Coconut Sugar is harvested from the sap of the flower buds of the coconut palm. It has a deep caramel flavour that is suited to most baking and cooking. Unlike cane sugar, coconut sugar retains a large amount of nutrients such as iron, zinc, calcium and potassium as well as a fibre called inulin which is thought to slow glucose absorption. This makes it a great natural alternative to cane sugar.

Here are five coconut sugar recipes to inspire you…

Black Bean Brownies (via

These delicious squadgy brownies are made with black beans and naturally sweetened with Coconut Sugar. This recipe is suitable for gluten-free diets as these brownies are flour-less!

Apple, cinnamon and quinoa breakfast bowl (via

This recipe is like a cosy autumn afternoon in a bowl! All you need is quinoa, cinnamon, coconut Sugar, pecans, coconut milk and apples!

Salted Caramel Ice Cream (via

This recipe is paleo, vegan and raw! Best of all it tastes amazing. Coconut Sugar has a deliciously deep and dark caramel taste and is also one of the more healthier sweeteners with a low GI and high mineral content.

Light & Fluffy Gluten-Free Bread Rolls

Bread-making usually requires yeast, and yeast likes sugar. Coconut sugar is a great swap for the white cane sugar commonly used in bread recipes to activate the yeast. These fluffy and crusty rolls also happen to be gluten-free too!

Coconut Milk Chai Latte (via

This vegan friendly version of popular chai drink is sweetened with coconut Sugar and blended with star anise, almond milk and coconut milk. It makes for a very tasty tea-time treat!