What are some good recipes that use coconut flour?


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Some tasty recipes that use coconut flour include buttermilk pancakes and chocolate brownies. Coconut flour is a gluten-free alternative to all-purpose flour that can be substituted into many recipes traditionally containing wheat flour.

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What are some good recipes that use coconut flour?
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Bob's Red Mill offers many recipes on its website, including cakes, breads and cookies. The recipe for buttermilk pancakes calls for combining 1 tablespoon sugar, 1 tablespoon baking powder, 2 tablespoons potato starch, 1/3 cup coconut flour, 1 cup white rice flour, 2 eggs, 2 tablespoons oil and 1 1/2 cups of buttermilk. Whisk the combination until just blended. Drip the batter onto a hot griddle sprayed with cooking spray, and cook the pancakes over medium heat, flipping once, until both sides are golden brown.

To make double chocolate brownies, mix together 1/3 cup vegetable oil, 1/3 cup softened unsalted butter and 1 cup of sugar. Add 4 eggs, and stir. Sift together 1/2 cup coconut flour and 1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder, then add to the wet ingredients, mixing until just blended. Stir in 1 cup of chocolate chips, and add 2/3 cup of chopped walnuts if desired. Pour the batter into a greased 8-inch or 9-inch square pan, and bake at 350 degrees Fahrenheit for 30 minutes.

When substituting coconut flour for all-purpose flour, bear in mind that coconut flour is highly absorbent and more liquids are needed. For every cup of coconut flour used, add 6 eggs and 1 cup of liquid such as oil or water, according to Atkins.com. Use about 1/4 cup of coconut flour to replace each cup of all-purpose flour in the recipe. Baking temperatures and times do not need to be adjusted.

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