Whether you’re interested in gluten-free, trying a new whole grain, or experimenting with new flavors, alternative flours are a great way to ramp up your culinary I.Q. and take any dish beyond the expected.
The addition of some adventurous alternatives to the standard line-up of pantry flours—all purpose, wheat, perhaps a self rising or cake flour—are sure to boost flavor and texture, as well as nutrition. Made from ancient and traditional whole grains, beans, nuts, seeds, and even coconut—a fruit—the variety of selection and potential abounds.
We’ve included a few favorites that make the cut because of their nutrient density, availability, and suitability for a variety of recipes.