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Coconut Flour

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Coconut flour is a byproduct of coconut milk production. After coconut milk is pressed from coconut meat, the bits of solid coconut meat are dried at low tempartures and ground until it’s a soft powder, coconut flour.

Flavor Profile

Slightly nutty and mildly sweet, with some taste of “coconut flavor.” Despite coconut flour being a coconut product, there’s not a strong taste of coconut.

Health Benefits of Coconut

  • Gluten-Free
  • Low Carb
  • High in protein
  • High in fiber and fat
  • Good source of lauric acid, which supports the immune system, the thyroid and healthy skin. Lauric acid also possesses antifungal, antiviral and antimicrobial properties.

Baking with Coconut Flour

Coconut flour is very dry, absorbent and will soak up moisture. For each portion of coconut flour used, add an equal amount of additional liquid in the form of water, coffee, coconut milk, tea or almond milk, in addition to the liquids called for in the recipe. 

When substituting coconut flour for all-purpose flour in traditional recipes, for every 1 cup of coconut flour, use 6 beaten eggs in your recipe in addition to approximately 1 cup of liquid.  The eggs will help bind the dough together.

¼ cup coconut flour = 1 ounce

When baking with coconut flour, you cannot substitute at a 1:1 ratio.

Substitution rate:

1/4 cup to 1/3 cup coconut flour for 1 cup of regular flour.

Tips for Baking with coconut Flour:

  • Always sift coconut flour before measuring to break up lumps and get an accurate measurement.
  • When using coconut flour, you may need to reduce the baking time of the recipe. It may take half the time than using all-purpose flour.

Let's Do Organic Coconut Flour

Buy Let's Do Organic Coconut Flour

Bob's Red Mill Organic Coconut Flour

Bob's Red Mill Organic Coconut Flour

How to Store Coconut Flour

Store coconut flour in an airtight container in the refrigerator or freezer. Bring the coconut flour to room temperature before baking.

Where to Buy Coconut Flour

Let’d Do Organic: organic coconut flour

Bob’s Red Mill Organic Coconut Flour

Ready to bake with coconut flour? See our coconut flour recipes.

How to Make Your Own Coconut Flour

This video tutorial from Heather over at Mommypotamus will teach you how to make coconut flour.

What you will need:  One 12 oz. bag of shredded coconut can make 32 ounces of coconut milk and 1.5 cups of coconut flour.

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