Why Coconut Flour Works for Me
I have finally found satisfaction in flour. I am gluten free and mostly grain free. I have been struggling with losing that extra 20 lbs my whole life. I have been in love with cooking and baking everything I could since going gluten free three years ago due to Celiac . It is hard to shed these extra pounds while battling a monster sized sweet tooth. This is where coconut flour comes in. It is naturally gluten free, grain free, and low carb. It is also lower calorie than most flours. As I have a corn sensitivity it allows me to bake corn free as well. I have fallen in love with single serving microwave baking. It keeps me in check in many ways. I can fulfill my need to bake often and keep within my allotted daily calories by having to actually pull out ingredients and bake each serving of what I eat. I have specifically been baking a single serving muffin or cake every morning for breakfast. It has been my weight loss saving grace. On days that I do not eat a coconut flour treat, I often overeat my daily calories by a few hundred due to an insane urge to snack. Coconut flour has tons of fiber and protein to keep me full for many hours longer than any alternative breakfast such as Chex. I have adapted it to include many fruit and sweet choices which I will be posting here soon. I have also found a savory use for coconut flour. I being corn sensitive and Celiac try not to eat most gluten free bread products on the market. I have found a satisfying buttermilk biscuit that I use for things like egg mcmuffins, ham sandwiches, and even PBJ. I eat this biscuit often as it only takes 2 minutes in the microwave.See, eating healthy, grain free, and low carb can be quick and easy. I order my coconut flour online for greater savings since it can be pricey. My favorite brand is Nutiva because it has a lower calorie count than other brands and comes in a 3 pound size. I usually get a 3 pound bag for around 15 dollars. I can not even begin to describe how life changing this flour has been and I have not even ventured into using it for full sized recipes, breads, cakes, ect. I am excited to keep creating new recipes using coconut flour and passing them along to you.
Tell me about your coconut flour successes in the comments section below.