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March 23rd, 2006, 11:28 AM
You know I am a whiney whey hater and I won't eat anything healthy that doesn't taste good! This stuff IS good. 32gr carbs but 27 of it is fiber! It does have a coconut taste so if you hate coconut, you won't like it! I have recipes if anyone is interested. I even got the cookbook!
This weekend I am making (sf)chocolate chip coconut muffins! And maybe some carrot cake muffins too. I feel guilty already! There's even pumpkin muffins! I can't stand it. I suppose if I eat 12 muffins, I have defeated the whole purpose of this stuff.
March 23rd, 2006, 04:32 PM
Sounds great. Do you use splenda in those muffins?
March 23rd, 2006, 04:56 PM
Where do you buy it? Recipes, definitely, please! Just the thought of all those muffins... I'm drooling on my keyboard. I love coconut to begin with, and I thinking chocolate with coconut is going to taste like a Mounds bar. All that fiber, too - and can you add protein? This sounds like quite a find!
March 24th, 2006, 04:40 AM
I got it from wildernessfamilynaturals.com. The name of the cookbook is "Cooking with Coconut Flour, a delicious low carb gluten free alternative to wheat". The book is very interesting too. One of my co workers says the flour is available at some grocery stores.
Yes, I do use Splenda but I don't like it for baking that much. I do like the granular(measures like sugar) maltitol. It's the same stuff Russell Stovers uses in their sf candy.
1/2c canned pumpkin
1/2c butter or coconut oil melted
1/2c sucanat or brown sugar
1 1/2t ground cinnamon
1/2t ground mace
3/4c sifted coconut flour
1t baking powder
1/2c chopped pecans or walnuts
Blend the 1st 8 ingredients together. Combine flour and baking powder and wisk into the batter till there are no lumps. Add nuts. Pour into greased loaf pan and bake at 350 for 60 min.
I can't ever do a recipe the way its written. I would probably use pumpkin pie spice and dump this into a jelly roll pan. It wouldn't take long to cook. I would mix up some cream cheese, butter, and splenda and roll this up into a jellyroll kind of thing.
Chocolate Chip Peanut Butter Muffins
2T melted butter or coconut oil
5T brown sugar or sucanat
1/4c peanut butter
1/4c sifted coconut flour
1/4t baking powder
1/4c chocolate chips
Combine 1st 6 ingredients. Add coconut flour and baking powder to batter and whisk till there are no lumps. Pour into greased muffin cups and bake for 15 min at 400 degrees. Makes 6 muffins.
I would use sf chocolate chips.
1/3c butter or coconut oil
1/2c cocoa powder
1/2c sifted coconut flour
Cook butter and cocoa powder over low heat and cool. Mix eggs, sugar, salt, and vanilla. Stir in cocoa mixture. Wisk coconut flour and baking powder(?) into batter till there are no lumps. Add nuts. Pour into greased pan and bake at 350 for 30 to 35 min.
There's a recipe for almost everything in this book. They even have crackers. Most of the recipes use a lot of eggs so they also have protein. The flour itself has 10 gr of protein per serving.
March 24th, 2006, 05:24 AM
Forgot to mention, they have stevia amounts too. You can use that if you prefer!
March 24th, 2006, 07:57 PM
How stong is the coconut flavor? I'm not a coconut fan but I can sometimes tolerate the flavor if it is mixed with a bunch of other good stuff! :D
March 24th, 2006, 10:42 PM
I made a carrot cake with carrots(duh), pineapple, and walnuts. I didn't notice the coconut flavor in that one. I haven't tried the savory stuff yet but I will down the road. They even have chicken and dumplings and pot pie recipes! I will try the crackers soon!
March 25th, 2006, 11:21 AM
thanks for the tip patty i'm ordering some. I love coconut.
Ok this has nothing to do with coconut flour...but has anyone tried coconut breaded chicken tenders? They are the bomb.
It's nothing to it. Dip the chicken in eggs, then dip in flour ( i guess you could use the coconut flour or just skip this step), dip back in the eggs, dip in shredded coconut. Fry.
I have to say i had this preop for the first time a couple of months before surgery, and it's one of my favorite foods.
March 25th, 2006, 11:40 PM
Yum - that sounds good, Dreamchasser. Definitely going to give it a try in the coming week.
The coconut flour is out of stock in two places that I've found online, and it's awfully expensive in the third place. It must've gotten suddenly popular! Reminds me of ordering vanilla Ozium from a place that was mentioned on the OH DS forum - the guy who runs the business had this sudden run on the product and was totally clueless why! :laugh: (I wasn't about to tell a business called "Car Wash Headquarters" that I'm buying their product because I've had WLS...!)
March 26th, 2006, 03:37 PM
Love coconut breaded chicken and shrimp. I know both of these will be really good. One thing that makes this stuff sort of economical is that you don't use very much in any individual recipe. A 5lb bag will last me a long time. I was advised to store the flour in the fridge in an airtight container.
March 27th, 2006, 04:27 PM
What common stores "Walmart, Sams, IGA, etc." carry this product????
March 27th, 2006, 10:11 PM
The only one I know of is Byerlys. It's a high end store in the midwest. I got mine online.
Here's some more info on the recipes. Use a mixer on the brownies and more sweetner than they recommend. I made a killer(I don't use that word lightly) icing for the carrot cake.
1pkg cream cheese
2C Steeles powdered sugar(fake stuff)
Whip it all up in the mixer. I mixed it for about 2 min. This is real honest to goodness cream cheese frosting. It tastes as good as the real thing! And the texture, spreadability, is perfect.
March 28th, 2006, 08:17 AM
Sounds great, thanks for the information, I have not had my surgery yet and am trying my best to find different recipes from a diabetic stand point (at least until surgery, then after, I'll probably have to start from scratch) Thanks again.
March 28th, 2006, 03:14 PM
I really want to try this out gonna do some searches online for it today :)
I have such a hard time with regular flour this sounds like a great alternative thanks!
April 16th, 2006, 11:12 PM
Thanks for the info:) I'm going to be looking into this one for sure!!
April 16th, 2006, 11:42 PM
Just got my order of coconut flour this weekend - can't wait to try it out! First thing I'm making is a batch of muffins.... SO tired of protein for breakfast!
April 17th, 2006, 01:39 PM
I've tried several of the muffin recipes and liked them all. Let me know what you think!
April 17th, 2006, 11:54 PM
OK, tried the pumpkin muffins today. I think they were a little undercooked, as I followed the recipe exactly (18 minutes) - either that, or the amount of coconut flour was a little short maybe? Either way, they were still pretty good, and I would make them again. I used the brown sugar Splenda, so I'm thinking they're still a bit more carby than I'd like. I'd like to try making them substituting either maltitol or this other sweetener I bought, erythritol.
I hope to make the banana muffins tomorrow or Wednesday. I think I'm really going to like this stuff!
April 18th, 2006, 05:54 AM
Did you get the cookbook?
I made noodles!!!!!!!!!! I let them dry and put them in chicken soup. Next dumplings!
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