10 Coconut Recipes For A Nigerian Easter

nigerian cooconut recipes for easter

Hello there, Easter is fast approaching and I am sure you are looking forward to spending some quality time at home with loved ones as I am. If you are mainly responsible for kitchen business in your home, then I am sure you are still in the process of figuring out or maybe have already figured out what you would be having on the menu for Easter. 

Feel free to check out my blog post on a ” Nigerian Menu For Easter” which has a number of menus that I put together from easy to a bit more complex dishes. It can help you reach a decision much faster.  You can also check out the blog post on meal suggestions for a Nigerian 3 course meal”

So for this Easter, I am feeling very tropical-If that even makes any sense…lol. But tropical for me births a longing for sandy beaches, ocean breeze, and seafood with coconut infused flavours. Since I am far from experiencing any of the former at this present moment; I have decided to at least make the most of what I have on hand; it’s going to be a seafood and coconut inspired Easter menu here at the Kauna Kitchen residence. In light of that, I would like to share with you some of the coconut recipes on the blog; I will be making 1 to 3 of them this weekend and I hope you get to try them out too for your loved ones. So here we go:

RECIPE 1 – HOMEMADE COCONUT MILK

homemade coconut milk

If you have never made or had fresh coconut milk, then this recipe shows you how to. There are so many delicious things you can do with coconut milk. It can be as simple as warming up the milk, and adding a bit of honey with some cocoa or cinnamon – putting your legs up and drink away! Here’s the HOMEMADE COCONUT MILK RECIPE 

RECIPE 2 – COCONUT LIME SUGAR COOKIES

sugar lime cookies

These juicy lime coconut cookies are for the sweet tooth in you.  Packed with a lot of sugary sweetness that’s toned down by the zing from lime and mellow taste of coconut; here’s your RECIPE

RECIPE 3 – PAWPAW & COCONUT LIME YOGHURT DIP

Pawpaw desserts

For a no sugar dessert that is as healthy as it is yummy; then this “Pawpaw Delight” is just for you. Pawpaw, lime and coconut flakes with a good dollop of yoghurt make for a winning dessert. See the RECIPE 

RECIPE 4 – COCONUT SEMOLINA PUDDING

nigerian pudding

Did your mum make semolina pudding growing up? My mum did and I enjoyed it with heaps of powdered milk and sugar. Why don’t you try this out with some creamy coconut milk; and If you are the cold dessert lover, you could chill it in the fridge and have it almost like semolina pudding cake, Here’s the RECIPE

RECIPE 5 – COCONUT LIME CHICKEN SOUP

nigerian coconut lime chicken soup

You need to try this coconut lime chicken soup, and I am putting on my serious face as I day this. Honestly, this is one recipe I can confidently brag about without flinching. When your nieces and nephews who are picky eaters are literally playing tig of war with the spoon in their mother’s hand to drink a soup that they are having for the first time; you know that your recipe is a winner. Oya fo and try the RECiPE

RECIPE 6 – COCONUT & MANGO OATMEAL PORRIDGE

Mango Coconut Oatmeal Porridge

Freshen your Easter breakfast up with this yummy and hearty bowl of coconut and mango oatmeal porridge. The kids will love this; the toasted flakes and the sweet mangos go together like bread and butter. See RECIPE

RECIPE 7 – COCONUT RICE

coconut rice

I was not going to forget our very own Nigerian Coconut Rice, If you have not had coconut rice before; I have to ask BUT WHY??? Please here is the RECIPE for your consumption:)

RECIPE 8 – SPICY COCONUT BEEF CURRY SAUCE

Spicy Coconut Beef Curry

This spicy coconut beef curry is absolutely delicious. Coconut and curry go together so well; and when paired with well-cooked basmati rice, you feel like you are eating in your own homemade Indian restaurant. Here’s the RECIPE

RECIPE 9 – KUNUN AYA DRINK

kunun aya drink

This tigernut drink would not be authentic without the presence of fresh coconut and dates. Why don’t you give it try? Here is the RECIPE

RECIPE 10 – COCONUT PINEAPPLE SMOOTHIE

Coconut Pineapple Smoothie

Smoothies are great breakfast options but also great for really cold dessert opton. Pineapple, banana and homemade coconut milk chilled in a cup; it doesn’t get more tropical than that. Here’s the COCONUT PINEAPPLE SMOOTHIE RECIPE

What do you think?