What is gluten-free flour?
Flour is a fine powder that’s made from grinding up grains, beans, nuts, seeds, or roots. Humans have been making bread from flour since ancient times, bread being a staple of many cuisines across the world. Traditional flours such as wheat flour contain gluten. Gluten is what makes turns flour into a sticky, stretchy dough when combined with water. But not everyone can, or chooses to, eat gluten.
Gluten-free flour is flour that is made of products that do not contain gluten. Gluten-free flour can be made with a wide variety of ingredients including almonds, buckwheat, sorghum, amaranth, and chickpeas. Each has its own unique flavor and properties. Gluten-free flour can be used in place of flour for so many wonderful kinds of recipes. Read on to find out more about our plant-based flour.
Is gluten-free flour healthy?
Gluten-free flour is a healthy addition to a gluten-free diet. Whether you have celiac disease or just choose not to eat gluten because it makes you feel better, gluten-free flour can be a real lifesaver. Some of us are sensitive to gluten and it is believed to potentially cause bloating, diarrhea, brain fog, headaches, or constipation. Some people are allergic to wheat. If any of these apply to you, then gluten-free flour is the flour for you.
But you don’t have to be on a gluten-free diet to enjoy our awesome gluten-free flours. They all have their own unique flavors and textures and will enhance a whole range of different recipes. Shop flour today and find the one that’s right for you.
Use vegan flour for gluten-free cooking and baking
Our vegan flour can be used for all kinds of cooking and baking - wherever calls for flour! Because gluten-free flour doesn’t have the elasticity of gluten, it often has a binder added such as guar gum or psyllium husk. Self-raising gluten-free flour will contain baking powder or baking soda, to help it rise when made into a dough and baked.
You can use gluten-free flour in place of regular flour but you will need to adapt the recipe’s liquid quantities accordingly. This is because most gluten-free flours are slightly drier and more absorbent so you might need a little extra water, milk, or oil to help avoid the finished good being too dense. Buy flour online from us and you’ll quickly get the hang of it! Here are a few vegan flour recipes to get you started…
Top flour brands to try
Arrowhead Flours Gluten-Free Flour
Arrowhead Mills is renowned in the world of gluten-free flour. They use only the simplest, finest ingredients to make their high-quality gluten-free flours. This comes in 4 varieties: All-Purpose, Buckwheat, Coconut, and Tapioca. Plant-based flour has never tasted so good!
Arrowhead Flours Organic Yellow Cornmeal
This organic yellow cornmeal is perfect for making creamy polenta, grits, tortillas, muffins, and cornbread. It has a subtly sweet flavor and a gorgeous golden color. We love this vegan flour!
Bob’s Red Mill All-Purpose Gluten-Free Baking Flour
This gluten-free flour is a nourishing blend of garbanzo bean flour, whole grain white sorghum flour, tapioca flour, fava bean flour, and potato starch. It has a beautiful fine texture and is perfect for making gluten-free pizza dough, pasta and pastry.
Pamela’s Tiger Nut Flour
Pamela’s Tiger Nut Flour is made from tiger nuts. Ever heard of tiger nuts? They’re actually not nuts but a kind of root vegetable. They’re considered a superfood and taste a bit like coconut and almond. They’re high in fiber and low in fat. And they make an awesome gluten-free flour!
Frequently Asked Questions
Is your flour fridge-friendly?
In the pantry, most gluten-free flours will store for 1-2 months perfectly well. However, you can also store them in the fridge and they will last for around 4-6 months. You can even store them in the freezer and they will last for up to a year! Nut flours such as coconut or almond should always be refrigerated.
Can I use gluten-free flour in soup?
Absolutely! You can use gluten-free flour as a thickener in soups and sauces, and it won’t be much different from using regular flour. Shop flour today and save your sauce!
Can I use gluten-free flour for desserts?
Yep! Gluten-free flour is a great flour substitute for all kinds of desserts and baking. Use it wherever calls for flour, and just remember to check if you need to adjust the recipe and add a bit more liquid.
Is gluten-free flour processed?
Just like regular wheat flour, gluten-free flour is processed. The difference is that it has been made with gluten-free ingredients. Our gluten-free flours are minimally and naturally processed to bring you the very best in plant-based flour. Shop flour now and taste the difference!