Grain-Free Just Got Easy! Otto’s Cassava Flour is unlike anything your kitchen has ever experienced. It is an amazing, grain-free replacement for wheat flour and can be used as a 1:1 substitute in many traditional recipes.
Foods made with Otto’s Naturals Cassava Flour do not have that familiar dry or “alternative flour” taste or texture that often comes with gluten-free flours. In fact, many users comment that baked goods made with Otto’s are indistinguishable from their wheat-based counterparts in taste and texture.
Hi! I’m Sadie. That’s my husband John there on the right, and the “real” Otto in the middle. John and I discovered our intolerances and sensitivities to grains shortly after we married in 2001. Not just to gluten, but to all grains. We’re not celiac but we do end up bloated, uncomfortable, sometimes rashy, and several sizes bigger when we indulge. No thanks. The way we would deal with our intolerance to grains was try to have fun with it. We tried to make it all about discovering new foods and new ways to eat old favorites. A great way to do that was to make a point of checking out every supermarket we could during our travels.
We discovered so many fun things along the way. One of them was a cassava flour from Africa. It looked like traditional wheat flour, and baked (most of the time) like wheat flour. We were excited! But this flour also had a very sour, musty smell that definitely came out in the flavor of our finished products. We tried to spice things up a LOT to disguise it, but it was still there. The other draw back was that there was this dominant CRUNCH; like sand. It was still the closest thing to wheat that we ever came across though and we told all our gluten-free and grain-free friends about it. But the sour, musty taste and smell and gritty texture were deal breakers for most of the people to whom we gave the flour. And so began a search for cassava flour without those typical negative characteristics. We knew it was possible and we were set on finding it!
It all started with our game-changing, single-ingredient, Top 8 Allergen Free cassava flour. Now we have a line of baking mixes that are completely grain-free and allergy friendly, yet so good the whole family can enjoy – without worry.