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    Hey folks!

    Do I take less of the coconut-flour than I would take of usual flour? Just wondering since I thought I read that somewhere a couple days ago and it is so expensive for not a lot anyways..
    thanks in advance
    Grok from Germany

    Primal since End/Beginning of 2010/2011

  • #2
    We always use 1 cup of coconut flour if the recipe calls for 1 cup of flour. But if the ratio of coconut flour to regular flour is not 1:1 then I would be curious too.
    "If man made it, don't eat it" - Jack Lallane

    People say I am on a "crazy" diet. What is so crazy about eating veggies, fruits, seafood and organ meats? Just because I don't eat whole wheat and processed food doesn't make my diet "crazy". Maybe everyone else with a SAD are the "crazy" ones for putting that junk in their system.

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    • #3
      It's not a 1:1 conversion, and for a general rule of thumb you need to add additional eggs to help coconut flour not be too dense and hard.


      1 egg per 1 tablespoon of coconut flour
      4 eggs per 1/4 cup of coconut flour
      8 eggs per 1/2 cup of coconut flour
      12 eggs per 3/4 cup of coconut flour
      16 eggs per 1 cup of coconut flour

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      • #4
        Rivvin, great eggs:coco flour chart!

        To the OP, coco flour is very different from wheat/grain flours. It's a denser flour, requires a lot of liquid (see Rivvin's chart above) and doesn't have the gluten and gluten properties in baked goods. There are a ton of recipes online to give you some ideas on how to make whatever traditional recipe with coconut flour. Also, this blog from Mark may help too:

        http://www.marksdailyapple.com/coconut-flour/
        312/149/150

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        • #5
          Stay away.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by Lojasmo View Post
            Stay away.
            ???
            Grok from Germany

            Primal since End/Beginning of 2010/2011

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            • #7
              I agree with the ratios above, a little bit of coconut flour goes a long way. A pound lasts a long time.

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              • #8
                Forget converting recipes. It's easier to start with brand new recipes created specifically with coconut flour: http://www.freecoconutrecipes.com/index.htm

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by dragonmamma View Post
                  Forget converting recipes. It's easier to start with brand new recipes created specifically with coconut flour: http://www.freecoconutrecipes.com/index.htm
                  I either love you or hate you for giving me that website. I can't decide which. Highly impressed. I think I found where my Christmas cookie recipes will come from.
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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Lojasmo View Post
                    Stay away.

                    +1...coconut flour is defatted refined flour... and it makes me wanna barf everytime i have tried it
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                    • #11
                      Coconut flour is basically the fiber that's left over from making coconut oil, so it's not any more refined than coconut oil is. It's super fiber dense, which is why some people have issues with digesting it.
                      http://www.prettyinprimal.blogspot.com

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                      • #12
                        I made the coconut pancakes in the PB cookbook this morning using coconut flour.

                        I feel like I ate 3 plates of stacks at IHOP! I reckon that's the fiber talking.
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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by Dr. Bork Bork View Post
                          I made the coconut pancakes in the PB cookbook this morning using coconut flour.

                          I feel like I ate 3 plates of stacks at IHOP! I reckon that's the fiber talking.
                          I bet! If I remember correctly, that recipe is a little heavy! I use 2 lg eggs, 2 Tb (or maybe slightly less) coconut flour and some extra liquid to thin the batter. I find that sparkling water adds fluffiness, as does whipping the whites and folding them back into the batter. I also like to make them more eggy, like crepes.
                          http://www.prettyinprimal.blogspot.com

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                          • #14
                            Here's another website you can check for recipes http://www.freecoconutrecipes.com/gl...ur_recipes.htm

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