Going gluten free in our household has definitely been a journey – especially with baking. We’ve tried so many concoctions – mixing various flours and ingredients – and now I finally feel like we have it figured out.
This gluten free flour recipe can be used for baking and cooking (I make a yummy gluten-free chicken nuggets). But there’s a little to learn first about the different types of flours available.
Gluten-Free Girl has a ton of information on the different types of gluten-free flours available. She also explains how to follow the 40/60 ratio – 40% grain flour + 60% starchy flour – to get the right consistency that’s similar to a gluten flour.
If I’m baking something really moist like pumpkin or banana bread, I recommend using mini loaf pans rather than regularly sized loaf pan with gluten free flour. I find that mini pans work well for giving breads a moist center and firm outer layer – which is perfect for all breads really but especially for pumpkin or banana bread.
Where to Get Kitchen Pantry Essentials
I get my other kitchen pantry supplies like sea salt, black pepper, spices, coconut oil, and other essentials either on Amazon or my local health food store usually. But then I got a Thrive membership. If you don’t already have one – it’s awesome! It’s like Whole Foods meets Costco. Bob’s Red Mill
baking soda, for instance, is about $3 at my local health food store and $6 on Amazon. But it’s only $2.03 (YES!) on Thrive Market. Great deal right? And the raw honey?! Don’t even get me started how much that costs at the health food store. But on Thrive Market it’s just $5.45 for a 10.5 oz jar of raw honey.
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Gluten Free Flour Mix Recipe
- 1 tsp xanthan gum as needed
- Mix all ingredients together and store in an airtight reusable container with a lid.
- Add 1-2 tsp of xanthan gum to every 1 cup of All-Purpose Gluten-Free Flour Mix to help bind ingredients together.
- Add a tbsp of coconut flour to a recipe when baking moist breads like pumpkin or banana breads to soak up some of the moisture.
Do you have a favorite all-purpose gluten-free flour mix? Share it with us.
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