You may have seen the big bag of coconut flour I bought from Costco yesterday. I’ve never baked with it before but now after trying it, I will certainly bake with it again.
This Coconut and Raspberry Loaf recipe is in the current Fresh magazine and it was one of those recipes which captured my attention instantly. I love baked goods and I’m a sucker for a raspberry.
Here’s how my Coconut & Raspberry Loaf turned out. It’s not overly sweet, holds together well and is quite moist (don’t you just hate the word moist?).
1 cup coconut flour, sifted
1/2 cup desiccated coconut
1 tps bicarb of soda
1 lemon, finely grated rind *
1 cup buttermilk **
1/2 cup honey ***
60g butter, melted and cooled ****
2 tsp vanilla extract
1 1/2 cup frozen raspberries
icing sugar for dusting
* I used approximately a tablespoon of lemon juice as I didn’t have a fresh lemon in the house.
** I substituted this with regular low fat milk, though I’m sure buttermilk would have been very delicious
*** I had approximately 1/4 cup of honey in the squeezy jar, so I added a couple of extra tablespoons of brown sugar
**** As I didn’t have buttermilk, I used approximately 75 grams of butter.
Okay, now that I’ve shared all of the tweaks that I made, here’s the method.
Preheat oven to 180 degrees Celcius. Grease and line a loaf pan with baking paper.
Whisk the eggs, buttermilk, honey, butter and vanilla together.
Add the dry ingredients and stir well to combine. Gently fold in the raspberries.
Coconut flour is quite different to wheat flour. At this stage, it absorbs all of the wet ingredients.
Spoon the mixture into the prepared loaf pan and smooth the top. Bake for 50 minutes or until cooked when tested with a skewer.
Stand for 10 minutes before removing from the pan and transfer to a wire rack to cool. Dust with icing sugar.
Serve and enjoy.
If you bake this loaf, please let me know how you go.
I think apricots or even peaches might make a delicious substitute for the raspberries. What do you think?
NB: The Fresh magazine is free from Woolworths but sometimes it is hard to get a copy as they’re hugely popular – Fresh is now available to download to your iPad or tablet from the App Store or Google Store.