Cassava Flour Substitutes: Gluten-free & Healthy

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Cassava flour, a gluten-free alternative to wheat, is widely used in cakes, cookies, and bread. But sometimes it can happen that this flour is not available in the market or you may want to switch to a healthier option – and so here we have a list of the best cassava flour substitutes. Let’s take a look!

Cassava Flour Substitutes

The best cassava flour substitutes include tapioca starch, arrowroot, coconut flour, almond flour, rice flour, and garbanzo or chickpea flour.

Tapioca Starch or Flour

Tapioca starch is extracted from the same cassava plant (yuca or yucca root) but is processed differently. It doesn’t make for a healthier alternative to cassava flour as it holds the same nutrients, but definitely serves the purpose of filling in for it in a recipe.

Three different types of nuts and grains that can be made into flours

Different types of nuts and flours that can be used in cooking. Photo Credit: Shutterstock

Arrowroot

Arrowroot is composed of a variety of root vegetables, including cassava and other African root plants, but does retain a starchy consistency. It works well for making sauces and gravies as it has a thick consistency.

Others

There are many other gluten-free, high-carb or non-paleo substitutes for cassava flour, these include whole food flours such as:

They are highly nutritious and can easily be added to a number of recipes. You can also add psyllium husk instead of gum for binding your dishes.

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Vanya Sharma handles the medical expert collaboration for Organic Facts. She is also responsible for the website’s monthly newsletter and website content and contributes to Facebook, Instagram, and YouTube regularly. A writer at heart, she joined the website while she was still pursuing her English Literature degree from IGNOU, Delhi, India. Vanya has completed the “Introduction to Food and Health” certificate program from Stanford University, US. She aims to bring unbiased and helpful information to all those seeking to make their health and lifestyle a priority.

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