5 Healthy Gluten-Free Flours

Whenever anyone is introduced to gluten-free, they always ask “But what do you use for the flour?!” Well, there are tons of answers to that question! Here are 5 popular gluten-free flours that also pack in some nutrition so you aren’t sacrificing texture or health.

1. Brown Rice Flour

Brown rice flour is just like the rice you get at sushi restaurants except dehydrated and powdered. It’s whole-grain so you’re getting the goodness of fiber, vitamins and minerals brown rice has to offer. Substitute it in for whole-grain quick bread recipes like banana or pumpkin.

Recipes:

Banana bread

Pumpkin bread

2. Chickpea Flour

Chickpeas have long been celebrated for chana masala and hummus, but did you know you could bake with it, too? Chickpea flour has a high fiber content to it that holds pancakes, brownies, and other desserts together well without any crazy starches or gums.

Recipes:

Pancakes

Blondies

3. Almond Flour

Almond flour is great to use for anyone gluten or grain-free. It has virtually no flavor to it at all so it blends with just about anything. Add it to cookies or cakes for a little extra richness from some healthy fats.

Recipes:

Brownies

Chocolate Chip Cookies

4. Oat Flour

Oat flour made with gluten-free oats can be a great, inexpensive flour to make at home. Just add the oats to a food processor and blend until they make a soft powder. Use fresh oat flour for incredibly delicious and nutritious pancakes and muffins.

Recipes:

Banana muffins

Chocolate chip pancakes

5. Coconut Flour

Did you know there’s flour in coconuts, too? Sort of. Coconut flour is the defatted, dehydrated meat of the coconut. It’s super high in fiber content and a favorite for paleo and grain-free advocates. Try a little in cakes or muffins for a fluffy chew.

Recipes:

Cupcakes

Brownies

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