Thursday, May 10, 2012

Tropical Traditions Coconut Flour {Giveaway}

The first time I had used coconut flour was quite an experience. I had bought a package from Tropical Traditions on a whim because it just sounds so delightful! It sat in my pantry for many months lonely and untouched.  After getting through the GAPS intro diet we needed a treat.  Although being an advanced food on the diet I felt we could handle a little experiment. I substituted it cup for cup in a muffin recipe. YIKES!! I am glad I made a small batch as it was a brick!


Coconut flour is a whole different animal.  Not only is it gluten free, so it doesn't hold together, it also absorbs liquid like no other. To make up for this, recipes using coconut flour are typically heavy on the eggs, which act as a binder. Also, coconut flour is used by the tablespoon not by the cup because it soaks up much more moisture than a grain flour. For creating my own recipes, I have found a ratio of one egg to two tablespoons coconut flour to be a good base.


Coconut flour has a wonderful, deep coconut flavor, just like you would expect.  It would be an awesome flour to add in to baked goods made with whole grain flours. It doesn't need to be soaked like whole grains, so add it at the end and be sure to compensate with extra liquid. With GAPS baking, I find mixing coconut flour and almond flour has the best results.  The texture of 100% coconut flour breads takes some getting used to, don't expect a light, fluffy, chewy end product. Most successful recipes turn out a dense, egg-y baked good similar to a firm bread pudding, still a nice treat for those of us who are grain free. For coconut flour recipes check out Tropical Tradition's Free Recipe Blog.

To enter for your chance to win  2.2 pounds Organic Coconut Flour ($15 value) from Tropical Traditions, simply follow the link to subscribe to the Coconut Oil Newsletter, come back here to Taste is Trump and leave a comment telling me that you did. Contest closes at 11:59 p.m. mountain time on Tuesday, May 15, 2012 and the winner will be announced on Wednesday, May 16, 2012. The winner will have three days to claim their prize, so be sure to check back.


Click here to learn about Tropical Tradition's Virgin Coconut Oil.

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  63. I subscribed but wish I had read your post BEFORE I substitued coconut flour for brown rice flour in a banana nut bread recipe that is cooking in the oven right now, lol. Can't wait to see how it turns out. You can visit my blog "lifewithkeo.com" to see how it see for yourself.

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  76. Chrystal ShelleyMay 14, 2012 at 12:47 PM

    Turns out I'm already subscribed. I've been wanting to try the coconut flour, but its difficult to find and expensive. Thanks for this chance to win some!

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  89. I subscribed to the newsletter. The recipe I read said to use 1 tablespoon of coconut flour per 1 egg in cooking since the flour tends to produce a dense result.Thank you for entering me to win some coconut flour.

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  93. So, who won? Can't see the winner on this page ?

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