27 September 2011

Review & Giveaway: Tropical Traditions Organic Coconut Flour

I love to bake my own breads and baked goods - I know what's in them, and I know my family is eating healthier. I've been branching out and trying different kinds of flours, so I was excited to try out Tropical Traditions Organic Coconut Flour.



Tropical Traditions Organic Coconut Flour is gluten free, so those with gluten allergies can use it! It also has not been treated with sulfites. You can use it in standard recipes by substituting 10-30% of the grain-based flour with the Coconut Flour, or you can create muffins and quick breads using just the Coconut Flour.

Let me warn you, until you're used to using the Coconut Flour, don't go trying to create your own recipe. I found out the hard way myself when my first batch of muffins came out completely inedible! (Seriously, it was the first time I've ever seen my DH take one bite and refuse to finish eating something. LOL) After that, I stuck to trying out some of the great recipes that Tropical Traditions has on their website. I tried the Gluten Free Banana-Blackberry Muffins since we had fresh blackberries from our yard.


This one came out MUCH better - just be warned they aren't very sweet like some muffins are. Oh, I added more blackberries than the recipe calls for, because I couldn't help myself. lol I also used the Coconut Flour to dust my chicken in my Orange Chicken and rice dish I make. (Simply toss the chicken in the coconut flour, and then "fry" it in a tablespoon of coconut oil, or canola oil) It was perfect like this!

A 2.2 pound bag of Tropical Traditions Organic Coconut Flour retails for $15.00 - although it's on sale at the moment for $11.99! I've been so used to purchasing in bulk, that the 2.2 pound bag seemed small when I first glanced at it - but unless you are baking day after day using it, it does last longer than you'd think! One warning for those watching calories: it does have about 4x the calories of regular white flour, so be sure to adjust what you are eating accordingly.

All in all, I was happy with the Tropical Traditions Organic Coconut Flour, and I'll definitely continue to keep it in my pantry!

Win it! Thanks to Tropical Traditions, one lucky reader will win a 2.2 pound bag of Tropical Traditions Organic Coconut Flour! To enter, head on over to Tropical Traditions, and tell us which recipe you'd make first with the Coconut Flour.

You can also receive an entry for following Tropical Traditions on Twitter (@troptraditions), and/or “Liking” Tropical Traditions on Facebook.

And as always, you can receive extra entries for:

-Subscribing to my feed OR following my blog
-Blogging about this giveaway with a link back
-Tweeting about this giveaway 1X (leave the link in your comment below or @psychotichouse)
Win TT's Coconut Flour! http://bit.ly/nyBMro ends 10/8 @psychotichouse

That's six (6) possible entries! Giveaway ends October 8th at 11:59 PM PST, and please leave your email address in your entry or have it available in your profile. US only, sorry :( Good luck everyone!! :)

Disclaimer: Tropical Traditions provided me with a free sample of this product to review, and I was under no obligation to review it if I so chose. Nor was I under any obligation to write a positive review or sponsor a product giveaway in return for the free product.

92 comments:

Nancy said...

Would never have thought about looking at the calorie count on flour....interesting that it has 4X more calories.
I would make the Chocolate and Vanilla Macaroons.

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BowieTip said...

I would use the Tropical Traditions Coconut Flour to bake Vanilla Macaroons.

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Simone said...

I would like to try making a Tropical New York Style Cheesecake.

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vmkids said...

Foolproof Gluten Free Coconut Flour Cake yummy

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jusaweecatnap said...

The problem with this kind of contest is that I'm reading this late at night, and you send me to look at recipes, I zero in on desserts, and I'm drooling on the keyboard trying to figure out which one I'm make first. oh man.... how about Bread Machine Honey Glazed Coconut-Cinnamon Rolls Coconut Flour Recipe, or....

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Cindy M said...

I'd like to try the Gluten free Chicken Fingers recipe.
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crystletellerday said...

coconut flour waffles crystletellerday@yahoo.com

April @ PolkaDots n' PinkySwears said...

I would love to make a pound cake with it!!

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Noelle said...

I started checking recipes and had a very hard time deciding so here is my hubby's first choice (I gather I need to findout where to buy this flour when next in town):
'Gluten Free Orange Coconut Flour Organic Cake'.
Thank you very much for this opportunity!

psnyder said...

The Gluten Free Carrot cake recipe sounds awesome! grammypenny@frontier.com

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ranya112 said...

I'd like to make the Gluten Free Pumpkin Cheesecake bars.

Denise said...

pumpkin cheesecake bars sound amazing

Frugal Tumbleweed Acres said...

I'd make the Coconut Flour Waffles first.
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Domestic Diva said...

I LOVE macaroons, so that would be my first thing. Next, probably some cupcakes. Yum!

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Janice said...

Gluten Free Coconut Chocolate Chip Cookies

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Melissa O. said...

I would love to make Coconutty Almond Cookies for myfamily

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AB Smith said...

they have a zuchinni muffin recipe Id like to try!

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Small Town Mommy said...

I would definitely make the chocolate cake. We do a lot of gluten free flours and substitutions can be difficult. It needs to be done by weight rather than measurement. I don't know if that works with coconut flour but I could definitely do some research.

jim said...

hands down the Gluten free Chicken Fingers omg yum! jimandboys@gmail.com

The Wildes said...

The chicken curry recipe sounds DIVINE!!!

ruby Olsen said...

GF Nitrate free Bacon, egg and DF cheese muffins is what I would try.

humpbackwhale said...

The Gluten Free Banana Avocado Quick Bread sounds great. I love Avocado and Banana Bread but I haven't been eating grains recently, so some coconut flour would be great for satisfying my cravings for baked goodness!

Anonymous said...

If I remember correctly, the coconut flour is higher in fat but, also a good source of protein. Not all bad :)

cristel said...

I would make the macaroons :)
If I remember correctly, the coconut flour is a good source of protein?!? Not too bad :)
I'm following Tropical Traditions on Twitter and FB. Actually, that's how I found out about this giveaway.

Anonymous said...

Pancakes!

Bethany said...

The first recipe I'd try is gluten free chunky monkey muffins. My kids would love these for an easy breakfast. =)

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K W said...

I'd like to try Gluten Free Coconut Flour Crepes.

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Terra said...

I want to try the Banana Avocado Quick Bread because I am in love with how creamy and healthy avocados are. I have also never tried gluten-free baking and coconut flour sounds delicious and light.

Sue D said...

I would make the gluten free chicken fingers recipe.
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ruslady said...

i'd like to try Gluten Free Bacon, Egg, and Cheese Muffins Recipe
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taylorbagels said...

Coconut pie crust recipe
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kathy pease said...

id make the Gluten Free Pumpkin Delight Muffins Recipes

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Anonymous said...

I would like to make the Peanut Butter Coconut Cookies recipe!

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Anonymous said...

strawberry lemon coconut smoothie
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ProjectHope7 said...

would love to make the Gluten Free Coconut Flour Crepes Recipe! These would be great with pure maple syrup and some fresh fruit.
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Kelly said...

I would make the pumpkin pie!

sottovoce said...

I'm not certain my first post made it through...so will do so again.
I would make the Chewy Gluten Free Chocolate Chip Cookies. :-) Thank you.
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Chappy - George Chaplin said...

gluten free coconut chochalate chip cookies awesome recipe!!

Atreau said...

I would make the Gluten Free Chocolate Chocolate Chip Pancakes Coconut Flour Recipe.

Justin said...

I'd like to make the gluten free biscuits and gravy recipe :)

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wallindeb said...

I would like to try the Gluten Free Cream of Cauliflower Soup Coconut Flour Recipe
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purango said...

I would make the Gluten Free Coconut Fried Fish Coconut Flour Recipe. garrettsambo@aol.com

Donna said...

I would like to make the Gluten Free Apple Crisp Recipe
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