Arrowroot powder is a wonderful discovery, I will tell you why it is so good to eat and cook with. Plus I have 9 Paleo arrowroot powder recipes. Learn all about arrowroot powder with my list of pros, cons and the best places to buy almond flour.
Arrowroot powder is usually used as a thickening agent in sauces or stew. It is also a good binder to use in meatloaf, burgers or meatballs. You generally use it the same as you would use cornstarch in “normal” cooking. Arrowroot starch, arrowroot powder, arrowroot flour or just plain arrowroot are the exact same thing – just different names. It is not good for just a binder though. It can be used to lighten the texture of many Paleo recipes like cookies, cakes and tortillas.
Did you know that arrowroot starch is good for you? It is much healthier than corn starch , which is not Paleo. Arrowroot has many health benefits:
It can improve your circulation.
The iron and copper in it are vital to red blood cells, which helps prevent weakness and fatigue which are symptoms of anemia.
It aids with digestion. It is a fiber which helps push food more efficiently through your system and allows nutrients to be absorbed.
It helps balance your pH. Calcium ash is the starch in arrowroot, which is compounds that bring balance between your alkali and acid.
It boosts your metabolism. The vitamin B regulates your metabolic processes and optimizes your enzyme function.
Did you know that it contains more protein than any other starches?
It can lower your cholesterol. It increases bile production, which helps your gallbladder get the cholesterol out of your system.
Folate is a B vitamin which is amply supplied in arrowroot.
It is also healthy for your heart. It contains high amounts of potassium which help soften your arteries and blood vessels.
The best of thing about it for Paleo lovers is that is contains no gluten and is much higher in protein than other flours and starches.
Has more thickening power than corn starch or flour so less is needed
It also has almost no flavor of its own
It has a more clear or watery look, corn starch looks more white or adds a creamy color.
It should only be added to hot liquids; Make a slurry with a little bit of ingredients you’re using, before adding it to the sauce.
It should NEVER be boiled because it will lose its thickening abilities
When used with dairy, arrowroot starch develops a sticky quality which can come across as slimy
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Paleo Arrowroot Powder Recipes
Now that I hopefully have you convinced of the virtues of arrowroot am I providing you with great Paleo recipes that you can try it out on. I think you’re going to be pleasantly surprised how good they taste. I think you will want to use some of these again and again because I’m sure you’re going to fall in love with them, just as I have.
Jump to Recipe·Print Recipe This sweet and tangy Paleo teriyaki sauce recipe is made without refined sugar and is a simple, healthy weeknight dinner the entire family will love. It only takes a few minutes to pull together and is a wonderful way to get more veggies into your diet. When I was in college …
Try these almond flour Paleo muffins today. You’ll love the light texture of the muffins combined with the crunchy topping and are wonderful to make ahead of time for a quick breakfast-on-the-go.
These double chocolate Paleo brownies are a healthy, low calorie, and delicious treat that include a secret ingredient. You won’t be able to stop eating them!
Jump to Recipe·Print Recipe This Paleo flatbread recipe is incredibly versatile. You can eat it plain, or topped with all sorts of things, depending on your tastes, the season and your diet. You’ll wonder what you ever ate without it. Here in Utah, we are welcoming in January with the all too familiar inversion. For …
I love these rich vanilla almond Paleo blondies because the maple syrup and butter go really well with the almond flour and I love the coconut cream frosting.
I love the combo of caramel and chocolate in this Paleo twin pie. I can’t believe it’s grain-free and re-fined sugar free!
This Paleo monkey bread is the perfect cinnamon sugar clover rolls for a sweet breakfast or brunch. I love how they are a little sweet, but not too sweet – but oh, so comforting!
I love how the tang from the cranberries compliments the sweet crust in this Paleo cranberry bars recipe. Plus, it’s easy and fun to throw together and looks so pretty and festive.
These Paleo pecan pie bars have a light, thick crust topped with a Vegan caramel and chocolate chip topping.
This gluten-free gingerbread loaf is easy to make in one bowl and has the same taste and texture as traditional gingerbread, but with wholesome, nutrient-dense ingredients.
This super simple and delicious Paleo blueberry crisp is made with all-natural ingredients and is loaded with nutrients and antioxidants. It’s a perfect way to enjoy summer all year long!
This Paleo cashew chicken is one of my favorites because it is so quick and easy to make. Of course, it tastes wonderful too. I wouldn’t eat it if it didn’t. One time my sister and brother were at my house and we were trying to decide if we wanted to go out or make something. I told them I could have this meal made before they could drive to the fast food place and bring it back. They didn’t believe me, but I proved them wrong. It totally only took me 20 minutes to make it from start to finish. They even asked for the recipe.
This is a clean eating copycat version of the coconut shrimp they serve at Red Lobster. My version of the sauce has a LOT LESS SUGAR and no alcohol. It’s sweetened with a little bit of honey. With the coconut flour and the shredded coconut it has a good amount of coconut flavor. I think it’s delicious and oh, so much healthier.
This is the perfect Paleo sandwich bread recipe which in case you haven’t figured it out is really hard to find. I use this bread for all of my sliced bread needs on my Paleo diet. Besides using it for sandwiches, I also use it for stuffing or dressing, french toast or toast. It’s really good as a snack or for lunch or a side dish with almond butter or your favorite nut butter on it. Give this bread a try you won’t be sorry you tried it.
This Paleo apple crisp recipe is buttery, sweet, and crunchy. The arrowroot starch helps the cooked apples achieve a glossy, thick sauce while the honey sweetens it just enough. I really like how the the apple crisp caramelizes plus I prefer the texture of the crispy, crunchy crust combined with the soft warm apples.
This Paleo chocolate cake recipe is awesome because it actually turns out. The Paleo chocolate ganache frosting is really good too. I often make Paleo chocolate cupcakes because they are easier, but they are just a good!
I love the way the arrowroot starch makes these sweet potato fries crispy and of course the seasoning is amazing. The coating also helps keep them from burning in the oven which sweet potato fries have a tendency to do. Make sure you use only and very LIGHT layer of coating, trust me, you’ll like them better.
I like this because it has the veggies, meat and sauce all in one pot. It is so easy to make and ends up having a tangy and sweet flavor. It has good wholesome ingredients. I like to change it up sometimes and add different vegetables. Almost any veggie will work but my favorites are green beans, snap peas, sweet potatoes and butternut squash.