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Top 5 Low Carb Flours with Recipes

Posted by: nv_admin on August 1, 2019

If you are on a low carb diet, it can be challenging when it comes to finding low-carb flour alternatives when baking. This article will guide you with a variety of low carb flours and recipes to incorporate into your recipes.

  • Almond Meal

Being one of the most popular low carb flours on the list, almond meal is made from ground almonds, high in fibre and protein. Compared with other nuts, almond meal provides the most calcium. According to the USDA Nutrient Database, in 1/4 cup serving of almond flour contains:

  • 150 calories
  • 6 grams of protein
  • 11 grams of fat
  • 6 grams of carbohydrates
  • 3 grams of fibre
  • 1 gram of sugar
  • 60 mg of calcium
  • 2 mg of iron

Check out this recipe using almond meal:

Keto Tiramisu Bites

Keto-Raw-Vegan-Tiramisu-Bites

  • Coconut Flour

Coconut flour is made from fresh organic coconut meat that has been dried. Perfect for those people with gluten sensitivity. According to the USDA Nutrient Database, in 1/4 cup serving of coconut flour contains:

  • Calories: 120
  • Carbs: 18 grams
  • Sugar: 6 grams
  • Fibre: 10 grams
  • Protein: 6 grams
  • Fat: 4 grams
  • Iron: 20% of the daily value (DV)

The main difference that coconut flour has compared with other flours is that it sucks up much more moisture.

Check out this recipe using coconut flour:

Keto Choc Mug

  • Hazelnut Flour

Hazelnut flour is made from premium hazelnuts, grain-free and gluten-free also rich in protein, omega-3, manganese and fibre. Perfect for nut lovers with a tasty flavour. In 1/4 cup serving of hazelnut flour contains:

  • Calories: 181
  • Carbs: 4.9 grams
  • Sugar: 1.4 grams
  • Fibre: 2.6 grams
  • Protein: 4.2 grams
  • Fat: 16 grams
  • Iron: 7%

Check out this recipe using hazelnut flour:

Keto Cottage Cheese Cheesecake 

  • Flaxseed Meal

Flaxseed meal is also known as linseeds or common flax. It is a powerful plant food because of its three main components: lignans, omega-3 and fibre. In 1/4 cup serving of hazelnut flour contains:

  • Calories: 194
  • Carbs: 10.4 grams
  • Sugar: 0.56 grams
  • Fibre: 9.9 grams
  • Protein: 6.6 grams
  • Fat: 15 grams
  • Iron: 2%

Check out this recipe using flaxseed meal:

Peanut Butter and Jam Banana Slices

  • Macadamia Nut Flour

Macadamia nut flour has a tasty and sweet flavour being one of the most delicious flour and gluten-free substitute. Macadamia is rich in vitamins, minerals and healthy fats. In 1/4 cup serving of macadamia flour contains:

  • Calories: 230
  • Carbs: 2 grams
  • Sugar: 1 gram
  • Fibre: 3 grams
  • Protein: 2 grams
  • Fat: 24 grams
  • Iron: 5.6%

Check out this recipe using Macadamia nut flour:

Chocolate and Orange Macadamia Truffles

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