5 of the Healthiest Flours for Every Purpose


Blanched and finely ground almonds make almond flour. However, almond meal is powdered almonds with the skins intact, making it coarser. 



Almond Flour

Compared to all-purpose flour, almond flour provides double the protein and treble the fiber and heart-healthy lipids. It's perfect for gluten-free and carb-conscious bakers since it has less carbs.

Coconut flour has a rich, nutty taste with tropical undertones from finely powdered dried coconut flesh. Nutritionally, this nut- and grain-free flour boasts 10 grams of fiber per ¼ cup, compared to 1 g in all-purpose flour. 



Coconut Flour

Whole-wheat flour makes denser, tastier baked products than all-purpose flour. Whole-wheat flour contains fiber, iron, magnesium, and vitamin B6 from wheat berries with the bran and germ intact.



Whole-Wheat Flour

Baked dishes using ground oat flour have an earthy sweetness and chewiness. For increased nutrition, this whole-grain flour may replace up to 20% of wheat flour in recipes and has good protein and fiber. 



Oat Flour

The major crop of South America, Asia, and Africa, cassava, produces cassava flour. The plant yields cassava root (yuca), a starchy tuber like plantains and potatoes, which is peeled, dried, and crushed into flour.



Cassava Flour

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