These are 9 of the best ever Paleo tapioca flour recipes and I tell you the basics of what tapioca flour is and where it comes from. What is tapioca flour anyway? Is it like that nasty slimy tapioca pudding my grandma used to make? It really wasn’t that bad, I just couldn’t handle the texture. It felt like little slimy round worms in my mouth. I was a kid you know, so don’t get upset with me, okay. Anyone else not like tapioca pudding?
So, to answer my own question. Tapioca is derived from cassava roots.Tapioca starch can be extracted from the cassava root and made into “pearls” or flour. They can be used as a thickening agent in food recipes such as pie filling or pizza dough. Obviously, the flour is used in foods like those, not the pearls.*Please note that most of the links on this page are affiliate links. This means if you click on a link and purchase, you will receive the same price, but I will receive a little money for referring you to the product. This helps keep this blog free for you. I truly appreciate you supporting my blog.
Tapioca has a mild flavor and is slightly sweet. It is a very pure form of starch. It is totally gluten-free, free of sugar and low in calories. It’s very useful for gluten-free baking or cooking, much like cassava flour. Here is a post I wrote about cassava flour: Cassava Flour Recipes Index, Pros, Cons and Best Prices
Interesting facts: Cassava is called yuca root sometimes. It is mostly grown in parts of Asia, Africa, and South America. The entire cassava plant is a staple crop which is very important to millions of people in those areas. It supplies a lot of them with a significant amount of their daily calories.
Below are some of the best Paleo Tapioca Flour Recipes I could find. It really is a great option in recipes because it is totally gluten-free and quite healthy. It’s becoming the new fad flour. You really should give these Paleo Tapioca Flour Recipes a try.
Here are some answers to some common questions about tapioca flour:
Is tapioca Paleo approved?
Yes, read above.
Is tapioca flour and arrowroot the same thing?
The name arrowroot and tapioca flour may be used interchangeably, but they are not the same thing at all. They both come from root vegetables but they are from entirely different plants.
If you like these Paleo Tapioca Flour Recipes, you may also like these recipes:
Paleo Tapioca Flour Recipes
1. Paleo Pizza Crust Recipe – My Natural Family
You don’t have to give up pizza anymore since you decided to change to a Paleo diet. I wasn’t going to just take it sitting down. That’s why I developed this Paleo pizza crust. You need to know that you can’t expect the texture of this crust to be the same as a conventional pizza crust. Paleo flours just aren’t wheat flour and they aren’t the same. What you do need to know is that the flavor is still fantastic. This crust is quick to throw together since there is no yeast used. It bakes more quickly as well. Use whatever you like to top it with.
2. Sweet Potato Pie Recipe – My Natural Family
This crust is awesome. I mixed tapioca flour and almond flour together and it ended up having the perfect flaky texture. This pie would be perfect for a Thanksgiving or Christmas dinner or party. The filling is nice and firm. The meringue is sweetened with a little honey. The firmness of the filling and the fluffiness of the meringue contrast each other perfectly.
3. Biscuits Recipe – My Natural Family
It’s a huge challenge to find a good recipe for Paleo biscuits that are light and fluffy. I developed these biscuits and they are as light and fluffy as you can get using alternative flours. I mixed three different “flours” together. They are aren’t crumbly and dry like other Paleo biscuits and they taste pretty darn good. I’m sure you Paleo eaters will be more than happy to find these.
4. Cauliflower Rice Fritters – Delightful Mom Food
These fritters are a really fun tasty snack, lunch or side dish. They are pretty easy to make and taste a lot like fried hash browns. They are easy because they are baked on a sheet pan in the oven. If you make your own cauliflower rice they are a little more work. But us Paleo cooks aren’t afraid of a little more effort, are we? It’s pretty a way of life in my opinion.
5. Mashed Blueberry Waffles – Perchance to Cook
These waffles are crispy on the outside and still fluffy on the inside. They are chocked full of mashed blueberries so you end up with a gorgeous waffle with a lot of blue flecks on the inside. They refrigerate and freeze really well. You could make a big batch one day and freeze the leftovers. You could have your own homemade Paleo frozen waffles and just drop them in the toaster when you are ready to eat them.
6. Paleo Crepes – Faith Food Fitness
These Paleo crepes are super super easy to prepare. If you can throw everything in a blender and turn it on, you can make these. Make sure you let them sit like the directions say before you cook them so that the coconut flour absorbs some of the liquid. It absorbs a lot of liquid. Since you pour such a thin layer of batter into the frying pan, they cook up very quickly. Stuff them with anything you’d like and you’ll have a nice healthy breakfast or brunch.
7. Banana Pancakes – Dishing Delish
These almond flour pancakes are the best banana pancakes you’ll ever try. They are nutty, fluffy and easy to flip over. Put your favorite fresh fruit, honey or maple syrup on top and you’ll have a wonder healthy gluten-free breakfast. Don’t try to make these without the tapioca flour because that’s what makes them light and fluffy, keeps them from falling apart. Most important of all it helps keep them from burning too quickly. That is unless you forget about them and leave the room. Don’t do that!
8. Grain Free Double Chocolate Cookies – A Whole New Twist
The texture of these cookies is a close to wheat cookies that I have found so far. They are crispy on the outside and chewy inside which seems to be the goal of most any cookie. They are pretty rich and chocolaty so don’t make them too often and try not to eat the whole batch when you do make them.
9. Mint Chocolate Cake – Food Faith Fitness
I know you Paleo people won’t be freaked out by making a cake with avocados or tapioca flour. We eat all kinds of weird stuff all the time, and love it, I might add. Just don’t try to sub the tapioca flour with something else. I’m telling you right now, it won’t work. The tapioca flour is very essential to this recipe. If you if buy an offset spatula it will really help you get the batter and the ganache spread out evenly and nicely. It’s flat and long and angled and will make a lot of your baking easier. Give it a try. They don’t cost much either.