While making changes to my diet, I have been trying to find an alternative to white flour that I actually like. I don't much care for the taste and texture of wheat flour so that wasn't an option. Then I found coconut flour and I haven't looked back! Maivita Organic Coconut Flour is vegan, non-gmo, and naturally gluten free. After doing a little research, I found that coconut flour is actually a wonderfully healthy alternative to traditional flours. It is high fiber, low carb, Paleo friendly, full of medium-chain triglycerides (healthy fats), and high in protein! I use quite a few coconut alternatives in the kitchen already (milk, oil, and sugar) so I am not totally sure why I waited so long to try coconut flour.
It is a light beige color and is a little thicker and more moist feeling than white or wheat flour. The smell is divine (I love everything coconut) as is the taste, it actually has a little bit of a coconut flavor which is great when cooking and baking! Replacing white and wheat flours in recipes with coconut flour can be a little confusing and takes a little bit of trial and error but it can be done. Personally, I just typed in coconut flour recipes and was astounded at the amount of results! These recipes take all the guess work out!
Sweets have always been my weakness, so you know that the first thing I made with my coconut flour was some delicious coconut cookies. These are a delightful mix between a macaroon and a sugar cookie that is slightly sweet but not overly rich. Perfect to satisfy a sweet tooth without feeling too heavy or being overly sweet. I think that the coconut flour helped make these even more delicious and special!
If you have been trying to replace flour in your diet as well, I really recommend you try coconut flour like this Maivita Organic Coconut Flour, which you can get on Amazon! I love cooking with it now and I really like that it can take my dishes to the next level flavor wise. I also can feel good about feeding it to my family because it is more nutrient dense than traditional flours! All around A+ in my book!
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