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Best All Purpose Flour Alternative Recipe?

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created May 15, 2013 at 8:30 AM

I need my comfort food sliced bread, croissants, pancakes, tortillas and pecan tarts but I can't seem to find paleo white flour alternative recipes that are as good or as similar to all-purpose flour. Any simple recipe suggestions? I don't have access to almond or coconut flour because i live in Peru. Anybody have any quinoa based flour recipes?

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on May 16, 2013
at 12:21 PM

@dan - here's a link to one of my answers on a previous question for a recipe for pan de cassava -- probably a common item in your area of the world. :-) http://paleohacks.com/questions/179204/potato-flour-bread/179209#179209

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on May 16, 2013
at 12:12 PM

@tbunchylulu - I haven't, only because these days I eat pasta type things ... well ... never anymore. However, I do make potato starch breads/rolls on occasion -- maybe this a good, similar thing to try otherwise - potato + potato starch doesn't sound like the worst thing in the world. :-)

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on May 16, 2013
at 12:04 PM

greymouser, have you made potato gnocchi? I haven't made them in a while, but have had success using with potato flour for the added flour you need to help bind everything.

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on May 15, 2013
at 11:57 PM

Thanks for the suggestion on yuca flour for starchy hard rolls, I'm gonna give a try because it's available to me in vast amounts. I hear yucca flour also makes really good crepes and pancakes. Although I have heared in Brazil they use green banana flour as a gluten free alternative I think the anti nutrients of unripe fruits outweigh the benefits so forget that. Do you have any recipes?

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Ebb10603524dd22621c1155dd7ddf106

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on May 15, 2013
at 12:08 PM

There is a problem: your desire to find an "all purpose flour" and an "alternative" flour are at odds.

First, suffice to say many here would recommend you don't continue to eat faileo foods like "almond flour tarts". Pretend that I ranted for a while about that.

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Since you mention it, in the past I've made gnocchi from quinoa flour. Good, but they were far, far from the real gnocchi my Italian family makes.

Good luck.

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on May 15, 2013
at 11:57 PM

Thanks for the suggestion on yuca flour for starchy hard rolls, I'm gonna give a try because it's available to me in vast amounts. I hear yucca flour also makes really good crepes and pancakes. Although I have heared in Brazil they use green banana flour as a gluten free alternative I think the anti nutrients of unripe fruits outweigh the benefits so forget that. Do you have any recipes?

Ebb10603524dd22621c1155dd7ddf106

(19150)

on May 16, 2013
at 12:21 PM

@dan - here's a link to one of my answers on a previous question for a recipe for pan de cassava -- probably a common item in your area of the world. :-) http://paleohacks.com/questions/179204/potato-flour-bread/179209#179209

Ebb10603524dd22621c1155dd7ddf106

(19150)

on May 16, 2013
at 12:12 PM

@tbunchylulu - I haven't, only because these days I eat pasta type things ... well ... never anymore. However, I do make potato starch breads/rolls on occasion -- maybe this a good, similar thing to try otherwise - potato + potato starch doesn't sound like the worst thing in the world. :-)

Ef32d6cc543a74319464e2100e5a9ffd

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on May 16, 2013
at 12:04 PM

greymouser, have you made potato gnocchi? I haven't made them in a while, but have had success using with potato flour for the added flour you need to help bind everything.

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on July 19, 2013
at 11:58 AM

1-to-1 corn masa and potato starch works well in my experience. You'd have to be ok with corn though. Even straight potato starch works in some cases. But as other have pointed out, a gluten-free "all purpose" flour is going to be elusive, it really depends on application.

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on July 19, 2013
at 02:21 AM

RK gave you excellent advice for finding your flour alternative. Fortunately, there are a lot of flour recipes popping up on the Web.

Here's another gluten free all purpose flour recipe that you might want to try:

Hope that helps!

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on May 15, 2013
at 08:48 PM

there is NO flour that can compare to wheat flour for baking, in taste, texture, and ease of working with. It sucks, but its just how it is. The only other one ive found that i dont mind the taste of is quinoa flour, but thats not paleo and is high in saponins

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on May 15, 2013
at 03:05 PM

It's easy enough to make your own nut flours by grinding them, GENTLY, in a blender or food processor (grind too much and you get nut butter instead). If you end up with almond butter, there's a recipe for a "paleo bread" made primarily of almond butter that's reportedly pretty good.

I make a very nice almond flour as a "byproduct" of homemade nut milk. I soak almonds overnight, pop them out of their skins, then blend with water for almond milk. The pulp that gets strained out is dried in my dehydrator and then can be very finely ground without as much danger of nut butter since the fat went to the milk.

It's a lot of work, for sure, but you'll appreciate the final product all the more, and gradually you'll come to the conclusion we all do after time that fake grain products never taste exactly the same as the real but unhealthy thing. It's a great waste of time and effort when the world is filled with tasty and delicious real, whole grainfree foods that don't suffer from lack if wheat flour. But until you get there in your own head, knock yourself out.

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on May 15, 2013
at 12:04 PM

You may want to look at this:

http://glutenfreegirl.com/2012/07/how-to-make-a-gluten-free-all-purpose-flour-mix/

If that doesn't help, google "gluten-free blend" or "gluten-free all purpose flour." There's a lot of ideas out there.

FYI, gluten free doesn't necessarily mean paleo. These flours are still made of grains. But it's not bad for an occasional cheat.

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