Thursday, October 25, 2012

How to Make Gluten Free Flour Blends

How to Make Gluten Free Flour Blends

If you struggle with gluten or need to eliminate all wheat, use this reference 
guide from

ALL-PURPOSE FLOUR BLEND: Use this blend for all of your gluten-free baking.
½ cup rice flour
¼ cup tapioca starch/flour
¼ cup cornstarch or potato starch

HIGH-FIBER FLOUR BLEND: This high fiber blend works for breads, pancakes, snack bars and cookies that contain chocolate, warm spices, raisins or other fruits. It is not suited to delicately flavored recipes such as sugar cookies, crepes, creme puffs, birthday cakes or cupcakes.
1 cup brown rice flour or sorghum flour
½ cup teff flour (preferably light)
½ cup millet flour or Montina Flour
2/3 cup tapioca starch/flour
1/3 cup cornstarch or potato starch

HIGH-PROTEIN FLOUR BLEND: This nutritious blend works well in baked goods that require elasticity, such as wraps and pie crusts.
1' ¼ cups bean flour (your choice), chickpea flour or soy flour
1 cup arrowroot starch, cornstarch or potato starch
1 cup tapioca starch/flour
1 cup white or brown rice flour

SELF-RISING FLOUR BLEND: Use this blend for muffins, scones, cakes, cupcakes or any recipe that uses baking powder for leavening.
1' ¼ cups white sorghum flour
1' ¼ cups white rice flour
½ cup tapioca starch/flour
2 teaspoons xanthan or guar gum
4 teaspoons baking powder
½ teaspoon salt

General Guidelines for Using Xanthan or Guar Gum: Gum (xanthan or guar) is the key to successful gluten-free baking. It provides the binding needed to give the baked product proper elasticity, keeping it from crumbling.
-Add ½ teaspoon xanthan or guar gum per cup of flour blend to make cakes, cookies, bars, muffins and other quick breads.
-Add 1 teaspoon per cup of flour blend to make yeast bread, pizza dough or other baked items that call for yeast.

The following is from my friend, Dawn. Her children struggle with many allergies.

1c rice flour
1 c millet flour
2/3 c potato starch
1/3 c tapioca starch
½ T guar gum

Posted by Rbudladi ~ the Beegan Vegan!

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