Okay folks, I tried. I really did.
I bought the coconut flour thinking it would be THE ultimate replacement for regular flour. When I got home from the grocery store, I eagerly searched the Internet for recipes using coconut flour in my effort to become gluten free. I found a recipe on a blog site for paleo-approved banana coconut pancakes. The photos on the blog site of the round, nicely browned pancakes doused in maple syrup made my mouth water. I couldn’t wait to try it.
I enthusiastically followed the recipe, mashing the bananas and mixing in the eggs. I added the half a teaspoon of vanilla, the two tablespoons of honey and coconut flour and finally, the half a teaspoon of cinnamon and it started smelling wonderful. I was thinking, if this is as great as it smells, I’ve found my regular pancake replacement and I’ll blog about it.
I started to become concerned after the pancakes wouldn’t stay together as I flipped them. I thought, maybe I’m making them too big, I’ll make smaller ones instead. Same thing happened. They broke apart in the skillet and looked nothing like the pancakes in the blog photo.
I didn’t lose heart though because the blogger claimed the pancakes were so good her family gobbled them up. So, I put my broken pancakes on a small plate, dripped maple syrup on them and took my first bite…
I said to myself, I’ve got to get used to the taste, so I kept eating. I eventually shoved the rest down my gullet and quickly swallowed a glass of water. For me, it was the bizarre consistency. It tasted a bit grainy and quite frankly, it just didn’t agree with my palate.
But maybe it’s just me.
If you decide to give it try, let me know how it goes.