Coconut, much like kale and avocado, is enjoying a lot of time in the limelight right now. This is a simple ingredient that has been around for a very long time, but that is currently garnering a lot of love over on Instagram due to its health benefits and many different uses.
But have you heard about baking with coconut flour? Proving just how versatile the humble coconut really is, this is one more excellent way to make use of it.
Coconut flour is an excellent option for anyone who is trying to avoid regular flour. It is gluten-free, it is grain-free, and it is absolutely packed with fiber, protein, and iron. It also works really well because it attracts and absorbs water and fat. This helps to keep gluten-free baked goods more moist – something that can be a bit of a challenge.
Coconut flour receipts do use a lot of eggs, but if you want to reduce the calories or if you’re avoiding eggs too, then there are plenty of useful substitutes (chia seed, arrowroot etc.).
With all that in mind, you are probably curious and eager to get into the kitchen and to start experimenting with this interesting and highly useful ingredient. Read on then to get started baking with coconut flour!
1. Cookie Dough Pancakes
Cookie dough pancakes are absolutely delicious. We all know how tasty pancakes are to begin with. And we all love cake. So, what better than combine both those things and eat cake for breakfast??
The good news is that this is a very easy recipe too. You will need:
- A quarter cup of coconut oil
- 3 tablespoons of erythritol
- 3 tablespoons of coconut sugar
- One tablespoon of almond milk
- Half a tablespoon of vanilla extract
- A quarter teaspoon of sorghum flour
- 2 tablespoons of coconut flour
- Pinch of salt
- Quarter cup of dairy-free chocolate chips
The great thing about this recipe is that it is also free from dairy and refined sugar. It’s free from protein, and it combines a host of different ingredients that all come from the coconut.
It’s easy to make too, you basically cream everything together, freeze for 30 minutes, and then make the syrup while it cooks. Easy and delicious!