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Coconut Flour: The Best Flour

Coconut flour is gluten-free, grain-free and wheat-free, making it one of the healthiest flour if not the healthiest flour you can use in food preparation.

Plain and Wholemeal Coconut Flour

coconut flour

It is very low in carbohydrates hence it is great for diabetic recipes. Coconut flour is very high in fibre and digests easily, making it a great option for weight management.

Coconut flour can be used to prepare all the pastries that we use wheat flour to prepare but because it is gluten-free, it requires a bit of tweaking to get it to function like wheat flour in recipes. Gluten is the substance present in wheat that makes wheat flour elastic. It is the protein found in cereal grains and some people are allergic to it.

Recipes where Coconut Flour is used:

Coconut Flour has a mild smell of coconut. You can buy coconut flour in some shops but nothing beats the organic one you make at home free from preservatives and other unknown ingredients. 😉

To make Coconut Flour, the only thing you need is the chaff or fibre you get from the blended coconuts when making Coconut Milk, Refined Coconut Oil and Virgin Coconut Oil. That chaff can also be used to make Shuku Shuku.

Watch the video below for how to make coconut flour. I made the two types, the plain Coconut Flour and the one I like to call Wholemeal Coconut Flour if there’s anything like that. lol


  1. Hi there, thanks for the post on coconut flour. Its very useful to me cos my hubby is allergic to gluten, kindly post steps on the usage. I also want to know if it can be used to make Fufu. Thanks !

  2. Thanks again! Looking forward…

  3. Seun owoseni says:

    Good job.
    Am waiting to see how to make swallow with coconut flour as well as how to bake with it. Thank you always

  4. Hi,thankS for dis . wat if u don’t hv a dry mill blender, can I use d normal blender?

    • With a normal blender, you will need to add water to what you are blending, it does not blend dry ingredients unless you have a Vitamix blender.
      And for best results, you need to grind with a dry mill. But you can also make it like that without blending, just that the resulting fufu will be like eba.
      Another thing you can so is to sieve the Garri with a sieve that will only allow the finest particles to pass through. Then measure and mix with the coconut flour.

  5. Great work you are doing. Thanks a lot for taking your time to put us through on how to make flour out of coconut.

  6. Hi I sell coconut flour and coconut oil pls reply me if u r interested. Thanks

  7. Thanks for this video. Will love to see recepies using this flour especially pancake. Thanks
    # eagerly awaiting

  8. Coconut flour is not sold in the market, so I do I come about it? Thanks

    • Vic watch the video in the post to see how to make it.
      You can buy coconut flour in supermarkets outside Nigeria.
      In Nigeria you can look for it in Shoprite, SPAR and baker’s shops.

  9. I did my coconut flour it came out brown,because I dried it in d sun can I still use it to make coconut pancake

    • Judith did you mean to write that you dried it in the oven? I ask because drying coconut chaff in the sun does not make the coconut flour brown. The ones in the images you see in the post and in the video are dried in the sun and they are white.
      If the brown colour is not because it is burnt (probably from being dried in the oven) then it should be ok for coconut pancake.

  10. I did the cocunut flour and it turned out very nice but the problem is that I tried using it for chin chin but it failed cos it scattered inside the oil

    • Oluchukwu, you can’t use coconut flour alone to bake or prepare anything because it does not contain gluten. Gluten is the ingredient in flour that enables it to form a dough. You need to mix it with another flour that has gluten before you can use it for Chin Chin. So mix 1 part of coconut flour with 2 parts of all purpose flour and it should work.