Coconut Alternatives due to coconut allergies.

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created February 01, 2013 at 2:11 AM

I noticed alot of paleo recipes require coconut oil, flour and whatnot. What is an equal alternative to the flour?

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on February 01, 2013
at 02:46 AM

As Soul said, almond flour is ok. It's in fact more tolerable than coconut flour by most. However, if you can't do nuts at all, then look at tapioca flour. Tapioca flour is treated cassava, which is Paleo. However, it's extremely high in carbs (and very chewy), so if you are going to go the Tapioca way, you should only use a tiny bit of it (e.g. a teaspoon on your sauce, a teaspoon for pancakes etc). But definitely not whole cups for cookies, breads, pizza.


on February 01, 2013
at 05:32 PM

Brown rice flour, Pumpkin seed protein powder, is great in breads, cereals, flapjacks etc. You can substitute it for Coconut flour and it's way better for you.

It has tons of Magnesium, Zinc, Manganese, vitamin K.

Here is a link to buy organic.

Pumpkin Protein



on February 01, 2013
at 02:26 AM

You can use butter, tallow, and lard or any other animal fat as coconut oil alternatives. Almond flour is the next best thing to coconut flour. If you need coconut milk,just use cow/goat/sheep milk or use almond milk if you don't drink dairy. I would suggest that if you are using almond milk, to make it yourself and to soak the almonds first.

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