I am always looking for new ways to perk up a recipe--especially when it comes to changing up the flours. When it calls for white, I like to try whole wheat, soy, oat...etc, or just a plain mixture of a few. With that said, I have made some crazy concoctions that have turned out tasty and others that... hmmm, were not so much!:) Different flours have different consistencies and some stick better than others, so you really need to make sure you mix up the right flours to avoid a super dense bread (I actually love dense bread) or avoid a muffin that falls apart (soy). Per Clean Eating issue, Jan/Feb 2010 issue, the guide below is great.
So if your recipe calls for 1 cup whole wheat, do this...
1 cup of spelt
Quick breads: ½ cup of oat flour + ½ cup of whole wheat
Biscuits & Yeast Rolls: ¼ cup oat flour + ¾ cup whole wheat
Non-yeast recipes: 1 cup quinoa flour
Yeast breads: ½ cup quinoa flour + ½ cup whole wheat
Cornbread, cookies, flatbreads, & pancakes: ½ millet four + ½ cup whole wheat
Biscuits and yeast rolls: ¼ cup millet flour + ¾ cup wheat flour
1 cup Kamut flour
½ cup Buckwheat flour + ½ cup whole wheat
Yeast breads: 1/3 cup buckwheat flour + 2/3 cup whole wheat
¼ cup brown rice flour + ¾ cup whole wheat
¼ cup almond flour/meal + ¾ wheat flour
If you have an allergy to wheat, I encourage you to experiment with the flours that can sub fully with whole wheat. For example, if you want to try almond flour and don’t want to use the whole wheat portion, try ¼ almond flour as the above guide indicates and then add ¾ cup of Kamut…. I hope that makes sense! Anyhow, please let me know if you try any of these subs… and pass on the recipe! Experiment and have fun! :)