||Coconut flour is a great addition to a low carb lifestyle.
It's yummy and versatile! It is also gluten-free.
This "Rich Waffle" is a good example of the delicious things you can make with coconut flour.
You can find the recipe for the Low Carb Rich Waffle and a variety of other recipes using coconut flour in the links below.
Coconut flour is low in carbs, so it is great for those following a low carb lifestyle, including diabetics. It doesn't contain gluten, so it's also a great choice for those who are gluten intolerant or want to avoid grains for other reasons. It is also high in fiber and protein.
Coconut flour is more than ground up coconut; it is made by defatting and drying the coconut before grinding it. Some people have tried grinding unsweetened coconut themselves and have had mixed results with it.
Because it doesn't contain gluten, coconut flour behaves differently than flours that are made from grains. Some recipes use eggs for leavening; other recipes use no eggs at all. With some experimenting, it isn't difficult to get good results with coconut flour in many different recipes.
There are coconut flour recipes online and in books, but I have found many of them contain sugars and/or quite a few carbs, so they don't work well for a low carb lifestyle.
* Coconut Flour Recipes *
|It is possible to decarb some of these by subbing low carb ingredients for the higher carb ones.
I like to dream up my own recipes using coconut flour, like this "Berry Yummy Crunch."
Low Carb Rich Waffle
Richly flavored coconut waffle
How to Make a Low Carb Rich Waffle with Coconut Flour
Step-by-step directions with pictures
Low Carb Vanilla Coconut Flour Waffle
A basic coconut flour waffle
Low Carb Maple Waffle
Maple-flavored coconut waffle
Low Carb Gingerwaffle & Cinnamon Cream
The flavor of gingerbread in a waffle
Low Carb Crunchy Coconut Chia Waffle
Crunchy waffle made with coconut flour and chia seeds
Low Carb Ham & Cheese Wamlette
A cross between a waffle and an omelette
Low Carb Berry Yummy Crunch
Berry flavor from sugar-free syrup with a crunchy topping
Low Carb Banana Crunch
Banana flavor from sugar-free syrup with a crunchy topping
Low Carb Apple Crunch
Apple flavor from sugar-free syrup with a crunchy topping
Low Carb Chia Cherry Crunch
Chia seeds thicken this fruity crunch
Low Carb Chayote Crunch
Apple-like crunch using chayote squash
Low Carb Chocolate Crunch
Chocolate pudding with a crunchy chocolate topping
Low Carb Choco-Cherry Crunch
Chocolate and cherry flavored pudding with a crunchy chocolate topping
Low Carb Mint Chocolate Crunch
Minty chocolate crunch
Low Carb Peachy Cobbler
Peachy flavor from sugar-free syrup with cobbler topping
Low Carb Raspberry Coconut Crumble
Raspberry-flavored crumble using coconut in the topping
Low Carb Chia Berry Crumble
Chia seeds simulate raspberry seeds in this crumble
Low Carb Mini Raspberry Pie
Mini raspberry-flavored pie with coconut flour crust
Low Carb Mini Lemon Cream Pie
Mini lemon pie with coconut flour crust
Low Carb Mini Mocha Cream Pie
Mini mocha pie with coconut flour crust
Low Carb Mini Banana Cream Pie
Banana flavored filling with coconut crust and whipped cream topping
Low Carb Mini Chocolate Cream Pie
Creamy chocolate filling with coconut crust and whipped cream topping
Low Carb Coconut Flour Pie Crust
Full-size pie crust made with coconut flour
Low Carb Mini Spice Cake
Spicy little cake with cream cheese frosting
Low Carb Dark Chocolate Mini Cake
Little chocolate cake with chocolate frosting/glaze
Low Carb Soft Almond Cookies
Warm or cool, these cookies stay soft
Low Carb Soft & Cinnamony Cookies
Soft cookies reminiscent of Snickerdoodles
Low Carb Soft Minty Cookies
Soft cookies with a delightful mint flavor
No Willpower Required Low Carb Cookie Sundae
Cookies and cream dessert inspired by a cookie sundae
Soft Low Carb Sandwich Cookies
Large low carb cookies with a creamy filling
Low Carb Swiss Spinach Squares
Reminiscent of a spinach and cheese scone
Low Carb Chewy Pizza Crust
Pizza crust made with coconut flour, flaxmeal, and chia seeds
Low Carb Mini Pizza Crust
Mini pizza crust made with coconut flour, chia seeds, and almond meal
Low Carb Garlic-Cheese Mini Focaccia
Garlicky focaccia made with coconut flour, chia seeds, and almond meal
Quick Low Carb Crackerbread
Flat coconut flour and almond meal rounds fried in coconut oil
Low Carb Breaded Chicken Fingers
Chicken breaded with coconut flour and almond meal
How to Make Low Carb Breaded Chicken Fingers
Step-by-step directions and pictures
Coconut Flour Recipes
Coconut Flour Recipes category at DARdreams
* Coconut Flour Books *
Though many of the recipes in coconut flour books have sugars and/or too many carbs for a truly low carb lifestyle, the books may be worth purchasing for the info and ideas using coconut flour they contain. Here's a basic book to learn about cooking with coconut flour; there are many more available through this link.
* Coconut Flour Sources *
You may be able to find coconut flour in your local store. You can also order it online. These links will get you started.
Bob's Red Mill Coconut Flour
Coconut Secret Raw Coconut Flour
Nutiva Coconut Flour