I love coconut oil. It is heaven sent. You can just mix some of it with chocolate chips, melt it in a microwave and BAM! You have an instant chocolate shell for your ice cream!
I also discovered that you can use it as the oil for granola! Preheat your oven at 350 degrees.
Butter a 9x 12 pan and then pour in the following to be mixed:
4 cups of oatmeal
2 cups of sliced almonds
1 cup of sunflower seeds
1/3 cup of sesame seeds
In a small pot on the stove at medium, heat
1/4 cup of brown sugar
1/4 cup of coconut oil
1-2 teaspoons of vanilla
1/2 cup of honey
Usually takes about 5 minutes to melt everything. Then, pour the sugar mix over the oatmeal in the pan and mix.
Bake for about 45 minutes, mixing every 15 minutes. I like mine browner so sometimes I do five minutes after the last time - you basically want the granola to be a bit browned.
Here's what ours looked like! Goes great with vanilla yogurt and raspberries, strawberries, or blueberries (or all of the above!)