Gluten-Free Flour Alternatives

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Valentine’s Day is almost here, and we can feel the love in the air. There is a special aura around this day (whether you celebrate it or not) and we love to feel the love in our hearts AND in our stomachs. But instead of eating unhealthy desserts filled with gluten that will leave us bloated with a food baby, we’re looking into flour alternatives that still give a great taste and texture. Many gluten-free recipes may call for a blend of these flours, but here we’ll give you the (honest) down low on our opinions about each flour so you can understand the different components of your recipe. Read on!

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Gluten-Free High Protein Cheesecake (GF, SF)

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Here at The Tasteful Pantry, we are huge fans of having our cake and eating it too…literally! For us that means eating delicious food that is also nutritious and doesn’t break the calorie bank! So that’s why we’re super excited to share the idea of a high protein cheesecake with you. Not only do the ingredients in this cheesecake give you a protein boost, but they also replace many of the high fat high calorie ingredients found in typical cheesecakes with cleaner, healthier versions that still give you a rich creamy consistency. We love this recipe from the Dashing Dish, which you can top with a fruit or topping of your choice. 

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Sacher Torte (GF, Vegan)

5764890540_b4d054a4ff_bThis is a delicious, RICH, chocolate-y cake invented in Vienna by a 16-year old! In 1832, Prince Wenzel von Metternich charged his personal chef with creating a special dessert for several important guests. The head chef, having taken ill, let the task fall to his sixteen-year-old apprentice, Franz Sacher, then in his second year of training in Metternich’s kitchen. While the guests enjoyed the cake, it didn’t become an Austrian delicacy until Sacher’s son, Eduard, refined the recipe and started serving it at the Hotel Sacher, which he founded in 1876.

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