How does the taste compare in Flourless versus Flour recipes?

I see recipes once in a while, like this one, where they don't use flour.  I know it is easier, but does anyone know the taste difference in flourless recipes?  Is it not worth it to do flourless?

Picture of How does the taste compare in Flourless versus Flour recipes?
sort by: active | newest | oldest
canucksgirl5 years ago
My very first ible was a flourless cookie recipe. I really like it because I find some cookies have a dry, chalky taste, even when they have loads of fat and sugar in them. These are super simple to make, they have a nice soft texture (but they hold together well) and they have tons of flavor. They just don't last very long around here. :)
Penolopy Bulnick (author)  canucksgirl5 years ago
I had forgotten about those cookies. I still can't believe you can make them with so few ingredients. I think I need to try that recipe.
Well, the reason they work, is that the peanut butter acts like the fat and flour you'd normally see in a cookie recipe. If you were going for a traditional chocolate chip recipe (sans peanut butter), you'd still need to use some flour alternative to make it work, like ground almonds. I actually have a ground almond cookie recipe, but unfortunately, this one didn't feature, so I thought people weren't as interested in the idea.... But if you make them (which I highly recommend), you won't be disappointed. :-)
Penolopy Bulnick (author)  canucksgirl5 years ago
So, in your opinion flourless is better. Very interesting, I would have thought it was the other way around since people always use flour. Thank you for letting me know :D
lemonie5 years ago
You'll notice the texture more, if it tastes good being different is unimportant.

Penolopy Bulnick (author)  lemonie5 years ago
Notice the texture more with flour?
As being different.

scoochmaroo5 years ago
I think we need to do a blind taste test experiment!
Penolopy Bulnick (author)  scoochmaroo5 years ago
There are a lot of people with Coeliac disease who CAN'T use wheat flour.