High in Vitamin A & C, along with copper, calcium, and potassium. Replace some or all of the GF flour in your recipes!
Most gluten-free bakers have a favorite 1 to 1 flour, with a few large brands topping the list. We just discovered some really fun and unique gluten-free flour alternatives, made from fruits and veggies. They add subtle flavor, improved texture, and lots of nutrients. You can even mix and match – check out Hearthy Foods to purchase!
Apple flour contains 4 times the amount of fiber than traditional flour. It may be a bit less for some gluten-free flours, but it’s still good! What better way to add sugar-free sweetness and density to your baked goods? Apple flour absorbs more water, so you may need to increase the liquid in your recipe.
Broccoli is a great source of vitamins K and C. It also has lots of fiber and is known to act as an antioxidant. Use it in soups, smoothies, breading, meatballs, and even baking!
Carrots are a great source of beta carotene, fiber, potassium, and antioxidants. They’ve even been linked to lowering cholesterol. Use this flour for cooking, baking, or anything else – adds a touch of sweetness without extra sugar!
Parsnips are a a close relative to carrots, and are rich in antioxidants, fiber, vitamin c and folate. Parsnip flour adds nutrients, fiber, and a touch of sweetness to your baked goods!
Chock full of vitamins A, C, K and magnesium, iron, and manganese. It’s also got plenty of fiber and antioxidants. Use in meatballs, smoothies, as a garnish, and even in baked goods!
Baobab is a tree-grown fruit native to Africa and Madagascar with many health benefits. It has a tangy flavor and is rich in vitamin C, magnesium, iron and zinc. It’s also very high in antioxidants and fiber, which can help you to feel fuller, longer. You can add it to any recipe, savory or sweet!
A cup of fresh mango contains 70% of the daily vitamin C requirement, and is jam-packed with antioxidants. Mango flour is a great way to add a healthy twist and extra sweetness to your recipes, without processed sugar! Adds a sweet and citrus hint to pretty much anything, from smoothies to baked goods.
Kale is one of the most nutrient dense foods on the planet. it’s also loaded with antioxidants, vitamin C, K and so much more. Why not use it as a flour? Meatballs, soups, stews, smoothies – even add it to baked goods!
Sweet Potato Flour
Sweet potatoes aren’t called a Superfood for nothing! They’re an excellent source of vitamin A, iron calcium, selenium, B and C. Add sweet potato flour to any baking recipe for an added touch of sweetness, and a whole lot of fiber!
Beets are packed with essential nutrients, and are a great source of fiber, folate, manganese, potassium, iron, and vitamin C. They have also been associated with improved blood flow, lower blood pressure, and increased exercise performance. Use beet flour to add flavor and density to your baked goods or as a thickener, in salad dressings and more. *Requires additional liquid in recipe.
Did you know that only green bananas are used to make banana flour? The result is a dense flour, with no banana taste. If using this flour as a 1 to 1 for baking, be sure to reduce the amount by 30-40%. It’s also great for thickening sauces!