Do you like to eat bagels, bread, muffins and cookies? Who doesn’t? If you are allergic to gluten, your options have just been decreased. If you happen to find some in the store, they carry more processed ingredients than homemade. Making your own gluten free breads, cookies, muffins and bagels requires using a gluten free flour or flour mix.
Trying to find the best flours and putting them together into one mix is a trial and error process. The next obstacle is finding the right amount of flour to use verses the old gluten flour way as not many are going to be a 1:1 ratio of gluten flour to gluten free flour mix.
Gluten Free Flours
When making your own flour mix, select one or more from any of the gluten free flours listed in the following categories.
Whole Grain Flours
- Brown Rice Flour
- Buckwheat Flour
- Corn Flour
- Mesquite Flour
- Millet Flour
- Oat Flour (be sure it’s certified gluten free)
- Quinoa Flour
- Sorghum Flour
- Sweet Potato Flour
- Teff Flour
If anyone in your family has sensitivity to any of the above grain flours, exclude them from the mix.
White Flour Starches
- Arrowroot Flour
- Potato Flour
- Potato Starch
- Sweet Rice Flour
- Tapioca Flour
- White Rice Flour
- Almond Flour
- Chestnut Flour
- Coconut Flour
- Hazelnut Flour
- Fava Bean Flour
- Garbanzo Bean Flour
- Kinako (roasted soy bean) Flour
Every one of the above flours can be purchased separately as a gluten free flour. Each will have a different flavor or taste when consuming the final product. Also, some will be bitterer than others.
Creating Your Own Mix
When creating your own all-purpose flour mix, you will mix more than one of the above flours together to make an all-purpose flour mix. This is where it may be a hit and a miss. You will have to experiment with these flours to find the best combination of flour into a mix that is best for you when baking.
Each one of these individual flours has a unique flavor and when combined with other flours, will make it taste nuttier, or tart based on the amount and ratio being used.
Each of the above flours absorbs liquids differently. Some flours have a stronger taste. Bare that in mind as you make your own flour recipe.
Note that starches have very little nutritional value but help make the flour mixture to hold together and look similar to the gluten white flour mixes you can buy in the supermarket.
A Flour Recipe To Try
- Sorghum Flour 200 grams or 7 ounces
- Millet Flour 200 grams or 7 ounces
- Sweet Rice Flour 300 grams or 10.5 ounces
- Potato Starch 300 grams or 10.5 ounces
If you want double this recipe than just multiply everything by two.
The above are the flours I use for my all-purpose flour mix. Feel free to change anything that may be better for you and your taste. That is what’s great about this as one mix is not a catch all for everybody. You can mix and match your to make your own flour mix for the best tasting cookies, bread, and crusts that you like.
You always have the option to purchase a ready all-purpose gluten free flour mix. We will be providing some of these options below. You can decide to purchase one of them or make your own.
Happy flour mixing!
Purchase Ready Made Gluten Free Flour Mix
If you do not want to mix your own all-purpose flour mix, you can select from any of the flour mixes below. You will be taken directly to the Amazon product ordering page where you can place your order.
Once there, you will have access to the customer reviews for that particular flour mix prior to purchasing.
Did not find what you were looking for? Enter a search term in the Amazon Box below to search on Amazon for other gluten free products.
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