Grain free when allergic to coconut?

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created June 28, 2012 at 11:50 PM

I am feeding my baby a mostly paleo diet it seems (following the methods of Nourishing Traditions) and have determined that he is most likely allergic to coconut.

Does anyone have suggestions for binders and breading that is not nut (or grain)-based? He's going to have an allergy panel done at his one year appt (2 months away), but until that is done, the doctor suggested staying away from coconut.

I'd really like to be able to make him veggie nuggets, crackers, and other "portable" foods, but all the recipes I see use coconut flour or almond flour.

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on June 29, 2012
at 01:22 AM

Why do you need binders to make portable foods? Cut up the foods that you are eating into "baby" size portions, and give him that to eat. No need to make nuggets or crackers yet.



on June 29, 2012
at 03:21 AM

I'm allergic to coconut and almond. Try hydrated chia seeds or grinding up equal chia and flax, adding a but of hot water to gel.often that combo is used to replace xantham gum.


on June 29, 2012
at 01:45 AM

I don't usually bread/batter anything (mostly because I never liked those things other than tempura), but you might try dredging foods in either tapioca or arrowroot starch. I use those occasionally to thicken sauces and have found they work quite well. Tapioca tends to be quite inexpensive too. (Tapioca comes from the cassava root.)


on June 29, 2012
at 12:17 AM

I'm having the same issue. People keep telling me about sweet potato flour but I haven't taken the time to order it online. Same with plantain flour. I did just make some sweet potato chips with our dehydrator that my teens love and have gobbled up. I also julianned them to use as "pasta". I allow my kids to have rice and sometimes make rice noodles. When I make occasional baked good treats, I use King Arthur's GF multi-purpose flour. We husband has the additional challenge of being allergic to eggs.

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