How to choose the best flour to make bread?

Have difficulty in deciding which type of flour you will use for your bread recipes?πŸ€”

We are inviting you to read Mrs. Safa’s flour type explanation and decide which one is for you! πŸ’‘


  • Popular types flour to make bread

Here are the most popular flour types worldwide to prefer making bread:

πŸ”Ž All-purpose flour
The most widely used in bread and it has a gluten content between 9 to 11%.

πŸ”Ž Bread flour
A special flour type that bakes bread with a higher rise and a lighter texture and it has a higher gluten content with 11 to 14%.

πŸ”Ž Whole wheat flour
Flour type makes breads heavy and dense in texture.This flour has the highest gluten percentage up to 16%.Β 

πŸ”Ž White whole wheat flour
Flour type makes breads a lighter texture bread, good alternative to all-purpose flour. Gluten percentage more around 12%.

πŸ”Ž Rye flour

Rye flour has a rich, slightly sweet flavour. It contains a lower level of gluten, making it a suitable substitute if you want to reduce your gluten in your recipes.


  • Popular types non-wheat flours that can be used to make bread

To prevent gluten, you can prefer gluten-free bread recipes with using non-wheat flours alternatives.

πŸ”Ž Buckwheat flour
Gluten- and grain-free, organic buckwheat flour has more protein, dietary fiber, and B vitamins than an equal weight of oat or whole wheat flour

πŸ”Ž Millet
Millet flour is stone ground and whole grain. It has a subtle flavor, lots of vitamins and minerals, and adds a lovely creamy color to baked goods.

πŸ”Ž Coconut flour
Coconut flour is a unique alternative to wheat flour. It’s popular among low-carb enthusiasts and those who have a gluten intolerance

πŸ”Ž Almond flour

Almond flour is a popular alternative to traditional wheat flour. It’s low in carbs, packed with nutrients and has a slightly sweeter taste.