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What Kind of Flour for the Paleo Diet?

What Kind of Flour for the Paleo Diet

Best Types of Paleo Flour

The Paleo Diet (sometimes called the Paleolithic diet, hunter-gatherer diet, caveman diet, or stone-age diet) is based on only eating foods presumed to have been eaten by early humans, consisting of meat, fish, vegetables, and fruit. The diet eliminates dairy, grains, and processed foods.

So how can Royal Lee Organics help someone on the Paleo Diet if they can’t have grains? Although not a staple of Paleo, flours may be used for thickening and binding in various recipes. Paleo flour substitutes include almond, coconut, arrowroot and tapioca. Of these, tapioca pearls grind nicely in the Lee Household Flour Mill.

What Can You Eat on the Paleo Diet?

While the Paleo Diet books give more detailed examples of what foods to eat and what foods to avoid, these are the basics of the diet:

What to Eat on the Paleo Diet:

  • Grass-fed meats
  • Fish and seafood
  • Fresh fruit
  • Fresh vegetables
  • Eggs
  • Nuts
  • Seeds
  • Healthful oils (olive, flaxseed, avocado, coconut, walnut, and macadamia)

What to Avoid on the Paleo Diet:

  • Cereal grains (wheat, corn, rice, barley, sorghum, oats, rye, and millet)
  • Peanuts and other legumes
  • Dairy
  • Refined sugar
  • Salt
  • Potatoes
  • Refined vegetable oils
  • Processed foods

Read full How to Mill Your Own Flour Guide.

Types of Flour Compatible with the Paleo Diet

Almond Flour: Compatible

Coconut Flour: Compatible

Semolina Flour: Compatible

Tapioca Flour: Compatible

Wild Rice Flour: Compatible

Types of Flour Not Compatible with the Paleo Diet

All Purpose Flour: Not Compatible

Amaranth Flour: Not Compatible

Barley Flour: Not Compatible

Brown Rice Flour: Not Compatible

Buckwheat Flour: Not Compatible

Bulgur Flour: Not Compatible

Chia Seed Flour: Not Compatible

Chickpea Flour: Not Compatible

Corn Flour: Not Compatible

Durum Wheat Flour: Not Compatible

Farro Flour: Not Compatible

Freekeh Flour: Not Compatible

Hard Red Spring Wheat Flour: Not Compatible

Hard Red Winter Wheat Flour: Not Compatible

Hard White Spring Wheat Flour: Not Compatible

Hard White Winter Wheat Flour: Not Compatible

Kamut Flour: Not Compatible

Millet Flour: Not Compatible

Oat Flour: Not Compatible

Potato Flour: Not Compatible

Pumpernickel Flour: Not Compatible

Quinoa Flour: Not Compatible

Rice Flour: Not Compatible

Rye Flour: Not Compatible

Soft Red Spring Wheat Flour: Not Compatible

Soft Red Winter Wheat Flour: Not Compatible

Soft White Spring Wheat: Not Compatible

Soft White Winter Wheat: Not Compatible

Sorghum Flour: Not Compatible

Spelt Flour: Not Compatible

Teff Flour: Not Compatible

Triticale Flour: Not Compatible

White Rice Flour: Not Compatible

Whole Grain Wheat Flour: Not Compatible

Recipes Compatible with the Paleo Diet

Paleo Banana Bread