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    I am new to the primal eating lifestyle and I have seen a lot of reference to coconut and almond flour. My question is does the coconut flour taste like coconut? The Coconut Pancakes sound good, but I do not know if I could handle the coconut flavor in a pancake. Thanks!

    Shelly

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    I've read that some brands do taste coconutty. I use Bob's Red Mill coco flour and don't really notice a coconut flavor especially when I use it to make savory foods.
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    • #3
      I don't notice the flavor, but I use so much coconut oil that I'm probably immune to it unless it's really strong. Heck, give it a try. One pound goes a long way. In the pancake recipe, it's only 1/4 cup flour to 4 eggs.

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      • #4
        I think it does taste like coconut. But coconut pancakes are kind of like an alcoholic drinking near-beer to some extent. I've done it a couple of times I must admit. Better imhop to stick w/eggs + meat & veg for breakfast. If you want to, go ahead don't get me wrong. But you'll generally find that "substitute" foods aren't really as satisfying overall - everyone has their own journey though.
        If you are new to the PB - please ignore ALL of this stuff, until you've read the book, or at least http://www.marksdailyapple.com/primal-blueprint-101/ and this (personal fave): http://www.archevore.com/get-started/

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        • #5
          Coconut flour is finely ground coconut. So, you will get some coconut flavour. I like coming up with blends of tastes like almond & coconut, or hazelnut & chocolate. Coconut flour is very tricky to work with as it is super-dooper dry. If you have the time, try different recipes & experiment!! I agree with tfarny on the breakfast thing. I love frittatas, scrambles, omelettes etc for breakfast. as a garnish for bacon ;p

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          • #6
            I think it smells more like coconut than tastes like it- I bet it won't bother you. It's not like eating coconut flakes. I use the Bob's Red Mill.
            You can add cinnamon and a spoonful of pecan meal to alter the taste of the batter (yummy!). I prefer eggy pancakes, so I taste the egg more than anything else when I make mine. I use a ratio of 1 TB. flour to 1 egg and add cream to thin the batter. If you want them super fluffy, use only the whites and whip them before folding in.
            http://www.prettyinprimal.blogspot.com

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            • #7
              The longer you are primal, the more tolerance & even cravings you will have for things you never would before.
              "Don't dream it, be it"

              -Dr. Frank-N-Furter

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              • #8
                coconut flour has a pretty neutral flavor, but before it is cooked it smells slightly sweet like coconut. i bake with it very often, and i have made non-coconutty things with it... pizza crust, cookies, breads, biscuits, cobblers.. you name it. there are a million different blogs that use it in recipes, here are a few:
                elanaspantry.com
                eatthecookie.wordpress.com
                comfybelly.com
                good luck!
                ps i always add a small handful of almond flour/almond meal in my coconut flour pancakes for better texture.

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                • #9
                  oops, looks like hazyjane tackled that before i got a chance to read it!

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                  • #10
                    Thanks everyone! I did buy Bob's Red Mill and tried to buy Almond Flour but the place where they order it from was out of stock so I will have to wait on that.

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by Chairdr View Post
                      The longer you are primal, the more tolerance & even cravings you will have for things you never would before.
                      +1 Been primal 4 months and now eat (and enjoy) foods i never would have,in fact,didn't like before PB.
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                      • #12
                        I made the pancakes using the recipe from comfybelly.com (thanks for the references cookie!). They were okay, I will probably look around for different pancake recipes though to see if I can find something better than just "okay."

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by tfarny View Post
                          "substitute" foods aren't really as satisfying overall
                          +1

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                          • #14
                            Embrace the coconut..it is your friend.
                            How about the fact that i now like raw broccoli more than cooked now. In fact my daily BAS is not complete without it. my idea of "cheating" is finishing the pistachios. I cant even imagine knowingly eating grains again.Love being primal.
                            I thought of a new dish today. Making egg salad with ripe avacodos & olive oil instead of mayo....i will keep you posted.
                            "Don't dream it, be it"

                            -Dr. Frank-N-Furter

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by Chairdr View Post
                              Embrace the coconut..it is your friend....
                              I cant even imagine knowingly eating grains again.Love being primal...
                              +1 !!!! after you embrace it, rub in the oil... I love coconut. oil, toasted flakes, milk... If I ate it in every meal every day that wouldn't bother me.

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