Product Review: Coconut Flour

Coconut flour is my new favorite flour. I have been experimenting with it for a while –that would be more than 2 years. During this time I have come up with some delicious recipes that lend themselves perfectly to coconut flour.

This flour is a bit lighter than almond flour, which makes it perfect for cakes, muffins and breads. Further, it is gluten free, high in fiber and low in carbohydrates, making it an ideal ingredient for celiacs, diabetics and those concerned with GI (glycemic index).

I have not found coconut flour available for sale in stores in my area to date. I order mine online from

During the next few weeks, I will be debuting some of my coconut flour recipes, including my favorites for blueberry muffins, vanilla cupcakes and devil’s food cake. As with my other recipes, these use just one type of flour (rather than the complex combination typical of many gluten free creations) and are lightly sweetened with agave.

Please note: coconut flour and almond flour have very different properties; substituting one for the other in my recipes will not work.

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67 responses to “Product Review: Coconut Flour”

  1. Hi,
    Can you tell me why when I make coconut flour biscuits with just coconut flour, coconut oil, baking soda and eggs that they have a green tint to them when cut open?
    I’ve tried different brands and they keep coming out with an odd color inside.

  2. Hello, Elana!

    I am so happy to see you spreading the good word of coconut flour! It’s amazing! Have you tried Trader Joe’s? Regardless, making it yourself is more fun :). Anyways, I absolutely love what you are doing here with your blog; with all of your paleo and alternative ingredients knowledge!

    Keep up the awesome work!
    P.S., I will be shooting you an email..

      • Last week I found My allergies include Gluten, Dairy, Eggs, Yeast, Almonds.
        I am happy to find your site am fortunate that I enjoy baking. The rice flours are very heavy with many carbs and not very healthy. your work is APPRECIATED. I hope to find recipes I can use

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