The Spring Green #20: Organic Coconut Flour from Tropical Traditions Review and Giveaway (Ends 4/27) CLOSED

Saturday, April 17, 2010 Posted by Dina N

I love coconut. While coconut oil and shredded coconut are staples at my house, I had yet to try it as flour. So I was quite excited when Tropical Traditions sent me a 2.2 lb bag of their organic coconut flour.

This coconut flour is fiber from the coconut meat after most of the oil has been extracted to make Virgin Coconut Oil. It is certified organic, unsweetened, and has not been treated with sulfites. The first thing I noticed when I opened it - apart from the delicious smell - was the natural yellowish color. Tropical Traditions organic coconut flour is high in dietary fiber and protein, and is gluten-free.

You can add coconut flour to standard wheat-based recipes for extra fiber, by substituting 10-30% of the grain-based flour. If you need 100% gluten-free muffins and quick breads, that can be done with Tropical Traditions organic coconut flour. Organic coconut flour contains natural sugar from the coconut meat, so you can cut down on adding sugar.

Tropical Traditions organic coconut flour also contains over 19% non-gluten protein. It makes an excellent addition to shakes and smoothies where fiber and protein are needed. You can also use it to add a wonderful coconut flavor to many dishes, or use it as a thickener in soups and sauces.

I made some coconut water with the flour, and added it to a banana yogurt smoothie. Then I made the recipe for Pumpkin Coconut Squares from the Tropical Traditions site. I used pure canned pumpkin instead of the pie mix and added a 1/4 cup of agave nectar for sweetness. I have a strong oven, so I cut the baking time down to 35 min. Finally, after I cut the squares, I topped them with plain yogurt - we use low-fat organic - and decorated with agave nectar and chocolate syrup for the kids. You can get similar results using honey and whipped cream if you prefer. This desert was delicious! I would compare it to cheesecake without the heavy feeling in my stomach after I've had a slice or two.

There are many recipes using Tropical Traditions organic coconut flour on their recipe list. Next, I plan to try the pizza crust recipe and the Coconut Flour Oat Pancakes. Yum!

Deal Alert
If you decide to buy these products or anything else from Tropical Traditions, as a first-time customer you can get a FREE Virgin Coconut Oil book with purchase. Find out all about coconut oil and its uses! Just use code 5251001 in the Referred by a Friend section and the book will be added to your order at no charge.

The Giveaway
Tropical Traditions are generously giving away a 2.2 lbs bag of Organic Coconut Flour to a lucky reader of this blog!

To enter, please take a look at the Tropical Traditions product line and tell me what interests you the most.

For extra entries, feel free to do any or all of the following:
  • subscribe to Tropical Traditions' newsletter - you'll know all about their specials, sales and promotions - and get 2 entries;
  • check out the free coconut recipes here and tell me which one you'd like to try;
  • follow me on twitter and tweet about this giveaway – you can do this once a day, feel free to copy and paste: "Win Tropical Traditions #Organic Coconut Flour! #Giveaway ends 4/27 @troptraditions @aitmama #win #eco http://tinyurl.com/y78gr4x"
  • follow Tropical Traditions on twitter;
  • go here and here for additional ways to get extra entries.
The deadline to enter is April 27, 2010, 11:59pm EST. A winner will be randomly selected and notified by e-mail. They will have 72 hours to get back to me, or an alternate will be chosen. Open to those with mailing addresses in the U.S. or Canada.

Disclaimer / Disclosure: 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.  This post reflects my personal opinion and experience with the product which may differ from yours. Product information and images courtesy of the sponsor. The winner will receive their prize directly from the company. The sponsor is responsible for prize fulfillment. No monetary compensation was provided for this post.

172 comments:

  1. Anonymous said...

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  2. dor said...

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  9. Julia said...

    i would like to try no flour coconut peanut butter cookies

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  20. bleatham said...

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  35. Marci J said...

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  50. Amanda - RunToTheFinish said...

    Trop Trad has a huge variety of products, I seen their coconut oil and wondered about it for cooking, but honestly I'm way more interested in learning how to cook with coconut flour!

  51. Amanda - RunToTheFinish said...

    coconut flour oat pancakes, how fun! With some strawberries...awesome.

  52. amanda said...

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  53. amanda said...

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  61. Jennifer said...

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  62. Jennifer said...

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  67. Mary A said...

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  70. remarker/fcffollower said...

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  71. remarker/fcffollower said...

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  72. Anonymous said...

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  76. Domestic Diva said...

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  78. Kris said...

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  97. daer0n said...

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  113. Anonymous said...

    Wow, they have so many good recipes! I would love to try the coconut macaroons. Delicious!

    A good recipe for coconut oil is Healthy Fudge. Take equal amounts of coconut oil, carob or cocoa powder and raw honey. Mix them in the food processor and add vanilla extract to taste. Nuts are an optional add-in. Mix all until smooth and spread into a freezer safe dish. Place in freezer for 20 minutes and enjoy! Melts quickly so keep it frozen. Healthy Delicious Freezer Fudge. It really is the best!

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  114. Maryann said...

    We use tons of coconut products in our home because my son is autistic and he is GFCF. We would love to use the coconut flour and coconut oil.

  115. Carapace said...

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  116. Carapace said...

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  117. Rhea said...

    I want to try the Gold Label Virgin Coconut Oil. I think it will be awesome in smoothies.

    I also subscribe to Tropical Traditions' newsletter

    I also want to try this recipe from their website for Coconut Oil Vinaigrette Cole Slaw Recipe.

    I also follow Tropical Traditions on twitter.

  118. For Their Future said...

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  127. christopher sorel said...

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    tropical traditions has great products but have not tried coconut flour yet. Tried palm oil and it is good. want to try coconut oil next

  128. MermaidLilli said...

    I like the idea of the flour itself. As I have become paleo, I am looking for alternatives to regular flour. I am excited about making pastries and breading my meats with it. Follow you through FaceBook. mermaidxrose@yahoo .com

  129. debbie mercer burden said...

    subscribed and follow on FB - am excited to find C/F-free roam organic eggs - always looking for them, and would love to try the coconut flour! The oil look awesome, and the lip balm!

  130. sheila said...

    I'd really like to try the oil. I make soap with it, but I'd really like to try a food - coconut oil. And make some granola!

  131. sheila said...

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  132. Anonymous said...

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  133. sheila said...

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  134. sheila said...

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  136. Rachel McGuire said...

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  137. Rachel McGuire said...

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  148. M. said...

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  149. Meghan said...

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  150. Meghan said...

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  155. tina reynolds said...

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  159. Felissa said...

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  164. matt4melis said...

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