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Answered on August 19, 2014
Created April 13, 2013 at 11:43 PM

I have a recipe that I would like to change to a Paleo Recipe. Can you tell me the Almond and Coconut Flour equivalents to substitute in place of regular Flour.

Thank you. Judy R.

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on April 14, 2013
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I do like the occasional coconut flour muffin. Esp since they are mostly eggs with just enough flour to hold it together. Good option for kids.

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on April 14, 2013
at 01:28 PM

As has been said, it's really not that simple. I lot of baked recipes are so hard to paleo-fy that you're really better off just using a gluten-free flour blend and reducing the sugar.

Almond flour has a very distinctive taste, personally I cannot stand it.

With both flours you will need to use a binder, otherwise your baked good will be very crumbly and practically fall apart. I use xantham or guar gum - neither are really paleo. You will also need to play around with the recipe

Personally I think it's better to not consider "paleo-fied" baked goods as real paleo - make them with gluten free flour and view them as a treat. The only exceptions I have found to this are fig-and-nut bars, and sugar-free coconut macaroons.

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on April 14, 2013
at 03:20 PM

I do like the occasional coconut flour muffin. Esp since they are mostly eggs with just enough flour to hold it together. Good option for kids.

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on April 13, 2013
at 11:51 PM

Judy, you really can't do a 1 to 1 swap in most recipes. Almond and coconut flour behave completely different than wheat flour.

Can you share what recipe you are trying to paleofy? Maybe someone has a recipe that is similar that you could tweak.

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