Try It: Plantain Flour
This gluten-free version is high in flavor and low in calories.
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Since the flour is made from dehydrated, ground plantains, baked goods will retain some of that flavor. It’s also more dense than all-purpose flour and doesn’t rise since it’s gluten-free, Hunter says.
Buy plantain flour at your local health foods store or online, or make your own by dehydrating slices of the fruit, then blending them into a fine powder. Use it in everything from tortillas to protein bars.
It’ll take some trial and error to figure out how much plantain flour to swap in for the regular kind, Hunter says, but you’ll definitely need to add more of the binding agent (like eggs, chia seeds, or flax seeds) to avoid a crumbly final product.
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