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Old 10-07-2013, 01:03 PM   #1
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Ground almonds=almond flour/coconut same process ?

I have 1 lb. coconut flakes so can I grind them to get flour as well to use in recipes calling for that ?
Anyone try this yet and your assessment please ?
What recipe(s) have you tried with coconut flour which you especially liked ?
Thanks in advance for input.
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Old 10-07-2013, 01:39 PM   #2
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I think coconut flour is defatted, and shredded coconut whizzed in the food processor makes coconut butter, not coconut flour.
I have seen recipes where the recipe calls for ground shredded coconut though.

If you wanted to make coconut flour using the shredded coconut you would have to remove the fat. I think you could try making coconut milk and using the left over pulp to make coconut flour.

I'm sure there's directions on the internet or maybe someone here knows.
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Old 10-07-2013, 03:28 PM   #3
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It doesn't work. I tried it. I had unsweetened coconut flakes from Tropical Traditions and whirred them into a fine powder in my Vitamix, then used them for some recipe that called for coconut flour. It was a dismal failure! I don't remember what it was or why it failed, I just remember it did. I bought some coconut flour after that and the same recipe was fine with it.
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Old 10-08-2013, 03:47 PM   #4
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Charski is right. Coconut flour absorbs liquid like mad. Coconut that has been blended to a fine flour like stuff doesn't. Anything you make with it will not work in recipes that call for coconut flour. There are some recipes that call for coconut which has been blended to a fine flour like mixture. But only use those with your whirred shredded coconut.
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