11 Tasty Recipes Made With Cassava Flour


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These are some of my favorite, tastiest, most frequently made cassava flour recipes.

Herbed chevre, spinach and smoked salmon pinwheel. With a cassava flour tortilla. Gluten-free and paleo-friendly.

I think I may be getting a bit of a reputation as the cassava flour girl! After returning from Bali last year (where cassava flour is used heavily), I realized just how awesome this gluten-free, grain-free flour was. So I wrote this post on what you need to know about cassava flour. And started whipping up recipe after recipe after recipe. Now, many of you have found me and Downshiftology through a Google search on cassava flour (hello, you!).

Do I love cassava flour? Yes. But I also want to be clear that as much as I love it’s utility in the kitchen, I still keep it to a minimum in my daily life. Meaning, I probably only whip up a cassava flour recipe every couple of weeks…and typically favor more nutrient-dense recipe options. Then again, I usually keep all grain-free flours to a minimum in my life, including almond flour and coconut flour. Welcome to my world of sensitive digestion!

BUT, when I do get a craving for something special, like what you see below, it’s wonderful to know that cassava flour can come to the rescue!

So without further ado, here are 11 tasty cassava flour recipes. I hope they inspire you in the kitchen!

1. Cassava Flour Tortillas

The recipe that started it all – and which can be modified in so many ways!

cassava flour tortillas

2. Mini Chicken Pot Pies (gluten-free, paleo)

A golden, flakey crust tops these individual servings of chicken pot pie.

Mini chicken pot pies. Gluten-free, dairy-free, paleo.

3. Vanilla Bean Cassava Crepes with Strawberry Chia Jam

Sweet crepes with jam and coconut cream are a perfect weekend breakfast.

Vanilla bean cassava crepes with strawberry chia jam. A delicious breakfast that's gluten-free, grain-free, dairy-free and paleo (and perfect for Valentine's Day).

4. Herbed Chevre, Spinach and Smoked Salmon Pinwheels

A fan-favorite appetizer that’s creative, adaptable and delicious.

Herbed chevre, spinach and smoked salmon pinwheel. With a cassava flour tortilla. Gluten-free and paleo-friendly.

5. Grilled Fish Tacos with Citrus Carrot Slaw

Grilled white fish pairs beautifully with a tangy and sweet citrus carrot slaw.

Grilled fish tacos with citrus carrot slaw on cassava flour tortillas. Gluten-free, grain-free and paleo.

6. Molten Chocolate Cake with Coconut Whipped Cream and Pistachios

Just a smidge of cassava flour makes these cakes fluffy on the outside and gooey on the inside.

Molten Chocolate Cake (gluten-free, grain-free and dairy-free). www.downshiftology.com

7. Pulled Pork Street Tacos with Cassava Flour Tortillas

So many taco options with the basic recipe for cassava flour tortillas!

pulled pork tacos

8. Coconut Amaretto Crepe Cake

A showstopper of a dessert for that special occasion.

Coconut amaretto crepe cake. It's gluten-free, grain-free and refined sugar free and made with cassava flour crepes. Paleo-friendly.

9. Herbed Cassava Tortilla Chips

No need for corn tortilla chips with this recipe. And they’re perfect for this dip and this dip.

herbed cassava tortilla chips

10. Pumpkin Pie (grain-free, dairy-free)

While pumpkin pie may be seasonal, the crust can be used for any pie you’re craving!

The most delicious gluten-free, grain-free, dairy-free pumpkin pie. With a perfectly golden, flaky crust!

11. Steak Fajitas with Cassava Flour Tortillas

Want a change from tacos? Whip up a batch of fajitas instead. They’re perfect for a crowd.

steak fajitas with cassava flour tortillas

Have you tried cassava flour? This is the brand that I always use and recommend.

About the author

Lisa Bryan

Lisa is a bestselling cookbook author, recipe developer, and YouTuber (with over 2.5 million subscribers) living in sunny Southern California. She started Downshiftology in 2014, and is passionate about making healthy food with fresh, simple and seasonal ingredients.

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  1. Any chance you have a cassava bread recipe or where ready prepared can be purchased? I am gluten, corn sorghum, soy and dairy free. I barely tolerate eggs. An ongoing lifelong struggle. Any ideas or help greatly appreciated. Thanks, Margaret Thomsen

    1. Hi Margaret – I don’t have a bread recipe, unfortunately. I only have a cassava flour tortilla recipe at the moment!

    1. I haven’t yet, just my cassava flour tortillas. But I hope to experiment more in the future :)

  2. Hello, I just read your articles on cassava and arrowroot flour, thank you! When you bake with these flours, do you use xanthan gum?

  3. What if I cannot find Otto’s cassava flour?
    I am not going to buy it online I do not trust
    buying it online at all. I would rather use a cassava flour 
    that I can find at my local stores for my husband’s diet
    he is on. Please let me know by e-mailing me.

    1. Hi Heather – You can find Otto’s at Whole Foods, Sprouts, and Mother’s Market if none of those stores are near by you can probably go on to Otto’s website and see where they stock cassava flour.

      Also, I removed you email address from the public comment to protect your privacy.

  4. I am gluten sensitive/checking on if I have celiac disease too…but I am very interested in any and all recipes
    using the cassava flour!!!

  5. Just discovered Casavva flour. Love, love, love that my digestive system is not harmed by it. I’ve been attempting to make bread with it … no sucess.
    Might u out have a bread recipe uou can share?

    1. Hi Sandi – I have not made a bread recipe with it yet, just the cassava flour tortillas listed above.

  6. I’m so excited to find this!!! I live in rural Uganda and have been struggling over the last year with digesting white flour…and it’s one of the only flours available to me! Almonds are 8 hours away in the capital and pretty cost prohibitive, and whole wheat flour is better but not always available in the capital either. And definitely not available around these parts! But cassava…we have that in ABUNDANCE! I am pumped to try this!

    1. Oh, I’m sure you do! Cassava flour is extremely prevalent in Africa. Hope these recipes inspire a whole slew of new meal ideas for you! :) x

  7. I have to give a big thank you to you, for introducing the wonders of cassava flour – it truly is a miracle ingredient! SO so versatile, as you continue to demonstrate. Your recipes, cassava flour-filled or not, are the best :)