Among the flours available to replace the traditional wheat we find much healthier alternatives. Some of them do not contain gluten, so they are perfect for people with celiac disease or intolerance.
These natural flours made with grains or legumes have a high content of fiber and nutrients that are very beneficial for health. They add nutritional value to your meals, as well as plenty of flavor. It is incredible how many delicious recipes we can make using these flours!
Almond flour: It is obtained from finely ground almonds, without their shell. Like most nuts, it is characterized by its low glycemic index and its significant content in protein, healthy fats and vitamin E.
Rice flour: It is made from finely ground grains of this cereal or crushed. It also provides a similar texture in baked bread, with the advantage of being composed of complex carbohydrates, vitamins and minerals.
Chickpea flour: It is a significant source of high quality protein, fiber, minerals and antioxidant substances . It has a low glycemic index and is used only in savory recipes because it does not usually look good in sweet ones.
Coconut flour: It is obtained from the remains of coconut pulp that remain after preparing the milk through the process pressing. Its sweet flavor makes it ideal for making bread rolls, pizza dough, sponge cakes or cakes, among other delicacies.
Store them in glass jars to keep them fresh. If it seems too expensive to buy the flour, you can buy the ingredients and put them directly in the blender. The healthy lifestyle influencer Ysabela from "I Start on Monday" explains in these info-graphics how to prepare these flours at home: