Guide to wheat flour alternatives - Embers on the hearth

I have written why I think flour is one of the basic ingredients everyone should keep at home to maximise their cooking potential. There are so many things you can do just by having a few spoonfuls of flour available.

Luckily, regular wheat flour is not the only flour out there. There are many options available right now, and as they become more and more popular prices keep getting more affordable. This post is a roundup of fantastic recipes from around the web that feature 12 flours that even if they are a little harder to use and find, are well worth the effort!

Oat flour

Oat flour can still be quite tricky to find in regular stores, and when you do find it, it’s usually expensive. Luckily, oat flour is extremely easy to make at home! You don’t need to pay high prices for it. All you need is some oats and either a blender or food processor.

Most recipes that use oat flour combine it with some other kind of flour (usually wheat). However, all the recipes listed here use oat flour only.

Sweet oat flour recipes

  1. Chewy vegan zucchini brownies, by Allrecipes
  2. Cinnamon apple pop tart, by Livia’s
  3. Cranberry orange gluten free biscotti, by A saucy kitchen (lots of useful notes!)
  4. Dark chocolate butternut squash bread, by Allrecipes
  5. Easy roasted almond cookies, by Allrecipes
  6. Gluten-free gingersnaps, by Allrecipes
  7. Gluten-free heart-friendly carrot pancakes, by Allrecipes
  8. Gluten free honey oat bread, by Mind over munch (a bit of scrolling, but the recipe is worth it)
  9. Gluten-free nuts and seeds clusters, by Allrecipes
  10. Gluten-free pumpkin chocolate chip muffins, by Allrecipes
  11. Greek yoghurt healthy pancake, by Nic’s nutrition
  12. Healthy black bean brownies, by Allrecipes
  13. Incredible gluten-free banana bread, by Allrecipes
  14. Moist orange cake with olive oil, by Allrecipes
  15. Oat pancake with raspberries and honey, by BBC
  16. Peanut butter bliss cookies, by Allrecipes
  17. Quinoa raisin breakfast bites, by Allrecipes
  18. Vegan banana peanut butter pancakes, by Allrecipes
  19. Vegan chocolate chip pancakes, by Stay at home mum
  20. Vegan cocoa fudgy gluten-free brownies, by Allrecipes
  21. Vegan oat flour muffins, by Allrecipes

Savoury oat flour recipes

  1. Buffalo chicken wings, by Oats everyday
  2. Easy no flour pie crust, by Practical stewardship
  3. Healthy sweet potato and cheddar pancakes, by The big man’s world
  4. Ikea style vegan meatballs, by Simple vegan blog
  5. Oat griddle cakes, by Allrecipes
  6. Oat tortillas, by Oats everyday
  7. Organic oat flour drop biscuits, by SparkRecipes
  8. Pizza (gluten-free oat crust), by Oats everyday)
  9. Potato pancakes, by Forks over knives
  10. Thai chicken meatballs, by The lean green bean
  11. Zucchini tuna fritters, by Eat Run Lift

Coconut flour

A lot of the recipes that use coconut flour come from ‘healthy’ or ‘natural’ cooks and include a lot of alternative ingredients, which can get quite expensive! Most (if not all) of these recipes will work with more conventional and affordable ingredients if you don’t have the required ones around.

When using coconut flour you need to keep in mind that it likes to soak in liquid and it can be quite tricky to adapt recipes made for wheat flour. It’s always best to start with a recipe developed for coconut flour and modify that.

If coconut flour is hard to find or too expensive, you can use coconut flakes or shreds to make your own, it won’t be exactly the same, but close enough.

And if you’re a coconut anything fan, you should check out Coconut mama, she has lots of great coconut-based recipes (I’ve linked to a few down below).

Sweet coconut flour recipes

  1. Chocolate coconut cake, by allrecipes
  2. Cloud waffles, by Keto island
  3. Coconut coffee muffins, by allrecipes
  4. Coconut crepes, by allrecipes
  5. Coconut flour, almond butter and raisin cookies, by allrecipes
  6. Coconut flour banana nut muffins, by allrecipes
  7. Coconut flour chocolate brownies, by allrecipes
  8. Coconut flour pancakes, by BBC goodfood
  9. Cranberry jalapeno “cornbread” muffins, by allrecipes
  10. Gluten-free dehydrated rosemary and cranberry crisps, by allrecipes
  11. Keto coconut cupcakes, by allrecipes
  12. Lazy keto maple-vanilla mug cake, by allrecipes
  13. Low-carb pancakes with coconut flour, by allrecipes
  14. No bake paleo millionaires shortbread, by A saucy kitchen (a bit of scrolling, but the recipe is very good)
  15. Paleo coconut muffins, by allrecipes
  16. Peanut butter and chocolate chip cookies (daddy cookies), by allrecipes
  17. Pumpkin coconut pancakes, by allrecipes
  18. Raw exotic avocado truffles, by Gourmandelle (some scrolling)
  19. Vanilla coconut flour cupcakes, by allrecipes
  20. Zucchini bread breakfast pizza, by allrecipes

Savoury coconut flour recipes

  1. Cauliflower pita bread, by Merrymaker sisters
  2. Coconut-crusted tilapia, by allrecipes
  3. Coconut flour flatbread, by the blood sugar diet
  4. Coconut flour pie crust, by Coconut mama (you can ‘jump to recipe’)
  5. Coconut flour tortillas, by Coconut mama (you can ‘jump to recipe’)
  6. Everything bagel chaffle with smoked salmon cream cheese, by allrecipes
  7. Grain free herbed biscuits, by Ditch the wheat (a converted recipe, the blogger explains the changes step by step, a great resource)
  8. Grain free stuffed pizza bread, by Beauty and the foodie (a tiny bit of scrolling)
  9. Healthy potato gems (healthy tots), by Merrymaker sisters
  10. Homemade fish sticks, by Wellness mama
  11. Keto sandwich bread, by Coconut mama (you can ‘jump to recipe’)
  12. Paleo carrot souffle, by allrecipes
  13. Paleo cheese (nut free), by Merrymaker sisters
  14. Rainbow vegetable slice, by Live love nourish

Rice flour

As Asian cuisines become more and more popular, rice flour becomes easier to find. If you struggle finding rice flour or it’s expensive at your local supermarket, check local Asian stores. Usually they will have a variety to choose from at affordable prices. Or, you can make your own by blending or processing rice.

All these recipes use rice flour only. Some use white rice flour, some brown rice flour, and some both. But none calls for any other kind. However, a good third of the recipes need xanthan gum. It’s not too hard to find in the baking section of supermarkets, and it greatly improves the texture of baked goods.

Sweet rice flour recipes

  1. Akara (banana fritters), by recipes from a pantry
  2. Awesome apple muffins, by allrecipes
  3. Black sesame dumplings, by ice pandora
  4. Cherry vanilla chip muffins, by allrecipes
  5. Delish coconut muffins, by allrecipes
  6. Gin and tonic cake, by Great British chefs
  7. Gluten free brownies: pumpkin and ginger, by Sun temple food
  8. Gluten-free Christmas cake, by BBC
  9. Gluten-free cranberry walnut muffins, by allrecipes
  10. Gluten-free nutty apple crisp, by allrecipes
  11. Gluten-free passion fruit and coconut cake, by BBC
  12. Gluten-free snickerdoodles, by allrecipes
  13. Gluten-free sticky toffee pudding, by BBC
  14. Green tea lemon cookies, by allrecipes
  15. Healthy raspberry lime coconut muffins, by Anisa Sabet
  16. Hypoallergenic pumpkin bread, by allrecipes
  17. Lemon ginger scones with brown rice flour and agave nectar, by allrecipes
  18. Rice flour pancakes, by Fueling with flavour
  19. Sesame raisin cookies, by allrecipes
  20. Sweet potato and yogurt cake, by Inner Harmony Nutrition
  21. Vegan lemon-coconut cupcakes, by allrecipes

Savoury rice flour recipes

  1. Akka rotti, by allrecipes
  2. Crispy vegetable tempura, by Heather Christo
  3. Easy rice bread, by allrecipes
  4. Gluten free rice flour pastry case, by Doves Farm
  5. Gluten-free upside-down pizza, by allrecipes
  6. How to make kimchi, by foxy folksy (step-by-step photos)
  7. Idlis, by the curry guy (a bit of scrolling, but worth it)
  8. Mangsho fita shinni (beef curry), by BBC
  9. Ney pathiri, by Yummy kit
  10. Pumpkin patties, by Over 60
  11. Vegan bean burgers, by allrecipes

Rye flour

Rye flour makes us think of Scandinavian and Northern European recipes, and I have listed many of those here. However, there are also a lot of opportunities for using rye flour in recipes from all over the world.

Because of how heavy it is, rye flour is usually mixed with other flours and finding recipes that use rye flour only is extremely hard, but not impossible! I added a note to those recipes listed that use rye flour only (about half of the recipes).

Sweet rye flour recipes

  1. Almond rye shortbread, By Doves Farm (rye flour only)
  2. Anise bread, by allrecipes
  3. Chewy gooey cookies, by allrecipes
  4. Cinnamon spiced apple crumble muffins, by My inspiration (rye flour only)
  5. Cranberry & pistachio chocolate cookies, by My inspiration (rye flour only)
  6. Danish chocolate rye buns, by Nordic food living
  7. Date and walnut bread recipe, by The bread she bakes
  8. Double chocolate Irish tea infused oat muffins, by Half baked harvest (rye flour only, LOTS of scrolling but the recipe is very good)
  9. Easy brownies with rye and pecan nuts, by Rebel’s kitchen (rye flour only)
  10. Grandma’s apple bread, by allrecipes
  11. Memma or Mammi for Easter, by Hovkonditorn (rye flour only)
  12. Rye cream (rukkijahuvaht), by Estonian cuisine (rye flour only)
  13. Rye crispbread, by BBC foo (rye flour only)
  14. Sweet potato-rye rieska, by Scandi home
  15. Upside-down apple pie with cinnamon, by Gourmandelle (rye flour only)
  16. Whipped berry rye porridge, by Scandi home (rye flour only)

Savoury rye flour recipes

  1. Danish rye bread, by Nordic food living
  2. Finnish Karelian pies, by A fox in the kitchen (rye flour only)
  3. Irish shortbread (wheat free), by allrecipes
  4. Knaakkebrod/Nakkileipa/Scandinavian-style rye crisp bread, by allrecipes
  5. Pan-seared flatfish with crispy rye crust, by Just me and the clams (rye flour only, LOTS of photos to scroll past, but a good recipe)
  6. Pici with butternut squash, sausage and Tuscan pecorino, by Jul’s kitchen (a bit of scrolling before you get to the recipe)
  7. Pizza with brussels sprouts, by EatSmarter! (rye flour only, you could use the dough for any toppings)
  8. Pure rye sourdough, by Great British chefs (rye flour only)
  9. Russian black bread, by allrecipes
  10. Rye, ale and oat bread, by BBC food
  11. Rye chapatis, by SBS (rye flour only)
  12. Rye drop biscuits, by Taste of home
  13. Salmon, dill and sour cream quiche with a rye crust, by Great British chefs (rye flour only)
  14. Sauerkraut rye bread, by allrecipes
  15. Savory crepes with chia seeds and garlic, by Happy foods tube
  16. Savoury rye crepes, by Naturally Ella (rye flour only)
  17. Scandinavian rye bread, by BBC food

Spelt flour

Spelt is a kind of wheat. And as such, doesn’t generally require any adjustments if you want to replace regular wheat flour. The flavour is a bit nuttier, and somewhat similar to wholemeal flour.

If you’re gluten-free, you should avoid cooking with spelt, and be careful because sometimes it can also be called farro.

Sweet spelt flour recipes

  1. Better-for-you sticky date pudding with toffee sauce, by Cook Republic
  2. Boozy raspberry chocolate brownies, by Eat like a girl (the booze is rum)
  3. Double chocolate zucchini spelt loaf, by Sugar loves spice (a bit of scrolling)
  4. Fig newtons, by Madeleine Shaw
  5. Healthier gingerbread man, by Niomi Smart
  6. Healthy strawberry rhubarb oat bars, by My kitchen love
  7. Healthy wholemeal spelt pancakes, by Everyday cooking with Mira
  8. Matcha blondies, by Tin and thyme (a lot of scrolling!)
  9. Pumpkin spelt muffins, by allrecipes
  10. Shredded apple spelt cake, by allrecipes
  11. Spelt cherry cookies, by allrecipes
  12. Spelt flour jam tartlets, by Sugar loves spices (some scrolling)
  13. Strawberry cream cakes, by Tin and thyme (a bit of scrolling)
  14. Tahini oatmeal cookies, by Natalies health
  15. Vegan Balinese-style banana pancakes, by lazy cat chicken
  16. Vegan tahini cookies, by allrecipes
  17. Whole-grain blueberry scones, by allrecipes

Savoury spelt flour recipes

  1. Cheese souffle, by The Healthy Epicurean
  2. Corn fritters, by SBS
  3. Easy mid-week pumpkin and kale souffle, by Suntemple food
  4. Finnish potato flat bread, by Scandihome
  5. Fresh fig and goat cheese tart, by allrecipes
  6. Olive and rosemary spelt loaf, by My goodness kitchen
  7. Onion tart with spelt bread base, by Suntemple food (lots of scrolling as the recipe has a lot of ‘in process’ photos that look nice but are mostly useless)
  8. Quick rosemary and sun-dried tomato focaccia, by Mira Garvin
  9. Savoury veggie crackers, by well nourished
  10. Spelt and poppy seed rolls, by Tesco
  11. Spelt biscuits, by allrecipes
  12. Spelt bread recipe, by GoodtoKnow
  13. Spelt burger buns, by Manu’s kitchen
  14. Spelt flat bread, by allrecipes
  15. Spelt flour crackers, by Chew town
  16. Spelt pizza dough with 3 pizza toppings, by Maison cupcake
  17. Wholemeal spelt soda bread, by Doves farm

Buckwheat flour

Contrary to what the name suggests, buckwheat has nothing to do with wheat. Buckwheat is, in fact, a seed and 100% gluten-free. Buckwheat flour is usually combined with wheat flour (which makes the final recipe have gluten!), but all the recipes listed here use buckwheat flour only.

Buckwheat flour can be hard to find, but it can easily be made from the seeds, which can usually be found in larger supermarkets and health stores. All you need to do is grind them using a food processor or blender.

Sweet buckwheat flour recipes

  1. Buckwheat dark chocolate chip muffins, by Sugar loves spice
  2. Buckwheat pancakes, by The ordinary cook
  3. Buckwheat pancakes with plums, almonds and honey, by Eat like a girl
  4. Chocolate and coconut buckwheat waffles, by London bakes
  5. Chocolate & Pepsi cupcakes, by only crumbs remain (loads of scrolling, but a cool and different recipe)
  6. Clementine & blue poppy seed loaf, by My inspiration
  7. Courgette banana buckwheat pancakes, by Sneaky veg (lots of scrolling before recipe)
  8. Deliciously Ella’s fudgy brownies, by Waitrose
  9. Gluten-free cupcakes with tahini icing, by BBC
  10. Hazelnut butter and buckwheat flour chocolate chip cookies, by London bakes
  11. Mini coconut & banana buckwheat pancakes, by My fussy eater (a bit of scrolling before you get to the recipe)
  12. Raw chocolate caramel slice, by Ascension kitchen
  13. Spiced breakfast muffin, by Well nourished
  14. Sugar free, gluten and grain free self saucing chocolate pudding, by Merrymaker sisters
  15. Triple chocolate buckwheat cookies, by BBC
  16. Vegan paleo chocolate banana cake, by The whole daily

Savoury buckwheat flour recipes

  1. 3 ingredient sweet potato fritters, by Madeleine Shaw
  2. Artisan bread (one bowl, dutch oven), by Contentedness cooking (includes some info on dutch ovens and bread-making tips)
  3. Beetroot and buckwheat crackers, by Nirvana cakery
  4. Black bean burgers, by the happy foodie
  5. Buckwheat and chia pastry, by eatori (step-by-ste photos)
  6. Buckwheat blinis with scrambled eggs and smoked salmon, by BCC
  7. Buckwheat bread with almonds, by T as tasty
  8. Buckwheat crepes with eggs, by SBS
  9. Cauliflower pizza dough, by Food thinkers
  10. Gluten free cheezy rosemary & black pepper crackers, by 84th & 3rd
  11. Gluten free multiseed bread, by lazy cat kitchen (video instructions too!)
  12. Green goddess beet buckwheat crepes, by Naturally Sassy
  13. Pulled pork tacos with a DIY buckwheat tortilla recipe, by Lorna Jane
  14. Savoury buckwheat omelettes, by Cook republic
  15. Savoury courgette and buckwheat cake, by Nirvana bakery
  16. Turkey schnitzel with parsnip chips, by Madeleine Shaw
  17. Vegan mashed potato cheese waffles, by My goodness kitchen

Chickpea flour

Garbanzo bean flour, besan flour, gram flour… chickpea flour comes by many names depending where you buy it from, but it is all the same thing: raw chickpeas ground into a fine powder.

If you’ve never used before, it is an easy way to try new cuisines, a great vegan egg replacement, and very affordable. Just make sure you get it from international food stores or the international section at the supermarket. Getting it from the baking section means you will pay a ridiculous price for it.

Also, don’t try the raw dough or batter, uncooked chickpea flour tastes awful!

Sweet chickpea flour recipes

  1. Besan (gram flour) halwa, by allrecipes
  2. Besan ka sheera, by Recipes and you
  3. Besan ladoo, by allrecipes
  4. Chickpea flour chocolate chunk cookies (with peanut butter and oats), by allrecipes
  5. Garbanzo bean chocolate cake, by the humbled homemaker
  6. Ghee mysore pak recipe/soft mysore pak/sweet mysore pak, by Hebbar’s kitchen
  7. Gluten free cashew nut brownies, by Bibby’s kitchen (a lot of annoying scrolling, but the recipes is great)
  8. Gluten free peanut butter blossoms, by A saucy kitchen
  9. Motichoor ladoo, by plattershare
  10. Persian chickpea cookies with pistachio (nan-e nokhodchi), by Ahead of thyme
  11. Pumpkin burfi, by Masala korb (step-by-step photos)
  12. Snickerdoodle pancakes, by My whole food life

Savoury chickpea flour recipes

  1. Baked cumin-chickpea fries, by Whole foods market (if outside the US, click on ‘take me to US site’)
  2. Baked onion bhajis, by allrecipes
  3. Capsicum zunka, by allrecipes
  4. Chickpea omelette, by allrecipes
  5. Crispy vegetable pakoras, by allrecipes
  6. Curry pasta – Pakistani style, by allrecipes
  7. Gluten-free cheese crackers, by allrecipes
  8. Goat cheese muffins made with chickpea flour, by power hungry
  9. How to make farinata, by allrecipes
  10. Kharee, by Hari Ghotra
  11. Leek and pea dumpling curry, by delicious.
  12. Low-cal zucchini pancakes with low-fat basil dressing, by allrecipes
  13. Make your own chickpea tofu, by Mindfood
  14. Okra curry, by allrecipes
  15. Pakorae, by allrecipes
  16. Pondicherry toast, by The Guardian
  17. Potato pancakes with an Eastern twist – gluten-free, by allrecipes
  18. Quinoa dijon and swiss burger, by allrecipes
  19. Roasted vegetable frittata, by Quinces and kale
  20. Spicy potato noodles (bataka sev), by allrecipes
  21. Vegan potato tortilla, by Gourmandelle

Almond flour

Almond flour is only usually used by those who want to make macarons and those on a gluten-free diet. But it is surprisingly versatile, and can be used for a large variety of recipes.

Be careful when buying almond flour and don’t confuse it with almond meal. Flour is thinner (and usually blanched), while meal is coarser (and usually unblanched). Using the wrong one can completely mess up a recipe (been there, done that!).

Sweet almond flour recipes

  1. Absolutely almond flour cookies, by Sugar loves spice (some scrolling)
  2. Almond cocoa cups, by Green healthy cooking
  3. Almond flour chocolate chip cookies, bt A saucy kitchen
  4. Almond flour muffins, by peas & figs
  5. Almond ricotta cake, by Hovkonditorn
  6. Brownies with condensed milk, by Hovkonditorn
  7. Crustless pumpkin pie with coconut, by Gourmandelle
  8. Keto lemon cookies, by Sugar free Londoner (step-by-step photos)
  9. French macarons with reduced sugar, by Foxy folksy (a bit of scrolling before the recipe, but there are some great tips!)
  10. Fudgy keto zucchini brownies, by The big man’s world (some scrolling, but it includes a nice ingredient guide)
  11. Gluten free gingerbread men, by Casey jade (some minimal scrolling)
  12. Healthy and vegan anzac biscuits, by Vegie project
  13. Homemade banana loaf, by CNM
  14. Honey and tahini cookies, by Heinstirred
  15. Jeff’s grain-free banana nut muffins, by And here we are…
  16. Pumpkin macarons with pumpkin-caramel filling, by New England Today
  17. Sweet scones, by Sugar free me UK
  18. Vanilla macarons with French buttercream, by hint of vanilla (fantastic detailed recipe, and the blog has several other macaron recipes)

Savoury almond flour recipes

  1. Almond loaf pan, by Mira Garvin
  2. Best keto bagels, by Sugar free Londoner (step-by-step photos and tips)
  3. Broccoli au gratin, by daiya (vegan)
  4. Broccoli cheese nuggets, by Joy Filled Eats
  5. Cauliflower pancakes, by fueling with flavour
  6. Crunchy coconut-coated chicken breasts, by stay at home mum
  7. Fat head pizza, by Low carb island
  8. Keto garlic bread, by Sugar free Londoner (some scrolling before the recipe)
  9. Keto pasta, by Black sheep keto
  10. Lazy breakfast pocket, by Lazy keto
  11. Rosemary shortbread recipes, by Not too sweet
  12. Spinach & artichoke turkey burgers, by that clean life (includes video)
  13. Sun dried tomato cheesy meatballs, by Cafe Delites (a lot of photos before the recipe!)
  14. Swedish breakfast buns, by The low carb review
  15. The best gazpacho, by And here we are…


Cornmeal (or polenta or corn grits depending where you’re from) comes in a variety of ways. It could be super fine (similar to wheat flour), fine, coarse, or extra coarse (similar to semolina, and sometimes also called ‘stone-ground’). Which one you use depends on the recipe you are following, but when in doubt, coarse is usually considered the standard.

Just make sure you don’t confuse cornmeal with corn flour (or cornstarch), that is something completely different! Cornmeal can be yellow, white or blue; while corn flour is always white and very, very fine (much like powdered sugar).

There is also masa flour (‘masa’ means dough in Spanish) which is used in Mexican cooking, most often to make corn tortillas. This flour is different to both cornmeal and corn flour. Corn for masa flour is first boiled in an alkaline solution, then dried, and then ground into flour.

Cornmeal can also be bought as ‘instant’, or ‘steamed’, or ‘pre-cooked’. All of these words mean the same: the cornmeal has been pre-cooked and the cooking time will be a lot shorter than with regular cornmeal.

Sweet cornmeal recipes

  1. Blue cornmeal pancakes, by allrecipes
  2. Buttermilk sweet potato pie, by Vintage kitty (useful notes, don’t skip them, and the recipe uses a pre-made pie crust)
  3. Dairy-free lemon cremes with oat-thyme crumble, by epicurious
  4. Easy cornmeal porridge, by HomeMade Zagat (quite a lot of scrolling before the recipe)
  5. Hoidanka, by Ukrainian recipes (a sort of sweet polenta/grits)
  6. Indian pudding, by New England today
  7. Kitchen blender corn bundt cake, by Easy and delish (you can ‘jump to recipe’ and avoid the scrolling)
  8. New England Blackberry ‘torte’, by epicurious (no photo)
  9. Oats ‘n honey granola bar (Nature valley copycat), by My happy place
  10. Orange upside-down cake, by Epicurious (no photo)
  11. Polenta budino with stone fruit, by almost properly
  12. Pumpkin cranberry cookies, by Forks over knives
  13. Rancher’s buttermilk pie, by my recipes (uses pre-made pie crust)
  14. Salty honey pear custard pie, by Hello my dumpling (A LOT of scrolling before you get to the recipe, but it’s a good one)
  15. Sweet corn cake (tamalitos), Palatable Pastime

Savoury cornmeal recipes

  1. Cornmeal mush, by allrecipes
  2. Corn pudding, by Celebrate Woman Today (step-by-step photos)
  3. Deep fried corn meal sticks (sorullitos de maiz), by allrecipes
  4. Fried cornmeal mush, by allrecipes
  5. Fried okra, by Tamarind and thyme
  6. How to cook the perfect cornbread, by The Guardian (fantastic info)
  7. How to make the perfect polenta, by The Guardian (lots of great tips!)
  8. Johnnycakes, by allrecipes
  9. Little pup hushpuppies, by Just a pinch
  10. Makki di roti (corn flour roti), by Hari Ghotra
  11. Meilie ‘pap’ or ‘putu’, by Fabulous Farm Living
  12. Polenta chips, by Where is my spoon? (some scrolling before getting to the recipe)
  13. Polenta muffins with green peas and feta cheese, by Gourmandelle
  14. Polenta with rosemary and parmesan, by allrecipes
  15. Skillet cornbread, by Sugar spices life (if you don’t have self-rising cornmeal, use regular cornmeal and add baking powder)
  16. Sweet potato and black bean patties, by Searching for spice
  17. Vegan gorditas, by Cilantro & Citronella

Teff flour

Most people will probably have never heard of teff. It is a very small seed, mostly used in Ethiopian cuisine. Some people may have experienced it when eating injera, but not realised it was made from teff.

The flavour is quite nutty and, as it’s quite obvious by the recipes below, it goes great with chocolate and all sorts of nuts and seeds. It can also be prepared as porridge, and all the toppings used with oats can be used with teff too.

Sweet teff flour recipes

  1. Apple pancakes with homemade date caramel syrup, by The teff company
  2. Chai teff porridge with coconut milk, by will frolic for food
  3. Chocolate and hazelnut teff cookies, by Nirvana cakery
  4. Dark chocolate, hazelnut & sea salt teff cookies, by J S health
  5. Decadent gluten and dairy free brownies, by Yoga 213
  6. Dessert pie crust, by The teff company
  7. Double chocolate skillet brownie, by Strength & sunshine
  8. Fudgy gluten-free teff brownies, by allrecipes
  9. Gluten and dairy-free pudding, by
  10. Gluten-free mini maple teff waffles, by Strength & sunshine
  11. Gluten-free teff flour pancakes in 10 minutes, by Ujwala’s delicacies
  12. Maple tahini cookies, by nourish not punish
  13. Peanut butter chocolate crunch cookie dough balls, by Oh she glows
  14. Ryan Hall’s molten lava cocoa teff pancake, by fitbit (the recipe uses chocolate protein powder which can be replaced by drinking chocolate powder or cocoa)
  15. Soaked teff porridge, by Just take a bite
  16. Strawberry pie with chocolate tedd crust, by Savor the best (uses a bit of cornflour for the filling)
  17. Sweet potato bars, by Rebecca Katz
  18. Teff almond butter cookies, by Salted plains
  19. Teff date bread, by gluten free vegan pantry
  20. Teff flour oatmeal raisin cookies, by Brewing Happiness

Savoury teff flour recipes

  1. 2 minute teff bread, by Low tox life
  2. Authentic Injera (Ethiopian flatbread), by the daring gourmet
  3. Feta cheese pie, by The teff company
  4. Savory teff porridge breakfast bowl, by will frolic for food
  5. Soaked teff crackers, by Just take a bite
  6. Teff and oat marathon bread, by power hungry
  7. Teff blinis with beetroot cashew cheese, by Ceri Jones Chef
  8. Teff crusted broccoli bites, by The teff company
  9. Teff meatballs, by The teff company (vegan recipe)
  10. Teff wheat bran chia bread, by kiipfit (as the name indicates, the recipe uses wheat bran)
  11. Vegan gluten-free teff crepes, by Healthy slow cooking

Sorghum flour

Jowar flour or sorghum flour is most often used in African and Asian cuisines. Elsewhere, sorghum is generally used as animal feed, which is such a pity because sorghum is absolutely delicious!

Sorghum flour is one of the hardest to find for those in Europe and America. You can usually find it in health food shops, Asian stores (Indian ones mostly), or the international section of larger supermarkets (or very occasionally in the baking section), and when all else fails: online.

Sweet sorghum flour recipes

  1. Butternut pots de creme, by coconut and berries (recipe comes from Sweet eats for all)
  2. Cardamom pumpkin custard pie, by ginger lemon girl
  3. Carrot muffins, by chef Abbie Gellman
  4. Cranberry orange scones, by the fit cookie (some scrolling)
  5. Easy gluten free crustless pumpkin pie, by the fit cookie (a bit of scrolling, but nothing terrible)
  6. Gluten free almond biscotti, by Darn good veggies
  7. Gluten free gingerbread cookies with sea salt caramel rum raisin filling, by E.A. Stewart (some scrolling)
  8. Gluten free orange poppy seed bread, by Darn Good Veggies (a little bit of scrolling before the recipe)
  9. Gluten free skillet cookie, by Culinary jumble
  10. Gooey pumpkin pudding cake, by chocolate covered katie
  11. Healthy gluten free Christmas fruit cake, by Ascension kitchen (includes a breakdown of ingredients with alternatives)
  12. Healthy red velvet pancakes, by desserts with benefits (a bit of scrolling)
  13. Mini peach tarts, by forks over knives
  14. Pumpkin protein pancakes, by Nutrition Starring YOU
  15. Sorghum chocolate peanut cookies, by Blend with spices
  16. Sorghum pancakes, by recipe for perfection
  17. Sorghum ice cream with sorghum peanut brittle, by david lebovitz (the sorghum syrup could be replaced with other syrups for different flavours)
  18. Vegan blueberry cobbler, by gluten-free goddess

Savoury sorghum flour recipes

  1. Colcannon casserole, by Allyson Kramer’s recipes (the flour is used to make gravy)
  2. Gluten free chapati, by Moksha food (very simple recipe)
  3. Grilled corn pudding with poblano peppers and asiago, by FOOD52
  4. Healthy stroganoff made with chicken, by very well fit
  5. Hemp za’atar sorghum crackers, by will frolic for food (a lot of scrolling)
  6. Hummus biscuits, by Savory spin
  7. Jawar roti, by Weekend kitchen (step-by-step photos)
  8. Jolada paddu, by Cook with Smile (step-by-step photos, if you don’t have the pan you can use the batter to make pancakes)
  9. Masala jowar roti, by Cook with Smile (2 methods and step-by-step photos!)
  10. Red pepper bird seed savory snack bars, by Flo & grace (a lot of scrolling)
  11. Smokehouse almond crackers, by the fit cookie (all sorts of salted or flavoured nuts would work in this recipe)
  12. Summer lentil & okra gumbo, by will frolic for food (quite a bit of scrolling)
  13. Summer corn souffle with chipotle and lime, by FOOD52
  14. Sweet potato lakes, by gluten-free goddess

Quinoa flour

A few years ago only people from a small area of the world knew what quinoa was. Now, we can even find it in discount supermarkets, right next to cheap bags of rice!

And with that growing popularity, came a plethora of products based on quinoa. Flour is just one of them. If you can’t find quinoa flour, it is easy to make at home with just a blender or very powerful food processor.

Quinoa is one of the products that can be bought under the Fair Trade label.

Sweet quinoa flour recipes

  1. Almond butter weekend waffles, by Joe Cross
  2. Apple almond butter muffins, by Jeanie and Lulu’s kitchen
  3. Apples & berries gluten-free crumble, by My food & happiness (includes video)
  4. Banana blueberry breakfast cake, by gluten free Jess (a lot of scrolling, but it’s a great recipe)
  5. Blackberry quinoa muffins, by Skinny fitalicious
  6. Coconut tres leches, by Fearless dining
  7. Fig walnut rosemary crackers, by Nirvana cakery (read the notes, there are some important tips)
  8. Gluten free chocolate quinoa pie crust, by 84th & 3rd (some scrolling)
  9. Gluten-free gingersnap cookies, by eating bird food (some scrolling, but there’s a video)
  10. Gluten free spiced quinoa pie crust, by 84th & 3rd (a bit of scrolling)
  11. Healthy chocolate quinoa crackers, Desserts with benefits
  12. Herbed lemon poppy seed bread, by Tasty kitchen
  13. Maple coconut macaroons, by healthy slow cooking
  14. PBJ quinoa donuts, by Diets in review (a bit of scrolling)
  15. Post-workout sweet potato brownies, by Fit men cook (includes video)
  16. Quinoa triple almond bars, by Apron strings
  17. Simple gluten-free walnut brownie, by My food & happiness
  18. Vegan quinoa pancakes, by lazy cat kitchen (a tiny bit of scrolling)

Savoury quinoa flour recipes

  1. 5-ingredient sweet potato quinoa fritters, by Simply quinoa (a lot of scrolling, but the recipe is very easy)
  2. Cabbage pancakes, by perspective portions (includes instruction for making quinoa flour from seeds or flakes)
  3. Carrot juice pulp crackers, by Jerry James Stone (great recipe to limit waste)
  4. Corn pudding, by VegKitchen
  5. Crepes with kale and maple syrup, by maple from Quebec
  6. Homemade quinoa crackers, by Mind over munch (includes video)
  7. Jalapeno popper chicken, by food fanatic (some scrolling)
  8. Mongolian chicken, by Fave healthy recipes
  9. Pea and broccoli fritters, by Little big H (very easy recipe)
  10. Pesto eggplant stacks, by Meals, heels & cocktails (so easy!)
  11. Quinoa breaded chicken strips, by Omega crunch
  12. Quinoa soda bread, by power hungry
  13. Sweet potato gnocchi, by Jeanie and Lulu’s kitchen
  14. Thin and crispy quinoa crust pizza, by Queen of my kitchen (a little bit of scrolling)
  15. Turkey pot pie, by Farm girl fresh
  16. White bean kale & artichoke dip with quinoa flatbread, by the healthy maven