Today kicks off our month-long celebration of Coconut Flour, an intriguing, but under-utilized, ingredient. It seems to us that coconut flour is one ingredient that keeps popping up all over food blogs and recipe sites as an interesting product. But what do you do with it and how do you bake with it?
If you try baking with coconut flour, you’ll notice right away- it’s different. When you look for recipes to try this “different” flour, they almost invariably call for loads of eggs. Even as a gluten free flour, it behaves quite differently from its brethren. The high fiber content makes coconut flour absorb an incredible amount of liquid, hence the eggs, making it hard to use in place of other gluten free flours or substitute in tried-and-true recipes. The very light coconut flavor, however, makes it an appealing ingredient for sweet and savory dishes alike.
While there is no good rule-of-thumb for using coconut flour, we brought together a wonderful collection of bloggers to give you inspiration and help guide you to understanding this unique and incredibly healthy flour. Enjoy!
- 1/2 cup Coconut Flour
- 1/3 cup Vegetable Oil
- 1/2 cup Unsweetened Baking Cocoa
- 1 cup Sugar
- 1/3 cup Butter, softened
- 4 Eggs
- 1 cup Chocolate Chips
- 2/3 cup Chopped Walnuts (optional)