Low Carb Flour Alternatives for Diabetes


Almond flour

Another low carbs wheat flour alternative is almond flour. You can purchase almond flour or prepare it by yourself. To do so, simply grind the almonds until you achieve a very fine consistency similar to flour. Almond meal contains only 2.3 g of net carbs in every ¼ cup. It is rich in vitamin E, healthy fats and contains proteins. The flour is recommended for making denser baked goods such as brownies, muffins, pancakes.

Walnut flour

In fact, you can grind any nut to make a flour or meal out of it. Another commonly used nut flour or meal is made from walnut. Walnuts are rich in Alpha-linolenic acid, which is an Omega 3 Fatty Acid that’s healthy for your heart. Walnut meal contains a mere 1.4 g of net carbs in every ¼ cup. Similar to almond and coconut flour, walnut flour is gluten free and hence do not raise as much. Adjust your recipes when necessary.