Home & Garden Home 10 Delicious Recipes That Use Coconut Sugar By Kimi Harris Writer Kimi Harris is a food writer who is interested in the intersection of food, family, and frugality. our editorial process Kimi Harris Updated June 05, 2017 Photo: Heike Rau/Shutterstock. Share Twitter Pinterest Email Home Sustainable Eating Pest Control Natural Cleaning DIY Family Green Living Thrift & Minimalism Coconut sugar is one of the natural sweeteners I love to have in my kitchen. I am sensitive to cane sugar, so it’s a wonderful alternative for me. It’s an unrefined sweetener made from the nectar from coconut flowers, and has a higher mineral content in comparison to refined sweeteners. Some believe that it is also a better sugar for blood sugar control. Regardless, this traditional sweetener is delicious! I love its earthy, brown sugar-ish, caramel taste, and use it in place of brown sugar in any recipe. You can also “powder it” for a finer texture. Here are some recipes that work beautifully with coconut sugar. All in-text. (Photo: Kimi Harris ) All in-text photos: Kimi Harris Easy Caramel Sauce: This is a favorite ice cream topping. (Try it with one of these coconut milk ice cream recipes!) It is sweetened with a combination of honey and coconut sugar. Teriyaki Chicken Wings: Use coconut sugar for a rich undertone in teriyaki sauce. Delicious! Chocolate Hazelnut Cake: This gluten-free cake uses coconut sugar and coconut oil for a healthier dessert. Caramelized Peach Cornmeal Skillet Cake: Speaking of cakes, here is a delicious option for a coconut sugar sweetened cake as well. Red Velvet Cupcakes: These coconut sugar sweetened cupcakes are made “velvet” by the addition of beets. Simple Baked Apples: To really keep things simple, and to use only a small amount of sweetener per serving, these baked apples are delicious with coconut sugar. Cranberry Apple Mini Pies: These flakey mini hand pies are so fun! I always use coconut sugar when making them. Nutterfingers: You can even make your own homemade candy bars using coconut sugar! DIY Chocolate Syrup: Whenever I make this delicious chocolate syrup, I also use the coconut sugar option. Deliciously bittersweet and also perfect for topping ice cream with, or serving with desserts. Raw Coconut Boy Choy Spicy Soup: A traditional use of coconut sugar is using it to add a little sweetness to Thai soups. This is a “raw” version of a traditional recipe. You can also find me on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Pinterest. I'd love to see you there!