It’s easy to make your own all-purpose gluten free flour mix with this recipe. This recipe uses simple ingredients and doesn’t require any xanthan gum. You’ll be on your way to baking delicious gluten free treats in no time!
For years I refused to make my own gluten free flour mix.
Number one, there are just a lot of great store bought mixes out there, and it was more convenient to buy and use those in my gluten free baking.
Then there was the whole thing about needing to use a scale to get the measurements exactly right. Using a scale sounded like an extra step that I didn’t want to take. I know, I probably sound super lazy! It wasn’t really laziness though, more like it just made making your own gluten free flour mix sound very scientific and complicated.
But, as time went on, a few things happened. I heard from readers who couldn’t tolerate xanthan gum in the store-bought blends. I also found that some of the brands that I loved had changed their allergen protocols so that I no longer felt comfortable using them for my family.
So I decided to take the plunge and try to make my own blend. And I decided that I wanted to try to make it without a scale. Just old fashioned measuring cups.
Now you do need to measure your ingredients properly, meaning you have to spoon the flour into the measuring cup, and level it off with the edge of a knife. You can’t dip your measuring cup into the bag and scoop the flour out.
This gluten free flour mix does not contain xanthan gum, or any gums for that matter, and it still works wonderfully well. It’s light enough to create cakes and muffins that have a nice crumb, and aren’t gummy at all. This recipe also works well for cookies and donuts, too.
I’m so pleased with how this flour mix performs in my recipes. I hope you love it, too.
Can I substitute gluten free flour for regular flour?
Yes, you can use this gluten free flour blend as a cup for cup replacement for recipes that call for all-purpose flour. If you make your recipe, and the dough seems too wet or dry, you may need to adjust the amount of liquid. Sometimes gluten free flour really soaks up the liquid.
I can’t have rice. Is there a gluten free flour blend that’s rice free?
Many gluten free blends contain rice, including this recipe. Rice flour is a good choice for baking. If you can’t have rice, try this recipe from Savor the Best which is made of ancient grains and is rice free.
Do you need xanthan gum in a gluten free flour blend?
No, you really don’t. This recipe doesn’t contain any xanthan gum, and it holds together just fine. I find that blends that have gums can result in an odd texture for cake or muffins.
Don’t you need to weigh ingredients to make gluten free baked goods successfully?
I have made this flour blend many times, and I do not weigh the ingredients. It works very, very well for me, even without weighing it! I wanted to keep things super simple, so I chose not to use a scale.
I can’t have potato starch, what can I use instead?
You should be able to use arrowroot powder instead of potato starch. You can also try this recipe for a nightshade free flour mix.
Use this gluten free flour mix for:
- making delicious cakes, cupcakes, cookies, and donuts
- an equal replacement for regular all-purpose flour
- baking allergy friendly treats
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Homemade Gluten Free Flour Mix.
It's easy to make your own gluten free flour mix with this recipe. Making gluten free cakes, cookies, and more has never been more delicious!
- Measure each ingredient carefully by spooning into measuring cups and leveling off with the edge of a knife. Pour measured ingredients into an airtight container.
Close the container and shake well to combine. Use as a cup for cup replacement in your favorite recipes.
Store this gluten free flour blend in an airtight container.
This blend should stay fresh for up to 6 months.
If you can't have nightshades, you can try substituting arrowroot for the potato starch.
This post was originally published in February 2018. It has been updated.