We have allergies to all nuts except coconut We have used coconut flour to bake each time The baked goods are inevitably dry And crumbly. We love Paleo but need Help as to what can be added to recipes using coconut Flour. Also that is the only flour we are using We are getting tired of eggs for breakfast daily Any suggestions?
asked byMichelle_32 (0)
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on January 03, 2013
at 05:25 PM
coconuts are not nuts, they are drupes (or palms)
I think paleo baking is just not a good idea. Sure you can occasionally make a paleo dessert or paleo pancake that utilizes some flour substitute, but it should not be a regular part of the diet.
Just eat whole, unprocessed foods. Paleo baking is like deciding to ride your bike to work, and then buying a bike with an electrical motor. As long as you continue making "paleo" versions of SAD food, you will not be able to cut the emotional and psychological ties to SAD foods. This, in my opinion, is a recipe for failure.
Now I can step off my soap box and answer your question. Coconut flour is very absorbent, so you need to add more liquids to the meal. Check some of the recipe sites for ideas as to ratios, paleOMG.com is a pretty good site, and you can check out her recipes for how to use coconut flour: http://paleomg.com/tag/coconut-flour/
As for Paleo breakfast, check the search bar in the upper right:
on January 03, 2013
at 09:26 PM
We also have nut allergies in our house and only use coconut flour for an occasional Paleo baked good. I've found Paleo baked goods help me bridge the gap between the Paleo diet and my children's everyday world (where most of their friends constantly get cookies and cake as snacks).
Coconut flour requires a lot of moisture - more egg, more liquid, and more coconut oil/butter than a typical wheat flour recipe. Your best bet is to find some tried and true coconut flour recipes instead of trying to invent your own (and follow them exactly!).
Here's my absolute favorite Coconut Four Banana Bread Recipe. Just keep in mind that it was modified for oxalate content, so if you don't have oxalate issues replace the cinnamon oil with 1 teaspoon cinnamon.