Friday, November 19, 2010

Coconut Flour, You Are My Hero

My new food hero is coconut flour. So much so that I renamed this blog in honour of this miraculous food (to me, anyway).

I recently ordered some off a Swedish website, as I haven't found it in any of the stores here in the city where I live (I live in the mid-north region of Sweden. If I was in Stockholm, I'm sure I wouldn't have had any issues finding it. Alas, was not the case here where I live).

I'd had coconut flour previously in Australia, but it still stirred a reaction in me. My stomach would bloat a little, & so I would only use it very sparingly. But I've had nothing but luck so far with the 1kg bag I've bought now, so I suspect that the flour I bought in Australia was sweetened, as this is not.

Oh boy, a whole new world of food adventures has now opened for me. I had pancakes for dinner the other night with the boy. I can't remember the last time I had pancakes! They fluffed up nicely, even The Boy said that he found them good. I was very pleased by this!

The following night, I decided to do a test batch of some cookies I was thinking of making. I'd been reading up a lot on coconut flour, trying to find conversions or liquid to flour ratio recommendations. Most reliable information said to just experiment. Coconut flour absorbs a lot of fluid due to its high fibre content, so I saw that a lot of eggs are commonly used in baking with coconut flour.

So I attempted a small batch using the flour, an egg, some psyllium husk, coconut oil, sweetener plus some spices (always throwing cinnamon into the mix - love that spice!), salt & a bit of milk to test consistency & baking times. A friend of The Boy's came over during my baking session, & tasted some of my trials. He wanted more! I couldn't be more than happy with that. If people who can eat wheat & sugar try my baked goods & enjoy it, that's definitely a good sign!

So much experimentation is in order with this flour. I can now try to make things that have been a memory of the past for so long now: cake, pizza, bread, crackers. Let's see how this goes


  1. Hi Natte, its nice to find someone else on the anti candida diet. I blog about my experience too on but its only a baby im only blogging since November, but started the diet in September. I started to follow you and I will add your blog to my blog roll.

  2. just a quick question about the coconut flour, is it very expensive in sweeden? I have only seen it in one shop in Ireland but it was €10. for a small bag so I passed that time.

  3. Hi shinywhiny! Coconut flour is pretty pricey here. I order it from a website (, & it costs me around 150SEK for 1 kilo. I find that it lasts for a while though, & considering what I can make with it, I find it a worthy expense.

    Good luck with your Candida diet! I've been on mine since about April last year. It's been quite the journey so far. The beginning was quite hard, with the sugar withdrawals & die-off. But I've found my health & energy levels have greatly improved, plus I'm eating the healthiest I ever had. So I'm finding the good definitely outweighs the bad. Plus I've been inspired to play a lot more in the kitchen & enjoy coming up with my friendly alternatives.

    I'll add your blog to my roll as well. Thanks for the feedback!