Must’ve been the lack of almond flour but what a bummer.Â, Wish I had found the comment about subbing in coconut flour needing more liquid. Coconut flour. About 1/3 coconut to white flour, and an extra egg and extra milk to the batter. I just made vegan muffins as a kind of experiment. (But the FDA considers coconut a tree nut… totally weird). If I had a dollar for each time a reader emailed me or commented telling me that their recipe failed because they substituted with coconut flour, I’d be a rich girl! The pancakes are not very sturdy, so should be kept small, but are very good. Please read my, « Creamy Cashew Salad Dressing {oil-free vinaigrette}, 2-Ingredient Cassava Flour Tortillas {oil-free, vegan} ». The “batter” was completely dry. Any ideas what could have gone wrong? Flip the tortilla and cook the other side for 2 to 3 minutes longer until puffed and golden brown in spots. The two also have slightly different tastes. Lover of animals, veggies + space documentaries. Anyway, thanks for bringing a little humor to my day. At the time I wasn’t laughing but crying. -3 tbsp coconut flour. Let … Coconuts are actually a seed and much less allergenic than tree nuts. —Comment on Zucchini Bread recipe, I’m not sure what I did wrong. Add the sugar, oil and coconut extract and whisk to combine. Doesn’t coconut flour Brown? No cookies BEATS coconut-flour cookies. The texture is a little grainy. I get a little depressed each time. IT LEFT THE WORST LINGERING AFTER TASTE EVER! Non Allergenic: Like I mentioned, grain free baked goods usually rely on almond flour. Baking with coconut flour can definitely be a bit discouraging. Because in my nearly seven years of blogging experience, nothing is a more ferocious destroyer of delicious things than coconut flour. Let stand 5 minutes to thicken and then shape dough into a ball (it will feel moist & springy). However I have to say that I always mix it with another flour, so maybe that’s why I never had any dry fails. I scanned this and saw no mention of the fact that Coconut flour needs about 1/4 of the amount per liquid c0ntent of other flours! You’ve destroyed too many delicious things without remorse. Rather than throw away my coconut flour I made one last attempt at shortbread biscuits. I didn’t have any coconut butter, so I used coconut flour and coconut oil.Â, Oh my, they came out very crumbly, what could’ve happened? Add the water to the bowl, stirring until combined. Hi, Kalina! Add the dry mixture and the buttermilk to the egg mixture. So I’m at a loss on what to do. Hilarious Ashley. Everyone who bakes or even has the thought in their head of using coconut flour should read this! What is missing in the recipe? I used coconut flour – would that have been the problem?Â, I followed all the directions exactly, except I used coconut flour instead of almond (my husband doesn’t like almonds). Mild in taste, its texture is similar to other flours. SO I MADE COOKIES WITH COCONUT FLOUR…IT WAS A LITTLE DRY TO START OFF WITH SO I PUT A HEAP OF PEANUT BUTTER IN IT AND THAT REALLY DID THE TRICK, ALSO TURNING MY SUGAR COOKIES INTO PEANUT BUTTER COOKIES BUT THAT WAS OK WITH ME…THEN CAME THE TASTE TEST!.FIRST FEW SECONDS IT WAS REALLY GOOD…THEN CAME THE AFTER TASTE! Vegan Gluten-Free Iced Holiday Shortbread Cookies, Toasted Coconut, Caramel & Chocolate Shortbread Bars, Cranberry & Pistachio Shortbread with Almond Icing, Why I’m a Cooker and Not a Baker… or a Candlestick Maker. The cookies taste good but they’re basically big bunches of crumbs (but still tasty). I’ve had many of the above experiences with people subbing rice flour! I had to add a lot of applesauce, and coconut milk…. This is the second time I’ve tricked myself into thinking a coconut flour-based cookie will be creamy and flavourful like coconut cream/milk. I will be sharing this with my readers to hopefully thwart any future coconut flour monstrosities before they happen ! Likely though, you’ll need to add a lot more liquid or oil. I didn't taste any coconut. Stayed mushy. ! —Comment on Paleo Blueberry Scone recipe, I’ve just cooked these as a treat for my Husband. Just made cupcakes using coconut flour and they were quite moist and not crumbly. HI, its good to know I’m not the only one having this issue! Coconut flour does have a mild, sweet taste that is fairly distinct. Turns out I should have double checked my conversion math! They were horrid, thanks coconut flour. If you’re not crazy about the taste of coconut it may take a little adjusting to get used to. After I put all the ingredients together it was just a dry powder with fruit and nuts in it. Would that be the reason? Great recipe for Coconut Flour Flatbread. So frustrating, especially coming from a recipe on a package. I add loooottttsss of vanilla to mine. The recipe called for it though and I followed everything exactly. Oh my God, this made me laugh so much. I used a little more of the coconut flour than I would normal flour in the recipe, knowing how weak it is at doing it’s job as a “flour.” The whole pie was runny on the inside! It doesn't taste like coconut.. Can you have buckwheat flour (its a grain-like seed)? Because it takes so much oil to compensate for the dryness of coconut flour, recipes can sometimes over-compensate and swing in the other direction. When I tasted them I wondered if all vegan muffins taste this weird. As for coconut flour, I used the one from Nutiva. Oops! One of the most common substitution questions I get asked is, “Can I substitute coconut flour for x flour?” The answer is always and forever a NO of epically firm, unwavering proportions. Do u have any suggestions because was very tasty just attempting to get the consistency correct. —Comment on Oat Cookies recipe. Heck, if I had a penny for every time coconut flour single-handedly destroyed my own baking attempts, I’d have at least 30 cents. It does, but less so than straight coconut. and with enough liquid/oil to balance its highly absorbent nature. Yes, the definition of INSANITY!! So I tried this recipe. I find people often sub any old flour for another gluten free flour and the results can be disastrous! The only thing I substituted was I used coconut flour instead of millet flour. They might have it in bulk. The pancakes themselves were a little bland, but they had a nice, fluffy texture. Like many so-called superfoods, the jury is out on how beneficial using coconut oil really is to one’s health but most armchair dieticians cite lauric acid as being the main wonder ingredient. I used coconut flour entirely and added banana and cinnamon. Taste of Home Chocolate-Glazed Coconut Almond Cheesecake My idea was to make a cheesecake taste like my favorite candy bar, which has chocolate, coconut and almonds. Is my only option now to trow it away there must be something I can do with it, other that look at it with resentment and anger every time I see it in the cupboard. Notify me of follow-up comments by email. In a small mixing bowl, whisk the coconut flour, psyllium husk and (optional) salt, breaking up any lumps in the coconut flour. In the end we crumbled it over plain greek yogurt and it tasted great but not at all like a scone. Last night I made my grandma’s FAMOUS caramel apple pie, which I have made a few times and have never messed it up. In the tropics it’s easier to find free coconuts then a package of coconut flour in a store. Coconut flour is wonderful if used correctly but it must be the most misused ingredient out there. After many fails and wasted ingredients I have given up on using coconut flour. Ha. Lol. Flavour coconut flour well (no one likes dull pancakes), ensure you use enough eggs and allow the batter to stand for a while so the coconut flour can swell and absorb the liquids. Yes, totally agree with Ashley. Paid a fortune for this POS flour so I will just let it rot in my pantry so I don’t feel bad. That being said you can mask the flavour fairly well if you use it alongside other strong flavours or spices like: … Lol. They have a tiny tiny hint of coconut when you smell them, but when paired with other food, the smell completely disappears. I followed all the directions exactly, except I … I also ended up adding more butter & coconut oil and also water & still couldn’t get it glossy.Â, I’m sure I did something wrong, but mine were horribly dry. ❤️As a fellow food blogger I have had so many comments like your examples above. (2) Add 1/4 cup coconut flour to your smoothies to use as a protein supplement, or just to add more taste and a thicker texture. Shape each piece of dough into a ball. Place one dough ball between two large pieces of, Lightly spritz a large skillet with nonstick. Hi, Brooke! In another bowl, whisk together the flour, baking soda, baking powder and salt. I used coconut flour rather that spelt—would that make a difference? Oh no, Michelle! No. I’m wondering if the problem is the flour..I used coconut flour instead of almond. You can buy a small quantity and test it out. Oh, I’m dying. It was the coconut flour. (I had many coconut flour fails myself when starting out with gf baking ;) ), I love this! So in fact, it’s more that soap tastes like coconut oil, not vice versa! Made a mess of my kitchen – crumbs everywhere! Heehee, this article cracked me up! Like an apple soup with a hard caramel crust…WTF?! They taste great but aren’t holding up! (Coconut flour is naturally a bit coarse) Not all of the coconut flour that you put in the blender will become fine. A quick Google search for “‘I used coconut flour’ dry crumbly,” turned up not one but 19 instances of coconut flour destruction within the first few pages alone: This is exactly what happened to me. Oh well…will try again another time. —Comment on Perfect Gluten-Free Vegan Pie Crust recipe, “Insanity is doing the same thing and expecting different results, and for some insane reason I keep trying to act like coconut flour can easily replace other flours. First I used a coffee grander (nothing else handy) to make the flour very fine. I used coconut flour as it’s all I had could this be why they have turned out very dry. Ignoring that is certainly going to result in crumbly dry results. Swedish meatballs, that sounds interesting. Coconut has a more generic, slightly sweet flavor; almond flour (surprise!) Also, using a blend of flour … Do you live near a Whole Foods or a health food store? It’s not you, it’s coconut flour. UPDATE: I just realized what I did—I used coconut flour when I ran out of almond flour—I just looked it up and found out that you should use much less coconut flour as it sucks up all the moisture—problem solved! —Comment on Almond Flour Snickerdoodles recipe, I used coconut flour and they didn’t rise or bind at all. Maybe it wasn’t insanity… Maybe it was post-traumatic suppression where I tried to ignore the memory of the first time I made the exact same mistake… Dry.. crumbly… Couldn’t taste my choc chips, butter, nor vanilla. The almond taste can sometimes be great – for example, it’s lovely in cookies and works quite well in pancakes – but sometimes you don’t want it. Such an a$$pain, lol. In my defense the recipe didn’t even list the baking powder so I just used 1.5 tsp . It was the coconut flour that went wrong. It needed a lot more oil, more eggs and some water to become something I could work with. I used coconut flour. Your email address will not be published. So I make eight delicious cheesecake it’s very time-consuming it takes about four hours from start to finish with baking it and then you have to let it sit as anyone knows with cheesecake. Coconut flour is always good for a “worst recipe ever” experience! Coconut flour does take some getting used to, but as long as you read my tips, you should see an improvement. Nope. Coconut flour develops a slightly bitter taste once it is rancid, so watch out for that too. Big mess and tons of wasted ingredients. Read More…, Plant-passionate recipe creator, vegan cookbook author, psychologist, animal lover, and curiosity chaser. Mixing it with other flavors like chocolate or using flavor extracts can easily mask the coconutty taste.  I just made them following the recipe except I used coconut flour. Coconut flour is far more absorbent than white flour; it will soak much of the liquid in a recipe. 1st time was almond flour, 2nd was almond and coconut and 3rd time just coconut flour and heavy whipping cream panade. Comments like those above demonstrate mainly two things: people don’t know their ingredients (I didn’t then), and nobody reads other people’s comments (I have learned to do just that because they are frequently helpful). I definitely wouldn't use coconut flour for anything savory, as it is a little sweet. Read More…, I made this recipe & the batter was very crumbly so when baked was almost like a streusel—fell apart. I tried this recipe with coconut flour instead of x flour, and it turned out terribly dry and crumbly. Also, trying to cook coconut flour-based with yeast just will not work: yeast feeds on starchy, sugary normal flour. At all.” Complete with fail photo 1 (paleo bread destroyed by coconut flour) and fail photo 2 (coconut flour “tortillas”). —Blog post on self-admitted coconut flour fails, Filed Under: Ingredients Tagged With: Baking, baking fail, Blogging, coconut flour, comments, gluten-free baking fails, I enjoyed this greatly :D I can definitely relate.. and I feel like I could made a similar post about times people substituted gluten-free flour for gluten-ous flour in a yeast bread recipe and expected the same results :/ what really blows my mind with coconut flour in particular is that if you love coconut flour enough to substitute it for every dang thing then how do you not know about its completely unusual properties? I’m still mad because I really wanted that pie. Does coconut flour taste of coconuts? It’s very subtle and not overpowering. It’s about time you owned up to your unsavory truth. But I thought…what the Shell, I’ll give it another try, maybe I’m just doing something wrong in previous dishes. At least it’s edible, which isn’t too bad for my first coconut flour recipe and fail in one fail swoop! I am baking it now, I hope it will be as good as everyone says.Â, Uh, I’m making this now. Ugh, I’m so sorry! I will try a different brand and see if that helps. You could also try using a fruit/veggie puree, too—maybe applesauce, mashed banana, sweet potato puree, butternut squash puree, etc.—if you don’t want to increase the oil too much. Tastes amazing. This is good to know…I generally am consistent in sticking to the flour listed however there are times I have been tempted because I happen to have some for something I made who knows when. Does coconut flour taste like coconuts? Cut the dough into 4 equal pieces. Second I doubled the amount of fat required. This cheesecake also works in bite size. It still looks horrible. 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