Keto Low Carb Coconut Flour Recipes
Looking for the best low carb coconut flour recipes? I’m known for achieving amazing texture with my baking recipes. Each of my keto coconut flour recipes is specifically developed to deliver the best results.
Coconut flour has a reputation of being challenging to work with - it absorbs a lot of liquid. Because of this, most people use coconut flour as a “helper” to improve texture in low carb almond flour recipes. But you can make the most amazing all coconut flour recipes if you understand it’s quirks.
NOTE: If you have nut allergies, coconut flour may be the keto flour for you and it’s often the nut-free flour of choice. Look for low carb coconut flour recipes that don’t use other flours or combine it with sunflower seed flour.
HOW TO CHOOSE COCONUT FLOUR FOR RECIPES
Although it’s important to use very finely ground blanched almond flour for low carb baking, I have found that most coconut flour brands work just fine.
I’ve tested a lot of coconut flour over the years and believe that the procedure and ingredients in a coconut flour recipe are more important than the specific coconut flour brand. But since coconut flour is so absorbent it’s best to keep it in an airtight container in the pantry or refrigerator. This prevents it from absorbing excess ambient moisture in humid climates.
I use Bob’s Red Mill brand in my low carb coconut flour recipes simply because it’s lighter in color. However, Anthony's Organic Coconut Flour is cheaper and just as good. I’ve found that some coconut flours have a darker appearance and photograph gray, which is unappetizing.
TIPS FOR USING COCONUT FLOUR
Because coconut flour absorbs a shocking amount of liquid, amateur low carb bakers either add a lot of liquid to the recipe or a lot of eggs. Adding more liquid lengthens cooking time and produces a mushy texture. Adding lots of eggs results in a baked good with an overly eggy, sponge-like texture. The trick is to wrap those coconut flour particles in fat, and then add the wet ingredients.
NOTE: Because low carb keto flour substitutes lack the binding ability of gluten, a little xanthan gum goes a long way to improve texture. (A small bag will last for years.)
MOST POPULAR COCONUT FLOUR RECIPES
Keto Coconut Flour Porridge - The original coconut flour porridge. This delicious recipe has a texture very much like cream of wheat. Cook on the stove or in the microwave. Comforting and filling.
Keto Blueberry Muffins - Keto muffins with a texture so light and fluffy, you won’t believe they are low carb!
Chocolate Keto Pound Cake - The perfect little snack cake to have with a pat of butter or dress up with a scoop of keto ice cream.
Low Carb Zucchini Bread - The same texture I remember from mom’s zucchini bread, growing up. So delish!
Keto Strawberry Chocolate Chip Muffins - Fluffy little coconut four muffins with diced fresh strawberries and keto chocolate chips.