Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Coconut Flour Bread

This is literally the easiest bread recipe in existence.  The hardest part about it is finding the coconut flour to cook it with.  Coconut flour I must warn you is not cheap.  I think a pound was $12 at my local grocery store.  But it is worth it for the experience and to try a totally new flour.  Coconut flour is ridiculously high in fiber and about a 45 on the glycemic index so it is perfect for this diet.  I really enjoyed having a bread that was different than anything else I've ever baked, it's naturally sweet and has a crisp outside and tender chewy middle that makes it have the mouth feel of toast without actually requiring a toaster.

Actually a word of warning on that issue, unless you have a very narrow toaster, because this makes such a tiny loaf the bread, it will just fall in the toaster never to be heard from again.   So if you want it warm just stick it in a warm frying pan for a minute or so to get warm.  Another thing, grinding up unsweetened coconut you already have at home will not make coconut flour no matter how finely you grind it.  Believe me I've tried and I haven't figured out how to fake it with out lumpy horrible results so this is one case where I'm going to have to advise you to suck it up an pay full price at the store for it.  You won't be sorry you did. 


Coconut Flour Bread

6 eggs
1/2 cup melted coconut oil 
1 tablespoons agave nectar
1/2 teaspoon sea salt
3/4 cup coconut flour 

Mix all ingredients together and pour into a small buttered loaf pan. Bake at 350 degrees for 40 minutes. 

2 comments:

Sharon said...

yummy!

Shilo~Michelle said...

Fantastic! I recently met an older woman who can not have gluten. She misses out on alot of good food because she doesn't know how to cook gluten free. Also, after church, at coffee time, there is never anything for her that she can have. I've been going through your recipes to find something to make for her and this looks wonderful! I must admit, it's for me also, as I am very carb intolerant. Low-ish on the GI is a blessing :)