Monday, April 30, 2012

DIY Gluten Free Flour Mix


Allergy free baking

If you or someone you love has gluten allergies or gluten sensitivities, than you are going to love this gluten free flour mix recipe!

How we love the convince of premade, store bought gluten free flour mix,  but after awhile, it gets pretty costly. It was time to try our hand at making our own gluten free flour mix in bulk, and have it ready when we were to use it.

Now,  certainly, there is no lack of gluten free flour mix recipes to be found on line, and in our recent search for wholesome eating recipes, we came across a fabulous, new {for us} educational blog with recipes we like and could see ourselves making.

 Like this recipe for gluten free flour mix.



In case you are wondering what blog we came across that we love so much that we just bought the authors most recent cookbook, that would be Cybele Pascal thank you! 

And we can't wait to share recipes from the book all of you!  Cybele began experimenting with making her own recipes, free of known allergy causing ingredients when her sons were young and food allergies were showing up. Please check out Cybele's blog for more information on food allergies.

Now onto the Cybele Pascal Gluten Free Flour Mix Recipe!


The flour above is what the Brown Rice Flour looks like.

Recipe for Gluten Free Flour Mix

Basic Gluten-Free Flour Mix
makes 6 cups


4 cups superfine brown rice flour
11/3 cups potato starch (not potato flour)
2/3 cup tapioca flour (also called tapioca starch)
1. To measure flour, use a large spoon to scoop flour into the measuring cup, then level it off with the back of a knife or straightedge. Do not use the measuring cup itself to scoop your flour when measuring! It will compact the flour and you will wind up with too much for the recipe.
2. Combine all ingredients in a gallon-size zipper-top bag. Shake until well blended. Store in the refrigerator until ready to use.



                                         This is what the Tapioca Flour looks like.

                                        This is what the Potato Starch looks like. 

We love it when we can recycle and re purpose what we have around the house. The container above is one of our vitamin supplements containers that we saved. It is perfect for storing our gluten free flour mix in. 

At this point, we are ready to dump our measured ingredients into the the jar.


                                                              And here we go!

Now to mix them really well. To use your new flour mix, all you will need to do is add in the additional recipe ingredients of whatever recipe you happen to use.

Oh, you didn't think we were going to leave that jar plain and nondescript did you?! Oh, no, no, no! We used some stickers to label our jar appropriately.

We hope this gluten free flour mix recipe is something you will find useful and use to bake up some delicious goodies like, bread, cookies, cupcakes and more! Be inspired. Get creative!


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14 comments:

  1. Ok, I must be the only dummy who didn't know what Gluten Free Flour was composed of :-) Because I do lowcarb I sometimes use almond or coconut flour. But thanks so much for sharing this info.

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  2. This is a great idea! i love that it is 3 simple ingredients! I might try it for when I want something lighter than coconut or almond flour. I'm now following you on GFC and Linky. Would love a follow back.

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  3. Have you substituted it for straight up wheat flour in a recipe?

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  4. I have found a rice flour & tapioca/potato starch mix to be my best bet for many "bready" gluten-free recipes. I like your container :) I co-host an allergy-free blog hop on Wednesdays and would love for you to link this (or any other) recipe. You can find it here...
    http://willingcook.com/allergy-free-wednesdays-may-2-2012/

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  5. Simple and economical, very nice to keep on hand, I found you from allergy free Wednesday to, b th way.

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  6. my son is GF and don't get very creative with baking for him maybe I should give this mix a try

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  7. Ah! One of my friends from Argentina is celiac! I'm going to send her this link ;). Thanks for sharing!

    Hope you're having a great week! ;D

    Miki.

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  8. Thanks so much for sharing! I've tried a couple of the commercial mixes (ex: Bob's Red Mill), but would much rather mix my own!!!

    Laurel at SoPo Cottage

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  9. Thank you so much for sharing the GFree flour mix! I have one that I have been making that I like for some of my recipes but not all. I am a new reader, blogging over at http://twelveoeight.blogspot.com/

    Hugs, Tanya :)

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  10. LOVE this! The store brand can be so expensive...I love knowing I can make this at home. Thanks!

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  11. The good thing about this mix is that the flours all have a fairly neutral flavour, unlike some other gluten free flours which you can taste in your baked products. Well done!

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  12. Consumers can enjoy gluten-free baked goods with all of the satisfying taste, moistness and texture they expect in high quality baked goods. Gluten-Free Flour

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  13. did you mean 1/3 for the potato starch?

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    1. Hi Sarajofina. Yeas the recipe author does state it is 1/1/3 cups potato starch. Here is the link.
      http://g-ecx.images-amazon.com/images/G/01/randoEMS/18-19.pdf

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