  

I've used the coconut oil for a stir fry and also to coat my pan when making eggs and both times it had an excellent consistency and caused me no problems at all.  I am looking forward to trying more of the recipes available on their site and experimenting with cooking with my coconut oil!  

I have also been given the opportunity to giveaway one bottle of Tropical Traditions Gold Label Coconut Oil - you can click here to find the giveaway post.