Most of the baked goods like muffins, bread, pizzas and such can be baked with low carb flour instead of high carb ones. We need low carb flour that can substitute regular flour, which is healthy and yet delicious, you will have to perform any experiments to see which flour is perfect for your baking needs. You have to be prepared for successes and failures from your tests. Always be sure to follow all the directions about proportions before replacing your High carb flour with a low carb one.
There are many low carb flours available on the market such as:
- Almond flour
- Coconut flour
- Flax meal
- Low carb flour meal
- Soy flour
- Almond flour, more accurately almond meal consists of ground Almonds which have a flour-like consistency. Almonds naturally contain low carbohydrates and give you perfect low carb flour. One cup of almond meal contains merely 2 gram of carbohydrates. Almonds have a high protein and Calcium content. Almond flour crumbles very easily then gluten-based flour and is easily replaceable in a recipe in one-fourth amount. When you bake with hundred percent of almond flour, you may need more amount of eggs.
- Coconut flour has high fibre content and is made from dried coconut flesh. You can replace twenty percent of your regular flour with coconut flour and at the same amount of water to your dough. You can also use coconut flour alone for breading.
- Flex meals are also a very good alternative for high carb flour. they are made from ground flax seeds and a good replaceable option for eggs, and it contains a high level of Alpha lipoic acid and essential fatty acids which are beneficial for the brain. 2 tablespoons of flax meal contain 4 grams of carbs and 3 grams of protein.
- Soy flour is also something with which you can replace 30% of your wheat flour with soy flour in baked goods such as bread, pancakes, muffins, cookies and cakes. Soy flour has a low carbohydrate content and a good amount of dietary fibre, soy flour results in quick Browning of food items.