Healthy Alternatives To White Flour

White flour is a big part of most people’s day – from pancakes and bagels to sandwiches and cookies. Don’t get us wrong, we love white flour too, but the popular ingredient isn’t good for your bodies, which is why we steer clear of it. The good news, however, is that there are many healthy alternatives to white flour. Here’s a list of our favourite ones.


Whole Wheat Flour

Be sure to choose whole wheat flour and not wheat flour.

White Whole Wheat Flour

This type of flour is made of white wheat berries. It’s more mild-tasting than regular whole wheat.

Brown Rice Flour

This flour has a slightly nutty flavour and can be used to thicken soups.

Coconut Flour

High in fibre, low in carbohydrates and a good source of protein, this flour has a lovely natural sweetness to it. Perfect for baking!

Soy Flour

This flour has more protein and adds a subtle, nutty flavour to recipes.

Teff Flour

This flour has more protein and nutrients than wheat flour.

Buckwheat Flour

Made from a healthy herbal plant, this flour is perfect for pancakes and flapjacks!

Oat Flour

When you use this flour in recipes, you need to add more liquid as it’s rather thick.

Rye Flour

This flour is darker than most other types of flour.

Banana Flour

This delicious flour can replace any plain or self-rising flour.

Tapioca Flour

For subtle sweetness and chewiness, add this flour to baked goods.

Almond Flour

This flour is made from ground almonds.

Pumpkin Seed Meal

You can use this flour alternative to add a nutty taste to recipes or to thicken soups.

Sesame Seed Meal

This flour is made from ground sesame seeds.

Sunflower Seed Meal

This flour is made from ground sunflower seeds.

Chia Seed Meal

This flour, made from ground chia seeds, is great for cooking and baking.

Hemp Flour

This flour is made from ground hemp seeds. We’re a big fan of its mild, nutty flavour.

Quinoa Flour

One of the most nutritious flours out there!

Corn Starch

A flour-like substance made from wheat or corn that makes for a great thickening agent.

Xanthan Gum

This complex carbohydrate adds volume and viscosity in recipes, which usually comes from gluten.

By Candice May

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