Coconut flour is a gluten-free alternative to wheat and is an excellent source of dietary fibre. Due to its high fibre content, this flour alternative may help with digestion and managing blood sugar levels. It is also rich in many nutrients and contains healthy fats.
Coconut flour can be used to make breads, cakes, pies and other baked goods. Substitute 20% of wheat flour for this alternative in standard recipes to boost the fiber content or use 100% coconut flour in specially formulated recipes. You can also use coconut flour in smoothies, over cereal and yogurt, or as a thickener.