Wondering what to do with coconut flour? Here is a list of coconut flour recipes for baked goods that are gluten-free.
Why Coconut Flour?
Going gluten-free for a period of time really helped me. And coconut flour is a wonderful substitute for gluten-free baking.
When I was in my twenties, I spent two years on a wheat free diet (I also avoided all sugar and took therapeutic-grade probiotics). I was recovering from candida overgrowth which was caused by the large amounts of antibiotics I was given during my childhood, and a diet full of white flour and sugar.
My two-year gluten-free sugar-free diet was worth it. I completely reversed my rheumatoid arthritis, chronic fatigue, and respiratory allergies. I went from having constant colds and being sick all the time with sinus infections to being vibrantly healthy again. The chronic joint pain and physical exhaustion had vanished.
I can testify — this really works. If you have health issues, work to heal your gut. The gut is the root of all disease.
Anyway, I wish I had known back then about coconut flour. When you're on a restrictive diet, one of the things you miss most is baked goods. Muffins, cakes, pancakes and waffles. Now you can have gluten free muffins, gluten free pancakes, and gluten free bread — all made with coconut flour.
Coconut flour is even better than other gluten-free flours because it's totally grain-free. So for those who are following the SCD diet or GAPS diet, baked goods made with coconut flour are totally legal.
Also, coconut flour recipes require a lot of eggs. Eggs are so nutritious and also inexpensive. I love recipes that help our family eat more eggs. Note: we use pastured eggs– which are farm-fresh from chickens that roam on grass in the sunshine — they are much more nutritious than eggsfrom factory farm chickens in cages.
Coconut flour is also a low carb flour. If you are on a low carb diet, substituting coconut flour for other flours will really help you reduce your carbs.
Coconut Flour Recipes
Here is my list of recipes made with coconut flour. I've tested all of these recipes and they are all winners. If you have a wheat allergy or gluten sensitivity, or if you are on a restrictive diet like GAPS or SCD, I hope you will enjoy some of these delicious treats.
Where to Buy Coconut Flour
For sources of coconut flour, please check out marketplace.
This post is part of the Real Food Wednesdays blog carnival, hosted this week at Kelly the Kitchen Kop. Go visit Kelly's site for more coconut recipes: Kelly the Kitchen Kop: SHARE YOUR HEALTHY COCONUT RECIPES on Real Food Wednesday
This post is also a part of the Natural Cures blog carnival at Hartke is Online!