Gluten Free Flour Recipes

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When you find out you're gluten free, finding a flour alternative is essential. Here are some recipes for flour blends that can be made in bulk, with the flours that work for you.  

This first recipe works wonderfully in cakes, muffins, and quick breads.

Ingredients

  • 1 C white rice flour
  • 1 C brown rice flour
  • 2/3 C arrowroot starch/flour
  • 1/3 C tapioca starch/flour

Directions

  1. Add all flours to a bowl and whisk together until combined. Store the flour mix in an airtight container at room temperature.
  2. Recipe can be doubled or tripled.

by Sharon Lachendro - What The Fork Food Blog

Some further recipes that can be made from ingredients available in bulk at Best of Health:

If you are converting a recipe to gluten-free, use 120 grams of the flour blend for each 1 cup flour called for in the recipe plus 1/4 tsp xanthan gum or 1/2 tsp psyllium husk powder. If you are making bread, we recommend using about 1 tsp xanthan (or 2 tsp psyllium) for tender bread that doesn’t fall apart. 

LIGHT FLOUR BLEND

… perfect for recipes where you want other flavors to shine

Yield: 800 grams, 1.7 lb / 28 oz

  • 280 g (2 cups + 4-3/4 tsp) white rice flour or brown rice flour
  • 280 g (2 cups + 2 tbsp) sweet rice flour (not the same as white rice flour)
  • 120 g (1 cup + 4-3/4 tsp) tapioca flour/starch
  • 120 g (1/2 cup + 3 tbsp + 2-1/4 tsp) potato starch (not potato flour)

WHOLE-GRAIN FLOUR BLEND

… a good option if you want more fiber in your diet

Yield: 800 grams, 1.7 lb / 28 oz

  • 200 g (1-3/4 cups + 1/4 tsp) millet flour
  • 200 g (1-1/2 cups + 3/4 tsp) sweet rice flour (not white rice flour)
  • 160 g (1-1/3 cups + 2-1/2 tsp) sorghum flour or brown rice flour
  • 120 g (1 cup +4-3/4 tsp) tapioca flour/starch
  • 120 g (1/2 cup + 3 tbsp + 2-1/4 tsp) potato starch (not potato flour) 

From The Heritage Cook - visit here for a great guide on all of the flour characteristics to help switching and conversions.

Find a full range of flours instore at Best of Health. You can even bring your containers from home to buy only what you need with zero waste!

Leo Peters