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6 Grain-Free Essentials You Need in Your Pantry

Cooking and baking without grains isn’t overly complicated, but it does require a few products that you may not already have in your pantry. Check out our favorite grain-free staples below – whether you’re simply trying out grain-free eating or taking the plunge full-time, they’re great to have on hand.
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Terra Plantains Sea Salt

Terra Plantains Sea Salt

TERRA PLANTAINS SEA SALT

A grain-free alternative to tortilla chips, plantain chips are delicious on their own or as a crispy dipper for salsas and guacamole. Try them in our grain-free nacho platter

$4 to $5, terrachips.com for where to buy.

Honeyville Blanched Almond Flour

Honeyville Blanched Almond Flour

HONEYVILLE BLANCHED ALMOND FLOUR

For better grain-free baking, opt for a finely ground almond flour made from skinless almonds such as this one rather than a coarser almond meal made from almonds with skins. 

$24, honeyville.com

Coconut Secret Original Coconut Aminos

Coconut Secret Original Coconut Aminos

COCONUT SECRET ORIGINAL COCONUT AMINOS

This product is made from the fresh sap of the coconut tree. It can be used to add umami flavor to dressings and sauces, such as our homemade barbecue sauce. In grain-free cooking, it is often used in place of soy sauce.

$6.50 per 8 oz or $12 per 16.9 oz, coconutsecret.com

Otto's Natural Cassava Flour

Otto's Natural Cassava Flour

OTTO’S NATURALS CASSAVA FLOUR

This flour is made from cassava root, a staple vegetable in Africa, Asia and Latin America. This gluten-free, Paleo-friendly flour is perfect for savory applications such as breading chicken.

$18 per 2 lb or $40 per 5 lb, ottosnaturals.com

Bob's Red Mill Finely Ground Tapioca Flour

Bob's Red Mill Finely Ground Tapioca Flour

BOB’S RED MILL FINELY GROUND TAPIOCA FLOUR

Like cassava flour, tapioca flour (aka tapioca starch) is made from cassava root; however, tapioca is the starch extracted from the vegetable (cassava flour is made from the whole root). Tapioca can be used in baking or as a thickener for sauces. You can also swap it for cornstarch (just use double the amount of tapioca).

$4 per 20 oz, bobsredmill.com

Now Real Food Organic Coconut Flour

Now Real Food Organic Coconut Flour

NOW REAL FOOD ORGANIC COCONUT FLOUR

Made from dried, ground coconut meat, coconut flour is a staple in Paleo baking. Keep in mind that coconut flour is very high in fiber, so it sucks up a lot of moisture –that's why you usually only need to use small amounts.

$6, nowfoods.com