No Flour? No Problem: 7 Recipes For Flourless Baking

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Since the supermarkets are often selling out, flour has become somewhat of a precious commodity recently.

Don't worry though, you won't have to go without your sweet treats- we've come up with a range of delicious and easy-to-make baking ideas that don't require flour at all! Get the kids involved and the whole family can enjoy these fun and tasty recipes.

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1. Flourless Chocolate Brownies (GF)

These easy flourless chocolate brownies are ooey, gooey, and bound to be a hit with the kids.

Top tip: Instead of just chocolate chips, try adding in some of your own extras, such as freeze-fried raspberries, flaked coconut or crushed pistachio nuts?

Makes 8 brownies

You will need:

- 40g butter (unsalted), and a little extra for greasing

- 130g caster sugar

- 2 large eggs

- 125g dark chocolate

- 10g cocoa powder

- 1 tsp. vanilla extract

- 1 tsp. icing sugar

- Optional: 50g ground almonds

Method:

  1. Preheat the oven to 180°c. Line a small square baking tin with parchment paper, and lightly grease with butter.
  2. Chop up the chocolate, and melt in a bowl over a pan of boiling water and stir until combined.
  3. Take the bowl off the heat and mix in the sugar, vanilla extract and cocoa powder.
  4. Slowly whisk in the eggs. If using, add in the almonds.
  5. Empty the mixture into the pre-lined tin, and use a spatula to make sure everything is level.
  6. Pop in the oven for 25 minutes. If they aren't firm after this time, leave them in for another 5 minutes.
  7. Let the mix cool in the tin.
  8. Using a sieve, sprinkle the icing sugar over the entire tray from a distance.
  9. Cut into squares and serve!

2. Lemon Drizzle Polenta Cake (GF)

This isn't just any cake...with the polenta making it light but filling, and with zesty drizzle on top, you'll be surprised this recipe is made without flour!

Serves 8

You will need:

- Zest and juice of 2 lemons

- 400g caster sugar

- 3 large eggs

- 1 tsp baking powder

- 200g ground almonds

- 180g polenta

- 150g unsalted butter

Method:

  1. Line a 20-25cm round cake tin with parchment paper and grease with butter. Preheat the oven to 180°c.
  2. Soften the butter, and beat it together with 250g of the caster sugar in a bowl. Slowly add the eggs, making sure to do it one at a time.
  3. Add the ground almonds, polenta, baking powder and lemon zest. Mix together well.
  4. Empty the mixture into the cake tin and level. Put in the oven for around 45 minutes.
  5. For the drizzle, mix together the remaining caster sugar and the lemon juice.
  6. Remove the cake from the oven and pour over the drizzle. Leave to cool.
  7. Serve!

3. No-Bake Chocolate Crispy Cakes

Not just for Easter, these no bake (and, of course, flourless!) crispy cakes will satisfy all your chocolate cravings. Not only are they cheap and require only 2 ingredients, they are an incredibly easy way to fill an afternoon with the kids.

Makes 10 cakes

You will need:

- 100g milk chocolate

- 100 cornflakes

- Cupcake cases

- (Optional) crushed up chocolate bar or chocolate eggs to decorate

Method:

  1. Break up the chocolate and pop it into a bowl over a saucepan of water. Heat until melted, stirring continuously.
  2. Put both the ingredients into a bowl and mix together, being careful not to crush the cornflakes too much.
  3. Share out the mixture between 10-12 cupcake cases (Top Tip: Put them in a cupcake tray to stop them slipping around). While still warm, add your chocolate topping of choice.
  4. Refrigerate until cool.
  5. Enjoy!
girl with chocolate around her mouth

4. Flourless Chocolate Cookies (GF)

You just can't go wrong with chocolate cookies- especially when they're gluten free! This recipe is quick and has all the satisfaction of chewy cookies, without the gluten intake.

Makes 12 cookies

You will need:

- 200g caster sugar

- 40g cocoa powder

- The whites of 2 large eggs

- Pinch of salt

- 1 tbsp. vanilla extract

- 100g chocolate chips

Method:

  1. Preheat oven to 180°c. Cover a baking tray with greased parchment paper.
  2. In a bowl, mix together the sugar, salt and cocoa powder.
  3. Slowly whisk in the egg whites, one by one.
  4. Add vanilla extract and mix until well combined.
  5. Fold in the chocolate chips.
  6. Spoon out your mixture into round mounds on your baking sheet.
  7. Bake for 10-12 minutes, until the tops are starting to crack.
  8. Remove from oven and let cool completely.
  9. Gently peel the parchment paper away from the bottom of the brownies, and plate up!

5. Passion Fruit And Lemon Cheesecake

This decadent and simple no-bake recipe uses real fruit and a sneaky digestive biscuit cheat to make the crumbly base! Another great one to make as a family, there's no ovens involved and lots of (messy) mixing to be done!

You will need:

- 20 digestive biscuits

- 100g unsalted butter (melted)

- Zest of 2 lemons

- Flesh of 2 passion fruits, sifted so there are no seeds

- 200ml double cream

- 100g caster sugar

- 400g cream cheese

- 200g mascarpone cheese

- 50ml milk

Method:

  1. Smash the biscuits. Place them in a sandwich bag, seal, and hit with a rolling pin until crushed.
  2. Put the crushed biscuits in a bowl, and mix in the melted butter.
  3. Take a round cake tin (a 23cm springform tin is ideal for cheesecakes), and spoon the mixture into the bottom.
  4. Using the back of the spoon, firmly press down to level out the biscuit mix and form a flat base.
  5. Pop in the fridge for 40 minutes- 1 hour.
  6. In a large bowl, mix together the passionfruit, lemon zest, sugar, milk, mascarpone and cream cheese.
  7. In a separate bowl, whisk the double cream until thick. Add to the mixture of other ingredients.
  8. Pour the mixture over the base in the tin, and level.
  9. Refrigerate overnight.
  10. Remove from the tin (this is where the springform element comes in handy), cut and serve.

6. Vegan Flourless Banana Bread (GF)

One of the most well-loved baking recipes around due to it's simplicity, this list wouldn't be complete without banana bread. Try adding the extra banana on top for a beautiful decoration!

You will need:

- 6 ripe bananas

- 250g rolled oats

- Pinch of salt

- 1 tsp bicarbonate of soda

- 1/2 tsp baking powder

- 1 tsp vanilla extract

- 80ml non-dairy milk

- 4 tbsp honey

- 1 tbsp vinegar

- Optional:  1 extra banana for decoration

Method:

  1. Preheat your oven to 180°c.
  2. Grease a loaf tin with butter.
  3. Blend the oats together until they make a flour-like powder.
  4. In a bowl, mash the bananas together using a fork.
  5. Mix all the ingredients together in a large bowl, until well combined.
  6. Pour the mixture into the loaf tin. If you like, half the extra banana length-ways arrange on top of the loaf.
  7. Bake for approximately 40 minutes.
  8. Remove the banana bread from the oven, and allow to cool.
  9. Place on a plate, cut and serve.
banana bread fresh out the oven

7. Garlic & Rosemary Flatbreads

And now for something savoury! These flourless flatbreads make a tasty addition to meals, or can be enjoyed by themselves with dips, soups or even as a sandwich.

Serves 4

You will need:

- 2 cloves garlic, minced

- 2 sprigs of chopped rosemary

- 3 tbsp olive oil

- 130g rolled oats

- 60ml milk (either dairy or non-dairy is fine)

Method:

  1. In a pan, heat the olive oil until warm. Add the garlic and chopped rosemary, and cook until infused (until the garlic has started to brown slightly). Take off the heat and pour into a small bowl.
  2. In a blender, blitz the rolled oats until they are a fine powder.
  3. Mix together the milk and oats in a bowl.
  4. When cool, add in the garlic and rosemary infused olive oil. Stir until well combined.
  5. Lightly grease a non-stick frying pan, and put the heat up to medium/high.
  6. Ladle some of the batter into the frying pan, and spread into a circular shape
  7. Cook for 2 minutes either side, until lightly browned.
  8. Let cool slightly, cut up and enjoy with dips, or as part of a meal.
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