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Gluten Free Coconut Flour And Extra Virgin Coconut Oil

Recently I saw these two new items; Gluten Flour Coconut Flour and Organic Coconut Oil from one of my grocery trip with mum and with much hesitate I decided to grab them back. These two ingredients are often being named in those organic or gluten free baking websites which I get to know from some of the related posts from Foodgawker and Pinterest.

Just to share Organic Extra Virgin Coconut Oil (EVCO) is known for it's anti-viral and its benefits include healthier skin and hair, lower cholesterol levels, weight loss, increased levels of immunity, proper digestion and etc. And there many ways which you could incorporate coconut oil in your daily life such as use it for cooking, baking, add it into your beverages (smoothie or fruit juice) or even apply it to your hair, face and skin.

Whereas on the other hand Coconut Flour is popular on shelf which is gluten free and low-carb baking as well as they are high is fiber too. On top of that, it also has a lovely coconut scent that add bonus to coconut fans. These flour is made from the flesh of mature coconuts after coconut oil has been extracted leaving only about 15% of the oil from the original coconut.

Coconut flour can replace up to 20% of the total flour in a recipe but the liquid used will need to be increased by 20% as well. And if the batter appears to be too runny, just let it settle for a few minutes to absorb the liquid before baking. Or alternatively you can also use it in cooking to replace all-purpose flour or cornflour mentioned in the recipes too.

Note:
- Coconut Flour can be found at Jasons The Gourmet Grocer, ION Orchard at around S$14+ each.

- Organic Coconut Oil can be found at most FairPrice finest or Xtra (organic goods section). They comes in different sizes and with the smaller bottle (120ml) at S$6+ each.

- One of readers shared with us that purchase through online stores like www.iherb.com (they do provide shipped to Singapore at a flat rate of S$4 up to 6300g per shipping) is much cheaper when compared to the price which I bought from local supermarkets. 

With the above two ingredients, I baked this fuss-free Banana Coconut Bread using just stir and mix method which is time saving and yet it produce a delicious and healthy breakfast or teatime treat. To read more about the recipe, please refer to the link here.

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