If you enjoy cooking at all then baking is probably one of your favorite things to do! The cakes, cookies, cupcakes, brownies, and so much more just fill the house with heavenly aromas. Sometimes we need to make something using a gluten free substitute or just want to experiment with different ingredients. Let’s look at these 5 flour replacements for baking.
What is all purpose flour and why do we use it the most for baking? It is a combination of hard and soft wheat flours which is why it is composed of 10 to 12 % protein. It can come bleached or unbleached – bleached is softer and more fine in texture. However unbleached is best for the structure of any baked good. For example use unbleached flour to bake cookies, pizza crust, biscuits, and yeast bread.
My favorite flour replacement for baking is Almonds flour followed by rice flour, oat flour, tapioca flour, spelt flour, and lastly coconut flour.
Almond flour is also called almond meal or ground almonds. It’s made from grinding down sweet plain almonds into powder. It’s more often than not made from blanched almonds which means the skin has been removed. However almond meal can be made with rather blanch or in blanched whole almonds. Almond flour has a consistency similar to corn meal as opposed to wheat flour.
Almond flour is a good flour replacement for baking especially when making gluten free and low carb recipes. It’s uses in pastries and baked goods like almond macaroons and pie fillings as well. It’s also a main ingredient in marzipan and almond paste. That’s because it helps create a rich, moist, nutty factor. Almond flour is high in polyunsaturated fats, omega 6 fatty acids, and vitamin E.
Recipes that are perfect to substitute almond flour:
You might want to try things like gluten free and/or keto friendly cookies, crusts, and pound cake. You can also use it to thicken up soups or add a light breading to nuggets, for example:
This form of flour is also called rice powder because it’s made from finely ground down rice. It’s different than rice starch however which is made from steeping rice in lye. Rice flour is a popular substitute for wheat flour and it’s also great for thickening soups and pie fillings. It can be made from brown or white rice, but first the husk is removed before the raw grain is finely milled.
What is rice flour used for the most? It’s used for confections such as rice cakes, macaroons, and certain types of bread buns. Sometimes it’s used to powder the tops of pastries like powdered sugar.
What recipes to make with rice flour substitute?
Rice flour is often used as a thickening agent for soups and stews. Also as tempura batters for frying vegetables, tofu and more!
Banh Xeo (Vietnamese Crepes) – These gluten free crepes are also vegan. All you need is rice flour, seasonings, coconut milk, turmeric, and water.
I love making my own oat flour at home because it’s so healthy and simple. All you need to do is ground, blend, or process quick oats dry oatmeal into powder. Using a coffee grinder can help get the flour really fine. Oat flour is fine and brittle like almond flour or rice flour. You can use it in equal portions to wheat flour.
Oat flour is literally just ground down oatmeal, and I like to use quick oats because they’re already thin and soft. However it can also be made from finely ground oat grouts. Groats are the kernels that have been removed from the inedible hull of the oat grain. When you buy oat flour this is likely the type you will be getting.
What recipes can I make with oat flour?
The possibilities are endless when you substitute with oat flour. You can make spongey pastries like donuts, muffins, and breads. Also pancakes, waffles, muffins, fruit crumbles, and crisps. Don’t forget to use it to thicken your vegan and plant based soups!
Tapioca flour is made from the starch extracted from the roots of the cassava plant. Which is a shrub adapted to the hot conditions of the Tropics. This is what boba is made out of. Tapioca flour helps bind gluten free foods and helps the texture of baked goods. Tapioca adds crispness to crusts and chewiness to baked goods.
This root vegetable starch flour is also known as tapioca starch. It is essentially a starchy white flour that has a slightly sweet flavor. This is a great alternative to wheat flour because it’s so versatile. Furthermore it is extremely smooth which makes it a perfect thickener for sauces, pie fillings and soups. Additionally it never discolors and has no discernible smell or taste. It can be used to replace corn starch as well. Another great aspect is that it never coagulates or separates even when refrigerated or frozen.
Spelt flour is another great flour replacement for baking. It is ground from the ancient spelt grain. It is a primitive relative of modern wheat. Spelt flour is easily digestible and quite delicious. It is a whole grain flour and can be used in most recipes calling for all purpose flour or whole wheat flour. Spelt flour is great for baking bread, cookies, muffins and waffles. Spelt flour is also a good source of fiber and other nutrients.
More things about Spelt flour you should know, it has a mild flavor that is nutty and kind of sweet. The light texture helps you avoid heavy dense baked goods.
What recipes can you make with spelt flour?
Spelt flour creates a light-grey, dense-textured product. It’s great for making breads, biscuits, pasta and breakfast cereals.
Coconut flour is one of a variety of food items made from the fruit of the palm tree Cocos nucifera, (the coconut). It’s literally made from dried, ground up coconut meat. Additionally, coconut flour is a natural byproduct of coconut milk production. It is a similar color to what flour and not a bad replacement either. It’s naturally gluten free and low in carbohydrates making it great for keto baking.
What to make with coconut flour?
Coconut flour is often used as a substitute for flour in baking keto, paleo, grain- and gluten-free baking. Recipes such as cookies, pancakes, brownies, cakes, breads, muffins, biscuits, tortillas, pizza, and crepes.
Vegan bundt cake recipe made with pumpkin purée and maple frosting is the best fall dessert. It’s soft, moist, and so flavorful as well. Recipes for pumpkin desserts like this are easy and delicious. Furthermore it’s dairy and egg free!
Recipes for pumpkin desserts are popular in fall and winter. They’re the staple of the holiday season. Additionally it’s simple to veganize these kinds of recipes! Simply replace the dairy components like butter with vegan butter. The milk or cream component can be replaced with soy, almond, or coconut milk.
This vegan bundt cake recipe requires the following ingredients: 2 cups (250g) all-purpose flour, 2 teaspoons baking powder, and 1 teaspoon baking soda. Also 1 teaspoon sea salt, 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon, and 3 teaspoons pumpkin pie spice.
Other ingredients for this pumpkin dessert recipe includes 1 cup (240ml) coconut or vegetable oil. Also 4 portions vegan eggs replacement (flax seed, apple sauce, or bananas see notes). More important ingredients are 1/2 (100g) packed light or dark brown sugar, 1 cup (200g) granulated sugar, and 1 (15 ounce) can pumpkin puree.
I adore vegan recipes for pumpkin desserts!
Don’t forget 1 and 1/2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract for your vegan bundt cake recipe! Making the light maple vegan frosting is quick and simple as well. All you need is 3 and 3/4 cups (450g) Powdered Sugar 3 Tbsp (45g) Vegan Butter, 4 Tbsp (60ml) Soy Milk, 1 tsp vanilla extract, and 2 tbsp maple syrup.
The frosting for this recipe for pumpkin dessert is made by simply combining all the wet ingredients in a bowl. Then blend with electric mixer until thoroughly combined. Slowly add the powdered sugar one cup at a time and blend on slow to medium until all the powdered sugar is thoroughly combined.
1tbspbutter flavor extract links to vegan brand below. Can replace with vanilla extract if you prefer.
For The Chocolate Whipped Cream Topping
114 oz cancoconut milkfull fat
For The Chocolate Crust
In a microwave safe mixing bowl, melt the chocolate chips. Heat 30 seconds at a time, stirring in between. This is to avoid burning chocolate. Should take about 2 minutes in total.
Add 1 cup peanut butter into melted chocolate and stir vigorously until thoroughly combined (can use the electric mixer or a large spoon for this part)
Add I cup powdered sugar to the crust mixture and stir vigorously until thoroughly combined (can use the electric mixer or a large spoon for this part)
Use parchment paper to line your cake pan for easiest removal later
Pour butterfinger crust into the pan and smooth into a flat crust
Store vegan crust in the refrigerator while making the cake
For The Cake Filling
Use a food processor to blend entire box of peanut butter captain crunch cereal into a “flour” and set aside
Scoop the coconut cream from the top of 1 can of coconut milk and put it into a large mixing bowl (discard the clear liquid from the bottom of the can)
Add 2 cups powdered sugar to coconut cream and beat with electric mixer until thoroughly combined and fluffy
Add 1 cup peanut butter and butter extract and beat again with electric mixer until thoroughly combined
Combine captain crunch “flour” and fold into batter with a large spoon
Then beat entire butterfinger cake mixture with electric mixer until thoroughly combined
Scoop butterfinger cake mixture into the cake pan on top of chocolate crust and smooth the top
Store in the refrigerator while making the chocolate whipped cream
For The Chocolate Whipped Cream Topping
In another mixing bowl scoop the coconut cream from the top of 1 can of coconut milk (discard the clear liquid from the bottom of the can)
Add cocoa powder and 1 cup powdered sugar and beat with electric mixer until thoroughly combined and fluffy
Top vegan butterfinger cake with chocolate whipped cream
Cut butterfinger cake into 9 slices, cake is ready to serve.
Yes Captain Crunch Cereal is vegan. It contains no animal products nor does it contain palm oil.
Recipe Video: Epic Butterfinger Cream Cake
This Epic Butterfinger Cream Cake is Vegan and requires No Baking. It tastes just like a crunchy butterfinger candy bar! Peanut Butter Captain Crunch cereal is vegan and creates the best vegan butterfinger recipe flavored cake.
Are butterfingers vegan? Regular butterfinger candy bars are not vegan at all. But this vegan butterfinger cake recipe is completely vegan.
Additionally peanut butter captain crunch cereal blends up perfectly into a “flour” in a food processor. It’s easy, delicious, and gluten free. This vegan butterfinger recipe is so simple and fun for your kids and family.
For this themed dessert recipe Preparation, Store both cans of full fat coconut milk in the refrigerator the night before. This is important to harden the cream. Or refrigerate a minimum of 4 hours ahead of time. The longer the better for vegan butterfinger recipe. Ingredients for this candy bar themed vegan cake are so simple.
For the gluten free vegan crust all you need is 1 cup dairy free unsweetened dark chocolate chips for baking, 1 cup peanut butter, and 1 cup powdered sugar. You can replace the powdered sugar with stevia for baking for lower sugar in this vegan butterfinger recipe.
For the butterfinger candy cake batter all you need is 1 14 oz box peanut butter captain crunch, 1 cup peanut butter, and 1 can coconut milk full fat. Also 2 cups powdered sugar and 1 tbsp butter extract.
For the chocolate whipped cream topping the ingredients include 1 can coconut milk full fat, 2 tbsp cocoa powder, and 1 cup powdered sugar. The vegan cake recipe Instructions are simple as well.
Make the chocolate crust for this cake first. Start In a microwave safe mixing bowl, melt the chocolate chips. Heat 30 seconds at a time, stirring in between. This is to avoid burning chocolate. Should take about 2 minutes in total.
Then add 1 cup peanut butter into melted chocolate and stir vigorously until thoroughly combined. You can use the electric mixer or a large spoon for this part. The vegan butterfinger recipe is coming together so great.
Then add I cup powdered sugar to the chocolate crust mixture and stir vigorously until thoroughly combined. You can use the electric mixer or a large spoon for this part.
Next use parchment paper to line your cake pan for easiest vegan butterfinger recipe removal later. I neglected to do this in the recipe video and it caused some cake removal issues. Then pour butterfinger crust into the pan and smooth into a flat crust. Refrigerate vegan crust while making the vegan butterfinger recipe
For The vegan butterfinger candy bar Cake Use a food processor to blend entire box of peanut butter captain crunch cereal into a “flour” and set aside.
Then Scoop the coconut cream from the top of 1 can of coconut milk and put it into a large mixing bowl. Next Add 2 cups powdered sugar to coconut cream and beat with electric mixer until thoroughly combined and fluffy.
Next Add 1 cup peanut butter and butter extract and beat again with electric mixer until thoroughly combined. Then Combine captain crunch “flour” and fold into vegan butterfinger recipe batter with a large spoon.
Next beat entire butterfinger cake mixture with electric mixer until thoroughly combined. Then Scoop butterfinger cake mixture into the cake pan on top of chocolate crust and smooth the top.
Store whole vegan candy bar cake in the refrigerator while making the chocolate whipped cream. For The Chocolate Whipped Cream Instructions are easy also.
In another mixing bowl scoop the coconut cream from the top of 1 can of coconut milk (discard the clear liquid from the bottom of the can). You don’t need the clear liquid at all in this vegan butterfinger recipe.
Add cocoa powder and 1 cup powdered sugar and beat with electric mixer until thoroughly combined and fluffy. Top vegan butterfinger cake with chocolate whipped cream. Vegan butterfinger Cake is ready to serve. Thank you for visiting Anyreasonvegans vegan dessert recipes!
It is almost summer so I’m having fun making Low sugar Vegan recipes! It’s so easy to make dairy free desserts like this keto vegan cheesecake. This Vegan Strawberry Cream Pie Recipe is delicious. I love no bake coconut cream pie recipes.
There are many ways to make vegan cream pie and I had fun thinking of a new recipe. This vegan strawberry cream pie recipe contains no dairy or eggs! Try out this keto vegan cheesecake I know you’ll love it.
This Keto vegan cheesecake cream pie would also pass as a vegan cheesecake. In fact I’ve added it to my list of vegan cheesecakes. This no bake coconut cream pie is delicious. This vegan strawberry cream pie recipe contains canned coconut milk.
How do you get the coconut cream?
It is important to get the cream to separate from the clear liquid. Therefore you need to chill the can for a few hours before opening.
Preferably over night. Then scoop the coconut cream out with a spoon. It will be the thick white top portion. This coconut cream is important for thick vegan strawberry cream pie recipes. Coconut cream is low in carbs making it perfect for keto vegan cheesecake recipes.
Canned coconut milk is the thickest form of coconut milk. It’s more like cream. Coconut milk in the carton is too watery to really make milkshakes or creamy desserts. You need only the cream for no bake coconut cream pie.
It is made from the actual meat of the coconut. Canned coconut milk contains about 4 grams of carbs for the entire can. That’s why it is perfect for low carb vegan strawberry cream pie recipes. Keto no bake coconut cream pie recipes are helpful for weight loss as well.
Canned coconut milk contains about 4 grams of carbohydrates for the entire 13.5 oz can. It’s perfect for low carb vegan desserts like this Strawberry Cream Pie Recipe.
There are many Egg Replacer options available however I prefer Bobs Red Mill Egg Replacer. It is a mixture of Whole Soy Flour, Wheat Gluten, Corn Syrup Solids, Algin.
What is the best egg replacer?
Add one tablespoon Egg Replacer to three tablespoons water for each one whole egg in any recipe. For this low carb vegan strawberry cream pie this ingredient adds thickness to the cake portion.
It binds The Crust together as well. Furthermore Bobs Red Mill Egg Replacer has only 3 carbohydrates per tbsp.
Stevia is great for low sugar and low carb recipes. If you’re not interested in a low carb recipe simple replace the stevia with real sugar. 1 tsp stevia is equivalent to 1 cup granulated sugar. You can use your favorite sweetener for this vegan strawberry cream pie recipe.
Doing this won’t drastically change the texture of your vegan strawberry cream pie. In fact it will thicken it up some. This creamy pie is vegan, keto, and gluten free.
I’m having fun making Vegan recipes with berries! It’s so easy to make vegan blueberry cheesecake. This Easy Vegan Berry Cheesecake Recipe is delicious.
There are many ways to make vegan cheesecake and I had fun thinking of a new recipe. This vegan blueberry cheesecake recipe contains no tofu or cashews! Try it out I know you’ll love it.
Many vegans know jello isn’t vegan due to the gelatin which comes from animal parts. However jello brand pudding mix doesn’t contain gelatin. Jello brand pudding mixes are all vegan. Perfect for vegan blueberry cheesecake recipes.
I used the sugar free version but that’s an optional choice. I used sugar free vanilla pudding mix but you could use white chocolate if preferred. It’s really delicious in blueberry vegan cheesecake recipes.
Coconut cream (canned coconut milk) is like the carton coconut milk with less water. It’s thick which makes is great for vegan desserts. I recommend the full fat canned coconut milk over the lite version for the thickest texture. You definitely want thick filling for this vegan blueberry cheesecake.
Coconut milk comes from mature coconut pulp. The pulp is crushed and grated. Canned coconut milk is perfect for making this easy Vegan Berry cheesecake recipe.
Agar Agar comes forms a jelly like substance. This vegetable gelatin comes from red algea coming from seaweed.
Agar powder is the best vegan binder for baking! It’s not expensive and lasts for a long time. You only need a few other easy ingredients for this vegan dessert.
This vegan blueberry cheesecake is so easy to make.
To make the crust you will need almond flour, coconut oil, and stevia. Ingredients for the cheesecake filling you need coconut milk, Agar, and stevia. Also pudding mix, bananas, and blueberries.
Start by making the crust in the cake pan. Line the bottom with parchment paper for easy removal later. Combine all crust ingredients over parchment paper and manually mix.
Use your hands to mix and mold into a crust. Then store in the freezer while you make the vegan cheesecake filling. This will help harden the coconut oil fastest.
In a large mixing bowl combine all vegan cheesecake ingredients and start to blend. Pour this mixture into a large pot and bring to a simmer. You must heat the agar for at least 10 minutes to activate gelatin.
Allow vegan blueberry cheesecake mixture to cool briefly then pour on top of crust in cake pan. Store in refrigerator for a few hours to allow it to harden.