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What is Cassava Flour? Why It’s Being Named The Best Grain Free Baking Alternative.

As more people become wary of wheat — for various reasons ranging from allergens to fat and gluten — there’s a pressing need for an alternative baking flour that caters to everyone’s preferences. Imagine grain-free baking without the faff and without having to sacrifice flavor… yes, it can be done! With cassava flour, grain-free baking is made easy. Cassava flour provides you with what you need for the perfect grain-free bake that everyone can enjoy!

From birthday cakes to home-made banana bread, we all love a sweet treat every now and then. However, for many of us, wheat flour is just not an option when baking. Whether it be for health reasons or allergies, bakers are increasingly turning to grain-free alternatives. Regardless of allergies and lifestyle, everyone should be able to enjoy bakes, cakes and all things delicious.

Not only does wheat flour leave many feeling bloated after consumption, but it also triggers common allergic reactions in some people. Whilst gluten/grain-free alternatives like coconut flour, almond flour and buckwheat flour have provided gluten-free individuals with some substitutes, these alternatives all have their own unique drawbacks. Common complaints include a gritty and grainy texture. Due to being so different from wheat flour in taste and texture, recipes that use these grain-free alternatives often require heavy experimentation and tedious alterations.

uses of cassava flour is a game-changer in the baking world that is revolutionizing grain-free baking. Made from the cassava plant (a starchy root vegetable), multi-purpose cassava flour is nutrient rich, 100% natural and free of the 9 major allergens. This includes being nut-free, grain-free and gluten-free. So everyone can enjoy your bakes, without worry!

Processing Steps

Freshly harvested cassava is peeled, cut and washed


Clean cassava is ground into
fine particles with a milling machine, and soaked in water
for 3 – 5 days


Milled cassava is sun-dried,
and sieved after it has


Your Hope & Harvest Cassava flour is packaged and shipped

Unlike most alternatives, advantages of cassava flour can be used in the same way as wheat flour, on a 1:1 replacement for most recipes (not all). It is flexible to handle and has a mild flavor, making it the perfect flour for baking bread, biscuits, cakes, brownies and more. Thanks to its wheat-like texture (being soft and powdery, opposed to grainy like other alternatives), cassava flour works brilliantly as a thickener in gravies and is a must for grain-free pasta. Just think, no more blending several flours to achieve the same consistency as wheat flour and no more recipe experiments! Cassava flour is the closest substitute to wheat flour that you will find, so your grain-free baking possibilities are endless.

As well as being the go-to substitute for alternative to wheat flour in baking, cassava flour is also packed with nutrients and dietary fibers that help with gut health. It is a great source of carbohydrate and is rich in vitamins and minerals such as vitamins B and C, thiamine, riboflavin and niacin. For those watching their weight, cassava flour is ideal as it is low in fat and sugar!

If you are looking to effortlessly switch up your baking with a grain-free flour alternative, cassava flour is the answer. Why not try replacing wheat flour with cassava flour in bread making for a like for like ratio or, if you have a super sweet tooth, try in a pancake mix for a special weekend treat. Same great tasting recipes, without the wheat! Buy your cassava flour here.

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