8 Tried and True Coconut Flour Recipes

By: Cassidy Stockton | June 2 2016
Organic Coconut FlourWith the rising popularity of the paleo diet, coconut flour is popping up in all sorts of recipes. Have you tried coconut flour yet? If you have, you know it's a tricky ingredient to bake with, and it's a challenge to substitute into a recipe. I often tell people to try coconut flour with a tried and true recipe first, before setting off into unexplored territory. Coconut flour is not cheap and can be very temperamental. A bad experience with it will be enough to turn most of us off. Coconut flour is a wonderful ingredient, though, and is worthy of a home in your kitchen. In this article, we outline some ideas and recipes for how to use coconut flour. Here are our 8 favorite ways to use coconut flour:

How to Cook with Coconut Flour

Coconut flour is extremely high in fiber, which means it absorbs a lot of liquid during baking. This makes it critical to follow the recipe exactly without making additional substitutions. Dough will often be much thicker than expected when baking with coconut flour. Don't worry too much, just keep going. A quick rule of thumb is to swap about 1/4 to 1/3 cup coconut flour for 1 cup of regular flour. Due to its high absorbency, you’ll also want to increase the number of eggs. To help you try this unique ingredient, we've rounded up eight of our best coconut flour recipes. These are tried and true! P.S. If you want to know more about coconut flour, check out our post all about what it is and how to use it.

Coconut Flour BrowniesChewy and chocolaty, these brownies are a great foray into baking with coconut flour.

Coconut Flour Wraps - Great for crepes or using as tortillas. Photo courtesy of Vitacost.

Coconut Curry Muffins

Coconut Curry Muffins - A fun and flavorful muffin.

Coconut Layer Cake - is tried and true and a great way to dip your toes in baking with coconut flour. // @BobsRedMill Coconut Layer Cake - A beautiful cake that takes coconut to the next level.

Vanilla Almond Sugar Cookies- are tried and true and a great way to dip your toes in baking with coconut flour. // @BobsRedMill Vanilla Almond Sugar Cookies - One of our favorite and easiest coconut flour recipes.

Coconut Crusted Mahi Mahi - Eat Well With Janel

Coconut Crusted Mahi Mahi - Yes, you can use coconut flour as a breading, as proven here by Eat Well with Janel

Coconut Flour Pancakes- are tried and true and a great way to dip your toes in baking with coconut flour. // @BobsRedMill

Fluffy Coconut Flour Pancakes - So easy and so delicious!

Double Chocolate Coconut Brownies

Double Chocolate Coconut Flour Brownies - Double the chocolate and double the deliciousness from Bran Appetit.


  1. M.SmithHatim@gmail.com
    Keep me posted. I am gluten sensitive
  2. Ken
    I tried making a roux with the coconut flour and coconut oil. I tried it twice and both times the roux was very grainy and a total flop. It might be fine for baking but for a roux for a gumbo don't even try it.
  3. Hannah
    Do you have a good banana bread recipe using coconut flour?
  4. Mary Jane Kinney
    Mary Jane Kinney
    Would like to bake a pumpkin pie - gluten free crust. Thinking coconut flour ... more like a shortbread crust. Any thoughts or suggestions. mj
    1. Whitney Barnes
      Hi Mary Jane - we don't have a pie crust recipe that specifically uses Coconut Flour, but here are some other great options.

      Gluten Free Tart Crust
      Homemade Gluten Free Pie Crust
      Gluten Free Pie Crust Mix
  5. Robin
    If your substituting 2 cups of flour for coconut flour and the recipe calls for 2 eggs how much coconut flour and eggs would you use
    1. Elisabeth Allie
      Elisabeth Allie
      Hi there! Please email customer service at [email protected].
    2. Nicky
      Well for every 1 cup of flour, you're supposed to use 1/4- 1/3 cup coconut flour. So use 1/2- 2/3 cup coconut flour in place of 2 cups regular flour. Add 2 more eggs. Boom. Math.
  6. Melissa
    Hi, I’m not a fan of baked goods with almond flour & coconut flour. Do you know if I substitute the coconut flour with all purpose flour it will turn out okay? If so, would the amounts of other ingredients have to change?
    1. Ashley Morris
      Hi Melissa, we recommend searching online for some recipes that would work for you or exploring bobsredmill.com for recipe inspiration. We have not tried that recipe with regular flour so we cannot advise how much to use. We have many recipes on our website without almond or coconut flour.

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