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Best flour substitutions

Best flour substitutions

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Bake your favourite treat with our best flour substitutions. Find gluten-free recipes and learn how to make plain flour into self-raising flour.

Running low on flour? See our clever ideas for the best flour substitutions. Raid the storecupboard for easy swaps like gluten-free flours and other grains.


Discover more tips with our guide to common ingredient substitutions.

Best flour substitutions

Lemon drizzle cake with slices cut on plate

You don’t realise how useful flour is until you don’t have any, but don’t let it stop you baking. This gluten-free lemon drizzle cake uses ground almonds and mashed potato and our apple & almond cake uses three clever everyday swaps – including ground almonds for flour. 

See more gluten-free ideas withour gluten-free baking collection.

Cakes can also be made with polenta like our orange & almond cake with citrus mascarpone or our flourless lemon & polenta drizzle cake.

Get more inspiration for fabulous sponges from our flourless cake collection

How to make plain flour into self-raising flour

If you only have plain flour and you need some self-raising, you can make your own by adding 2 tsp baking powder to each 150g plain flour. 

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