DIY Gluten Free Flour Blend
- 1 1/2 cups (240 g) brown rice flour
- 1/2 cup (96 g) potato starch
- 1/4 cup (40 g) white rice flour
- 1/4 cup (30 g) tapioca flour
- optional: 1 tsp xanthan gum (not necessary)
- Blend together and store in a secure container in a dry place (I prefer a large mason jar).
- This can be tricky because gluten free flours react differently in pretty much every recipe. But in general, use in place of all purpose or whole wheat flour in a 1:1 ratio. For extra binding (since there is no gluten) you can add a pinch of xanthan gum depending on the recipe, but I don't find it necessary.
- This blend has worked wonders in muffins, cakes, quick breads, gingerbread cookies, corn bread, waffles, crepes and many other recipes.
- I also have a Gluten Free Whole Grain Pancake Mix that works beautifully with an egg. And a Gluten Free Pizza Crust that utilizes a slight variation of this blend.
*Whisk flours together in a large mixing bowl and store in an air-tight container in a dry place (I use a large mason jar).
*Gluten-free flours can be tricky because they react differently in pretty much every recipe. With that in mind, use this blend in place of all-purpose or whole wheat flour.
TIP: I have found that substituting gluten-free flour in place of all-purpose flour in a 1:1 ratio doesn’t always yield the best results. Because of this, I recommend substituting in other ingredients, such as almond meal, oat flour, and/or rolled oats, in addition to the gluten-free blend to create a more desirable texture.
EXAMPLE: If a recipe calls for 1 cup (136 g) all-purpose flour, I generally substitute ½ cup gluten-free flour blend (80 g), ¼ cup almond meal (27.5 g), and ¼ cup gluten-free oat flour (23 g), depending on the recipe.
For extra binding (since gluten is not present) a pinch of xanthan gum can be added, depending on the recipe, though I don't find it absolutely necessary.
This blend has worked wonders for me in muffins, cakes, quick breads, cornbread, waffles, gluten-free crêpes, and more.
This blend yields 2 ½ cups total, or 406 grams (~40 g per ¼ cup).
Below are some of my recipes which use my DIY Gluten-Free Flour Blend:
1-Bowl Gluten-Free Banana Bread // Gluten-Free Zucchini Cake // The Best Vegan Gluten-Free Waffles // Vegan GF Strawberry Shortcake // Easy Vegan GF Brownies // 1-Bowl Vegan Gluten-Free Crackers // Fluffy 1-Bowl Sugar Cookies // Vegan GF Cornbread // Peanut Butter Cup Pancakes // 1-Bowl Pumpkin Cake // Life-Changing Banana Walnut Pancakes //