Homemade Coconut Flour Recipe (+ VIDEO)

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homemade coconut flour
More and more people are turning to store bought or homemade coconut flour these days. It is a delicious low carb alternative to grain based flours. Coconut flour is a disaccharride free food. As such, it is an acceptable flour for baking when one is following the GAPS, AIP 
or SCD
 healing diets too.

In addition, coconut flour is Paleo and Primal friendly for those who avoid grains.

The primary problem with coconut flour is that it is rather expensive to buy. As a result, many folks are learning to make it themselves, which is incredibly budget friendly.Today’s video plus written coconut flour recipe expand on articles and video tutorials which showed you how to make homemade coconut milk and coconut milk kefir.

Homemade Coconut Flour

Learning how to make homemade coconut flour is extremely easy to do and worth the effort. Buying it at the store is pricey.  A small one pound bag at my healthfood store costs about $6. You can go through one of these quickly if you use it a lot.

Homemade coconut flour can be used in loads of baking recipes. Popular recipes using coconut flour on this blog include:

If you are simply avoiding gluten but eat grains, this tutorial plus recipe on homemade gluten free flour may prove helpful.

Note that you cannot substitute coconut flour for grain based flours 1:1. Coconut flour behaves very differently when baking than grain based flour does. It also requires more eggs. Hence, you need a specific recipe that uses coconut flour for whatever baked good you wish to make.

Remember that using soaked coconut flour is best if you are sensitive to phytates and lectins. While coconut flour is not excessively high in these anti-nutrients, it is a good idea to soak it if you eat it often.

Homemade Coconut Flour Recipe

Easy recipe for homemade coconut flour which is a simple, budget friendly, and gluten free alternative to expensive store bought brands.

Prep Time 3 minutes
Total Time 3 minutes
Servings 1 cup
Author Sarah Pope MGA



  1. If using leftover coconut fiber from making homemade coconut milk, spread out coconut fiber on a cookie sheet and dry in a warm 200 F/ 93 C oven overnight.

  2. Place coconut fiber or desiccated coconut in food processor or blender. Blend on high for a minute or two until the coconut fiber or desiccated coconut is finely ground into coconut flour. You do not need a grain grinder.

  3. Refrigerate in a sealed container. It will last for many months.

How to Make Coconut Flour (VIDEO)

The video tutorial below provides easy instructions on how to make coconut flour yourself without the inconvenience of having to open a coconut first!

Sarah, The Healthy Home Economist

Sarah Pope has been a Health and Nutrition Educator since 2002. She serves on the Board of Directors for the Weston A. Price Foundation.

Sarah was awarded Activist of the Year at the International Wise Traditions Conference in 2010.

Sarah earned a Bachelor of Arts (summa cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa) in Economics from Furman University and a Master’s degree in Government (Financial Management) from the University of Pennsylvania.

Mother to three healthy children, blogger, and best-selling author, she writes about the practical application of Traditional Diet and evidence-based wellness within the modern household. Her work has been featured by USA Today, The New York Times, National Review, ABC, NBC, and many others.

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