April 17, 2018 · Written by Foodtolive Team
True Vegan’s Guide to Making Egg-Free Coconut Flour Bread
Coconut flour is one of the healthiest alternatives for regular flours that has become popular especially for people with gluten sensitivity, Celiac disease, nut allergy and leaky gut syndrome and to people who are vegetarians, paleo dieters and following a gluten-free diet. It is a great substitute from the regular flour that is commonly used in baking sweet and savory cakes, bread and pastries. Those with health conditions can now relish these baked products without the dreaded negative effects on their health. Most importantly, it has numerous health benefits that we can enjoy as well. It contains a significant amount of dietary fiber which can help in removing toxins and waste, therefore, cleaning our digestive tract. It is a low glycemic food which is a good thing for diabetics and weight watchers because it has a low glycemic impact on food that results in stabilizing blood sugar. In addition, coconut flour is a good source of lauric acid that supports strong immunity and thyroid health.
Baking an egg-free coconut flour bread is a healthy choice for people who are allergic to eggs or has a sensitivity to it. It is an ideal bread to eat especially for those that have health conditions that were previously mentioned. This is also good for those people who don’t want to miss out the fun of eating bread in a healthier way.
Here is true vegan’s guide to making an egg-free flour bread.
- You need to de-clump the coconut flour first. Coconut flour is prone to forming lumps. The best way to de-clump it is by mixing it with a fork so as to remove air bubbles and any lumpy bits.
- Coconut flour absorbs a lot of liquid. This will make your bread double in size once you incorporate the liquid ingredients to it. Make sure that your ratio of coconut flour is equal to the ratio of the liquid. For example, if you have 2 tbsp of coconut flour then it means that you should add 2 tbsp of liquid. By incorporating an equal amount of liquid to the coconut flour, your bread will not come out dry or crumbly.
- Just a heads-up that coconut flour has a slight smell and taste of the coconut but it does not overpower but rather blends really well with the other ingredients. It will also become pretty dense when baked.
- Eggs are a binding agent when it comes to baking. The following are a good substitute for eggs in binding the ingredients all together:
• Combine 1 tbsp of chia seed or flax seed to 3 tbsp water for 1 egg.
• Combine 1 tbsp psyllium husks to 2 tbsp water for 1 egg.
• Use 1 teaspoon baking water mix in 1 tbsp white vinegar for 1 egg
• You can use also Ener-g egg replacer.
- When combining all the ingredients for the egg-free coconut flour bread, you may use a blender or a hand-held mixer to blend them all well.
There you have it. This guide will help you out in making your egg-free coconut flour bread easier and hassle-free.