Gluten Free Coconut Flour Bread – Baking and Photographing
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.
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.
I am adding these pictures to my stock photography portfolio. They are available for download and licensing as royalty free images starting from $2 for a small size perfect for blogging or web publication.