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- Gluten free
- Made by hand
- Made in USA
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- Cholesterol free
- Dairy free
- Dye and color additive free
- Low fat
- No added sugar or sweeteners
- No artificial ingredients
- No trans fats
- Preservative free
- SLS free
- Sugar free
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Why You’ll Love Tapioca Flour
Here’s something to chew on: If you’re missing the familiar, gooey feel of cookies and the crispiness of dessert crusts when following gluten-free and Paleo recipes, simply add some tapioca flour to the mix to get your baked goods to rebound.
Also known as tapioca starch, this “secret” ingredient is a binding agent that works best when combined with other wheatless flours to help improve the overall texture and consistency of the finished product. With its smooth consistency, it’s also a great replacement for cornstarch (tip: use two tablespoons of tapioca flour for each tablespoon of cornstarch) to thicken sauces, pies, and soups.
Bob’s Red Mill Tapioca Flour is harvested from the dried roots of the South American cassava (yucca) plant, and has a mildly sweet taste, which also adds to the depth of natural flavors in a number of desserts.
Each quarter-cup serving in the 20 oz. bag is free of sodium, cholesterol, sugar, fat, and carbs, making it a great option for gluten-free, vegan, and Paleo eaters, or anyone trying to watch sugar and carbohydrate intake. Because of the dedication of Bob’s Red Mill to quality, this product contains no artificial ingredients and is made with a time-tested milling process.
Other Bob’s Red Mill flours that can be combined with tapioca flour
Bob’s Red Mill has a number of gluten-free flours that you can combine with tapioca starch to make baked goods that are compliant with your diet, but taste just as good as the real thing. Here are a few ideas:
- All-purpose baking flour (the sky’s the limit!)
- Brown rice flour
- White rice flour
- Oat flour (finally, good oatmeal raisin cookies!)
- Sorghum flour (preferred for cakes and cookies)
- Coconut flour
- Pizza crust mix (the tapioca starch will help with browning the crust and making it more crispy)
- Almond meal flour (great for biscuits, muffins, and breads)
Tapioca flour recipes
Tapioca flour makes a great addition to a number of traditional cooking and baking recipes that call for flour or cornstarch as one of the main ingredients. Here are some of Thrive’s favorite ideas.
Don’t throw in the net on seafood delicacies. This savory favorite can be overhauled into a low-carb version that will support Paleo diets without sacrificing any of the amazing flavor and tender texture. Tapioca flour can be combined with coconut flour for a more balanced “cake” that is made when combined with crab meat. The taste is supported by a dash of apple cider vinegar, Paleo mayonnaise, dijon mustard, and a range of spices including garlic powder, paprika, and cayenne pepper. When complete, crab cakes are an ideal choice as lighter fare for lunch or dinner and also taste great with salad.
Cinnamon bread can taste just as good as it smells while cooking in the oven. Combine Bob’s Red Mill Tapioca Flour with the almond flour for a springy texture that tastes like it just came from the bakery—and holds up to slicing and toasting. To make this low-carb and gluten-free recipe, you’ll also need raw cashew butter, ground cinnamon, eggs, apple cider vinegar, sea salt, baking soda, and raisins of course. Enjoy with morning tea or coffee, or save for dessert.
Have a good day every day when you start your morning with a tasty recipe like sweet potato hash brown waffles. This delicious twist on the breakfast classic is made with coconut flour, and tapioca flour can be added for even better results. Season with cayenne pepper, paprika, sea salt, and scallions, and then top with eggs, avocado, and cilantro for a great-tasting meal that also provides a much-needed energy boost. Another option: Pair with meat for brunch or save it for a “breakfast at dinner” alternative.
Save room for dessert! This decadent banana upside-down cake hits the spot in a surprisingly healthy way. The cake is gluten-free since it’s created with almond flour, but becomes even more spongy with the addition of tapioca starch. Cardamom, cinnamon, and maple syrup add a good dose of flavor while a topping made of ghee, raw honey, and bananas seals the deal.
Quiche is nothing without a light and fluffy texture, which can be assured by combining almond and tapioca flours. The addition of fresh thyme, sea salt, garlic, and olive oil gives the crust even more flavor to compete with the filling that’s brimming with asparagus, broccolini, zucchini, peas, eggs, and coconut milk. Great for making on the weekends, there will also be plenty left over for during the week, too!
About Bob’s Red Mill
When Bob’s Red Mill was founded more than 30 years ago, it was done so on the cornerstone of giving the nation the very best in nutritional whole grains. Bob’s Red Mill specializes in whole organic cooking products that are processed with traditional stone milling and packaged with pure ingredients. The company carries several gluten-free choices of cooking flour as well as whole oats, grains, and cereals. Aside from the almond meal flour, other favorites include potato flour for making waffles and pancakes, as well as cornbread mix that provides a rich homecooked taste.
Reviews For Tapioca Flour
Based on 28 Reviews
Great AIP flour
I love this as a part of an Autoimmune Paleo Protocol flour replacement mix. If you are AIP- buy this, arrowroot, green banana flour, and fine milled coconut flour and your pantry is set. Thrives price is very competitive too.
- Ashley Johnson
Great for making flour
I used this to make a homemade gluten free flour mixture for baking. I learned the hard way that this is not in itself a replacement for flour! But mixed with other flours like rice/oat/arrowroot it works great
- Anna Ligas
I love this! It's smooth, the taste is mild so you can use it in anything, and it's economical! I love almond flour/meal, but it can be so expensive, so in cloud bread or breaded recipes, this is my new go-to! I'm slowly but surely bringing my husband over to the Paleo side of life, and he can't taste anything lingering when I use this, and it doesn't make things goopy like arrowroot does when used as a thickener for gravies/sauces, etc.
Works well in all my gluten free recipes.
Haven't used, yet. Looking for easy recipes.
Best price and a must have for a GF or Paleo lifestyle. Thank you Thrive!!!
Can'f go wrong with Bob's Red Mill products
Another staple I always have for gluten free baking.
Bob's brand is always good!
I LOVE this tapioca flour! Thanks to Thrive, I can now get it for 1/3 of what local stores were charging!
I don't know what others use this for, but we coat chicken nuggets and cook in coconut oil for delicious chicken nuggets.
Works well in place of Cornstarch! I am buying again!
Excellent for gluten-free baking
Tapioca flour is great for replicating the chewy nature of gluten. It's the only flour I've found that can make a perfect gluten-free gravy and perfect homemade alfredo sauce. I use it in combination with coconut flour to make my favorite pizza crust and cinnamon rolls. I always keep it on hand anytime I need something to have that flexible element.
Bob's Red Mill Tapioca Flour
I've switched over using Tapioca flour in place of Arrowroot...just seems to work so much better. The price for this is EXCELLENT...I can purchase 3 bags for the price of one at the grocery store...THANKS for fast shipment and excellent products
Not too many uses for it.
I am not a cooking expert so I have not found many uses for this tapioca flour as of yet. So far, I have mixed it with my gluten free flour to satisfy my paleo diet.
It took a few errors to come up with the right consistency. It was harder to absorb and in turn took longer to cook. But it did turn out to be a great tasting bread. Now, I have to find more recipes to make better use of this flour.
- O. Guzman
My secret ingredient!
Probably not so secret, but I love it regardless! My boyfriend has a gluten allergy and ever since we started dating, I've been looking for ways to cook gluten-free versions of his favorite foods. The big ones are pizza and meat buns. I recently added tapioca flour to my gluten-free flour mixture (potato starch, rice flour, and seasonings) and he was so pleased with the results! It's the closest I've ever gotten to tasting like the real thing. I'm not really exactly sure how or why the tapioca flour does what it does to the dough, but it definitely went in the right direction. Compared to previous batches, it was flakier on the outside and softer/doughier on the inside, and didn't interfere as much with the flavors in the pizza or the meat buns. It's not a huge part of the flour ratio so this 20oz bag is perfect, and a great price.
I love backing and have been using regular gluten flower my entire life. My father was advised to cut gluten from his diet a few years back which brought my baking to a halt. He can't eat my food anymore!
Now I use this flour in-place of conventional backing flower and now he can eat again! This flower is gluten-free and I am happy! The only negative factor I have found is that the bag is hard to reseal. I wish they could add some kind of Velcro or fastener to keep the product fresher longer.
- AJ Parker
My household is completely dependent on Bob's Red Mill Tapioca Flour! We use it for just about everything. I have a gluten-free child and I follow a Paleo lifestyle so this flour is great for us, and not to mention delicious! It adds a great taste to my baking goods and it also makes for a nice crispy crust for gluten-free pizzas!
- D. Diaz
Great for Baking
This is my go-to flour now for paleo baked goods; i've been using this alot to make pao de queijo (brazilian cheese bread), and so far Thrive is where i've found the best price, which is important since I go through it quickly.
Great for gravy
The description for this says it is a replacement for wheat flour, but I haven't had any luck using it alone. It works well combined with other GF flours.
It does work well with gravy and gives it an interesting sweet taste. I really like it as a thickener in pudding!
- Jeff Cotten
Great gluten-free flour
Tapioca is one of many replacement flours for those of us who can't have gluten. This flour can be great mixed with some other GF flour or used alone in some recipes.
It in great in use with deserts because of its mild sweet flavor.
Bob's Red Mill makes great products for everyone and it's really cool that you can get a great deal on them here at Thrive Market.
- Selly B.
No GMOs here
When you use corn starch you risk the chance of ingesting GMOs. Nobody wants that. If GMOs were OK for you then there wouldn't be so many countries banning them.
Tapioca flour is the perfect thickening replacement to corn starch and wheat flour. It also adds a nice little sweet taste to your gravy and soup!
I honestly hadn't heard of Tapioca Flour until my bread recipe called for it. I went on a hunt at my local grocery store and health food markets to no avail. When I found it online, it was just way too expensive. On a whim, I decided to see if Thrive had it, and they definitely just saved my plans for the holiday get-together!
It worked out really well in my recipe. You definitely get a lot of the flour in one bag, so I'd be able to make a lot of bread with this. Great value for the money!
Great for gluten-free baking
I love that Thrive Market carries tapioca flour, and at an excellent price. You can't beat the cost, and since it's from Bob's Red Mill you know it's good stuff.
I like to add this to my gluten-free baking mix for many things. I make s nice crispy crust for pies and even for pizza. It browns beautifully. It also helps make my cupcake fluffy and springy!
- Selene Bollen
Terrific Gluten-Free Flour!
Due to my celiac disease, I need to avoid gluten. Like many others, I can satisfy my "wheat" cravings with gluten free flours. There are many different types and brands of GF flour, but I like this Bob's Red Mill the most.
This tapioca flour is one of many I like to use when backing. Cookies, cakes, brownies and so much more comes out just as light and airy as the gluten filled verities. I sometimes use it as part of a GF flour mix.
- Mercedes Gordon
Solid Flour, Lots of Uses
Most of Bob's products are really good and natural, so they fit most diet plans. I'm not following any particular diet, but I do like to eat as healthy as possible, and I want my kids to cut sugar and oils as much as possible.
I use tapioca flour to substitute for normal white flour if I'm making cookies or cake. Most times, I mix the tapioca flour with wheat flour, especially if I'm making chocolate chip molasses cookies, where I cut 2/3 of the sugar. The flour does take some getting used to as it doesn't react the way standard white flour does, but it doesn't take long to get it right.
- Idina Woods
Paleo friendly and gluten free, lots of trial and error
I'm on a gluten free, Paleo diet, so this tapioca flour is right up my alley. The price is decent for the amount you get, so no complaints on that end. But if you're not some kind of cooking expert, it's a lot of mistakes with this flour.
It doesn't have the same consistency and texture as wheat flour, so I've have a lot of failures in my baking trying to figure out how much water to use. It doesn't soak up water the same way, so you kind of have to experiment before you get it right. But when you do, it works really well.
- Ilene Wotan
Gluten Free Flour!
I'm on a gluten-free diet, and the flour I need is never available at my local grocer. I don't have a Whole Foods near me, either, so I had to do research online, and I started reading about Bob's Red Mill products. The tapioca flour was a good price, and I do a lot of baking, so I bought a pack.
Love, love, love this flour! It's perfect for most all the stuff I like to bake, and it's healthy. If you dip your finger in the flour, you'll notice it has this slight sweetness, which makes fresh bread and muffins taste wonderful, even when I cut the sugar in half like I do for all my baking.
- Irene W.
Bob's does it again
I've tried a bunch of Bob's Red Mill products, and always found them to be healthy and great. I decided to buy tapioca flour because I developed an allergy to wheat products, and I couldn't use wheat flour in my baking anymore.
The flour is outstanding, and can be substituted whenever you would use wheat flour a part of your recipe. I've used it to bake bread and pastries, and I've also used in sauces and soups to make them heavier and. And the price here is almost half what I've seen on other sites, which is awesome.
- Ian Wagner
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