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.Continue Reading
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.Learn more about Cooking