Arrowroot is a type of root that is ground into a flour or powder. It’s commonly used in gluten-free cooking, and is more like cornstarch than all-purpose flour. It’s also as a thickener in recipes such as vegan cheese. Since arrowroot flour isn’t used like all-purpose flour; a little goes a long way. You can use arrowroot flour in a variety of recipes, so we’ve included a many below. Don’t forget to check out these recipes and many others on our Food Monster App!

1. Tuxedo Cupcakes

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Moist, fudgy yet caky — these chocolate chip cupcakes, known as Tuxedo Cupcakes by Katie Higgins, with vanilla frosting are really special. Dress the vanilla frosting up like a tuxedo with a few mini chocolate chips and these cupcakes are ready to party. The outside edges of the cupcakes are cake-like and lightly crumbly, while the cake centers are dense and moist-like brownies. I like to serve these chocolate cupcakes chilled (straight from the fridge or freezer) because cool temperatures and chocolate cake are best friends in my book.

2. Apple Pie

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This Apple Pie by Dreena Burton is delectable, with a nutty, buttery flavor and delicate texture. Don’t pass this by, thinking it will be brittle and difficult — despite being gluten-free, this crust does not crumble apart, is very easy to work with, and is very forgiving.

3. Smoked Coconut Gouda

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This Smoked Coconut Gouda by Somer McCowan will satisfy your need for a nut-free vegan cheese that melts, stretches, slices, and grates. You can use it to top pizzas, eat it with crackers, or pair it with one of the sandwiches on this list for some extra-smoky goodness. This stuff might make you swoon over how satisfyingly melty it is.

4. ‘Vegveeta’ Cheese Dip

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This warm ‘cheesy’ ‘Vegveeta’ Cheese Dip by Dreena Burton has a mild flavor that can be used to accompany many foods… and also combines very well with salsa to mimic the velveeta/salsa dip from years ago. You can make this without nutritional yeast, but if you like it, feel free to add in the nooch!

5. Sweet and Sour Cauliflower

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This Sweet and Sour Cauliflower by Ashley Madden will make you want to say “see ya later” to takeout. Cauliflower florets are tossed in a buckwheat and quinoa flour batter and baked in a sticky, sour sauce that is sweetened naturally with pineapple juice. Serve over a

6. Paleo Plantain Blondies

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These Paleo Plantain Blondies by Alison Marras are moist, chewy in the middle with a light golden crust on top, and naturally sweet from yellow plantains. They have no added sugar at all, so you can snack without the sugar crash. Eat these for dessert or breakfast — they’re that good!

7. Dill Zucchini Fritters

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These gluten-free Dill Zucchini Fritters by Ksenia Prints cook up in just under 10 minutes! Bursting with dill and silky zucchini, they make a lovely breakfast, lunch, or dinner. They’re good warm, cold, or at room temperature, served with vegan sour cream or without.

8. Strawberry Upside Down Cakes With Vanilla Bean

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Simple, fluffy Strawberry Upside Down Cakes With Vanilla Bean by Courtney West are the perfect canvas for sweet and juicy strawberries. Made from a blend of oat flour, millet flour, and arrowroot flour, these cakes are quite moist thanks to applesauce. Serve these individually-sized cakes with a cup of your favorite tea.

9. Superfood Biscotti

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A gluten free, grain-free, and vegan delicious Superfood Biscotti by Christine DesRoches. These biscotti are full of nourishing ingredients and decorated with natural colorful ‘sprinkles’ like poppy seeds, crushed nuts, crushed rose petals, lavender buds, sesame seeds, shredded coconut, hemp hearts, and goji berry powder.

10. Paleo Graham Crackers

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These Paleo Graham Crackers by Sabrina Estafo are perfectly crisp, subtly soft, and lightly sweetened with maple syrup. They make an excellent snack, especially for your kids’ lunch boxes. You can feel good about eating these yummy squares anytime of the day, because they’re paleo, vegan, gluten-free, dairy-free, refined sugar-free, grain-free, and clean-eating!

12. Key Lime Pie Parfaits With Aquafaba Whipped Cream

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What’s better than key lime pie? Vegan key lime pie parfaits of course! This Key Lime Pie Parfaits With Aquafaba Whipped Cream by Mindful Avocado  has graham cracker crust, lime curd, and aquafaba whip cream make up the layers of this parfait. They are subtle on the sweetness and citrus side, but are packed with flavor. You won’t believe how easy this dessert recipe is to make not to mention how delicious it is!

13. Oven-Fried Okra With Sunflower Cider Dip

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Enjoy the crispiness of fried okra without having to fret over the nutritional value! These Oven-Fried Okra With Sunflower Cider Dip by Courtney West are cooked in the oven as opposed to a deep fryer. They make the perfect appetizer to serve alongside this sunflower cider dip.The dip is made from sunflower seeds, apple cider vinegar, and plenty of dried herbs. Basically, you’re getting “fried” okra and a sauce without any added oils.

14. Jamaican Curried Tofu With Chickpeas

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Curried meat is a traditional Jamaican dish. In this Jamaican Curried Tofu With Chickpeas by Rhea Parsons, tofu is used instead. It could also be made with just the chickpeas and potatoes for an equally delicious meal. To make it less spicy, you can skip the chile pepper and/or use less red pepper flakes.

15. Easy Mushroom Gravy

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If you like mushrooms, you’ll enjoy this simple Easy Mushroom Gravy by Nava Atlas, which is great over seitan, tofu, brown rice or other cooked grains, veggie burgers, and best of all, mashed or smashed potatoes. In other words, this makes comfort dishes even more comforting.

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