Bean Flours

Bean flours can be found in some grocery stores, bulk food stores and ethnic or specialty markets. Bean flours can be used in a variety of recipes. They are a great ingredient to use in gluten-free recipes or to boost levels of fibre.

Benefits of using bean flours:

  • You can create high protein, high fibre snacks using bean and wheat flour blends
  • Beans are naturally gluten free
  • Beans are low in fat, and have no trans-fat.
  • Beans are easy to blend and incorporate into a range of recipe applications (sweet & savoury, cooking & baking)
  • Beans can enhance juiciness in meat applications, moisture content in baked goods, and crispiness in breadings
  • Beans can extend or substitute a portion of meat in a recipe, which may also increase juiciness

Bean flours can be included in the following foods (to name a few):

  • Breads, cakes, muffins, cookies
  • Bagels, tortillas, crackers
  • Pastas and noodles
  • Sweet and savoury crusts
  • Blended meat dishes (meatloaf, meatballs, stuffing)
  • Soups and sauces
  • Extruded snacks

Try These Bean Flour Recipes

Homemade Bean Flour Pizza Crust

Pizza Crust

Not only is this pizza crust homemade and delicious, it’s gluten-free! Make one large pizza or individual servings.

Peanut Butter Cookies

Peanut Butter Cookies

Classic peanut butter cookies get a gluten-free makeover thanks to bean flour. You won’t be able to tell the difference!

Banana Bread Mini-Loaves

Banana Bread Mini-Loaves

Dense and flavourful these mini loaves are gluten-free thanks to black bean flour. Serve warm with a smear of butter.