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The Best Coconut Flour Recipe

An easy way to make the perfect low-carb and gluten-free flour for all your baked products!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time35 mins
Total Time45 mins
Course: Ingredient
Keyword: gluten-free,, ketogenic diet, keto, nut-free, keto-friendly
Appliance: Blender, Food Processor
Servings: 30 grams
Author: Ishani Bose

Ingredients

  • 200 grams chopped or shredded coconut meat
  • 1 unit muslin cloth
  • 1.5 cups of hot water

Instructions

  • To make coconut flour, in a blender or a food processor, blend coconut meat and water for a minute at least. 
  • Now take a big bowl and put the mixture in it. Place a muslin cloth over it. Use the cloth to drain the mixture and squeeze out the liquid. If you're wondering what the liquid is, it is nothing else but coconut milk. Keep it aside as you can use this as a substitute for regular cow milk if you're vegan. You can also add it as an ingredient to your desserts, soups and pastas. 
  • Meanwhile, squeeze as much water as you can, and the remnant inside the cloth is moist coconut flour. 
  • Given that the flour has a lot of moisture in it, take a parchment paper and spread the flour over it in a thin layer.  Bake it at 300 degrees Fahrenheit for around 18 minutes.  
  • If you don't have an oven, you can feel free to use a skillet on low flame. Spread the flour in it and keep stirring it till all the water has evaporated. Ensure that the flour doesn't turn brown. If the flour turns brown, it means that it has burnt and burnt flour is of no use. 
  • Once done, keep the flour for drying. If after drying, you still find it coarse, grind it more till it forms a fine texture. To get a very fine mixture of the coconut flour, you need a powerful grinder or food processor. 
  • This flour can be stored for 3 weeks in an airtight container. It, however, needs to be refrigerated. 
    A bowl full of coconut flour kept next to coconuts atop a black platform

Notes

1) There is a difference in the taste, feel and texture of store-bought coconut flour and the one made at home. Needless to say, the end result will also differ. So keep that in mind when you decide which flour to use. 2) If you want a sweetened version of the flour, you can add 2 teaspoons of added sugar per ounce.