Coconut flour is a delicious, gluten free, healthy alternative to wheat. It can improve digestion, help regulate blood sugar, protect against diabetes, help prevent heart disease and cancer, and aid in weight loss.
After shooting several pictures of coconut flour and flakes I moved to the next step of this photo project – baking and photographing coconut bread in the spirit of paleo diet.
I followed the recipe posted on The Radiant Life Blog by Kayla Grossmann. It is very simple, so I could implement it without any prior baking experience. There are just 6 ingredients: 6 eggs, 3/4 cup coconut flour, 1/2 cup grassfed butter, 2 tbsp honey, 1/2 tsp Himalayan salt, 1 tsp baking powder.
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. In a medium-sized bowl mix eggs, melted, honey and sea salt until well-blended. Combine coconut flour and baking powder, and whisk them slowly into the batter until no lumps remain. Pour the batter into a small greased loaf pan (9x5x3 or smaller). Bake for about 40 minutes. Remove from pan and cool on rack.
My batter was quite dense, so, certainly, I couldn’t “pour” it. 40 minutes for my first baking was a little too long and the bread came too dry. In my second attempt I reduced time to 30 minutes and switched to a smaller mini loaf baking pan. I also added a tablespoon of my maca root powder to my batter for the sake of experimentation and put some coconut flakes on top of one of loafs just for a visual effect. The results are pretty good and tasty as presented on pictures below.
For my next photo cooking project I need to do something with almond flour.
6 ingredients for baking gluten free coconut bread:
6 eggs, 3/4 cup coconut flour, 1/2 cup grassfed butter, 2 tbsp honey, 1/2 tsp Himalayan salt, 1 tsp baking powder
batter for coconut flour gluten bread – with the above ingredients enough for two mini loafs
freshly baked coconut bread still in a baking pan
cooling down …
… and, ready to eat
I like slices of coconut bread with a cranberry sauce
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