Flour substitute

Answered on August 19, 2014
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.



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!


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.




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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