I was making my usual weekly batch of muffins. I decided to try coconut flour instead of brown rice or spelt flour. The results are amazing. I turned them into biscuits instead of muffins due to the consistency of the dough. The consistency was more like a pie crust, dense, stiff vs. cake like. What I like most about them, is the fact that coconut flour contains protein and fiber. Therefore, when I eat two in the morning possibly topped with fresh ground nut butter, I am full. The biscuits along with my coffee, is the perfect filling, fast and tasty breakfast.
So just like my muffins, I don’t have a specific recipe that I follow. I just use whatever I have on hand. Here is what I did in terms of baking and ingredients for this particular batch. Feel free to follow exactly, or make the recipe more your own.
Coconut Flour Biscuits
- 2 cups coconut flour
- 1/2 tsp baking soda
- 1/4 tsp baking powder
- 1 heaping tsp of cinnamon
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 1/4 cup monk fruit sweetener
- 1/4 cup unsweetened coconut flakes
- 1/4 cup raisins
- 1/4 cup chopped walnuts
- 3 flax eggs (use whole eggs or egg whites) – Use whatever you like it’s just a binding agent. Add oil if you want. I avoid adding oil of any kind.
- 1/4 cup water
- 3 ripe mashed bananas
- 3 apples, shredded ( I used empire)
*Mash the bananas first then remaining ingredients, except for the apple. Mix with electric mixer
*Fold in the shredded apple
*Roll the dough in balls, place on a cookie sheet, slightly press down
*preheat oven at 350 degrees
*bake for 20 min.
The batch makes approximately 2 1/2 dozen biscuits. You can make the dough and store it in the refrigerator and make a small amount as needed. I did that. I made 6 then a week later finished off the dough and made 24.
My kids love these. They think they’re sweet tasting. Primarily due to the coconut, they do taste sweeter than the muffins made with other types of flour. The coconut flour and shredded coconut add extra sweetness.
When baking, I try to use gluten-free flours. I don’t have a wheat allergy or celiac disease, which are serious conditions. As I get older, I notice gluten makes me feel bloated. Therefore, cooking things at home, I choose to make them gluten free when possible.
Have you experimented with coconut flour? What are your favorite dishes? Please share. Let get the conversation started….