7 Savory Recipes Using Coconut Flour
Coconut flour has become a popular ingredient in gluten-free baking, but it's more of a multitasker than you may realize. Use it to coat meat and seafood for pan frying, to help bind tater tots, in place of biscuit mix in sausage balls, and more. These savory recipes will give you a reason to keep coconut flour in the pantry at all times.
Coconut-Crusted Tilapia (Paleo)
Coconut flour, coconut oil, and coconut flakes all contribute to this pan-fried fish's subtle tropical flavor in this simple six-ingredient recipe. "This was my first opportunity to use my coconut flour. I thought it was the ingredient that made the dish. It just had such a nice texture and taste," home cook Jane Hallett says.
Cheesy Broccoli Cauliflower Tots
Coconut flour keeps these cheesy tots low in carbs, as if broccoli and cauliflower didn't make this recipe virtuous enough. Home cook mpk6328 tells us the recipe makes a great base for different seasonings, like chili pepper and lime. Home cook David Berube calls these bites delicious enough to serve at parties.
Fabulous Gluten-Free Fried Pork Chops
"Since our family went gluten-free I am constantly looking for ways to modify our favorite meals," home cook Nancy Ball says. "This one happened by chance but tasted a lot like Kentucky Fried Chicken coating." If that's not reason enough to make these coconut flour-coated pork chops, note that they take just 10 minutes to prep and eight minutes to cook.
Keto Fried Coconut Shrimp
Our 30-minute Keto Fried Coconut Shrimp can credit their supreme crunch to a coating of shredded coconut and finely chopped macadamia nuts. Dredge the shrimp in coconut flour and dip them in egg so the coating will stick, then let them sizzle till golden brown.
Spicy Sausage Balls without Bisquick®
You don't need biscuit mix to make the kind of sausage balls that disappear at a party. Coconut flour, almond flour, and baking powder work well in its place. "I followed the receipe and it was a huge hit with family and friends," home cook Shirley Landon says.
Paleo Turkey Sweet Potato Casserole With Eggplant and Tomato
This healthy casserole recipe for just a tablespoon of coconut flour (in addition to a tablespoon of almond flour) where you may not expect it: the sauce! With almond milk as its base, it's pleasantly nutty but mild enough to let the other ingredients shine.
Baked Zucchini Parmesan Fries
Covered in coconut flour, then tossed with almond meal, Parmesan, and Italian seasoning readies these zucchini fries to bake to a delicious crisp. Allrecipes Allstar Soup Loving Nicole recommends "flipping them halfway through cook time to get that golden brown on both sides."