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Health Benefits of Coconut Baking Flour
By February 15, 2019 1 Comment

Health Benefits of Coconut Baking Flour

What is Coconut Flour?
Coconut Flour is made of dried coconut meat leftover. When coconut milk is pressed, some bits of solid coconut meat is dried and grounded. The oil is also extracted from coconut meat and as a result you fine and soft powder that looks and feels similar to regular flours. Coconut Flour has a rich aroma and mildly sweet taste.

Health Benefits of Coconut and Coconut Flour
Scientists have been studied coconut for years due to its healthy properties. It is said that coconut contains vitamin B6, and minerals such as iron, magnesium, zinc, copper, manganese, and selenium. It is also rich in proteins, dietary fibre which helps normalizing bowel movements and reduces your risk of haemorrhoids. Coconut also prevents blood sugar swings and it lowers blood pressure.
Adding coconut flour to your diets can significantly reduce the risk of developing heart disease, lower cholesterol levels. Coconut Flour is relatively low in digestible carbohydrates compared to processed flours so it has a little impact upon blood sugar levels.
Coconut Flour is rich in proteins and fibre so it keeps you fuller for longer. Coconut Flour is grain free so it is an excellent option for those on Paleo diet. In fact, Coconut Flour is suitable for many diets and creates baked goods with perfect textures.
Coconut has a high content of saturated fats. Be careful, it is very caloric. If you need to lower your fat intake, try to avoid eating coconut products. However, these fats are essential for the absorption of vitamins.  



How to use Coconut Flour?
There are many recipes that contain Coconut Flour. Coconut flour is commonly used in baking, particularly Paleo, grain-free baking. Due to the high absorbency, coconut flour is an excellent thickening agent for soups, stews and even smoothies. You can also sprinkle it over your favourite dishes.

Please  note: for every one cup of traditional flour you only need approximately 1/4 cup to 1/3 cup of coconut flour.

Try our fantastic recipes.


Banana Muffins
Ingredients:
3 bananas
4 eggs
½ cup of Coconut Oil
2 tablespoons of honey
½ cup of brown sugar
½ cup of Coconut Flour
2 cups of regular flour
½ teaspoon of baking soda

How to make: mash bananas in the mixing bowl, add eggs, coconut oil, brown sugar and blend it all until smooth and creamy. Then add flours, baking soda and combine all ingredients. Put the mixture into the muffin tin and bake in 160°C for about 12 minutes until golden brown.

Bread
Ingredients:
4  eggs
½ cup of Coconut Oil
¾ cup of Coconut Flour
2 cups of regular flour
1 teaspoon of baking powder
½  teaspoon of salt

How to make: mix eggs and coconut oil well, then add flours, baking powder and salt. Mix until all ingredients are combined. Allow the batter to sit for 5 minutes. Then put it into bread pan and bake for about 35-40 minutes at 180°C.

Easy to make Cookies
Ingredients
1 cup peanuts or almond butter
1/3 cup golden syrup or light brown sugar
2 eggs
3 tablespoons coconut flour
1 cup of regular flour
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
Optional: 1/2 cup chocolate chips, dried fruit or chopped nut
How to make: add all ingredients to a bowl and mix to combine. Add some dried fruit, chocolate chips or nuts if desired. Use a cookie scoop to drop cookie dough onto baking sheet. Gently flatten. Bake for 8-10 minutes at 180°C.

Almond Cake
Ingredients
2 eggs
3/4 cup almond milk
1/2 cup muscovado sugar
1 cup almond flour
1/2 cup Coconut Flour
1 cup regular flour
1/2 cup Coconut Oil
1 tsp baking powder
2 tbsp sliced almond

How to make: In a large mixing bowl, combine the sugar and coconut oil, then add the eggs to obtain a homogeneous mixture. Add the almond flour, coconut flour, regular flour and baking powder. Mix until all the ingredients are well-combined. Transfer the batter to the prepared baking pan and make sure it’s spread evenly. Sprinkle the sliced almonds over the batter and bake the cake for 45-55 minutes in 180°C.

Coconut Flour Pancakes
Ingredients
1/4 cup coconut flour
½ teaspoon baking soda
¼ cup of coconut milk
2 tablespoon of cold-pressed Coconut Oil
2 eggs
1 tablespoon of honey

How to make: Thoroughly mix the eggs, coconut oil, and honey together. Add flour and baking soda. Then put some batter on the pre-heated pan with some coconut oil.

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      Angelina
      Feb 15, 2019

      Great recipes! I have to try it!

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