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A Guide to 15 Wheat-Free/Gluten Free Flours

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Are you interested in experimenting with gluten free and wheat free baking? With so many options for wheat flour alternatives out there, it’s hard to know what’s what or what type of flour to use for what purpose.

To help provide a little education and get your kitchen experiments started we’ve created this handy guide to fifteen popular wheat free, gluten free flours. Most are fairly easy to find in supermarkets and health food stores these days, so after reading you’ll be ready to pick some up and put an alternative flour to work right in your own kitchen!

 

1. Almond Flour

Almond flour is made from finely ground blanched almonds. Since it contains no wheat or grains it is a popular baking flour for those on low-carb diets. Similar to cornmeal, the texture is more crumbly than a fine wheat flour.

Because almonds are high in polyunsaturated fats, this flour should to be stored in the fridge or freezer. Because almond flour is simply ground nuts, it has a very high fat content, which should be taken into consideration. Remember, gluten free doesn’t necessarily mean healthier or that we can binge on things made with alternative flours. Moderation is always key.

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