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4 Gluten-Free Baking Flours

Buckwheat Flour is related to rhubarb, not wheat, this flour comes from buckwheat groats has a robust earthy flavor and is filled with B vitamins, fiber, and rutin, a powerful antioxidant. Its whole grain taste is great for baked breakfast foods including pancakes, crepes, bars, scones, quick breads, and maple cookies. TRY: Arrowhead Mills buckwheat flour

Garbanzo Flour also known as Chickpea flour is made from roasted or dried chickpeas.  It is sky high in protein and fiber (6 and 5 grams per 1/4 cup).  You can work it into bread dough, a savory pie-crust, falafel mix, hummus blends, and burger or meat-loaf recipes. Also you can try it out as a thickener for soups, stews, gravies, and sauces. TRY: Bob’s Red Mill garbanzo flour.

Teff Flour is the world’s tiniest grain and yields a sweet, malty flavor when milled. The flour is a good source of calcium and iron that perks up batters and doughs for flat-breads, waffles, gingerbread cookies, and anything baked with chocolate. TRY: Bob’s Red Mill teff flour

Quinoa Flour is easy to digest and full of protein, magnesium, fiber, zinc, and folate. Its delicate nutty flavor is ideal for banana bread, biscotti, shortcakes, and pizza crust. Also great for dredging fish and chicken before cooking. TRY: Ancient Harvest quinoa flour

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