Friday’s Favorite Find: Cassava Flour

If you are looking for a grain-free flour replacement, make sure to give Otto’s Naturals Cassava Flour a try!

 

Cassava flour comes from the yuca root and is a whole food option with a 1:1 exchange ratio. The root is peeled, dehydrated and ground into a flour complete with fiber, protein, starch, vitamins and minerals. Tapioca flour is also from the yuca root, however is made from a specific extracted starch.

 

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My boys always love a great flour tortilla (it’s a rare treat) – and so do I (although it’s been years since I’ve had one), and using cassava flour to make a healthful, gluten-free version was a top-rated move on my part. Extra Mom points came my way!

 

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I used The Paleo Mom’s tortilla recipe and it was quick, easy and delicious. My first attempt may not have turned out the prettiest tortillas, but practice will help. I also snapped these photos with my iPhone as I didn’t have time to fully set up for a good shot, but I wanted to post these treats sooner rather than later.

 

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We used our tortillas for chicken tacos with my shredded crockpot chicken and salsa recipe and the flavors and textures were a win. I had made a double batch for enough leftovers to add one to my boys lunch boxes the next day – although they ate more tortilla than chicken;-)

 

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Have you tried cassava flour? What are your favorite recipes with this alternative flour?

 

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