Series: Palm Oil Recipes to Try at Home – September

Published on: September 15, 2021

Welcome back to our monthly palm oil recipes series where we share some of our favorite meals and snacks that you can make at home using sustainably sourced palm oil. If you are unfamiliar with palm oil, where it comes from, and how it’s made, we invite you to explore some of our resources detailing how palm can be an ethical stable in your kitchen. If you are new to cooking with palm oil, you can check back each month to get some ideas and recipes to try out!

 

Summer is wrapping up and in some parts of the country, autumn is already underway. What better way to celebrate the changing of the seasons and the darkening of days than to indulge in some warm, gooey, homemade chocolate dessert? These tasty treats are ready to be indulged in, so preheat your oven, and get cooking!

 

Palm Oil Chocolate Chip Cookies

 

Ingredients

  • 1 cup + 2 tbsp of baking flour
  • ¾ tsp of baking powder
  • ½ tsp of salt
  • ¼ cup of semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • ¼ cup of dark brown sugar, packed firmly
  • ¼ cup of maple syrup
  • 1/3 cup of melted red palm oil
  • 1 tsp of vanilla extract

 

Instructions

  1. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees
  2. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper
  3. Add flour, baking powder, and salt to a medium sized bowl and mix together thoroughly
  4. Add chocolate chips and mix
  5. In a separate bowl combine sugar, maple syrup, melted palm oil and vanilla ans stir.
  6. Combine two bowls of ingredients together and gentle stir together until smooth
  7. Portion cookie scoops by using a 3-ounce ice cream scooper, and place each scoop 2 inches apart
  8. Lightly moisten your hands and flatten each cookie scoop gently
  9. Bake for 10-12 minutes until browned slightly around the edges
  10. Remove baking sheet from oven and let rest for 10 minutes

 

Last Step

Sit back, relax, and enjoy some natural, delicious cookies.

 

Why Palm Oil?

Palm oil is a versatile ingredient and household item that can be used for a great range of uses including baking, cooking, cleaning, and home goods creation. Unfortunately palm oil has long held a bad reputation due to longstanding environmental and ethical harvest practice questions and concerns. But it is important to know that not all palm oil is ‘bad’ palm oil. There are those who are making “Palm Done Right” – palm that is harvested ethically in a way that actually benefits the environment and the communities that it comes from. In its greater manifestations palm oil is safe, healthy, and important part of the global food system.

 

What is Palm Oil?

Palm oil comes from the fruit of the African oil palm, Elaesis Guineensis, one of the two main fruit-bearing tropical palm species (the other being Cocos Nucifera, which produces coconuts). Oil palms begin producing fruit once they’re 3-4 years old, yet will continue to grow and produce year-round for up to forty years. As the oil palm grows, it sends out a new set of leaves from the tip of the trunk, which then forms flowers that turn into fruit clusters (in industry terms, these are called fresh fruit bunches, or FFB).

 

Still curious to learn more?

Check out some of our resources including our FAQ and blog articles to learn more about how palm oil can be harvested for good. See you next month for our next recipe blog!

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Why You Should Get Involved
with Palm Done Right

Palm can be grown for good, bringing benefits to:

  • Our planet, due to palm oil’s land efficiency.
  • Local communities, due to the economic development oil palm production creates.
  • Our market, due to palm oil’s versatility and functionality as an ingredient, lifting product quality and performance.

Together, we can influence change for:

  • Manufacturers that are still using conflict palm oil for their products.
  • Retailers that are still listing products that contain conflict palm oil.
  • Brokers and distributors that are still supplying their customers with products that contain conflict palm oil.
  • Shoppers that have the power to vote with their dollar.

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