June 20, 2011

Almond Flour vs. Coconut Flour

No recipe in this post.  I felt the need to clear something up.  Almond flour and coconut flour are NOT interchangeable in a recipe!  Coconut flour is a lot more absorbent and will suck all the liquid out of a recipe intended for almond flour.  I have had several people tell me that they didn't have almond flour on hand so they used coconut instead, and the results were disastrous!  Although the baked goods may still taste good, you will need a large glass of water to help swallow them down.  The same goes for subbing almond flour in place of coconut flour in a recipe, though the results will yield you the opposite, extremely runny without a hope of baking correctly.

That being said, if you do not have almond flour on hand and you must substitute coconut flour, INCREASE your liquids to compensate.  If you sub almond flour for coconut flour, DECREASE the amount of liquid in the recipe.  Play around with it!  Baking is fun and when you come up with something super yummy, please tell me about it.  I would love to try your experiments :)

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