I’m not sure if you will remember this, but I created an article before about Ketogenic diet foods and Almond flour and how it’s a great substitute when you’re going into a low carb or Keto diet. You can check that article by clicking here if you want.
With that said, Almond flour is not actually the only flour substitute that you can use for baking/cooking your favorite Keto dishes. There are more choices than you may think. In today’s article I will be showing you some other alternatives to Almond flour.
Low Carb Basics: Baking with Almond Flour
“Let’s clear up any misconceptions right now that all almond “flour” is created equal. I get the above question a lot, and the answer is a resounding NO!
Sure, they are both made from ground almonds, but anything that calls itself almond flour *should* be so finely ground, you can make beautiful fine-textured cakes that rival their wheat-based counterparts.”
Baking Low Carb
“Having diabetes doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy your favorite sweet treats. The challenge with most desserts is that they are very dense in total carbs (not to mention calories), which can make them tough to fit into a healthy diabetes diet.
The secret to “having your cake and eating it too” while managing your blood sugar is to learn how to creatively curb the total carbs or mediate their impact on your blood glucose.”
LOW CARB FLOUR SUBSTITUTES
“Traditional grain-based flours from rice and wheat are high in carbohydrates, providing, on average, 75g of carbohydrates per cup. These flours are not ideal for use on a low-carbohydrate diet.
There are many lower-carbohydrate flour alternatives, though you must combine some with wheat flour for best results.”
Original Source: http://www.livestrong.com/article/303798-low-carb-flour-substitutes/
How about that? As you can see there is a range of products you can choose from. Remember that each type of flour may contain a higher or lower amount of carbs compared to others so choose wisely.
I hope that you enjoyed and found this article interesting and useful for creating delicious low carb and Keto friendly dishes for your family.