Today I am reviewing the Coconut Flour e-book: Muffins, Pancakes & Cup Cakes, by Regina Braun from Leelalicious.com.
The e-book is packed with gorgeous baked coconut flour breakfast treats.
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When I heard about Regina's e-book Coconut Flour Muffins, Pancakes & Cup Cakes, I was super intrigued for several reasons.
Coconut is a star ingredient in all it's different forms in Asia.
In India coconut pulp is used in multiple ways such as scraped in curries, as a milk, oil, vinegar or alcohol.
Savory or sweet the humble coconut has its place in the food world and of course a product made of it such as coconut flour is something we should be aware of.
Coconut flour is a byproduct of coconut milk and it's made with pressed out, scraped coconut pulp.
The juice of the pressed out coconut is the milk, which we tend to use in curries etc.
The remaining dried scraped coconut pulp is usually scraps in most Indian households after pressing the milk and essential oils out.
However, you can use it by further drying it in the sun or oven and grinding it to a fine flour.
This is something most Indian curry makers hadn't thought about and it makes perfectly sense.
The flour would, of course, turn out dry since all the essential oils have been pressed out into the coconut milk.
That's why coconut flour has got a reputation of being difficult to handle in food recipes.
Coconut flour turns baked goods super dry because it has the ability to suck in all kinds of liquids.
The point is not to substitute any other flour directly with coconut flour.
No, coconut flour doesn't work this way.
Yet, we would be fools to ignore all the benefits that coconut flour has for our lives and that's why Regina shares with us the tricks to succeed with our coconut flour recipes.
Reginas e-book, coconut flour muffins pancakes and mug cakes, is stuffed with 25 amazing coconut flour recipes, which are gluten and paleo friendly.
Each recipe was carefully developed so that you succeed with your coconut flour breakfast, Snacks and Dessert.
The recipes are beautifully balanced, and truly teach you to bake with coconut flour.
Regina shows us how to make fluffy coconut flour pancakes in the video below.
Because coconut flour is a tricky ingredient, Regina shares very useful tips and ways to turn your coconut flour experiments into mouthwatering perfect looking treats, which are even healthy on top of that.
The book focuses on some of our favorite breakfast meals and gives muffins, pancakes and mug cakes a healthier touch.
Regina answers some key questions in her coconut flour e-book:
- How to use coconut flour successfully in your baking?
- How to bake coconut treats that turn out moist and healthier?
- How to use coconut flour in your favorite baked treats?
Learning to use coconut flour in your baking can be a huge health advantage and you can jump start today with your recently purchased coconut flour, which I bet is collecting dust in the corner of your pantry.
Also, if you are a seasoned coconut flour user, then Reginas coconut flour recipes will be a colorful change and the simple approach will inspire you.
How about a steaming hot Chocolate Mug Cake right now and a Morning Glory Muffin tomorrow?
I enjoyed the fact that the Coconut Flour e-book: Muffins, Pancakes & Mug Cakes includes both, grams and cups measurements, and the pictures give you a very clear idea of the result.
You will get 25 unique recipes in the Coconut Flour e-book, plentiful tips and a few basic recipes, which you can use to get more creative in your coconut flour baking
Nowadays you get coconut flour in all super markets.
It's somewhere between the millet flours, tapioca flour and rice flour.
In Goa it's common on the coastal belt in fact I even remember a french lady making and selling chocolate coconut flour brownies a few years ago.
Or you can just make your own coconut flour from scratch.
In my homemade coconut milk post I explained the details for coconut milk and along the way you can see the dry compressed, left over scraped coconut, which needs to be dried further in the sun or in the oven at 100 Celsius for at least 30 minutes and blended to a smooth flour. Voila!
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Dear reader, have you been baking with coconut flour?
Please feel free to share your thoughts and ideas with us in the comment section further below!
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