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Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Tropical Traditions Organic Coconut Flour Review and Giveaway - CLOSED

Tropical Traditions gave me the opportunity to try another of their great products, Organic Coconut Flour! Again, I'm not a big coconut fan, but thought it's always good to try new things.


My wife does most of the baking at our house, because I don't like baking all that much. I'd rather cook a big supper than bake any day. So, when we got the Organic Coconut Flour, my wife started experimenting with it.

The first thing she tried was sugar cookies. She mixed it all up and the Organic Coconut Flour dried out the batter too much to roll it out and cut cookies. We were pretty disappointed at this.

So, I contacted Sandra at Tropical Traditions for some advice. She told me that their experience in adapting recipes for Organic Coconut Flour have shown that you need to use additional eggs. As we got looking at the Coconut Flour recipes, we found that to be pretty accurate. My wife made a batch of Coconut Flour Brownies tonight and they are very good. We made two observations about them: 1. they had more of a light cake texture than brownies and 2. your could feel the slightly courser texture of the coconut flour. Here's the recipe we used (minus the nuts):

Coconut Flour Brownies

1 8 oz. box cream cheese softened
½ cup butter (1 stick) softened
1 cup coconut flour
¾ cup sugar
4 eggs
2 tsp vanilla
1/3 cup heavy cream
1/3 cup cocoa powder
½ cup walnuts chopped
Coconut oil

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Brush both sides and bottom of 11x7 pan with coconut oil.

Whip butter, sugar, and cream cheese with electric mixer on high speed until light and fluffy, scrape bowl after each addition. Add coco powder, and heavy cream; beat well. Add eggs one at a time and whip until the mixture looks like a smooth, creamy, fluffy chocolate pudding Add flour and vanilla to the chocolate mixture and whip on medium speed and then turn up to high speed and beat until mixture becomes stiff and color becomes a little paler.

Pour chocolate mixture into prepared pan and sprinkle chopped nuts on top and pat nuts gently into batter. Bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes, or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. When done, place pan on wire rack and cool completely. Enjoy!!

TIPS: These brownies taste best a day later so if you’re making them for company dessert, bake them the day before and when cool, cover the top of the pan with aluminum foil and refrigerate.

If you want to get a little fancy, melt 2oz of bittersweet chocolate and cool. Meanwhile, get a little zip lock bag and pour the cooled chocolate inside and snip a little hole in one corner and give the bag a little squeeze while drizzling over the brownies. Have fun!!


One other great thing about Organic Coconut Flour is that it is gluten-free, high in fiber & high in protein. This is a very positive thing as we've known several people who are on gluten-free diets.

Tropical Traditions also has a Referral Program, so if you place an order with them as a first-time customer, please select “Referred by a friend” and in the box that says “How did you hear of us?” enter my sponsor ID number… 5414879. By telling Tropical Traditions that I referred you, you will receive a complimentary copy of the book Virgin Coconut Oil: How it has changed people’s lives and how it can change yours! by Brian and Marianita Shilhavy with your first order! This book is filled with testimonies and research showing how healthy coconut oil is, and it also includes over 85 recipes showing how one can incorporate coconut into their diet.


So, would you like to try Organic Coconut Flour at your home? Here's your chance to win a bag of Organic Coconut Flour for your home baking!

The Giveaway

Tropical Traditions would like to give one of my readers their very own 2.2 pound bag of Organic Coconut Flour (retails for $12.95).

Note: Please be sure to leave an email address in your comment if it's not public on your blogger profile.

Main Entry

Go to Tropical Traditions Coconut Flour Recipe page and come back and tell me a recipe you would love to try!

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Contest ends November 29, 2009. I will choose a winner using random.org sometime on November 30, 2009 and contact the winner by email. You will have three days to respond by email with your contact information.

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.
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93 comments:

hollowsins said...

I would try the Chocolate Coconut Peanut Butter Balls Coconut Flour Recipe

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Shannon said...

I have a friend with a daughter that has Celiac disease. I would make these and give them to her for Christmas: Gluten-Free Coconut Cream-Cheese Squares Coconut Flour Recipe.

Whitney said...

I am not one to coconut, but my husband loves it. I would probably try out the orange cake for hubby.

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bison61 said...

I'd try the Gluten-Free Black Walnut Chocolate Chip Cookies Coconut Flour Recipe

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Shop with Me Mama said...

Chocolate coconut peanut butter YUM!!

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Jay said...

The Cream cheese squares sound great!
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Amber said...

The Blackberry Streusel Muffins sound super-yummy!

zealandsmom said...

chocolate peanut butter! yes please!

Juanita said...

I am already a big fan of Tropical Traditions products but have never tried the coconut flour...would love to try this. And I'd have to try the Cream Cheese squares first, then the brownies. :) catmama7801@gmail.com

Linjoh said...

I would try the Gluten Free Coconut Lime Torte with coconut milk sauce. I also want to try a pie crust for coconut cream pie.
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Anonymous said...

I am going to try the coconut flour brownies recipe you posted.

Anonymous said...

I would love to try Coconut Flour Pie Crust

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nora said...

I'd like to try the coconut flour sweet potato soup! yum!

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Lisa said...

I'd like to try the Gluten-Free Coconut Cream-Cheese Squares Coconut Flour Recipe.

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RR said...

I'd like to try the Gluten-Free Chocolate Coconut Cake Coconut Flour Recipe. Yum!

Anonymous said...

GF coconut cake would be awsome to try my kids cant eat gluten always looking for a good cake to make them
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Brooke said...

I would love to try the Gluten Free Coconut Flour Chocolate Chip Cookies!! I subscribed to the newsletter too! Thanks!!

Leigh said...

Interesting and informative post. I've never tried coconut flour, but would definitely like to give it a try. Which recipe? Hmm, let's see...

The coconut cream cheese squares.

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Beth said...

I'm wanting to try the Chocolate Coconut Peanut Butter Balls!

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ms mel said...

i'd like to try the Gluten-Free Lemon-Lime Coconut Flour Muffins Recipe and thank you for the chance!

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Anonymous said...

Would love to try the coconut flour for my son who is on a Gluten free diet. He would love the coconut banana choc chip muffins.

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Stephanie E. said...

I would like to try the lemon-lime coconut muffins sounds like a perfect pairing of flavors and textures! I love baking, it would cool to win.

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One Southern Girl said...

I'd like to try the Gluten-Free Banana Coconut Flour Muffins with Coconut Flour....

Thanks for offering this giveaway!

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Anonymous said...

I would like to try the Coconut Flour Pizza Crust. I also subscribed to the TT Newsletter.
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Natalie A. said...

This recipe sounds great to me: Easy Delicious Brownie Dessert Coconut Flour Recipe! Thanks!

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Laura said...

I would try the pumpkin muffins with coconut flour, since my son loves making "muffin cakes".

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TurtleOak said...

I'd like to try the Coconut Flour Chocolate Cake. I've been experimenting w/ soaking the flour for cakes w/ little success - using this gluten free recipe would eliminate that need and I love chocolate cake!

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Fawn said...

I'd like to try Gluten-Free Lemon Delight Coconut Flour Recipe, Gluten-Free Fried Chicken Recipe and the Gluten-Free Coconut Fried Fish Recipe.

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Linda V said...

I would try the pumpkin muffin coconut flour receipe.

Tami said...

since we make homemade pizza all the time i'll pick the Gluten-Free Pizza Crust Coconut Flour Recipe

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sarah said...

the Gluten Free Coconut Flour Chocolate Chip Cookies sound yummy!

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JenniferB said...

I would like to try to make the pumpkin coconut muffins

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Lois S said...

I would like to try the Gluten Free Stuffed Oven Baked Chicken

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I would like to try the Gluten Free Coconut Flour Chocolate Chip Cookies


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I would love to make the Fruity Tropical Smoothie recipe!

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I would LOVE to try the Coconut Almond Flax Cookie recipe!
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Anonymous said...

mmmmmmmmmmmmmm I love coconut! Would really like to try the Coconutty Almond Cookies!
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purplelover04 said...

Gluten-Free Cheesecake Coconut Flour Recipe

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