*Coconut flour recipes: cookies & bars

source: tropicaltraditions.com


Banana Coconut Flour Muffins

Ingredients:
1 cup Tropical Traditions organic coconut flour
6 eggs
2 ripe bananas (mashed)
2 Tbsp. melted butter
2 Tbsp. Virgin Coconut oil
2 Tbsp. milk
3 Tbsp. honey
1 tsp. aluminum free baking powder
1/2 tsp. vanilla
1/8 tsp. Himalayan salt

Procedure:
Pre-heat oven at 350 F degrees.
Mix coconut flour and baking powder (put it in separate bowl.) In a mixing bowl, beat eggs gradually, and then add milk, honey, coconut oil, butter, vanilla and salt. Continue mixing. Then add the coconut flour with baking powder and mashed bananas. Blend well. Grease 12 muffin cups with coconut oil. Fill greased muffin cups with the batter.
Bake at 350 degrees F for 20 minutes.
Yield: 12 muffins

Pumpkin-Coconut Squares

Ingredients:
1 can - 15 oz organic pumpkin pie mix
1/2 cup coconut flour
1 tsp. aluminum free baking powder
3 eggs
2 Tbsp. of Coconut Cream Concentrate dissolved in 1/4 cup water
2 Tbsp. butter
2 Tbsp. Virgin Coconut Oil

Pre-heat oven at 350 degree F. Mix the coconut flour with baking powder. Set aside. Blend all the rest of the ingredients and then mix with the coconut flour and baking powder mixture. Mix well. Grease an 8 x12 rectangular pan with coconut oil. Pour the mixture on the pan.
Bake at 350 degree F for 45 minutes.
Test if it is already done by inserting a clean toothpick in the middle. When the toothpick comes out clean or with no residue, the mixture is done.

Cool down. Cut into squares.

Lemon-Lime Coconut Flour Cookies

Ingredients

1 cup Tropical Traditions organic coconut flour
2/3 cup Rapadura whole sugar
3/4 cup organic unbleached flour
2/3 cup butter
2 eggs
1 Tbsp. grated lemon peel
2 tsp. grated lime peel
2 Tbsp. lemon juice
1 Tbsp. lime juice
1/2 tsp. baking soda
1/2 tsp. aluminum free baking powder
1/4 tsp. Himalayan salt

Pre-heat oven at 375 degree F.
Mix coconut flour, unbleached flour, baking powder, salt and baking soda. In a mixing bowl beat the sugar, butter, lemon peel, lemon juice, lime peel, lime juice and egg. Stir in flour mixture. Continue mixing at medium speed with an electric mixer. Shape dough into 1-inch balls. Place 2 inches apart on unglazed cookie sheet. Bake 10-12 minutes or until set. Immediately remove from cookie sheet and cool in a wire rack.
Yield: 2 dozen
Original Post
My mouth is watering from this lovely recipe! Wow! It sounds so good!

Again, I rarely "police" or even read the recipe files but I was on here by chance this morning. Unfortunately, this recipe has several ingredients that would be quite troublesome for most folks with sugar and candida sensitivities. Bananas, coconut flour and honey are all food that I would not recommend. Organic coconut flour and coconut cream are ingredients that folks who tolerate coconut very, very well MAY be able to tolerate in tiny portions but I would imagine that for many their starchy sweetness could lead to binging and their limited digestibility could create allergic reactions. Honey, bananas definitely feed candida. If you wanted an alternative, you might be able to use some flax gel and natural banana extract (ideally organic) and then use stevia and chicolin and perhaps a bit of glycerine to sweeten it.

I caution people about spending too much energy dreaming up limit desserts. When we put a lot of energy into replacing our sweet treats, we're not really changing our habits and in fact we can be perpetuating the letting go of some of our old desert-focussed ways. I'm not saying that there is not a place for these things. I understand how important it is to have these kinds of foods around for social gatherings etc. However, I have to express a little bit of caution here. I think that if we give these sorts of recipes lots of energy can rob creativity and innovation from the energy that we might otherwise put towards more nutritionally substantial non-sweet and savoury foods. We all know how thoughts of sweets and starches can take up lots of space in our brain in the form of delectable fantasies. I try to encourage fantasies that include delightful appetizers, salads and main courses that satisfy the palatte so thoroughly that we don't even think of dessert after the enjoyment of making and eating them!

OK, lecture over now! I'll go away from the recipe section again and let you guys play in whatever way you feel is best for you!

Smile TLC

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