Coconut Flour Recipes - My Natural Family (2024)

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I have an index of all the best coconut flour * recipes and a chart of the best places to buy coconut flour *. Learn all about it with my recipe index with pros, cons and best prices and places to buy it. The following post goes into detail on the pros and cons of flour that is made from coconuts.

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Overview

What is coconut flour * anyway and how is it made? I wondered the same thing so I looked into it and found out that it is made from the pulp of coconut. It is a product that looks and feels like flour but it is actually a by-product that is made from what is left over after coconut milk * is made. So they soak the coconut meat then press the milk out. After that, the pulp is dried and then it is ground into powdery flour.

It is extremely high in fiber, it has almost twice as much fiber as wheat bran does. It needs a lot of moisture since it is so high in fiber. Because of that, there can be no equal substitutions. It is also sweeter than most other flours so most recipes call for fewer sweeteners.

It is a great source of fiber and protein, which helps you feel full longer, it has a slightly sweet flavor so you don't need to add as much sugar when baking. It also has a low carb count which can help keep blood sugar levels in a good range. This is especially beneficial to diabetics and those who are needing to keep their blood sugar levels in a certain range. It is also a gluten-free flour *, so it is a great substitution for wheat flour for those who are allergic to gluten.

Pros

It makes light and airy baked goods

It is high in fiber, protein, and fat, which makes it exceptionally filling.

It can be stored at room temperature in your pantry

It has a very mild coconut flavor. I HATE shredded coconut *, but the taste of the flour is fine to me.

Cons

It can have a grainy texture and can make baked goods very dry if it's not a good recipe.

It needs lots of moisture added to it since it absorbs so much liquid. Usually, recipes have many eggs in them so this would not be a good flour if you are allergic to eggs.

Be careful with measuring it, because small differences in measuring can make a big difference in the end.

It is a coco"nut," so some people with nut allergies don't tolerate it.

It can be clumpy, so sifting it or using a food processor can help with that.

Baked goods made with it don’t last long and should be eaten fresh or frozen and then defrosted as needed.

Because It is so different from other flours it really is necessary to use a recipe that someone else has experimented with and perfected so that the outcome will be good. Plus, using ready-made recipes will save you a lot of time, money and messes, not to mention frustration.

Click here to see where I buy my coconut flour *

So, just pick a couple of the best recipes and get started cooking. I think you will love it after you try some of these recipes and be glad you tried it. You won't find any cookie or brownie recipes here, they are all on my other post just below.

Coconut Flour Recipes

  • Fluffy Paleo Biscuits Recipe {Video}
  • The Best Paleo Pizza Crust Recipe {Video}
  • Paleo Coconut Flour Bread Recipe
  • Snickerdoodle Paleo Cupcakes with Coconut Flour Recipe
  • The Very Best Ever Paleo Hamburger Buns Recipe
  • Almond Flour Pizza Recipe With Chicken and Thai-Inspired Toppings
  • The Very Best Ever Paleo Chocolate Cake Recipe
  • Paleo Carrot Cake Recipe with Maple Syrup
  • Fluffy Paleo Pancakes Recipe
  • Paleo Coconut Shrimp with Pina Colada Dipping Sauce Recipe
  • Double Chocolate Paleo Brownies Recipe
  • Traditional Paleo Gingerbread Loaf Recipe
  • Paleo Snickerdoodles Recipe with Coconut Flour and Flax Seed Eggs
  • Coconut Lime Paleo Strawberry Shortcake Recipe

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Coconut Flour Recipes

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  • Author: Rebecca Baron
  • Prep Time: 30 mins
  • Cook Time: 30 mins
  • Total Time: 1 hour
  • Yield: 4
  • Category: Flour
  • Cuisine: American
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Description

Try some of these coconut flour * recipes that are a good alternative flour high in fiber and gluten-free and grain-free

Ingredients

  • Biscuits
  • Pizza
  • Bread
  • Cupcakes
  • Cake
  • Brownies

Instructions

Pick out a few to try today!

Nutrition

  • Calories: 200

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  1. Vienne

    Thanks for this list. I've had a hard time finding good coconut flour recipes and it's so nice to have these all in one place!

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