I bet you have all jumped on the coconut flour band wagon! I did too and now my cupboards are sporting two different types of coconut flour, but the big question is, what to do with it?
Coconut flour is created from defatted coconut meat that is dried and ground. It is a healthy alternative to grain flours and provides a light delicious taste to your favorite recipes that require flour.
It is low in digestible carbohydrates and high in fiber. It is perfect for those who have food sensitivities to gluten since it is a gluten free product.
You can use coconut flour to bake or cook your favorite dishes such as cakes and cookies and using it as a delicious coating for fish, chicken or vegetables.
It is far more dense than your normal flour and therefore needs a lot more moisture when using for baking. My favourite coconut flour is Organic Coconut Flour from Coconut Merchant.
I had a look around the blogging scene for some easy and delicious coconut flour recipes and decided to share some of the many I found with you. You ready? Let's get started!
Here are the best coconut flour recipes:
Protein Bounty Truffles by me!
Mayan Dark Chocolate Pie by the lovely Alisa from Go Dairy Free
Lemon Bars by the lovely Simplify Your Health
Courgette/Zucchini bread by me
Gluten Free Pecan Pie Muffins by Go Dairy Free
Berrylicious Suprise Muffins by the talented SpamellaB
Paleo Cashew Coconut Protein Fudge by masterchef Arman from The Big Man's World
Tropical Pie by me
Spiced Pumpkin and dark chocolate chip slices with Acai berry frosting by SpamellaB for my blog
Sweet potato fries by me
Chewy Chocolate and Coconut cookies by the awesome Eat Pray Cook
Using Healthy Alternative Flours
Many home cooks wonder how they can use these healthy alternative flours. You can enjoy cooking your favorite things such as cookies, pies, fudge, crumb bars, waffles and pancakes. You can also use the flour to create a flavoursome coating by adding tasty spices to the flour and coating poultry, fish, meat and vegetables. Creating healthy breads and amazing pizza crust are also popular options.
White Flour Risks
By consuming white flour on a regular basis you are putting yourself and your family at an increased risk of developing high cholesterol, diabetes and high blood pressure. You are also at a higher risk of a stroke, heart attack and becoming obese. Obesity from eating an unhealthy diet, including white flour, can cause you to experience anxiety, fatigue, hypoglycemia, depression and put you at risk of developing liver disease, arthritis, inflammatory diseases and even some cancers.