Healthy alternatives for flour have been popping up all over Instagram and Pinterest, so we thought we’d check them out, and let you know what the best options are.
By Ulisha Moodley
1. ALMOND FLOUR
Containing a solid amount of protein and calcium, almond flour is made from ground almonds and will add a light, fluffy texture to your baked goods. Use almond flour the next time you make a batch of brownies or as a healthy alternative to breadcrumbs.
2. COCONUT FLOUR
High in fibre and containing carbs that are easier to digest compared to white flour, coconut flour is quite heavy and has a powdery texture. It’s best to use it as a coating for seafood or in some yoghurt with vanilla extract and cinnamon as a fulfilling snack.
3. QUINOA FLOUR
Adding quinoa flour to pancakes, muffins or bread will instantly up its whole-grain nutritional value. Quinoa is also the only plant-based food that has complete protein in it.
4. BROWN RICE FLOUR
Brown rice flour is similar to white flour in that they both have the same texture but brown rice flour just has more fibre. It can be used to make a variety of dishes, plus it’s simple to work with. Brown rice flour is high in vitamin B6 and magnesium.