September 21, 2020

Coconut flour is a popular lower-carb and gluten-free alternative to all-purpose flour, especially in Paleo-friendly baking. It’s made from dried coconut meat instead of a grain, so coconut flour is no ordinary flour! If you’re looking for gluten-free recipes or going grain-free, consider coconut flour for all your baking needs.

Here are 3 delicious coconut flour recipes to kick off your fall baking!

 

a pile of round cinnamon cookies

CINNAMON COCONUT FLOUR COOKIES

Recipe fromFoodal

These simple cinnamon coconut flour cookies will melt in your mouth, and they’re a great introduction to gluten-free baking.

Ingredients

FOR THE DOUGH:

¼ cup unsalted butter, softened

¼ cup coconut oil, melted

¾ cup pure maple syrup

4 large eggs

½ tsp vanilla extract

¾ cup coconut flour

½ tsp salt

FOR THE CINNAMON SUGAR:

2 tbsp ground cinnamon

2 tbsp granulated sugar

 

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 375°F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper or a Silpat mat.
  2. In a stand mixer, beat together butter, coconut oil, and maple syrup until smooth. Add eggs and vanilla extract, stopping once to scrape down the sides.
  3. Slowly add coconut flour and salt. Mix until just combined and set aside.
  4. In a shallow bowl, combine cinnamon and sugar.
  5. Scoop out 1 tablespoon of batter, roll in cinnamon sugar mixture, and place on prepared baking sheet. Repeat with remaining dough, placing dough balls about 1 inch apart.
  6. Lightly press down the top of cookie dough balls just to slightly flatten the tops.
  7. Bake for 8-10 minutes. Cookies should be still slightly underbaked when removed from oven.
  8. Transfer to a cooling rack and allow to cool completely before storing in an airtight container. Enjoy within 5 days.



 

slices and loaf of banana bread

BEST EVER COCONUT FLOUR BANANA BREAD

Recipe fromDetoxinista

This is the BEST coconut flour banana bread recipe! No oil or added sugar required, this bread is moist and healthy. Gluten-free, nut-free, and Paleo-friendly.

Ingredients

3 very ripe bananas
¾ cup coconut flour

5 large eggs

⅓ cup coconut sugar

1 tsp ground cinnamon

1 tsp baking soda

1 tsp baking powder

¼ tsp fine sea salt

1 tsp vanilla extract

 

Directions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350ºF and line a 9-inch by 5-inch loaf pan with parchment paper.
  2. In a large bowl, mash the bananas with a fork. Add in the coconut flour, eggs, coconut sugar, cinnamon, baking soda, baking powder, salt, and vanilla. Use a whisk or electric mixer to stir the batter well until smooth.
  3. Pour the batter into the lined loaf pan and bake until the center of the loaf has risen and started to crack, feeling firm to the touch, about 45 to 55 minutes. Cool completely before slicing and serving.
  4. Because this loaf is moist, be sure to store it in an airtight container in the fridge for best shelf life. It should last at least a week when stored in the fridge.

 

up close stacked brownies

THE BEST COCONUT FLOUR BROWNIES

Recipe fromThe Coconut Mama

Warm, gooey and rich in chocolate goodness, these coconut flour brownies are both gluten-free and dairy-free!

Ingredients

1 cup coconut flour

½ tsp baking soda

½ tsp salt

⅔ cup coconut oil

2 – 12 oz bags of chocolate chips, divided

¾ cup pure maple syrup

2 tsp vanilla extract

4 eggs, at room temperature

 

Directions

  1. Preheat the oven to 325°F.
  2. Mix dry ingredients in a medium size bowl and set aside.
  3. Melt 1 bag of chocolate chips in a small saucepan over low heat. Once the chocolate is melted, add the coconut oil, maple syrup and vanilla extract. Mix well and turn off the heat.
  4. Pour the melted chocolate into the dry ingredients and mix together.
  5. Add the eggs to the batter and mix thoroughly.
  6. Grease a 9×13 inch pan, then pour half of the brownie batter into the pan.
  7. Sprinkle 6 ounces of chocolate chips (half a bag) on top, then pour the remainder of the batter over the chocolate chip layer.
  8. Sprinkle the second half of the bag of chocolate chips over the top brownie layer.
  9. Bake the brownies for 50 – 60 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the middle of the pan comes out clean.
  10. Let the brownies cool before slicing and serving.

 

Coconut flour is a great choice if you’re looking for a gluten and grain-free alternative to all-purpose flour. It’s suitable for Paleo and even Keto lifestyles! This fall, try coconut flour for lower carb options for all your favorite baking recipes.

 


12 Responses

Rene Kellers
Rene Kellers

October 27, 2020

My husband is allergic to eggs. What is a good substitute for eggs in these recipes??

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