Baking Season Made Healthier With Coffee FlourChristine Quach
Colder weather calls for scarves, chunky knits, and hot drinks. If you’re anything like me, it’s also the perfect time to start baking. Those apple-cinnamon scented candles aren’t just for show; it’s not fall unless your kitchen smells and feels like a cozy bakery.
Even though cookies and brownies are so delicious, they’re not very healthy. Coupled with a latte or Frappuccino, the nutritional benefits aren’t looking too hot. Fortunately, there’s a new health trend on the rise that you can add to your favorite baked recipes: coffee flour. Packed with a ton of iron, fiber, antioxidants, protein, and potassium, it seems almost too good to be true. You can add a scoop of coffee flour—which looks like a cross between flour and spice—to your favorite tub of homemade cookie dough and veg out with less guilt. This is every sweet tooth’s dream.
But wait, it gets better. Not only does coffee flour provide health benefits, it also helps the environment! According to the company with the same name as their famous product, coffee flour is a byproduct of the coffee bean harvesting process. Usually, the beans (pits, technically) are the only things used in the entire coffee fruit. The fruit around the bean is usually discarded in rivers or on land, but now it’s dried and turned into powder. By avoiding the unneeded waste, this process ultimately reduces methane gas emission as well as pollution in streams and soils.
You won’t have any guilt treating yourself to your favorite baked dessert if you add a bit of coffee flour. You can find coffee flour at your nearest Trader Joe’s or health-centric supermarket. Get into the fall spirit, Coffee ‘N Clothes style, with this recipe of amazing chocolate chip cookies the next time you pick up a bag.