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    Silly question alert!

    If "almond flour" = ground almonds, can I grind up dessicated coconut to get coconut flour?


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    yes but I order mine from Tropical Traditions...they get theirs superfine and it is defatted etc. I order it in bulk and keep it in freezer. xoxo Darlene

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      Ditto. Besides my Tropical Traditions brand, I've also been able to find the Bob's Red Mill brand at a few health food stores around town.


      Yeah, I bet it would be hard to get it fine enough (and dry enough) on your own. You might wind up with a big blob of coconut flavored goo. Hmm, that actually doesn't sound too bad to me!

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        As PG says, coconut flour is defatted. It is the meal left after making coconut milk, dried, and ground. Definitely not the same as coconut for toppings.

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          I tried it, it didn't work.

          Ah well!

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            So if you do try making flour be very very careful!!


            Once you get past the point of ruining it and it turns into a ball of coconut butter you run the huge risk of say, adding some almonds or even cocoa powder!

            And then you've got something so dangerously tasty you won't be able to stop eating it.

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              yes because it is not defatted ...they take the fat out of coconut to grind it into flour.

              I get mine from tropical traditions through Amazon.com and put it in big plastic container in fridge xoxo Darlene

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                I used to have desicated coconut flour... leftover from making coquito years ago. It was in the freezer and we never did anything with it. It was saturated with rum at one time. Now I wish I hadn't thrown it away!

                Start weight: 250 - 06/2009
                Current weight: 199
                Goal: 145

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                  AndreaC

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                  So if you do try making flour be very very careful!!


                  Once you get past the point of ruining it and it turns into a ball of coconut butter you run the huge risk of say, adding some almonds or even cocoa powder!

                  And then you've got something so dangerously tasty you won't be able to stop eating it.

                  *****


                  Hmm, sounds to me like a good base for a primal snack bar.

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                    Hmm, primal Bounty bars, no it simply wouldn't be right... coconut butter you say....?




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                      BTW, for our Seattle Primal BBQ/ Meetup, I made Blackberry muffins with 1/2 Almond Meal and 1/2 Coconut 'Meal', which was an attempt at making coconut flour, since I ran out.


                      Here's what happened: Based on the recipe, the consistency with the actual dry coconut flour should've been thicker. With my coconut 'meal', it was considerably more of a 'runny' texture, so I had to add more almond meal and coconut 'meal' to get it to thicken up.


                      The result? Perfectly wonderful and moist muffins since the 'coconut meal' still had moisture in the form of water & fat, opposed to the dehydrated coconut flour.


                      That Bob's Redmill is so expensive for the tiny little package that it comes in and the better deal is Tropical Traditions (JUST finished ordering more), so my lesson now, will be to actually incorporate all 3 into my recipes, adjusting accordingly to the additional moisture retention.


                      I think this will save a bit of money and keep more of the precious coconut flour around my kitchen a little longer than normal...

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