Following a keto lifestyle but can’t give up cookies? No worries! Of all the low carb recipes I’ve made over the years, one of my favorite treats to make is chocolate chip cookies with coconut flour. Although they are gone in a few days, being able to eat my favorite cookie without jeopardizing my health is awesome.
But in order for the cookies to turn out great, I needed to perfect the art of baking with coconut flour. Making these cookies takes a different skill-set than baking with typical white flour. I’ve made dozens of recipes with coconut flour and I’m excited to share with you some tips I’ve learned over the years.
Before I share the recipe for my coconut flour chocolate chip cookies, perhaps you have some questions about using this low carb flour. It can be tricky if you’ve never used it before. If so, go ahead and ask in the comment section below the recipe.
Serving coconut flour chocolate chip cookies with milk
What’s the difference between coconut flour and regular flour?
For starters, I strongly believe coconut flour is far better for your health than regular baking flour. Regular white flour is mostly just quick-burning starch (sugar). Whereas coconut flour is high in fiber and protein.
Take a look at the nutritional difference between the two. White flour is listed first.
Net Carbohydrates (carbs minus fiber): 92 grams (1 cup) white flour vs 24 grams
Fat: 1 gram vs 16 grams
Protein: 13 grams vs 16 grams
Can you see why eating baked goods with white flour over many years can easily lead to weight gain? And not only can white flour lead to weight gain, it can lead to inflammatory diseases. Although the protein is almost the same, in white flour, it’s mostly all gluten.
Another great thing about baking with coconut flour instead of regular flour or even almond flour is that you use much less of it. That’s because coconut flour is similar to a sponge and expands as it soaks up liquid. […]