Seriously. Is your mouth watering yet?
Coconut flour is great stuff. It’s dense, soft, faintly sweet tasting, and smells like macaroons. What’s not to love?
Note: a little goes a long way, and it absorbs moisture like crazy. Don’t try to sub this into your favorite recipes one-to-one. Buy a bag at your local health food store, look up some recipes online, and start trying them out. Here’s an easy one:
Gluten-Free, Grain-Free Coconut Flour Pancakes
Fluffy, yet dense and filling.
1 cup milk (dairy or coconut milk, or a combination)
1 teaspoon vanilla (optional)
1 teaspoon honey
1/2 cup coconut flour
3/4 teaspoon baking soda
Crack the eggs in a medium sized bowl and beat with an electric mixer or whisk until they are foamy. Add the milk, honey and vanilla (if using) and mix well. Add the coconut flour and baking soda, and mix until all the lumps are gone.
Heat a skillet to medium low and grease with butter or coconut oil. Drop batter onto skillet by spoonfuls, using the back of the spoon to spread it out. There isn’t much holding these together, so keep the pancakes small, about 3″ in diameter, so you can flip them without your pancakes falling to pieces. Fry the first side until you start to see bubbles and steam on the surface, then carefully flip, and cook the second side. Watch them closely and adjust the heat if necessary, to keep them from burning.
Makes about ten 3″ pancakes, which was enough to stuff two hungry adults.
These were great with lots of butter and a light drizzle of honey.