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rylan'smomma 11-17-2012 09:27 AM

Wheat free baking
I am trying to a avoid wheat! Since I do the cooking we are all eating way less wheat!
I love to bake so I'm looking for a good flour for cookies, banana bread, etc.
I sub ground oatmeal in waffles and pancakes and have have good success but it did not work in cookies!!
Looking for suggestions. Thanks!

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adjroberts 11-19-2012 11:24 AM

Almond flour?

Mack 12-10-2012 04:57 AM

All flours are not equal and each have their own properties. They will act differently based on the components if each recipe you try.

mel j 12-11-2012 11:27 AM

Re: Wheat free baking
So far my favourite is coconut flour. It tends to use a lot of eggs though. Also the bag seems expensive but sometimes you only need 3 TBS for a recipe and b/c of the combination of coconut and egg, it is very filling and a bag can last quite awhile. I've also used black beans to make "brownies" but just tried a coconut flour version and like it a lot better, though they're still not quite the same as actual brownies - more like a cake. I've made cookies with coconut flour too which our little ones and I liked; they'll also eat up coconut flour "pancakes" even if I don't sweeten them. I've also used ground up almonds to make cookies and buckwheat flour to make crepes. Nothing is really quite the same as wheat though.

eta: I've also used ground up almonds for almond flour and there are some recipes which don't even use flour but nut butters instead.

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