May 22, 2020 — 6 a.m. EST
A lot of grocery stores are out of flour these days. If you’re finding it hard to come by, try your hand at baking with flourless recipes. While you may not be used to baking sans flour, there are some amazing options out there. Don’t worry; none of these recipes sacrifice flavor or texture. In fact, we’re willing to bet some of them will become your new household favorites. We’ve rounded up some delicious options — from chocolate-laden desserts to hearty breakfast foods — that will satisfy any carb craving you’re currently facing. Get ready to chow down.
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Apricot, Cranberry & Honey Flapjacks
This take on flapjacks includes honey and apricot preserves as natural sweeteners — and they are absolutely delicious. They also contain porridge oats and cranberries, both of which make the recipe hearty and filling if you’re looking for another weekday breakfast option. In addition to being perfectly sweetened and hearty, they are super easy to make and keep in the fridge for quick heating on hectic mornings.
Chocolate Torte Cake
This chocolate torte cake from the Well Plated blog can be described in one word: decadent. The recipe calls for lots of dark chocolate, vanilla, and almond extracts. If you’re feeling wild, there is also the option to add a little rum. The resulting cake is super creamy and rich. The blog also provides recipe options for pairing this cake with ganache, raspberry sauce, or even making mini versions for single-serve cravings.
Peanut Butter Flourless Chocolate Cake
If chocolate and peanut butter is one of your favorite dessert combinations, this flourless cake recipe from the blog Two Peas and Their Pod won’t disappoint. This cake is super rich, and consists of a decadent chocolate base flavored with cocoa powder, as well as a whipped peanut butter frosting. It’s topped off with both a chocolate ganache and chopped peanut butter cups for good measure.
Not only are these waffles flourless, but they only require four ingredients — most of which you probably already have lying around in your kitchen. To make this breakfast entirely gluten-free, this recipe from Wholesome Yum even includes a gluten-free baking powder option. Add any fruit or even chocolate chips into or on top of the batter to make breakfast time both tasty and exciting.
Sometimes you just need a good, go-to croissant recipe — and if you can’t find flour, that can be hard to find. Luckily, this recipe is here to change the game. The Gluten-Free-Bread blog specializes in gluten-free bread options, and this recipe is the perfect example of just how delicious those treats can be. There are some ingredients (like tapioca flour, xanthan gum, and pectin) that you may not be used to cooking with. These ingredients can be found online or in your local Walmart or Target in the baking aisles. Once you get everything you need, these flaky croissants can be pulled together pretty easily.
Chocolate Chip Cookie Cake
While traditional all-purpose flour might be hard to come by, almond flour might be available. This is a great all-purpose flour substitute that is also low-carb. Chef Molly Yeh created a cookie cake with healthier spin by including almond and hazelnut flour. Despite the swap, this cake is still perfectly gooey, chewy, and delicious. Yeh also includes a simple frosting recipe, which you can use to decorate the cake for any event that may be coming up.
Almond & Orange Cake
This moist and flavorful almond and orange cake will seriously become a new favorite. This recipe also uses almond flour — and lots of orange zest — for a fresh taste that feels like summertime. Top this cake off with powdered sugar and orange slices to make a beautiful presentation.