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All Purpose Flour Substitute Printable

All purpose flour substitute printable chart here so you know what alternative there is if you cannot find this most popular type of baking ingredient.


Having trouble finding just what you need at the store to bake nowadays? Here’s a all purpose flour substitute chart to help you thru things for a while! Let us share these cooking basics with y’all. (affiliate links present, originally published 4/20)

Flour Substitution Chart

First let’s start with how to measure flour properly and why it is so important to do so!

  • Do you scoop cake flour out of the bag with your measuring cup?
  • Wondering why your baked goods are coming out dense?
  • You’re doing it wrong!

You MUST make sure you’re spooning the bread flour, all purpose, wheat flour, or gluten free flours into your measuring cups to keep everything light and fluffy. Once you understand how to do this correctly you’ll be thrilled with the end results.

How to Measure Flour

We also share here how to half a recipe if you’re scratching your head on that one.

Is plain flour and all purpose flour the same thing?

All purpose flour is essentially what they call in other countries, plain flour. It is a mixture of both hard and soft wheat and can be used for many recipes that call for it. However, it should not be confused with self-rising flour as that is different.

What is a good substitute for white flour ?

If you cannot have that in your diet?

  • Almond flour – Derived from crushed almonds that have been blanched and then finely ground to a light, flour type texture.
  • Coconut flour is used in baking keto style
  • Quinoa flour is more unusual but higher protein content than others
  • Chickpea flour is good for keto baking as well
  • Brown rice flour
whole wheat flour

Is self rising and all purpose flour the same?

  • No. Self-rising flour should only be used when a recipe calls for it because salt and baking powder are in the flour mixed in already. 

Are you following a low carb diet plan and wondering what to use instead of “regular flour”? There are alternatives out there for you!

Most of them will have an all purpose to Keto flour conversion on the side of the bag for your convenience. Like can I substitute almond flour for all purpose flour? Yes! 1 cup of almond flour can be used in place of 1 cup of all-purpose flour and so on.

Keto flour substitute for baking

  • Almond Flour: 6 grams carbs
  • Chia Seed Flour: 18 grams carbs
  • Chickpea Flour: 13 grams carbs
  • Hazelnut Flour: 8 grams carbs
  • Coconut Flour: 4 grams fat, 18 grams carbs

There are gluten free flour substitutes listed on the chart above too.

measuring flour

Gluten-Free Flour Substitute Chart

Now let’s talk about the best bread recipe around you should make like now!! If you are interested in baking bread at home we have a few for you to choose from.

  • If you want to make fluffy homemade white bread I would use this recipe that calls for bread flour.
  • Want to make a loaf of honey wheat with very to little kneading necessary? Try our bread in a bag recipe here.
  • Of course we have baked sweet breads with chocolate chips and pumpkin muffins too. It just depends on what you’re in the mood for really.

There are always alternatives you have no yeast too like our homemade flour tortilla recipe here. Let us know what you make and how this helps you friends!

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easy homemade flour tortillas

Gluten Free Flour Substitute Chart

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Wednesday 24th of February 2021

I just found out I am allergic to nuts and corn and rice. how can I sub or make a bread flour mix. I can have oats sorghum I don't know about quinoa. I just want to make some kind of pancakes, muffins, and bread. Can you possibly help me understand how to make a good flour mix

Donald Slinger

Wednesday 24th of June 2020

I don't understand your gluten free flour mix. 1/4 cup + 3 tablespoons + 1/3 cup would not equal a cup of gluten free flour. The other option in your mix contain gluten (barley, Kamut, rye, and spelt).

You can write me directly and I will help you with this.

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