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Flour substitute

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Created March 26, 2012 at 3:38 PM

Can I substitute whole wheat flour with almond flour or coconut flour for brownies?

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on March 26, 2012
at 04:33 PM

You can't directly substitute almond or coconut flour into a traditional baking recipe and expect it to work right. Nut and coconut flours have very different properties than grain flours. I do second the suggestion to check out Elana's Pantry, though for her older recipes you'll probably want to substitute honey for the agave nectar she calls for.

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on March 26, 2012
at 03:54 PM

For dessert type things, yes, usually.

Checkout the recipes at Elana's Pantry for a slew of good tips and ideas.

... but remember: a gluten free dessert may be less damaging than a gluten dessert, but it's still dessert!

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on March 30, 2013
at 10:11 AM

You can use Xanthan gum & Guar gum as a flour substitute. Please refer to the link which I posted.

http://www.diabetesdaily.com/forum/recipes/70333-vegan-flaxseed-bread-gluten-free-no-egg

http://cafe.naver.com/ebekoji/8431

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on July 05, 2012
at 08:40 PM

Hey, there are a few other good spots as well and the civilised caveman site has a some great recipes for treats and not all flour based as well (try the avocado chocolate mouse & apple pie bars).

If you do a lot of baking as well the nut flour can give you too much omega 6 so it's worth checking out some other safe paleo flours like tapioca and plantain. More details here.

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