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Thursday, December 11, 2014

Alternative Flours for Healthy Holiday Baking


Coconut Flour is a gluten-free alternative to bleached white flour that is rich in both protein and fiber. In a 

serving size of 14 grams of flour, there are 2 grams of protein, 5 grams of fiber, 10 grams of carbohydrates 

and 1 gram of fat. Coconut flour is also a great source of manganese, which supports the synthesis of 

cholesterol and fats, and is needed for proper thyroid function. Choose recipes that call for coconut flour 

over bleached white flour and make your holidays healthy!


Almond Meal Flour is also rich in protein and fiber; however, it contains fewer carbohydrates per serving
than coconut flour and is an excellent source of monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fats (the “healthy” 
fats). A serving size of 28 grams of flour contains 6 grams of protein, 3 grams of fiber, 6 grams of 
carbohydrates and 16 grams of fat. Almonds have been shown to lower total cholesterol and have an 
anticancer effect. Use almond meal flour as a direct substitute and enjoy tasty gluten-free and low 
carbohydrate treats this holiday.

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