Anyone looking to go gluten-free has his fair share of options in the flour aisle. There’s rice flour, chia flour, quinoa flour, soya flour — and the list goes on. But if your cooking and baking needs haven’t been satisfied with the options already on the shelves, here’s another that’s getting its start on Kickstarter.
It’s called Anti-Grain Flour. What makes it so unique? How about the fact that the flours are made entirely out of domestically grown fruits and vegetables? That’s right! You can now cook with flour made out of your favorite fruits and veggies, namely apple (made with northern spy apples), squash (made with butternut squash) and sweet potato (made with yellow sweet potatoes).
The flours are grain-free, gluten-free, nut-free, allergen-free, non-GMO, Paleo friendly, certified kosher and made in the U.S.A.
Meet Jerry and Amanda, the creative minds behind Anti-Grain Flour, who describe themselves as “just a regular couple who knows that we feel our best when we can avoid grains.” The "from-scratch kind of people" spent months experimenting with different produce to develop the three veggie- and fruit-based varieties.
To create the flours, the fruits and vegetables are drum-dried at relatively low temperatures before being milled into flour. This process helps the produce maintain as many nutrients as possible. "The proof is in the vibrant colors of our flours," according to the founders.
Cooking with something as new and fresh as produce-based flour requires some experimentation. So just leave it to Jerry and Amanda, who are doing the legwork for you. They’re already discovered a number of ways to successfully use the flour, including recipes for fried chicken, noodles, yeasted pretzel buns and pancakes.
“Our goal is to learn and share as much knowledge about our flour as possible,” they wrote on their Kickstarter page. And the fruits of their labor will be posted to their blog and Instagram page. We can definitely get on board with:
The team has already reached its goal of $12,400 and then some. At press time, the project had raised $16,636 with four days to go.
The money will go toward the production and packaging of 500 pouches of each variety (1,500 total) in a certified gluten-free and allergen-free facility in Denver. Any amount raised beyond the goal will be used for additional inventory so they can sell the flours online.