amaranth flour

amaranth flour [amuh-ranth flouuhr, flou-er] noun

An ancient grain ground into flour that can be used in baking, particularly where its gluten-free and high-protein profile is desirable. It is especially high in lysine, which is lacking in many grains.


Bakepedia Tips

Try substituting 25% of the all-purpose flour called for in a recipe with amaranth flour, as a higher percentage of amaranth will throw off the texture. Amaranth flour is readily available through Bob’s Red Mill.

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