Monday, March 12, 2012

Bob's Red Mill Coconut Flour Review & Giveaway **Closed**


 
I think by now you guys have gotten the gist that I love Bob's Red Mill and their wonderful products. So, it should be no surprise that I just had to jump into the recipe giveaway and I had 3 items to choose from and I chose Bob's Red Mill Coconut Flour as my main ingrediant. My family has a really good Coconut Dessert recipe and I wondered how it would turn out using Coconut Flour instead of cake flour so I experimented. I can't say it came out exactly like our old recipe as far as looks but the taste was still as good but would have been better had I ordered Coconut Flakes instead of Shredded Coconut!

Darned if they did not look the same but when it came and I opened the box, I knew I had goofed! Coconut Flakes are alot fluffier and bigger and these were shredded so fine it would be awesome in a cookie recipe but I still decided to go ahead and make our dessert. Now, it really isn't a cake and even when we make it the regular way it does not hold up like a cake. It is more along the lines of a coconut pudding like cake. It is suppose to fall all over your plate, not sit up like a cake. I wanted to explain that so you understand the pictures I am about to show you.

 
Here is what the recipe is and you can substitute the Shredded Coconut for the flakes and it will look even more awesome!

3 cups Bob's Red Mill Coconut Flour
1 cup (white cake mix or cake flour)
1 Tablespoon Bob's Red Mill Baking Powder
1/2 Cup Bob's Red Mill Powdered Buttermilk
2 1/2 Cups Water
3 Eggs
3/4 Vegetable Oil
2 Teaspoons Vanilla
1/2 Cup Coconut Sugar (I already had some)
1/2 Tablespoon Bob's Red Mill Sea Salt

I did not use all 4 cups of the Coconut Flour because I wasn't sure how it would bake and since it says High Fiber I had a feeling it would be more thick so I wanted to lighten it up a bit. Mix all the ingrediants together and put in oven on 350 and bake for about 40 minutes. Test it because our oven cooks faster so yours may or may not be 40 minutes.

The dessert needs to cool down some but still warm to the touch so that the topping can "leak" down into the dessert.

Topping:

16 oz. Sour Cream
1 Cup Coconut Sugar
8 oz. Cool Whip
1 1/2 Cups of Bob's Red Mill Coconut Flakes (picture is with shredded coconut)

While the dessert is cooling down mix your Cool Whip and Coconut Sugar together and then add the Sour Cream. Add Coconut Flakes last. If your dessert is cool but still a touch warm, pour all of this on top of the dessert. It is suppose to sink in a little into the dessert to help make it a little soggy like. Then refridgerate for about 2 to 3 hours before serving. It will have to stay in the fridge because of the cool whip. When you go to cut it, it will fall apart some so don't be alarmed, it is suppose to do that. If you want a firmer dessert then instead of 3 cups of Coconut Flour, do all 4 cups and leave out the white cake mix. I tried it both ways and we still prefer the softer one.

 
As you can see, it is not perfect and there are pieces sorta falling off. You really want it that way because it is awesome! But do use Coconut Flakes. This picture was with the Shredded Coconut so you can't tell it has coconut in it but it does. It will also help bring out the flavor better if you use the flakes.

 
I pretty much used as many Bob's Red Mill ingrediants as I could on this and sometimes to make it a little different you can add walnuts or pecans to the top of this dessert. But because we had already made the mistake with the Shredded Coconut, I did not want to mess with the flavor too much so I played it safe. It is very good with either of those nuts sprinkled on top of the coconut. I hope you enjoy!

Connect with Bob's Red Mill several ways:
Address:
13521 SE Pheasant Ct
Milwaukie, OR, 97222
Phone:(503) 654-3215 Toll-Free:(800) 349-2173

The nice folks at Bob's Red Mill has generously agreed to offer (3) winner's a bag of Coconut Flour! Open to U.S. only.

39 comments:

Marthalynn said...

I'm a huge Bob's fan! I would love to try the Arrowroot Starch! marthalynn16 at gmail

sandyandcosmo said...

I would like to try the sourdough starter .Thanks for the giveaway!

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Tammie Pankuch said...

i would love to try the powered buttermilk

myeatsandtreats said...

I would love to try the Coconut Flour!

Bonnie said...

I would like their pancake mix and soup mix packages.

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Becky said...

10 grain pancake mix, I love pancakes and love grains so its a win win.

Becky said...

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Becky said...

I posted a comment on the purelash review. Cool product I just ordered some.

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bohohippiemom said...

I'd like their pecan pieces. Yum!
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Jacqui Odell said...

my son would love the peanut butter!

okasanbear said...

I would like to try the arrowroot starch. Thanks for the great giveaway!

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Autumn said...

The link is not working, go directly to Bob's Red Mill. I like the Bee's Knees Peanut Butter. grandmakelly1959@gmail.com

Autumn said...

I commented on the Comfort Wedge.

sweetpea18 said...

i'd like to try the chia seeds!
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so said...

I use Bob's a lot. But there are other flours out there I prefer. Like King Aurthur's flour is the best gluten free flour I've found so far. I have a recipe that calls for cocoanut flour so I use bob's. I heard that for every 1/4 Cup of cocoanut flour used, You need to add one egg because the flour is so dense. I've been baking gluten free for nearly five years now and have tried many flours. I don't use any of the bean flours. ugg. But the cocoanut flour is pretty good especially mixed with Almond flour. There is a great recipe in Epicurus for cocoanut layer cake that is wonderful made with this flour. Love it. Check it out.

chels said...

I really like their Meusli!
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Alicia said...

i like their quinoa

Catie said...

I'd like to try their flaxseed meal!

Hearthkeeper In Christ said...

I'd like the almond flour.

Cindy said...

I would like to try the buttermilk powder.

Lauren said...

I have been wanting to try their almond flour!

hsamser said...

Coconut ANYTHING!!!!!! Thanks for the chance to win!!!

kima86 said...

I'd like the GF CHOCOLATE CAKE MIX...sounds yummy. Thanks for the giveaway!

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kima86 said...

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Lori B said...

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I'd like to try both their Rolled Oats and their Steel Cut Oats!

Elena said...

I would like to try the almond meal/flour.
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Emily N. said...

arrowroot starch
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magilla said...

the chia seeds
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magilla said...

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countrygal said...

I would love to try the peanut butter.

Sara Wood said...

Whole wheat pancake mix.

Lois Jones said...
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Lois Jones said...

I love Bob's Red Mill and have for years. But i have never tried the country rice blend. Sounds really good!!
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Lois Jones said...

Left a comment on your Facebook wall with my name, Lois Jones!

shana said...

the brownie mix

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shana said...

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corey1971 said...

The 10-grain pancakes (Corey Olomon)(olomon@hotmail.com)

Sherry said...

I'd like their pecan pieces.

magilla said...

I commented about the emu oil soap
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