I love cooking with new
ingredients. Especially when they’re silly foodie ingredients that most people have probably never heard of.
So, even though I have very little time left at home, I caved and bought myself a new ingredient to cook with – coconut flour!
In doing my obligatory recipe search, I stumbled on this great recipe for coconut flour chocolate chip cookies, which was exactly what I wanted to make. However, I was not in the mood for banana-y cookies, and I wanted to experiment a little more.
I found this recipe that I pretty much decided to roll with – they’re practically paleo cookies!
I ended up making more than the original recipe since I took most of them to work with me to give to my co-workers.
Enter experiment number two: can I vegan-ize a recipe like this one? that is so egg-heavy? I can try!
In that same recipe-search extravaganza, I found another fantastic coconut flour recipe from ChocolateAndCarrots.com – Coconut Flour Paleo Bread!
I’m not going to post a full recipe, as I only made one little substitution – I decided to use silken tofu as my egg substitute. My exact changes were:
- 1.5 cups of whipped or blended silken tofu instead of 6 eggs
- used agave to sweeten, but a little less than 2T
- baked for about 50-55 minutes
The taste is absolutely fantastic! It is really dense, though, which is often the result of using silken tofu as an egg substitute.
I guess it’s not really a ‘bread’ so much as a high-protein & high-fiber cake? One major plus side – this is actually really filling. I was seriously surprised at how satisfied I was after one little slice of this guy.
I like it, but it is very crumbly. **UPDATED: note, do NOT leave this sitting out for longer than a day, it starts to get bitter and spoil.**
With these I managed to use up the coconut oil, but I still have a bit of coconut flour left. Hm, what to do…
What’s your favorite way to use coconut flour? Share recipes please, I want to use up my last little bit!
Do you like buying new ingredients then finding recipes for them?
What are some favorite weird-foodie ingredient that you like to cook with?
**Update! check out my guest post over at spoonfulofsugarfree.com! Another recipe for ya :-)**