Guess what? We have another review and giveaway from Tropical Traditions! This time I got to try the Coconut Flour!
Let me share a little about Tropical Traditions Coconut Flour from their site:
Tropical Traditions organic coconut flour is fiber from the coconut meat after most of the oil has been extracted to make Virgin Coconut Oil. It is certified organic, unsweetened, and has not been treated with sulfites. Tropical Traditions organic coconut flour is high in dietary fiber and protein, and is gluten-free. It has more fiber than gluten-based grains. Tropical Traditions organic coconut flour can be added to standard wheat-based recipes to add extra fiber, by substituting 10-30% of the grain-based flour with our coconut flour. Some recipes, such as muffins and quick breads, can be accomplished with 100% Tropical Traditions organic coconut flour and therefore be 100% gluten-free! (See some free recipes below.) Since organic coconut flour contains natural sugar from the coconut meat, baked goods need less sugar added. The organic coconut flour has a mildly sweet coconut taste!
Tropical Traditions organic coconut flour also contains over 19% non-gluten protein! Therefore, it makes an excellent addition to shakes and smoothies where fiber and protein are needed. Or simply dissolve a spoonful in water as a high-fiber drink with a coconut flavor! This organic coconut flour is very versatile and very tasty. Sprinkle it over your favorite dishes to add a wonderful coconut flavor, use it as a thickener in soups and sauces - the possibilities are endless!
The first thing I tried with this was making pancakes. but.. instead of using 10-30% coconut flour, I used it in place of all the flour... didn't turn out so great. I ended up tossing the batter into muffin tins and baking it, and it came out pretty good, just not too sweet (since the pancakes had barely any sugar in them!) They were dense and had a light coconut flavor. Not bad!
I haven't really had much of a chance to experiment more with it, mostly because a lot of the recipes call for ingredients I don't have on hand, but I definitely want to try these Coconut flour cocoa banana muffins! They look delicious! Or even these pumpkin muffins... I love me anything pumpkin, especially with fall right around the corner!
For some great recipes, get the Virgin Coconut Oil book.
Remember that if you have never ordered from Tropical Traditions before and you use my referral number you will get this book for free with your first order. The book contains interesting information about benefits that people have experienced in using the coconut oil in their daily health and diet plan, plus it includes 85 great recipes! When you place an order with them as a first-time customer, please select “Referred by a friend” and then in the box that says “How did you hear of us?” enter my sponsor ID number #6069684. By telling Tropical Traditions that I referred you, you will receive a complimentary copy of the book with your first order and I will receive something too! Once you have placed your first order, you can also get a referral number to share with your friends and family!
Want to get some for yourself? Head over to Tropical Traditions.
If you have never been to the Tropical Traditions site, you should spend some time there checking out the interesting information provided in their About Us section and in their Frequently Asked Questions page. They have an incredible selection of products that can be purchased directly from their site (www.tropicaltraditions.com)
Or, you can win some! Tropical Traditions has graciously offered one of my readers a 5lb bag of coconut flour for themselves!
How to enter:
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I will check all entries, and non valid entries will be deleted! Good Luck!
Giveaway is open to US and Canadian residents over the age of 18.
Giveaway will end on Sept. 30th.
Tropical Traditions provided me with a free sample of this product to review, and I was under no obligation to review it if I so chose. Nor was I under any obligation to write a positive review or sponsor a product giveaway in return for the free product.