A Guide To All Those Flours That Aren’t Really Flour

Whether you’re gluten-free, paleo, or just trying to cut down on anything ‘refined,’ you’ve probably run into trouble when it comes to one tricky ingredient: flour. The powdery stuff is in everything from gravies to pancakes to quiche crust—but luckily new flour alternatives seem to be hitting shelves left and right. You’ve heard of almond flour and coconut flour, sure, but tapioca flour? Chickpea flour? We rounded up eight of the buzziest wheat-free flours, plus tips for how to use ‘em.

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Sources: Karen Cooney, R.D., The Vitamin Shoppe; USDA Food Database