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Mtnview 11-20-2014 23:51

Almond flour vs. Coconut flour??
 
I'm a baker, I've always loved baking all kinds of things, and am trying to find some good LC recipes to enjoy in moderation. I bought a bag of almond flour tonight and began looking for recipes, then found a site that said almond flour is not good for us, your comments, suggestions??

VeeJay 11-21-2014 00:08

Not good for us..... well, I don't know where you got that advice, but you'll find that most of us bake with almond flour and eat almonds. So, how is it supposed to not be good for us.

Most of my baked goods have an almond flour base. When I make a cake, I like to add a couple tablespoons of coconut flour because it sort of softens the texture. I don't use 100% coconut flour because it is rather dry.

There is a LC foccacia (sp?) recipe floating around the internet that uses all coconut flour and a few eggs. I tried it, but it still was too dry for me.

Mtnview 11-21-2014 00:15

I found the article here:
5 Reasons to Avoid Almond Flour

David Burke 11-21-2014 00:26

I've seen that one before.

The main thing we need to consider with almond flour is the carb content. It's much lower in carbs and much higher in fat and protein than wheat flour.

So it's a much better option.

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Shanny 11-21-2014 01:32

That is one woman's opinion and a woman who has ulcerative colitis besides. Nuts and seeds are often verboten for patients with colonic and diverticular disorders. And furthermore, Ms. Geertsen admits to disagreements with other professionals such as scientist and author Sarah Ballantyne, who explains Geertsen's errors quite plainly.

You can find support on the internet for any damn fool idea you can imagine. Your mission, Mtnview, is to control your diabetes as completely as you can. That needs to be your priority if you intend to remain healthy and free of diabetic complications. Eat to your meter and ignore the rest.




macksvicky 11-21-2014 13:39

Embrace the almond flour, it's great stuff. I now have a kitchen full of flours, almond, coconut, flax, soy, etc. not to mention all the LC seasonings, flavorings wheys and protein powders and oils. I feel like a LCHF hoarder. :madgrin:

Strawberry 11-21-2014 22:51

As I understand it, the article was written by a nutritionist and most of us know what kind of baloney we hear from them folks. They generally preach from the same hymnal as the American Diabetic Association sad to say.

Mtnview 11-21-2014 23:42

Quote:

Originally Posted by macksvicky (Post 759313)
Embrace the almond flour, it's great stuff. I now have a kitchen full of flours, almond, coconut, flax, soy, etc. not to mention all the LC seasonings, flavorings wheys and protein powders and oils. I feel like a LCHF hoarder. :madgrin:

A few good muffin or cake recipes please.

Shanny 11-22-2014 00:43

Search our Recipes board, please.





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