cooking with coconut flour Gluten Free

Discussion in 'Fibromyalgia Main Forum' started by ncats, Sep 5, 2006.

  1. ncats

    ncats New Member

    I noticed that alot of us have ibs and are gluten free.
    I have been gluten free, and I also have to watch my carbs.
    So when I found that they now have coconut flour, which
    is high fiber low carb and is good for you too!
    I just bought the book " Cooking with Coconut Flour"
    by Bruce Fife. N.D.
    WOW! I love this! You cannot tell the difference!

    I have made cranberry walnut bread and apple cinnamon,
    walnut bread. IT is wonderful.
    The book gives you recipes for sugar version and low sugar,
    No sugar using stevia.
    The recipes use coconut oil and are all very healthy.
    You need the cookbook as it bakes different than wheat flour.
    * low-carb
    * high-fiber
    * gluten-free
    * good source of protein

    Coconut Flour, the new low-carb, high-fiber, gluten-free alternative to wheat flour for baking and cooking.

    Coconut Flour is made from fresh organic coconut meat. The meat is dried and defatted and then finely ground into a powder very similar in consistency to wheat flour.

    Coconut Flour is a low – carb flour. It is ideal for baking low – carb breads and baked goods. It has fewer digestible (net) carbs than any other flour, including soy! It even has fewer digestible carbs than most vegetables.

    Coconut Flour is a good source of protein. It has as much protein as wheat flour but it has none of the specific protein in wheat called "gluten". This is an advantage for a growing percentage of the population that have developed an allergy to gluten or a wheat sensitivity.

    Coconut Flour is high in fiber. It contains 61% fiber which is the highest percentage of dietary fiber found in any flour (wheat bran is 27% fiber). Coconut flour contains 4 times as much fiber as soy flour.

    Coconut Flour is gluten-free and hypoallergenic. It is ideal for those who follow a low – carb eating plan. It works well as part of a weight loss program because it’s high fiber content helps provide a feeling of satiety.

    Coconut Flour can be used to make breads, cakes, pies, and other baked goods. Use 15-25% in place of other flours in most standard recipes. A variety of delicious baked goods can also be made using 100% coconut flour.

    Has anyone else tried this yet?


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  2. ncats

    ncats New Member

    Hi Willow,
    I bought mine from wilderness family naturals DOT COM
    You can also do a google search, for coconut flour.
    I have since found it at my health food store!

    All the recipes in the book are 100 percent coconut flour.
    There are many recipes in the book!! breads, cookies pies,

    I really wanted a bread for breakfast. That was very
    hard for me as I was using coconut milk in a protein shake,
    every day, because it agreed with me. So I thought that
    the coconut flour would too. Also all the healing benefits
    of using coconut oil!


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  3. ncats

    ncats New Member

    Yes, I have been using coconut oil and the coconut cream
    spread. Now I use the oil in the bread recipes.

    And I use the oil when I fry eggs.

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