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can i substitute coconut flour for arrow root flour or visa versa

Commented on January 28, 2014
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can i substitute coconut flour for arrow root flour or visa versa

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on January 28, 2014
at 03:19 PM

No, arrowroot and Tapioca flour are both used to thicken a product. Coconut and almond flour are more like a base flour that you would use in larger amount. I have heard that it helps in baked goods to use both arrowroot and tapioca flour for thickening as they work better together. You can use either tapioca or arrowroot for gravy or sauces in place of cornstarch or wheat flour. I have never tried making gravy with coconut flour.

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on January 28, 2014
at 05:15 AM

arrowroot is more similar to traditional flour. It is what I use in gumbo or gravy as a thickening agent.

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on January 27, 2014
at 01:18 PM

I haven't tried cf with gravy but it doesn't dissolve easily. I have used it to thicken sauces before but it gives them a sort of grainy texture (I don't necessarily mind that)

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on January 27, 2014
at 07:25 PM

no, arrowroot has a "gummy" texture, unlike coconut four which is more....crumbly. You can use Tapioca flour in place of arrowroot.

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on January 26, 2014
at 07:08 PM

Does that mean coconut flour is better for making gravy than arrowroot... B/c of absorbing the fat?

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on January 27, 2014
at 01:18 PM

I haven't tried cf with gravy but it doesn't dissolve easily. I have used it to thicken sauces before but it gives them a sort of grainy texture (I don't necessarily mind that)

Ecb3b1b0e666cfe53d7e86bd8f49ca24

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on January 28, 2014
at 03:19 PM

No, arrowroot and Tapioca flour are both used to thicken a product. Coconut and almond flour are more like a base flour that you would use in larger amount. I have heard that it helps in baked goods to use both arrowroot and tapioca flour for thickening as they work better together. You can use either tapioca or arrowroot for gravy or sauces in place of cornstarch or wheat flour. I have never tried making gravy with coconut flour.

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on January 28, 2014
at 05:15 AM

arrowroot is more similar to traditional flour. It is what I use in gumbo or gravy as a thickening agent.

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on January 26, 2014
at 09:27 AM

Generally no. Coconut flour is highly absorbant so needs a lot more moisture than arrowroot.

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