EXCITING NEWS FOR AUSTRALIA!!! We have teamed up with Australian distributor Pantry Innovations and are now an affiliate with them which means you can buy Otto’s Cassava Flour directly from Making Natural the Norm! I have placed the links on both the top AND bottom of each page in order for you to easily do so. I am also happy to send my affiliate link to anyone via email, etc. My hope is that everyone who has food allergies/sensitivities or who must eat an elimination diet to control disease or who simply wants to improve their own health knows about Otto’s Cassava Flour and has the chance to try it out for themselves and fall in love with it just like Trent and I have.
Sooooo…..let’s get straight to the point. What is it?
Otto’s Cassava Flour is a gluten-free, grain-free, nut-free flour with the taste and texture of wheat flour! There really is no way to tell the difference. The best part is that it subs 1:1 in recipes…how easy is that?! I must say that it literally has the SAME TASTE AND TEXTURE as regular flour! Take that coconut flour and almond meal/flour!
Cassava is a root vegetable grown in over 90 countries and is a staple food for people across Africa, Asia, and Latin America. It also goes by the name yuca. It is a whole food; the entire root minus the peel. It is the whole root; peeled, dried, and ground.
Why Otto’s Cassava Flour?
Other cassava flours begin as cassava peeled by hand and fermented in the sun. Fermentation is not a bad thing, but it adds a considerably sour flavor and smell to the flour. Sun drying is impossible to regulate and leads to varying levels of humidity in the flour that can then lead to mold. The smell and taste of sun-dried cassava flour is often described as “sour”, “fermented”, or “musty”. Not so of Otto’s Cassava Flour. It is thoroughly peeled, dried, and ground into wonderfully consistent, delicious flour that you can count on cup after cup. It is completely unique from the traditionally milled cassava flours on the market.
Is cassava flour the same as tapioca flour/starch?
No. Tapioca is the bleached and extracted starch of the cassava root. Otto’s Cassava Flour is a whole food! Again, it is the whole root; peeled, dried, and ground. Otto’s Cassava Flour and tapioca flour/starch have very different actions in both baking and your digestive system.
The words of myself – We were so so SO happy to try out Otto’s Cassava Flour. We made tortillas first and were entirely blown away by how it seemed as if we were eating an actual wheat tortilla! I was very concerned about how my tummy would react after consuming and I am thrilled to report that I had NO bloating or upset stomach AT ALL. This in and of itself has me dancing around with pure joy. If you are anything like me, consuming coconut flour or almond meal/flour must be done in very small quantities or I feel very sick which is no fun. Try it out for yourself and I can guarantee you will agree it is a pantry staple.
The words of my husband – We were lucky enough to receive a free bag of Otto’s Cassava Flour to try and experiment with and have been cooking with it ever since. We have even stocked up with more bags! Wraps, tortillas, and two amazing chicken rolls later we have decided we have a new must-have ingredient! The flour was very easy to cook with and is very easy to fold or shape into a wrap or into a pie crust, pizza crust, you name it. I can also see bread coming back into my life. I am not quite sure how I would describe the taste. I can only say it has a mild flavor with no after taste but the flour is as filling as any other flour and really can be substituted in any recipe.
Ordering through the links on my website Making Natural the Norm is only for Australian residents. If you live in the United States and want to order you can do so from the following website (also a great place for anyone to go to get some recipes and more info): www.ottosnaturals.com
Be sure to let me know what you think of Otto’s Cassava Flour if you decide to order through my website and support me in my blogging efforts 😉
So you lucky Australians… in all of the excitement I am going to be doing a GIVEAWAY!!!
Be sure to check Facebook and/or Instagram within this coming week to enter to win 1 free bag of Otto’s Cassava Flour as well as a surprise! 🙂