In January I went gluten free. And dairy free. Oh and I’m already a vegetarian for the past 16 years.
I haven’t tackled gluten free baking. I have tried pancakes with rice flour, and that was a fail.
Tropical Traditions is one of my favorite companies; I use their Virgin Coconut Oil EVERYDAY as both a food product and a body product. I use it for moisturizer and even put it in my hair.
Tropical Tradions has an array of gluten free products!
While some of these don’t meet my needs as a vegetarian (lamb…is made of lamb meat), I am really excited about the Organic Coconut Flour!
It tastes yummy and healthy, smells delicious, and is safe for a gluten free diet or a paleo diet.
The texture is way better than rice flour. I love that Organic Coconut Flour has so much protein, with 19.3 grams per serving! Awesome! I noticed that some people put it in their smoothies to get those extra nutrients. I haven’t done that, but I might try it for my kids.
On the Tropical Traditions website, they have all kinds of recipes that use Organic Coconut Flour, including (brace yourselves, my gluten free bretheren!) PIZZA CRUST!
Here is a recipe that one of my “Paleo” diet friends sent me. Paleo is a good term to search if you are avoiding dairy and gluten.
Paleo Diet Coconut Cake Recipe
1/3 cup olive oil
1?2 cup honey
1cup coconut milk
1tsp 100% vanilla essence
1 cup almond meal
1?2 cup Organic Coconut Flour
1tsp baking powder (not paleo)
1?4 cup desiccated coconut
Instructions Pre-heat oven to 350 F/180 C.
Cream eggs, oil and honey in a large bowl until light and fluffy.
Add coconut milk and vanilla essence.
Add almond meal, Organic Coconut Flour, baking powder and desiccated coconut, combine well.
Line a loaf tin with baking paper and pour in coconut mixture.
Place in oven for 50-60min or until cooked.
Test by inserting a knife into the middle of the loaf, if it comes out clean it is cooked through.
NOTE: If you would prefer not to use baking powder, separate 2 eggs and beat the egg whites until stiff peaks form, then fold into the coconut mixture. This will help in aerating the bread.
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