Coconut flour is a flour made from coconut solids that have been ground into a very fine powder. It has a mild coconut scent and flavour and is also quite light and airy, making it especially suitable for baked goods like muffins, pancakes and cakes. Arguably coconut flour's biggest attraction is its gluten-free status, meaning it contains none of the gluten protein molecules found in grains such as wheat, rye and barley. Because it is high in fiber yet relatively low in digestible carbohydrates compared to processed flours, coconut flour has a gentle impact upon blood sugar levels. This makes it an excellent flour for diabetics, prediabetics and anyone else who wants to avoid blood sugar spikes.