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Flour Power: Your Guide to Alternative Flours

Can't find wheat flour anywhere? Or just want to explore some healthier alternatives to traditional white flour? Here are our go-to recipes!
Flour Power: Your Guide to Alternative Flours
Flour Power: Your Guide to Alternative Flours
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What are the options?

There are so many gluten-free flours on the market, all of which boast their own array of health benefits.

Almond flour is low-carb and full of healthy fats and antioxidants, while coconut flour is packed with fiber and promotes healthy digestion. The ever-popular buckwheat flour is a bit of a superfood, known to help with heart health while also saving your bank thanks to its lower price tag.

Rice flour is on the more versatile side with several varieties and flavors, and it works especially well as a breading for fried foods. Oat flour is the easy option, quick to make at home and loaded with extra protein.

Use these recipes to play around with all kinds of alternative flours, or to DIY some of your own!

DIY Rice Flour


Homemade Rice Flour


Making your very own rice flour is not only a simple way to save some money, but also a great alternative to gluten!

Knead to Know


Almond Flour Bread

Todd's Kitchen

This delicious keto bread recipe is so easy to prepare. It uses only almond flour, eggs, and a few other small ingredients, yet it tastes just like normal white bread!

DIY Almond Flour


Almond Flour

Mi Terruño Food

Make Almond Flour at home with this easy and quick method. It's a great alternative to the traditional, over-processed white flour, with tons of health benefits. If you have a gluten and wheat-free diet or are looking for a low carbohydrate flour, this one's for you!

That's How the Cookie Crumbles


Spelt Flour Choco Chip Cookies

The Fit Mediterranean

Made with no butter and no eggs, these soft cookies have a secret ingredient. Can you guess?

Waffle You Waiting For?


Fluffy Paleo Almond Waffles

Healthy Laura

These Fluffy Paleo Almond Waffles are gluten-free and dairy-free, with a super fluffy texture!

Apple of My Eye


Buckwheat Apple-Almond Muffins

Margaret's Dish

Light and fluffy with a rich, nutty, apple spice flavor, these muffins are simply divine. They are also an easy way to try your hand at gluten-free baking. Enjoy them toasted and topped with some almond butter and an extra sprinkling of cinnamon!

Mix Things Up


Erika's All Purpose Gluten Free Flour Mix

A Little Insanity

The BEST Gluten-Free Flour Mix that whips up in less than five minutes! Use cup for cup in many of your favorite recipes.

Portable Power Snack


Coconut Flour Banana Spice Muffins

Joyous Health

These are healthy, yummy snacks that are perfect to take on the go!

Raise the Bar


Paleo Lemon Bars with Almond Flour Crust

Feed Me Phoebe

These easy lemon bars are adapted from the Sweet Laurel Cookbook by Laurel Gallucci and Claire Thomas. They use “shredded coconut powdered sugar” on top instead of powdered sugar. You’ll have to pick up the book for that little trick!

Mission Impastable


Keto Pasta


The low-carb pasta you've been waiting for! No need to spend half a paycheck on that fancy store-bought keto pasta when you can make it at home with just a few simple ingredients (plus, we think it even tastes better).

Oat and About


Homemade Oat Flour

The Fit Mediterranean

No need to break the bank buying expensive packs of oat flour at the grocery store when you can make your own in just five minutes! All you need is a blender.

Guys and Galettes


Rustic Kale Sundried Tomato Galette

Joyous Health

This gluten-free galette looks as good as it tastes! Making the dough requires patience, but don't let that discourage you, because it's actually super easy. You can even customize your filling according to your craving!

Cake It 'Till You Make It


Curried Carrot & Zucchini Fritters

Girl Eats Greens

Crispy fried cakes of zucchini, yellow squash, and carrots make a delicious appetizer or side dish.

Stick With It


Chickpea Oregano Breadsticks

The Fit Mediterranean

Gluten-free and super nutritious breadsticks made with chickpea and rice flour. Crunchy and full of flavor, these are perfect for pairing with your favorite healthy dips and sauces.

Berry Yummy


Coconut Flour Blueberry Muffins

A Hint of Rosemary

Delicious gluten-free muffins made with all-natural whole food ingredients like coconut flour, blueberries, honey, and almond milk.

Easy as Pie


Kamut Flour Apricot Pie

The Fit Mediterranean

Did you know that Khorasan wheat, commercially known as Kamut, contains more proteins, lipids, amino acids, vitamins, and minerals than modern wheat? It has a stronger, nuttier flavor, and when used in baking, it helps to make deliciously soft and moist products, like this Apricot Pie!