Have you tried baking with cassava flour?! Cassava flour is a grain free, gluten free, allergy friendly flour that's great for baking. Which includes everything from cassava flour bread to muffins, cookies to cupcakes. This post contains a few easy recipes with cassava flour, perfect for meeting your paleo baking needs!
I have a huge collection of paleo cassava flour recipes on my blog, as cassava flour is easily one of my favorite paleo baking flours. It is naturally grain free and gluten free, allergy friendly and great for baking.
Before we get to my favorite recipes using cassava flour, let's cover some of the basics.
What is cassava flour?
Cassava flour comes from from the cassava (or yuca) root. The cassava root is peeled, dried and ground to make cassava flour.
You can probably guess that cassava flour is gluten free, grain free and Paleo friendly since I use it in so many of my recipes. It also works well as a 1:1 substitution (by weight) for wheat flour and many gluten free baking mixes.
Is cassava flour the same as tapioca flour?
Now, it’s important not to confuse cassava flour with tapioca flour/starch. Yes, they both come from the cassava root, but they are very different.
Tapioca is the extracted starch of the cassava root. Whereas, cassava flour comes from the whole cassava root. They serve very different purposes in baking and cooking and are not interchangeable in most recipes.
What's the best brand of cassava flour?
My favorite brand of cassava flour is Otto’s Cassava Flour. They have the highest quality cassava flour and it works better for paleo baking than any other brand I’ve tried.
Otto’s Cassava Flour peels, dries and then finely grinds their cassava into a reliable flour. They also ensure that every batch is free of the top 8 allergens.
Some other brands have a gritty flour texture (not optimal for baking), don't use organic farming practices and many don't test their batches for allergen contamination. Otto's may be a little more expensive, but it's worth the extra cost.
Where to buy cassava flour?
Cassava flour is sold in many health food stores, or stores with a dedicated health food section. You can also find it online. Otto's sells cassava flour on their website (along with other cassava flour baking mixes) and you can also find it on Amazon.
Recipes with Cassava Flour
I've been baking with cassava flour for nearly a decade, so I have a lot of experience with it. Although you can find a large quantity of cassava flour recipes on my blog, here are my top favorite cassava flour recipes.
Rosemary Cassava Bread
This Rosemary Cassava Bread is one of my most popular recipes. And for good reason!
This cassava bread is Paleo, nut free and has no added sugar. It's perfect for making mini sandwiches or avocado toast.
Furthermore, this cassava bread recipe is highly versatile - change up the rosemary flavor with fresh thyme, basil, garlic or any spice variety of your choosing.
Cassava Flour Lemon Poppy Seed Muffins
These paleo lemon poppy seed muffins are made with cassava flour, dairy free yogurt and fresh lemon.
They are soft and fluffy with a rich lemon flavor and are topped with a sugar free icing. This easy cassava muffin recipe is the perfect brunch side dish or lunch addition.
Cassava Flour Bagels
These healthy Paleo Bagels are grain free, nut free, dairy free and easy to make.
They are boiled and then baked – giving them an authentic bagel texture. These bagels are crisp on the outside and chewy on the inside. Just what you need to satisfy any bagel cravings!
Cassava Flour Banana Pancakes
These fluffy, Paleo Banana Cassava Pancakes are made with cassava flour, ripe bananas and eggs.
Not only are these pancakes great for breakfast, but they’re actually healthy! They are only sweetened with bananas, grain free, dairy free and kid approved.
Cassava Flour Sugar Cookies
These Cassava Flour Sugar Cookies are Paleo, nut free and don’t require any refrigeration! I make them every year with my kids.
These cassava cookies are made with just 7 simple ingredients. Simply, make the dough, roll it between parchment paper, cut out cookie shapes, bake and frost!
Cassava Flour Cupcakes
These Pumpkin Cassava Cupcakes are Paleo friendly, dairy free and nut free. They have a moist and fluffy texture (not gummy) and a sweet pumpkin flavor.
Top with some coconut cream frosting and you have yourself the best fall-flavored cassava dessert recipe.
Cassava Flour Chocolate Chip Cookies
These vegan cassava flour chocolate chip cookies are Paleo, vegan and free of the top 8 allergens! Not to mention, the tastiest cookies you’ll ever eat.
They are soft, chewy and have a slightly nutty flavor thanks to tahini, but are completely nut free. Trust me when I say this is a recipe you NEED to try!
Cassava Flour Strawberry Scones
This recipe for Strawberry Scones is simple, summery and the perfect way to use up fresh strawberries.
These scones are slightly crumbly around the edges, but soft and moist on the inside. In addition, these healthy strawberry scones are paleo and vegan friendly!
Vegan Chocolate Donuts with Cassava Flour
These baked cassava flour chocolate donuts are fluffy and moist with a nice crumb texture. They are made with cassava flour and sunflower seed butter for a delicious, secretly healthy Paleo chocolate donut.
This healthy donut recipe is a great breakfast option for those with common allergies, as it is egg free, nut free, dairy free and gluten free!
Air Fryer Chicken Tenders
Instead of bread crumbs, these Paleo Air Fryer Chicken Tenders are coated in cassava flour and spices.
You cook them in the air fryer; giving them a crisp exterior, while keeping the interior juicy and tender.
Vegan Cassava Flour Muffins
These fluffy vegan cassava flour muffins are made with ripe bananas, tahini and cassava flour. They're paleo, vegan and allergy friendly (no nuts), so perfect for packed school lunches, breakfast or snacking on the go.
Rosemary Cassava Flour Crackers
These homemade Rosemary Cassava Flour Crackers are the perfect crunchy snack - Paleo, Vegan, free of the top 8 allergens and delicious.
This cassava cracker recipe is great for packing in lunches, adding to a snack board or eating with your favorite Paleo dip.
Cassava Flour Cinnamon Rolls
These hazelnut cinnamon rolls are made with ground hazelnuts, cassava flour and tapioca flour.
This cassava cinnamon roll recipe is paleo, vegan and yeast free. They are slightly crisp on the outside with a gooey interior. I make them for my family every Christmas morning!
Cassava Flour Flatbread
This paleo flatbread (or cassava flour tortillas) requires just a few simple ingredients and makes soft, pliable tortillas. They're great for tacos, a Mediterranean snack plate or making lunch roll ups.