If you鈥檙e thinking about making the switch to an alternative flour, here鈥檚 everything you need to know. Even without the antioxidants of wine flour or the fiber of teff flour, the added health benefits alone in some of our favorite options make it worth switching from beloved all-purpose flour. Keep reading to learn about five gluten-free flours that have incredible taste and unbelievable health benefits too.

Almond Flour

You鈥檝e probably seen almond flour and almond meal in the baking goods aisle. Though they鈥檙e used interchangeably, they are not to be confused. In short, almond flour is ground almonds that have been blanched without the skins and is more refined. Almond meal, on the other hand, typically has more of a course texture versus a powder consistency. Another difference is that for almond meal, the skin remains intact. Because they鈥檙e both made with ground almonds, they鈥檙e also grain-free and gluten-free. Almond flour is a great flour if you follow a Paleo or Keto lifestyle. Like a handful of almonds, it鈥檚 also high in protein and fiber but low in carbohydrates. If you鈥檙e vegan, you can definitely consume almond flour, but not if you or someone in your family has a nut allergy. (Photo of Wellbee鈥檚 Superfine Almond Meal ($18) via Amazon)

Coconut Flour

Like other coconut products, coconut flour has been gaining popularity in the states because of its incredible health benefits. It鈥檚 made out of the coconut meat (white part) and is dried into a powder to make the flour. Not only is coconut flour gluten-free, but it鈥檚 also high in fiber, which minimizes your blood spike when it鈥檚 consumed. Other benefits include high protein content and significantly lower carbs than wheat flour. It鈥檚 known to add a lightness and airiness to baked goods, but it does react differently in batters, so you鈥檒l have to adjust recipes that are not made with coconut flour. (Photo of Anthony鈥檚 Premium Organic Coconut Flour ($11) via Amazon)

Quinoa Flour

Chances are, you probably already use quinoa as a healthier alternative to rice and maybe even noodles. Well, those very same quinoa pearls are used to make quinoa flour. They too are blitzed in a food processor which changes the texture. Though you can definitely find a bag at your favorite grocery store, quinoa flour is a great DIY flour. To make it, pour your desired portion of quinoa into a hot pan and toast for a couple of minutes. The small round grains will pop up and down in the pan. After a few minutes, remove the quinoa and blitz in the blender. It will break down into a powder consistency that鈥檚 perfect for baking breads and pastries. Like quinoa, quinoa flour is high in protein, minerals, and fiber and is gluten-free. (Photo of Viva Naturals Royal Quinoa Organic ($19) via Amazon)

Oat Flour

Oat flour is made from the very same oats that you used to eat before heading to school. They鈥檝e just been blended to make a powder. It鈥檚 another great DIY flour, because all you need to make it is rolled oats and a blender. Once it鈥檚 been blitzed in the blender for a couple of minutes, you鈥檒l have oat flour, which can be used in sweet and savory recipes alike. The oats will add a little bit of texture and flavor to recipes. When buying oat flour, be sure to get one that says 鈥済luten-free鈥 on the package. Otherwise, if you have a sensitivity to gluten, you can鈥檛 be sure that it hasn鈥檛 been processed with grains that have gluten. (Photo of Bob鈥檚 Red Mill Whole Grain Oat Flour ($10) via Amazon)

Chickpea Flour

It鈥檚 no surprise how chickpea flour is made: It鈥檚 basically chickpeas or garbanzo beans ground down into a powdery consistency. Sometimes it鈥檚 marked as gram flour or besan, so be on the lookout for those when you鈥檙e at the grocery store. Though it鈥檚 been used in Europe, the Middle East, and Asia for years, it鈥檚 becoming more popular in the States because it鈥檚 vegan and gluten-free. In addition to its texture and savory taste, like chickpeas, chickpea flour is high in protein, fiber, and iron. (Photo of Deep Best Quality Besan ($13) via Amazon)

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