Love it, Like it, Hate it: Gluten-Free Flour

September 28, 2016 | Updated: 10:39 a.m., September 28, 2016

This is an archived article and the information in the article may be outdated. Please look at the time stamp on the story to see when it was last updated.

Gluten-free flours can be a great addition to any kitchen, even if you don’t have a specific need to follow a gluten-free diet. Many gluten-free flours are lower in carbs, higher in protein, fiber, and heart-smart fats.

 

But if you’re switching out your all-purpose flour, make sure it’s really worth it, since some gluten-free flours really aren’t any better. In today’s Love it, Like it, Hate it, we’re Getting the Skinny with Molly on the best and worst of gluten-free flours!

Love it, Like it, Hate it: “Healthy” Breakfast Cereals

 

(Nutrition Facts are per ¼ cup)

Compare to whole wheat flour: 100 calories – 22 grams carbs – 3.5 grams fiber (18.5 net carbs) – 4 grams protein

Advertisement

                                                                                                                                           

LOVE IT!

 

Advertisement

Flax Meal | Ground Flaxseed

140 calories -  8 grams carbs – 6 grams fiber (2 grams net carbs) – 9 grams fat – 6 grams protein

 

Almond Flour

160 calories – 6 grams carbs – 3 grams fiber (3 grams net carbs) – 14 grams fat – 6 grams protein

Advertisement

 

Coconut Flour

120 calories – 16 grams carbs – 10 grams fiber (6 grams net carbs) – 4 grams fat – 4 grams protein

 

White Bean Flour (Bob’s Red Mill; online)

Advertisement

110 calories – 20 grams carb – 8 grams fiber (12 grams net carbs) – 0 fat – 7 grams protein

 

 

 

LIKE IT!

Advertisement

 

Brown Rice Flour

140 calories – 31 grams carbs – 2 grams fiber (29 grams net carbs) – 1 gram fat – 3 grams protein

 

Quinoa Flour

Advertisement

110 calories – 18 grams carbs – 2 gramns fiber (16 grams net carbs) – 1.5 grams fat – 4 grams protein

 

 

 

HATE IT!

Advertisement

 

White Rice Flour

150 calories – 32 grams carb – 1 gram fiber (31 grams net carbs) – 0.5 grams fat – 2 grams protein

 

Potato Flour | Potato Starch

160 calories- 36 grams carb – 2.7 grams fiber – 33.3 grams net carbs – 0.7 grams fat – 4 grams protein

 

Tapioca Flour

100 calories – 26 grams carb – 0 fiber (26 grams net carbs) – 0 fat – 0 protein

 

 

 

###

Want more from Molly?  Click here to sign up for  Ochsner Eat Fit Nutrition Bites, her weekly e-newsletter with links to Get the Skinny TV segments here on WGNO, and her weekly column in NOLA.com|The Times-Picayune!   And you can follow Molly on Facebook, Twitter, & Instagram:  @MollyKimballRD