White Flour Is Good For You!
Well, only this one, but that felt good to say just once! Seriously, though, it IS good for you! Coconut flour is rich in fiber, low carb and gluten free. And it’s more versatile than you might think . . . just check out these recipes for berry scones, orange vanilla cupcakes, fluffy pancakes, blueberry muffins, and coconut flour cake (just to name a few).
Want to make your own? If you’ve already got coconut shreds from making your own coconut milk this will take you three minutes flat. AND it will save you money! One 12 oz. bag of shredded coconut ($3.29 at my store) can make 32 oz. of coconut milk and 1½ cups of coconut flour. Ounce for ounce, that’s less than 50% of what I would have paid at the grocery store ($6.80). It’s fun, kid-friendly and tastes better, too!
Quick Tip: Most recipes are geared toward the prepackaged stuff, which is more dense because of settling. When measuring, pack your homemade flour well to compensate. Also, it’s best to make coconut milk twice with your shreds to remove as much oil as possible. Coconut fiber is highly absorptive and recipes account for that, so you want to make sure your flour is very dry and oil-free.
Do you have a favorite coconut flour recipe? Share it below!
Photo credit: Piotr Bizior