How to Make Coconut Flour at Home

Making coconut flour at home is not only financially convenient, it’s also remarkably easy. What most people don’t realize is that it takes practically less than a day to successfully create your own coconut flour at home, and it doesn’t even require you to have complicated machineries. For those who want to learn how, simply follow the steps stated below.

Save the Coconut Fiber
Coconut flour is made from the fiber that is usually used to create coconut milk. After squeezing out the milk, the fiber should be placed in a container where it can be laid out and ready for drying.

Drying Process

making coconut flour at homeThere are lots of ways to dry the coconut fiber from allowing it to dry by itself or putting it inside the oven. In most cases, the fiber is placed on a cookie sheet and placed in a warm oven for several hours. The heat is around 200 degrees so individuals wouldn’t have to worry about it burning. The length of drying time may vary depending on the amount of coconut fiber so make sure to check often.

Powdering Process
Once the coconut fiber is dry, you can now start grinding it into flour-like consistency. This can be done by simply placing the fiber in a food processor and allowing it to be grinded. Depending on your needs, the fiber can be turned into an incredibly fine texture or allowed to be in bigger particles. This is now coconut flour and of the same – if not better – quality as those sold in stores.

Storage
If you intend to use the coconut flour immediately, then it shouldn’t be a problem. However, if you want to keep this for later use, then make sure to dry the item in a cool and dry area. Keep the container air tight and try to use it soon after creation. Although coconut flour can last up to one year on the shelf, the best tasting ones are usually those that are cooked fresh.

Considering how much coconut flour costs in the market, it only makes sense that homeowners would try to make their own. It isn’t necessary that you make one on a routine basis, but if the opportunity presents itself then this is something that should never be missed. Even if the amount is too small, it is possible to combine coconut flour with wheat flour when cooking so don’t let it go to waste.

Below is a great video on how to make coconut flour at home.

12 Responses to How to Make Coconut Flour at Home

  • Verna Lewis says:

    Thank you very much for this recipe on the coconut flour. This is so easy to do; can’t wait to make it.
    Do you have a recipe for coconut oil?

  • Stellar says:

    I’ve tried using a food processor to grind the coconut flakes, but the flakes are to light and just floated about in the food processor. The result is just some smaller coconut flakes. Can a coffee grinder make it really powder like? I just want to be sure that I should go to buy a coffee grinder.
    Thank you.

    • admin says:

      hi, did you dry the coconut flakes? it should be like the dessicated coconut that you buy in the store. I have a small cuisinart food processor and it works well.

  • Fatma says:

    Can I just use the desiccated coconut you buy in the store?

    • admin says:

      I haven’t tried that before but I know that some people do that and then just grind the dessicated coconut in their food processor. Let me know if it work for you.

    • Lauren says:

      Grinding the desiccated coconut you buy at the store will eventually turn it into coconut butter. As the processor gets warmer and warmer it’ll release the oils from the shreds and it’ll turn into a thick paste (particularly if you push the sides down and fold back in). Not sure if it would ever just become a fine flour (mine did not!) on the way. Not a terrible result though; coconut butter is DELICIOUS spread on toast or used as a butter-replacement (although don’t forget it has the same level of calories as oil/butter and is high in saturated fats).

      • missy says:

        so now i know why we need to squeeze out the milk first. tq for the info. surely utilize the leftovers from my coconut milk next time :)

      • Michael Doherty says:

        The saturated fats obtained from coconuts are Medium Chain Fatty Acids.

        These are the good guys of the saturated fat community.

  • sarah keller says:

    It is cool!

  • Shanika Mayadunne says:

    How Wonderful!!! Fantastic Website. I am from Sri Lanka and Coconut trees grew in my backyard. We used coconut in our cooking, coconut oil on our hair. However after extracting the milk from the coconut gratings we used to discard the leftover powder. What waste!! I now live in Canada and save all the coconut to make all these wonderful goodies. In fact I have told my mom living in Sri Lanka to save all her coconut gratings too

  • Sandy Stephens says:

    So are we actually using a whole coconut and getting the white out of it to make the coconut flour from? this is what you are drying or are you using bagged coconut from the store?

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