I have missed baking so much since we have gone gluten free. And now that we are trying grain free I thought ok this is crazy we have to have something. So, I searched google and pinterest and found that coconut flour and almond flours are alternative options for baking.
I was so excited I hopped on Amazon and bought containers of coconut flour and a 5 lb bag of almond flour. Have you priced these flours? OUCH! But I wanted to bake again so I just did it. They finally arrived and this past weekend I gave it a shot. Well, actually a couple of them.
The pancakes were, well, not too bad. They weren’t great but my family ate them. I’ll keep practicing with those. I think they needed something though. Haven’t figured out what yet.
Then on Sunday, I thought ok, let’s give it another try. So I did. Muffins. Yes the ones pictured right above. They didn’t look too bad but they came out horrible. I ended up throwing out the entire batch. They were so bad I wasn’t even going to let my kids try them. Hubby and I tried one each and the rest ended up in the trash can.
But stubborn as I am, I was not going to let this baking thing get away from me without at least one success or at least a semi-success.
I gave up on the coconut flour for now and decided to give the almond flour a try. I found this “sugar” cookie recipe on pinterest that is made with almond flour. These actually came out okay. They weren’t awesome or even sweet for that matter but I was able to roll them out and use cookie cutters. The kids gobbled them up pretty quick too.
Do you have any coconut flour recipes you just love?