I was introduced to Tropical Traditions coconut products a few years ago when I started doing research on fat in my diet. I started using coconut oil as my primary cooking oil, and eventually applied to sample and giveaway some coconut oil from Tropical Traditions.
I was given the opportunity to try another Tropical Traditions product after that, and I decided to try coconut flour. I know a lot of people who can’t or choose not to eat grains, so I thought I’d try it for their sakes.
I had no idea that we were going to go through our own adventures with digestive issues and going grain free for a while. It is such a blessing that I tried it when I did, as it’s given me another staple product to use in place of wheat products.
I should say right out that coconut “flour” (really finely ground dried coconut) is *not* like wheat flour. You cannot substitute it 1:1, or expect coconut flour baked goods to taste like wheat flour baked goods. That being said, there are LOTS of yummy recipes that use coconut flour and if you are up to trying something new, you’ll find one that you like!
From the Tropical Traditions website:
Tropical Traditions organic coconut flour… is certified organic, unsweetened, and has not been treated with sulfites. Tropical Traditions organic coconut flour is high in dietary fiber and protein, and is gluten-free. It has more fiber than gluten-based grains.
Tropical Traditions organic coconut flour can be added to standard wheat-based recipes to add extra fiber, by substituting 10-30% of the grain-based flour with our coconut flour. Some recipes, such as muffins and quick breads, can be accomplished with 100% Tropical Traditions organic coconut flour and therefore be 100% gluten-free!
Since organic coconut flour contains natural sugar from the coconut meat, baked goods need less sugar added. The organic coconut flour has a mildly sweet coconut taste!
Later this week, I’ll share two of my own coconut flour recipes (!!!) – Coconut Cashew Shortbread Cookies, and High Fiber High Protein (coconut flour) Pizza! For now, check out some of my favorites from around the web:
There’s also a treasure-trove of unique recipes all in one place at Tropical Tradition’s Free Coconut Recipes site.
Grab a 2.2 lb bag of Organic Coconut Flour for just $15.00 at Tropical Traditions.
Tropical Traditions also has a Referral Program, so if you place an order with them as a first-time customer through my referral link, you will receive a complimentary copy of the book Virgin Coconut Oil: How it has changed people’s lives and how it can change yours! by Brian and Marianita Shilhavy with your first order! This book is filled with testimonies and research showing how healthy coconut oil is, and it also includes over 85 recipes showing how you can incorporate coconut into your diet.
One lucky person (open to US and Canada!) will be shipped a free 2.2 lb bag of Tropical Traditions Organic Coconut Flour! To enter, simply leave me a comment telling me whether or not you’ve tried coconut flour in the past (or whatever else you want to tell me on the subject)!
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The contest will be open until midnight CST on Wednesday, November 23rd. The winner will be notified by email on Thanksgiving Day! Good luck!
Disclaimer: Tropical Traditions provided me with a free sample of this product to review, and I was under no obligation to review it if I so chose. Nor was I under any obligation to write a positive review or sponsor a product giveaway in return for the free product.