Corn flour is a type of flour milled from dried whole corn kernels. It’s considered a whole grain flour because it contains the corn’s hull, germ, and endosperm. Corn flour is usually yellow, but it can also be white or blue, depending on the variety of corn used. The texture is fine and smooth, similar to whole wheat flour.
Like all flours, corn flour is often combined with a binder like eggs to provide shape and structure to baked goods and other food.
Corn flour doesn’t taste very good raw but cooking—whether baking, frying, or grilling—unlocks its earthy, sweet flavor. Corn flour is extremely versatile, and you can incorporate it into recipes for breads, muffins, waffles, pancakes, battered and fried foods, blinis, and more.