Coconut Flour

Discussion in 'Pastries & Baking' started by missyd, Jan 9, 2014.

  1. missyd

    missyd

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    Has anyone successfully subbed coconut flour in any of their recipes?

    I picked some up last week and tried it for the first time (I am GF and have also started a vegan diet recently)

    Problem I am finding is that it makes the products very dry and crumbly compared to regular flours I usually use.  Thinking I should try adding more liquids on my next attempt and/or adding some xanthan gum to help bind (no eggs - both vegan & GF recipes)

    Any suggestions?  I can post the recipes I tried if needed as well.  (brownies and cookies)
     
  2. petemccracken

    petemccracken

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    Coconut flour is THIRSTY!