New to using coconut flour? These coconut flour recipes are kitchen tested and are the best of the best you’ll find on the internet!
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Coconut flour has gained a lot of popularity over the years. This unique high-fiber flour is made from mature coconut meat. It’s completely gluten-free and is considered “grain-free,” making it suitable for those on grain-free paleo diets.
With the rise of celiac and gluten intolerance, many folks are learning to bake with uncommon grains and starches like coconut flour, almond flour, tapioca starch, and arrowroot powder.
For those who are working toward overcoming digestive issues, removing grains from the diet is highly beneficial.
How To Make Coconut Flour
Coconut flour is the byproduct of making coconut milk. This coconut flour recipe starts with making fresh coconut milk. Then you use the leftover pulp to make coconut flour. You’ll need a blender, cookie sheet, and an oven or dehydrator to make coconut flour.Print
Coconut Flour Recipe
This coconut flour recipe starts with making fresh coconut milk. Then you use the leftover pulp to make coconut flour. You’ll need a blender and a dehydrator to make coconut flour.
- 4 cups water
- 2 cups dried shredded coconut
- Heat the water in a pot but do not let it boil.
- Place the shredded coconut in the blender and add the hot water. Let it steep for about 20-30 minutes, and then blend on high until it is thick and creamy (about 2-3 minutes).
- Strain through a mesh strainer and then strain again through a towel.
- Store the coconut milk in the refrigerator.
- Next, spread the pulp that was leftover from making the milk out on a cookie sheet.
- Use a fork or a whisk to break up the pulp. Try to get as many lumps out as possible.
- Now you can either leave it out for 24 hours to air dry or put it in your oven at the lowest setting for 4 hours. These are the two methods I have tried.
- You can also put it in the dehydrator or put it in your oven overnight with the oven light on. Once it’s dried, throw it back in the blender to make your flour.
- Store the coconut flour in an airtight container.
How To Bake With Coconut Flour
If you’ve ever baked with coconut flour, you’ll know that it can be pretty tricky to use. Coconut flour is a unique gluten-free flour.
When you bake muffins with wheat flour, you may use up to 3 cups for a single recipe. However, when you make coconut flour muffins, you’ll only use ½ – ¾ cup to make a batch of muffins. That’s because coconut flour absorbs a lot of liquid, which is why most recipes call for a minimal amount of flour.
You will notice that most coconut flour recipes often call for a large number of eggs. While most gluten-free recipes will use a binder like xanthan gum, that isn’t true for this flour. Instead, you rely on eggs to bind the ingredients together.
Converting recipes to use coconut flour can be difficult and expensive if the recipe doesn’t turn out how you hoped. But, don’t let that discourage you; keep at it, and you’ll succeed!
I’ve collected over 50 recipes to help you create unique grain-free dishes. These recipes are all kitchen-tested, so you know that you won’t have to waste time or money on ingredients.
50+ Coconut Flour Recipes
The majority of recipes listed contain eggs. If you’re looking for egg-free recipes, here are some excellent alternative recipes to try.