Coconut flour is simply dried , ground up coconut meat. At the supermarket you may find high refined, ultra-white coconut flour, but the real good stuff will be like actual coconut, slightly cream coloured, rather than bone white. To find good quality coconut flour you will most likely have to go to a speciality health food store such as Farro or a health online food store like Food Compass. You may find you can also make your own at home with a food processor. But without a grain mill you’ll likely have troubles getting a ‘floury’ consistency,
Using Coconut Flour For Baking
In a baking recipe, when using coconut flour the first thing you may notice is how little you actually require. Tropical flavour profile of coconut flour works best in baking and desert recipes, although it can be also used as a batter and also to thicken sauces and gravies. The subtle coconut flour acts great with sweet flavours, so it is suited to batter shrimp or seafood but would be less appealing in a savoury recipe such as beef stew. As far as cooking is concerned, coconut flour renders lovely cakes, quick breads, cupcakes, muffins, biscuits, but can lead to softer-textured pie crusts and cookies. Because it is usually very dense and filling, it makes the best texture in quick breads and layer cakes.
Coconut Flour Baking Ideas
Whether you are a good baker or not, you can always appreciate a good taste. Fairly light, and slightly sweet , coconut bread made from coconut flour should do wonders. It is also apparent that coconut flour can be incorporated with wheat flour in order to enhance the health benefits of bread. You can also use hypoallergenic coconut flour which contains a pleasant taste, slightly nutty and mildly sweet, renders more protein than wheat flour and ten times morw fibre.
Coconut Flour Pancakes
Sprinkle these with berries and honey/butter, pack up some bacon and eggs for a Primal breakfast burrito, or just eat them simple. This one is extremely easy to make. The usual batter made out of coconut flour lends itself well to improvisation.
Coconut Crusted Chicken
The chicken and coconut taste are a bond made in heavens. This recipe is listed in the list of favourite recipes that people opt for. Coconut crusted chicken strips or coconut crusted chicken tenders, sounds very tasty right? The best thing about this recipe is that it is also one of the healthiest chicken recipe you’ll ever come across.