Give Your Baking a Healthy Upgrade With One of These White Flour Alternatives
One of the best parts about baking from scratch? Aside from being able to enjoy your handiwork straight from the oven (and licking the bowl, obvs), it's having full control over the ingredients you use in the process.
We all know that flour is the one ingredient found in almost every baked good. But whether you're a from-the-box-if-ever baker or have been making Mary Berry-worthy desserts for years, this seemingly simple ingredient can leave us in a lurch when it comes to choosing which variety to use in a recipe. Not that there's anything wrong with white all-purpose flour, of course, save for the fact that it's limited in nutritional value (and what if you're baking for someone with a gluten allergy?).
So if you've eliminated that option, where to go from there?
Gena Hamshaw, a registered dietitian with The Full Helping, says that using an alternative flour can boost the nutritional value of your favorite baked goods. Here, we've broken down the differences between some of our favorite healthy alternative flours to make things a little easier next time you're in the baking aisle and feel like shaking things up.