How To Whet Your New Coconut Flour Obsession

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Get The Best Skinny On Baking With Coconut Flour

Have you ever tried baking with coconut flour? Take your coconut water and shredded coconut power bar obsession in a new coconut-y direction. Join us in this new baking series and don’t forget to download Kitchology’s Eat.better. app for more ideas.

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The basics

First, let’s start off with some basics of this decidedly uncommon flour.  Here are some of its great benefits:

  • It is gluten free; it’s not a grain based flour. This is a great addition to any gluten free diet.
  • It is rich in protein. One hundred grams of coconut flour contains 19.3 grams of protein.
  • This flour is high in dietary fiber. A 100 gram serving provides a whopping 39 grams of fiber.
  • It’s a good source of healthy fat. It supports the immune system and the thyroid. It also promotes good skin health.
  • Safe For Diabetics. It is low in digestible carbohydrates which gently impacts blood sugar levels.
  • The combination of high fiber, rich protein and healthy fat makes it quite filling.

coconut flour

The essentials

Baking with coconut flour is not as simple as an even 1 to 1 swap. Here are some tips on how to use it:

  • Coconut flour absorbs liquid more than any other flour. Typically, 1 cup of grain based flour is equal to 1/4 – 1/3 cup coconut flour. You will also need to raise egg and liquid amounts in the recipe. If you’re using 1 cup of flour you will need 6 eggs plus 1 cup of liquid. You may also use pureed fruit to increase the moisture.
  • When using as a coating for frying or sautéing you can use it as an equivalent to wheat flour.
 

Stick around  for the next installment as we start baking some yummy dishes. Have you had a favorable #coconutflour baking experience? Share with us @Kitchology and @Kitchenchick123. Sign up to get the latest food news from the Kitchology Blog.

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About Kara Root 103 Articles

Howdy.
I am mom to 4 fantastic kids. I manage their food and environmental allergies daily. They have extreme diets because of eosinophilic esophagitis. Also because of this disease, two of my kids are on feeding tubes. They all also have asthma. I try my hardest to teach them, even though life seems to revolve around food and their allergies try so hard to consume their lives, we can still LIVE life to the fullest.
You can find me at www.livingtheallergylife.wordpress.com
Come with us and LIVE on twitter @Momof3EoE
Follow us on FB http:// facebook.com/livingtheallergylife

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