Monday, September 13, 2010

Gluten-Free Coconut Flour Truffles

I found this fantastic gluten-free product at a health shop last week, and have been making batches of these little truffles for visitors ever since!

I contacted the distributor, Yussuf, to make sure that the flour doesn't contain any corn flour or other fillers, and was happy to find out that it is just pure, finely-milled coconut.

It's a lovely product to bake with, adding not only a delicious taste, but also fibre. As an added bonus, each bag of flour comes with a booklet of tasty recipes using the flour. Please note, it is a liquid absorbing flour of note, so use less in recipes (as in 3/4 cup of coconut flour instead of 1 cup of gf flour)

Now, onto the truffles! My recipe is a raw modification of the chocolate charm cookies I posted about in February, but based on coconut oil/flour not butter/gf cake flour. You can, however, also bake it (see variation below at step 4 of method), with the end-product tasting like shortbread.

  • 113g coconut oil
  • 100ml agave syrup
  • 175ml coconut flour
  • 30ml cocoa powder
  1. Beat the coconut oil (room temp, not liquid) and agave syrup till lighter and fluffier.
  2. Use a dough hook to add in the coconut flour and cocoa powder.
  3. Roll into balls and refrigerate till ready to serve.
  4. IF YOU'D LIKE A BAKED PRODUCT then add an egg at step 2, as well as 1 tsp of vanilla essence. Refrigerate for 1 hour, roll into balls, bake in the oven at 160 degrees Celsius for 8 minutes. These taste like shortbread when baked!
If you would like to order the flour
from the distributor directly
to avoid shop mark-ups


Dajana said...

I've never baked anything with coconut flour, nice discovery. These truffles look delicious.

Marisa said...

Wow, these look super interesting! Love that they're raw and good for you. Will have to keep an eye out for coconut flour.

Juanita said...

Thanks for your kind comments Dajana and Marisa!

Anonymous said...

I bought coconut flour yesterday.

Anonymous said...

I bought the same coconut flour from Yusuf and love love love using coconut flour for a pie base (so far tried with lemon meringue and gf milk tart) and vanilla coconut cupcakes. Great blog by the way!

Juanita said...

@Anonymous: Thank you! I'm so glad they're (the blog and the coconut flour) serving you well :-)

Dreams of cakes said...

These truffles look so tasty and delicious!!