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Old 10-25-2012, 10:27 AM   #1
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Coconut Powder vs Coconut Flour?

I found a package of coconut powder in my local grocery store and it is far less expensive than coconut flour. It looks like coarsely ground dried/dehydrated coconut, not like the flake stuff that has moisture. Could I grind this finer and use it in place of coconut flour? I'm not sure of the process of making the powder or the flour so don't know if this is possible and am finding nothing helpful when googling. Thanks for any help you can give!
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Old 10-25-2012, 04:12 PM   #2
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I have seen coconut powder in an Indian store. It is finely ground coconut. You can use it in baking, but not 1 for 1 in exchange with coconut flour. I believe coconut flour is defatted. So it has more fiber and less fat, of course. It does not react the same way in baking. I know Kent has a bunch of recipes using ground coconut. His blog is called Atkins Diet Geek. He has a jello jello poke cake,a banana nut bread and some waffles that use ground coconut. I also have a ground coconut cake recipe from Jen, if you would like it.
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Old 10-26-2012, 09:22 PM   #3
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Thanks! That makes total sense, the difference between the two. It also explains why things just didn't work out right when I subbed one for the other.
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