Grain Free Woes
With gluten and grain sensitivities and intolerance on the rise many are adapting to grain-fee/ Paleo/low carb diets. To avoid the bloating and cramping and uncomfortable side effects many experience when eating grains they turn to gluten free products, which have earned a bad rep for tasting like cardboard, or sometimes cardboard with salt. Adhering to a grain free lifestyle can be difficult when eating out or baking, but with the right substitutes it doesn’t have to be that way!
Otto’s Naturals Cassava Flour
The best thing since sliced bread? Lol, possibly! This adorable family combined their traveling and grain-free lifestyle to discover one of the best, most natural flour substitutes today- Cassava flour. The product can be substituted 1:1 for most recipes and is Gluten-Free, Grain-Free, AND Nut-Free with the same taste and texture outcome!
Why We Love Otto’s Naturals
#1 They Care
After finding a great source they didn’t just stop and decide to sell, they decided to find the purest source and research the best production methods. Otto’s Naturals Cassava flour is
- Filler and Additive Free- Only 100% Yuca Root (Cassava) and water used to make the ingredient
- Made with young, tender yuca root for a smoother flour-like texture
- thoroughly peeled and baked– not left out in the sun to possibly ferment or grow mold
- Naturally gluten-free and Gluten-Free Certified by GIG (The Gluten Intolerance Group) to have no cross contaminants.
- Lab tested to ensure quality and purity
#2 They are Real People
Not only does the this family use their own product, they post their own recipes and experiences on their site. They show excitement for being able to share a great tasting, healthy flour alternative with other people, and their product is quickly growing popularity among the Paleo and healthy cooking communities. Check out Paleo Epic’s Interview with Founder of Otto’s Naturals: Sadie
#3 We Use Otto’s Cassava Flour
We use this flour ourselves and find it easy to substitute with almost all recipes (does not work great as a yeast alternative). We find it affordable, worth the cost, and easy to order! As our site is still a newborn please stay tuned for some great recipes we will be sharing with you that include our favorite natural baking products like Otto’s Cassava Flour!