Almond flour is not the only gluten-free alternative to wheat flour. Coconut flour is becoming another popular option, as more people are discovering the health benefits and delicious taste offered by this versatile product. Coconut flour is high in protein and healthy fats, which makes it a popular choice among followers of the Banting eating program, as well as anyone seeking a wheat and grain free flour option. We sell this product as part of our Banting Basics range at MultiSnack, available through

Coconut flour is made of dried and ground up coconut meat. Firstly, the coconut milk and water must be separated from the fruit so that the fruit can be baked at a low temperature to dry out. Once the coconut is completely dry, it is ground into a powdery consistency known as coconut flour. The flour still contains all the nutrients offered by the original fruit and is therefore extremely high in fibre and healthy fats.

Not only does coconut flour offer several health benefits, but it is also an affordable alternative since it is not made from nuts. Our full Banting Basics range is available for purchase on Takealot, and our coconut flour can be ordered in packets of 450g each.

Coconut flour is high in fibre, protein, and healthy fats

Cooking & baking with coconut flour

Coconut flour is a very flexible product! It can be used for variety of sweet and savoury dishes. It offers a slight taste of coconut when used for cooking or baking, but it is not overwhelming and can be used to create some unique dishes.

Some ideas for baking with coconut flour include options for:

  • • Breads
  • • Cakes and cupcakes
  • • Muffins
  • • Cookies
  • • Pancakes, flapjacks, waffles, and even crepes.
  • • Chocolate brownies

Ideas for cooking with coconut flour:

  • • Use it to crumb fish, chicken, or pork
  • • Can be used as a substitute for breadcrumbs in meatballs or burger patties
  • • Make wheat and gluten free pizza bases
  • • Can be used to thicken sauces, soups, or stews

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