Coconut Flour

Coconut flour is a healthy and delicious alternative to regular grains such as wheat, rice and corn. It has been used for thousands of years in tropical regions across the world where coconut palms are commonly found. With the advent of increased world travel and trade over the past four hundred years, coconut flour has made an appearance in non-tropical regions. However, it is still not widely used by non-tropical cultures.

The flour is made by grinding dried, unsweetened coconut and is exceptionally nutritious. It is extremely high in protein, fiber and good carbohydrates, and completely gluten free. It is ideal for Celiac and gluten allergy sufferers.

Coconut flour has a very dry and very heavy texture. Coconut flour should be combined with softer flour and its equivalent volume in water for successful baking. Avoiding the water produces a rock-like texture that impossible to eat. Generally, coconut flour is used in cakes, muffins, bars, some breads, stews, soups and curries.

5 Comments:

  1. Hello,
    I can not have milk,cheese,fruits. I can have eggs. I am sick of eggs for breakfast and would like a muffin, pancakes or something like that. Can you provide me with a receipe for such.
    I would buy the Fun&Fabulous Breakfast receipes but am afraid it won’t work for me.
    Thanks for your help

  2. Sure Joan,
    Click here and then click on “secret link” which is the middle of the post – next to the picture. It will take you to a recipe for waffles that we enjoy a lot.

    I have a 100% guarantee on the breakfast recipe e-book. Try it! If you don’t like it for any reason, let me know and I’ll refund your money. No problem, no hassle.

    The book includes 40 recipes, 5 of which are pancake/waffle recipes, 7 bread/muffins, 5 cereal/milk, 8 other-such as granola bars, smoothie, etc. The rest of the recipes are casserole and unusual egg recipes. Have you tried any of the soy cheeses? Goat cheese is good as well, if you can tolerate it.

    I forgot, here is a link for Coconut Banana Muffins.

    Thanks for your comment. Please let me know if you have any other questions!

  3. What can coconut flour be substituted with? I’m giving the “Blood Type” thing a whirl (because NOTHING ELSE has worked for me), and as a O Type, coconut is on the avoid list.

  4. I have not tried coconut flour yet, but I am thinking about using it for a cake recipe. Do you know if it is consider to be grain free? I do not eat any grains at all.

    Thanks,

    Makayla

  5. Hi Makayla,
    Yes, coconut flour is grain free. It is an interesting flour to work with as it has different properties than wheat flour. Give it a try and have fun!

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