Homemade Gluten Free Flour Blend is a recipe I've developed to make my own gluten free flour mix at home which turns out to be much cheaper than buying the pre-made mixes at the grocery store.
Why I Make HOmemade gluten free flour blend
I've been experimenting with gluten free baking recipes for over 10 years now. First, my mom found out she was allergic to gluten back in 2009. Then my daughter found out she was sensitive gluten about 2 years ago due to a condition called hashimotos. She loves bread, pizza, cookies, cupcakes and brownies just as much as any teenager, but all of those things traditionally contain gluten! So I've really had to step up my gluten free baking game lately.
Gluten Free Products Are So Expensive
Are you gluten intolerant or have someone in your family that can't have gluten? Have you noticed how EXPENSIVE it is to buy gluten free breads, cakes, cookies, donuts, muffins, pizza crust, etc? Then, if you want to make these things yourself, have you noticed how expensive it is to buy a gluten free flour mix? One of my favorite brands is $12.00 for one small bag of an"All Purpose Gluten Free Flour Mix!" Who can afford that? Not me.
Make Your Own homemade Gluten Free Flour Blend
After many years of experimentation, I've finally figured out my own Homemade Gluten Free Flour Blend! It's great for baking cakes, cookies, pies, brownies, muffins, waffles, pancakes, cinnamon rolls, pizza, quick breads and much more!
How to Make This recipe
• First you will need these four items: Brown Rice Flour, Arrowroot Flour, Tapioca Flour and Xanthan Gum
• For best results, use a food scale to measure your ingredients.
• In a large bowl, add Brown Rice Flour, Tapioca Flour, Arrowroot Flour and Xanthan Gum (see recipe below for exact measurements).
• Whisk together the flours and xanthan gum until thoroughly combined.
• Store in an airtight container at room temperature (expiration dates depend on the brands you use).
I hope you enjoy my Homemade Gluten Free Flour Blend! Being gluten free isn't easy but there are some delicious recipes you can make at home using this flour blend.
Here are a couple of our favorites:
Giant Chocolate Chip Cookie Heart
This is where you can find the flours for this recipe if you would like to order online...
I initially used Bob's Red Mill Flours for this recipe, then found that this brand - Anthony's - is cheaper.
tools for success
Arrowroot Flour (Anthony's Oganic) - 4 lb. bag
Tapioca Flour (Anthony's Organic) - 2.5 lb. bag
Brown Rice Flour (Anthony's Organic) - 5 lb. bag
Xanthan Gum (Anthony's Organic) - 1 lb. bag
Digital Kitchen and Food Scale
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Homemade Gluten-Free Flour Blend
- 4 cups brown rice flour 520g
- ⅔ cup tapioca flour 84g
- 1 cup arrowroot flour 120g
- 2 teaspoons xanthan gum 7g
- Place all ingredients in a large bowl. (I like to weigh the ingredients for best results each time.) Whisk together until completely combined.
- Store in an airtight container at room temperature. Use the expiration dates on the individual packages of ingredients for shelf life information.
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I am on the AIP diet due to autoimmune issues…. I wonder if I could use cassava flour in place of your mix? I can’t have the rice flour or xanthan gum on my diet
I have made my own oat flour before but I will try your mix next time. Looks great!
I can just imagine the amount of time you put into this recipe (and money!). Thanks for sharing.
This is a great GF sub for all purpose flour. The thing about breads, from the comments above... for bread, you can't simply sub in GF flour in a regular bread recipe and expect it to work.
Wheat flour bread needs to rise twice, and has to be kneaded to work the gluten. GF bread is a whole different ballgame. You make it more like quick bread, it only rises once, and kneading does NOTHING for it. So that's the user error, not the recipe's fault.
The commenter should actually be looking for GF bread recipes... then she'd be following the right instructions. 🙂
Thank you so much. I've been baking for a friend who can't have gluten, so I've used your blend to make her cookies plus given her some as a gift! She was thrilled!
So sad to say that this blend did not work out for me. I used it in muffins and it was fine, but tried 2 different breads and they did not turn out.
So I am new to the gluten free world. Do you use this blend as a substitute for all purpose flour? Same amount of baking blend as flour needed right?
Mom Loves Baking says
Hi Tammy, This is a gluten free mix that I have developed myself. It works great in most gluten free baking recipes that call for "gluten free flour". I can't be sure that it would work as a cup for cup replacement for all purpose flour though. As a general rule, if you are substituting gluten free flour in a regular flour recipe, then you will need to add 1 teaspoon of xanthan gum per 2 cups of flour.