Archive for Baking Flours
Healthy Baking – Low Calorie Diet- Baking Flours
Do you know which flours have the highest number of calories and which ones have the lowest?
When baking, healthy or not, FLOUR is one of the main staple ingredients that makes up most of your treats. Therefore, knowing the calorie count for various flours is quite helpful if you are interested in maintaining a low calorie diet. Read More→
If you are looking to make gluten free baked goods, or to combine a wonderfully nutrient rich flour with whole wheat flour, then you have to try Amaranth flour. Amaranth is considered to be a super grain like Quinoa flour is and is one of the best complete proteins you can get from plants.
Are you ready to try another super baking flour that is really healthy for you? Try Blanched Almond Flour and/or almond meal when making healthy cookies or healthy muffins. Blanched almond flour is gluten free and can be used as a main flour or can be combined with other gluten free flours.
Blanched almond flour and/or almond meal add a moist, sweet taste to your baked goods and also share the wonderful health benefits of the super food- the almond.
Baking Flour – Gluten Free Flour – Amaranth Flour- Quinoa Flour
Remember reading about “Green Eggs and Ham,” from the classic and timeless childhood author Dr. Seuss?
We all know that by eating a healthy breakfast of green eggs and ham, (perhaps without the green) that we will be receiving a powerful, “complete protein” to start our days off right.
What most people don’t know is that you can eat blueberry muffins, pancakes, waffles, biscotti, cookies and/or scones made with whole grain flours like Amaranth or Quinoa flour, and you can also enjoy a complete protein breakfast, or snack!
The following honey muffin recipe is a sample gluten-free muffin recipe taken from my book “Cooking with Coconut Flour.”
- All of the recipes in “Cooking with Coconut Flour” are totally wheat free, and only use coconut flour.
- No other flours are needed for any of the recipes in my book.
- Gluten free recipes include breads, muffins, cakes, cookies, crackers, pies, and even main dishes like chicken pot pie and chicken and dumpling stew. Read More→
Guest Blogger- Cookbook Author – “Cooking with Coconut Flour”
When I first started experimenting with gluten-free baking I quickly became discouraged. It required four or five different types of flour plus an assortment of other ingredients like xanthan gum, vinegar, powdered milk, etc. Baking was a chore and the end result wasn’t always as I expected.
That’s why I fell in love with coconut flour—a relatively new gluten-free flour. Unlike other gluten-free flours you don’t need to combine it with a dozen other ingredients in order to make delicious tasting baked goods. Baking with this wonderful flour is relatively simple.
According to the new USDA dietary guidelines for Americans that was released at the end of 2010, only 5% of Americans are actually eating the recommended 48 grams of whole grains per day. In addition, according the the Whole Grains Council, 40% of people eat NO whole grains at all during the day!
The new dietary whole grain recommendation is a minimum amount of whole grains that was recommended by the Department of Agriculture and the US Department of Health and Human Services, yet few of us are actually eating this bare essential amount.
Do you know if YOU are eating 48 grams of whole grains a day? Are your kids?
Oat flour is a fabulously healthy flour to bake with, in addition to the fact that it adds a delightfully sweet taste to whole grain baked goods. With oat flour, you are able to enjoy the same nutritional value that oats have; yet savor the lovely taste that oat flour brings to your whole grain baked goods. Oats, and oat flour is very healthy for everyone to eat on a regular basis, and the best part……… it is DELICIOUS!