Check out our guide to coconut sugar, including where to buy it and plenty of recipe inspiration, then read about what is coconut flour, gram flour and almond flour.

What is coconut sugar?

Coconut sugar is sugar that comes from the sap of a coconut palm. It is produced mainly in Southeast Asia by heating the sap until it reduces, leaving a caramel-coloured sugar behind. It is similar in flavour to brown sugar.

Where to buy coconut sugar

Biona Organic Coconut Palm Sugar, £2.99/250g, Ethical Superstore

Sevenhills Wholefoods Organic Coconut Sugar, £5.99/500g, Amazon

Coconut sugar recipes

Self-saucing caramel-coconut pudding

Once this pudding goes in the oven, the dense, coconut-crumbed top rises to the surface while a molten, vanilla-scented caramel sauce is created underneath.

Caramel Self-Saucing Pudding Recipe with Coconut

Healthy blondies

We've put a vegan spin on blondies, using coconut sugar for a caramelised flavour, coconut milk for a creamy texture and blueberries for a fruity zing.

Two Plates Topped with Healthy Blondies with Blueberries and Coconut

Iced chai latte

This Indian-inspired latte uses darjeeling tea, black pepper, cinnamon and hazelnut milk to create a wonderfully nutty and aromatic complexity.

A glass full of iced chai latte


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