So many of my readers complained about the price of almond flour and the truth is I didn’t buy coconut flour because I am not a huge fan of coconut. I don’t like coconut milk, desiccated coconut, coconut water or raw coconut. I even avoided koeksisters, growing up because I couldn’t swallow the coconut.
Also, there are fewer carbs in almond flour.
Now here I am living a lifestyle that taunts me, saying “get up and personal with that coconut girl”
So I thought what the heck, let me give it a go and I actually liked it. I used it to mix with the almond flour in most of my baking because the price of almond flour will make you get whiplash.
My 3 Ingredient bread was a huge hit so I thought to let me simply substitute the two. BIG FLOP.
The bread was just crumbly and dry. So I had to give it another go and adjusted the recipe until I was happy with the texture. 3 tries but this recipe should give you a nice moist cake.
The texture should be light and fluffy and taste nice and buttery but not much like traditional bread, but we are trying to get away from tradition bread, right?
Basic Banting coconut flour loaf
6 Large Eggs
1 Cup of coconut flour
3/4 cup of melted butter.
Throw all your banting coconut flour loaf into a bowl and mix until smooth and then put into a small loaf pan, I used the disposable ones, which I totally use a few times before chucking it away. Put it into the oven for 350 for 45 minutes.
Makes 10 – 12 Slices
Nutritional Value (12 Slices)
Per Loaf Fat: 94.3g | Protein: 41.4g | Carbohydrates: 65.8g
Per slice Fat: 7.8g | Protein: 3.4g | Carbohydrates: 5.4g
If you want extra height then you can 1/2 teaspoon of aluminium free baking powder but you will need to add 0.7 grams for the loaf. And use a small loaf tin. This goes really well with cheese and tomatoes. I recon you could get creative and add herbs and bits of biltong. Next time.
I also made a version of vanilla cake because I wanted to try it out and ate two slices with warm custard. And I licked the bowl. Oops. In the Vanilla Option I added 1/2 teaspoon of baking powder and got significantly more height but the texture was very similar.
Sweet vanilla banting coconut flour loaf
4 Large Eggs
1 cup of coconut flour
1 cup of melted butter
5 Sticks of Sweetener (Rather use Xylitol or Stevia which is better for you)
A cap full of vanilla essence
1 tsp of aluminium free baking powder.
Throw everything in a bowl and mix until smooth and then put into a small loaf pan, I used the disposable ones, which I totally use a few time before chucking it away. Put it into the oven for 350
Makes 10 – 12 Slices
I just made a batch of custard in the microwave and had to hold myself back HARD from not devouring the whole darn thing.
Per Loaf: Fat 107.45g | Protein 32.1g |Carbs 70.3g
Per Slice: Fat 8.95g | Protein 2.7 | Carbs 6.6
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If you love it, share it. Let me know if you think of any other creative loafs