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No flour? No worries! Here are 15 delicious baking recipes that don’t require any flour

You can still get busy baking, even if you're low on flour.
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When the pandemic struck in 2020 we saw toilet paper, then pasta, then canned tomatoes go flying off shelves, followed by that all-important baking ingredient; flour.

Now supermarkets are able to keep this vital ingredient in stock (most of the time), but many Australians have grown used to baking delicious treats without some pantry staples.

In fact, flour-free recipes have become surprisingly common across the internet now, and we have plenty of our own to share.

We found some mouth-watering baking recipes that are still beyond tasty and will satisfy your craving for cake or a sweet treat, but don’t require any flour whatsoever.

Yes, there’s a flourless chocolate cake or two among these recipes, but also some surprising, left-of-field ideas you might never have thought to try.

Keep on scrolling for some new and unique baking recipe ideas that don’t need flour – at all!

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1

Polenta and ricotta cake with rosemary lemon syrup

Soaked in deliciously sweet lemon and rosemary syrup and served with whipped ricotta, this polenta cake is subtle, moist and perfect with a cuppa for afternoon tea.

Read the full recipe here.

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2

Flourless chocolate roulade

It’s so light, so lovely – with a coffee-cream filling – this delicious dessert cake will just melt in the mouth. Best of all, it’s gluten free, so everyone can enjoy it.

Read the full recipe here.

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14

Passionfruit kisses

These little slices of heaven are a mix between a meringue and a cake. They’re absolutely divine!

Read the full recipe here.

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4

Flourless chocolate buttermilk cake

The secret to this super-fudgy cake is the buttermilk, which makes it moist and decadent!

Read the full recipe here.

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13

Chocolate orange mousse cake

With a texture this silky and a flavour this heavenly, you’ll not be able to resist a second helping of this decadent chocolate orange mousse cake. It really is that good.

Read the full recipe here.

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8

Flourless almond, peach and orange blossom loaves

These tasty little loaves are the perfect accompaniment with a cup of tea on a lazy afternoon.

Read the full recipe here.

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7

Flourless banana and orange blossom loaves

Everyone is desperate to make banana bread, but this version doesn’t require flour at all! Plus, you’d never guess these divine banana and orange blossom loaves are free of dairy, refined sugar and gluten. Now you can indulge your sweet tooth guilt-free any time of the day!

Read the full recipe here.

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9

Flourless chocolate cake with mint toffee ice-cream

What’s better than cake? Cake with ice cream! This unique flavour combination is perfect for a naughty after-dinner indulgence.

Read the full recipe here.

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5

3-ingredient banana and peanut butter pancakes

You don’t need a pantry full of baking ingredients to whip up these delicious pancakes! Made with just peanut butter, egg, and banana – they’re a delicious and high-protein breakfast in minutes.

Read the full recipe here.

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10

Flourless hazelnut chocolate cake

Serve this versatile fudge-like chocolate cake as a dessert with ice-cream, for morning or afternoon tea, or freeze in slices and indulge later!

Read the full recipe here.

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3

Peppermint bites

These healthy treats – they contain loads of nuts – are like a DIY Mint Slice biscuit – but better for you!

Read the full recipe here.

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11

Flourless fig, pecan and maple cake

The addition of semolina helps bring this cake together. Oh, and along with the amazing maple syrup drizzle on top!

Read the full recipe here.

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6

Bountiful choc-coconut bars

Make your own delicious coconut and dark chocolate treats at home with this refined sugar-free version.

Read the full recipe here.

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15

Moist flourless choc-nut cake

If you’re in the mood for something deeply indulgent, you can’t go past this moist flourless chocolate and hazelnut cake. As a bonus, it is gluten-free, wheat-free and yeast-free.

Read the full recipe here.

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16

Salted date caramels

These little bites of goodness will keep you full and provide the perfect afternoon pick-me-up without the refined sugar.

Read the full recipe here.

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