by (5) Updated March 08, 2012 at 1:48 AM Created March 06, 2012 at 6:16 AM

I'm new to the Paleo diet and I'm getting ready to bake blueberry muffins! I have everything except for the Arrowroot flour... Can I ommit it and use something else? Or add more of something else?

Please help... Thanks!

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25 · March 06, 2012 at 7:10 AM

Depends on your recipe, but usually it can be omitted with both coconut flour and almond flour muffin recipes. The arrowroot just gives a more fluffy and cakey texture. As long as its only a small amount called for, say less than a couple tablespoons, you will be fine. Possibly may need slightly less liquid.

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20462 · March 06, 2012 at 1:18 PM

Seeing the actual recipe would help to give a solid answer but that being said you can definitely sub rice or potato flour. You could do coconut flour as well but that is a tricky one as a small bit goes a long way.

Bonus! This will help save your baking life. Solving the Gluten-Free Flour Mystery.

If it helps, I have friends who have made these blueberry muffins and love 'em. Maybe you can compare to yours and it will help with some subbing:

1 cup almond butter

1 cup almond meal/almond flour

3 eggs, whisked

1/2 cup honey

1/3 cup shredded coconut

1/3 cup melted coconut oil

1/2 teaspoon baking soda

1/2 teaspoon baking powder

1/4 teaspoon sea salt

pinch of cinnamon

1/2 cup fresh blueberries

Preheat your oven to 350 degrees.

Mix all ingredients together in a bowl. Mix everything together. Gently fold the blueberries in at the end.

Place ingredients into 8-10 paper or foil muffin liners in a muffin tin.

Bake for 15-20 minutes. Keep an eye on them - will puff but may not get much colour.. I've noticed that with much of my Paleo baked goods.

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18794 · March 06, 2012 at 3:10 PM

Arrowroot is extremely tacky when mixed with water. Reminds me of making tapioca to play with when I was a child.

I usually add it to sauces and faux-breads as a thickening agent. You may want to give chia seeds a whirl -- they are not as tacky when mixed with water, but do get thick and snotty. I know, yummm, right? ;-)

Every so often, I make faux-crepes that are basically cassava, arrowroot, and egg. They are bland, but make great taco shells, when lettuce leaves won't quite cut it.

5 · March 08, 2012 at 1:48 AM


Thank you guys SO much! This info really helps.... I got burnt out on my "Egg-Everything" breakfast.. lol Just need a little change and I'm still getting used to the whole Paleo lifestyle. So far I love it!

Mahalo (Thanks) again!!

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