Ingredient Spotlight:  Coconut Flour (and a Brownie Bite recipe)

Ingredient Spotlight: Coconut Flour (and a Brownie Bite recipe)

Healthy white flour alternatives don’t have to be limited to whole wheat.  If you are looking for a healthy, non-wheat flour, you should look to coconut flour.

What is it?

Coconut flour is is defatted, dried coconut that is milled into a flour.  The texture is similar to whole wheat flour.  You can substitute it 100% in some recipes, but in others you’ll want to experiment starting with replacing about 25%.

What are its benefits?

Coconut flour is gluten-free.  This is perfect for people with gluten sensitivities and those trying to limit their grain intake.

Ingredients

  • Coconut flour is gluten-free.  This is perfect for people with gluten sensitivities and those trying to limit their grain intake.
  • Coconut flour is also lower in carbohydrates than most other flours.
  • Despite being gluten-free, coconut flour has as much protein as whole wheat flour.
  • Coconut flour is high in fiber. It has 4 times more fiber than oat bran, 3 times as much flour as ground flax seeds, and  twice as much fiber as wheat bran.
Read the whole recipe on Happy Healthy Mama