The following are the 9 best Paleo flour recipes. Paleo flour is a blend of 4 gluten-free flours mixed together which makes one great all-purpose Paleo flour. I assume you have seen a lot of Paleo recipes like I have that call for a little almond flour, a little coconut flour, a little tapioca flour, and a little arrowroot flour. Well, I certainly have. That’s because most recipes don’t taste good with just one kind of gluten-free flour. Or the texture is just unpalatable. After experimenting many bloggers have found that a combination of these 4 flours makes a really good tasting recipe. Whether it be cakes, cookies, pancakes, etc.
Well, Bob’s Red Mill finally figured that out too. They finally make one flour with the best combination of flours which takes the guesswork out of a lot of recipes. Introducing Paleo Flour for baking. It contains almond flour, arrowroot starch, coconut flour, and tapioca flour.
FYI the words starch and flour, in this case, are interchangeable. Meaning that arrowroot starch and arrowroot flour are the same thing and tapioca starch and tapioca flour are the same thing. You’ll notice that the ingredients listed at the bottom of the nutrition facts are listed in order of quantity.
That means the ingredient that has the most is listed first and the one that has the least amount is listed last. Meaning that the Paleo flour has the most almond flour, the second most arrowroot starch, the third most coconut flour and the least amount of tapioca flour. I believe that is a rule established by the FDA. Correct me if I’m wrong.
I have read reviews about Bob’s Red Mill Paleo flour and everyone loves it. Sometimes they just use it in a regular recipe and sub it out instead of wheat flour. They say it cooks to a nice golden brown when they make pancakes. They like it for a lot of different baked goods.
There is one thing they DID NOT LIKE about it. That’s the price. When you think about it, it is VERY expensive. Right now it is $15 a pound. That’s more than steak; that’s ridiculous. I understand that the ingredients are expensive, and I bake it myself, but I consider it a splurge and try not to use it too often.
I have a SOLUTION to the problem. MAKE YOUR OWN! Yes, you can make your own Paleo flour. I found a recipe that I believe is very similar, if not the same. All you do is buy a pack of almond flour, a pack of arrowroot flour, a pack of coconut flour and a pack of tapioca flour.
Anyone of those costs less than $15 a pound. Use the recipe and then mix the flours together and store it in an airtight container like you would any single flour. Even better, would be to store it in the freezer so it will last longer and so the almonds won’t go rancid. Then when you need it, it’s all ready to use.
Here is a link to the recipe.
Below here are the best Paleo flour recipes there are. There aren’t very many around. The first two I developed myself and if I say so myself, they are wonderful. I really like Paleo flour. It really does take the guesswork out of a lot of recipes. I think either using Paleo flour that you buy or make on your own is a really good way to go.
Just a heads up Bob’s Red Mill Paleo flour can be bought several places. It’s sold in some regular grocery stores, at specialty stores like Sprouts and even Walmart. It’s still hard to find though because it is a relatively new product.
You can also buy it directly from Bob’s Red Mill. The catch is that it’s cheaper to buy it directly from Bob’s Red Mill but the shipping costs are exorbitant, so it really isn’t cheaper. I’ve found that Amazon is the cheapest place to buy it because the shipping costs are included. Here is a link to where you can buy it on Amazon.
Give some of these recipes a try and let me know how you like them. I think you will. I and others would also be interested to know which recipes are your favorites.
Here are some answers to some common questions about Paleo baking flour:
What is in Paleo baking flour?
Paleo baking flour is made with just four ingredients. They are almond flour, arrowroot starch, tapioca flour, and coconut flour.
What kind of flour Can you use on the Paleo diet?
There are many but the main ones that come to mind right now are Almond flour, Cassava flour, Hazelnut Flour, Arrowroot Starch, Tigernut Flour, Plantain Flour, and Coconut Flour. Paleo flour should be added to the list, it’s the latest and greatest and not everyone has heard about it yet. It’s the perfect combination of almond flour, arrowroot starch, tapioca flour, and coconut flour.
Is almond flour paleo-friendly?
Is yeast allowed in Paleo?
Is almond flour a good substitute for all-purpose flour?
Almond flour is Paleo but it can’t be substituted for all-purpose flour straight across and neither can any other flour. Gluten-free flour requires more moisture, some more than others. They also require binders such as xanthan gum. It’s best to stick with a tried and true recipe. In fact, I can’t think of one Paleo recipe right now that calls for just one flour, the right combination are essential. Get a recipe!
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Paleo Flour Recipes
1. The Best Ever Paleo Tortillas – My Natural Family
Paleo Flour – Tapioca Starch – Butter – Real Salt – Baking Powder
These are really good. I like to have these on hand so I make a bunch of them ahead of time. I use them for all sorts of things like burritos, tacos, wraps, enchiladas, fajitas. Also for breakfast burritos, lunches or between-meal snacks. Sometimes I use them in place of pita bread, naan or even bread. They are a lot easier to make than bread and they store a lot longer. You could even freeze a bunch of these and use one or two at your convenience. Just put a piece of waxed paper, tin foil or parchment paper between each tortilla so you can get them apart when they are frozen. These are more delicate than regular tortillas because they don’t have any gluten. Follow the very specific instructions I have written out on how to roll them out without breaking or tearing.
2. Paleo Sweet Potato Muffins – My Natural Family
Paleo Baking Flour – Sweet Potato – Honey – Coconut Oil – Almond Flour – Baking Soda – Baking Powder – Real Salt – Cinnamon – Allspice
These are easy to make especially if you have sweet potatoes leftover from Thanksgiving or another meal. I’ve also been known to make extra sweet potatoes just so I can have leftovers to make these muffins later. You can also make them with canned sweet potatoes just make sure you buy the right kind. Read the ingredients and make sure they aren’t packed in syrup. Make sure you buy the ones packed in water. Some might have added Splenda when they do I just rinse it off. I pour the whole can of sweet potatoes into a strainer when it’s in the sink. I turn the water on and just rinse them off. It helps get rid of the extra sweetness I don’t want.
3. Lemon Blueberry Muffins – Kim’s Cravings
Paleo Flour – Real Salt – Baking Powder – Poppy Seeds – Blueberries – Eggs – Almond Milk – Vanilla – Lemon – Maple Syrup – Coconut Butter – Coconut Oil – Lemon Juice
These are made with Paleo flour. Yes, that’s what it’s called. It’s kind of a new thing and I think it’s wonderful. It makes Paleo baking a lot easier. You don’t have to buy a bunch of different kinds of flour and measure and mix them together. It’s already done for you in a great combination. Paleo flour is made with the perfect combination of almond flour, arrowroot starch, coconut flour and tapioca flour. Give it a try, it could become your new favorite flour. You might use it for all of your baking recipes. An Optional glaze recipe is included and it’s Paleo, it looks delicious to me.
4. Pancakes – Bob’s Red Mill
Paleo Flour – Baking Soda – Real Salt – Eggs – Almond Milk – Coconut Oil – Honey – Vanilla
5. Pizza Crust – Bob’s Red Mill
Paleo Flour – Real Salt – Baking Soda – Eggs – Olive Oil – Water
6. Cookies – Bob’s Red Mill
Paleo Flour – Coconut Sugar – Baking Soda – Real Salt – Coconut Oil – Egg – Vanilla – Dried Cherries – Dark Chocolate Chips
7. Brownies – Bob’s Red Mill
Honey – Unsweetened Chocolate – Coconut Oil – Vanilla – Eggs – Paleo Flour – Cocoa Powder – Real Salt
8. Cake – Bob’s Red Mill
Paleo Flour – Baking Soda – Real Salt – Eggs – Coconut Oil – Honey – Vanilla
9. Carrot Cake with Coconut Frosting – Bob’s Red Mill
Paleo Flour – Coconut Sugar – Baking Soda – Real Salt – Ground Cinnamon – Ground Allspice – Ground Nutmeg – Orange – Egg – Coconut Oil – Vanilla – Carrots – Coconut Milk – Honey