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    Okay, I probably have a silly question.

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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!

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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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    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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    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.

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    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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    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.

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

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    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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