If you think coconut flour is the latest and greatest of these trendy baking supplies, just wait until you see this.
Coffee is the newest plant to be turned into flour, following hot on the heels of sweet potatoes, bananas, and cashews. But before you get too excited, coffee lovers, there’s something you should know: The new flour is nutritious and rich in flavor, but it isn’t made out of those beans that make up your morning brew--bummer, we know.
Coffee beans grow with an outer casing of fruit that’s usually discarded (or, lately, turned into tea). But as one company--aptly named CoffeeFlour--discovered, they also make tasty gluten-free, high-fiber flour. In fact, the ingredient is high in potassium, fiber, iron, and antioxidants on top of tasting pretty darn delicious paired with cocoa in a batch of gluten-free brownies.
Though you can currently only sample the creative coffee product in baked goods from companies working with CoffeeFlour, keep your eye on shelves if it sparks your interest. The company expected that you would be able to find it in hot cereal, chocolate, and energy bars on some supermarket shelves by the end of 2015, according to Yahoo Food. Keep checking products to see if they're stocked at your grocery store!
Coffee addicts, might we suggest snagging some as soon as it shows up near you to bake some coffee-flour, coffee-spiked brownies? We know we’ll be whipping up a batch.
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