All-Purpose Gluten-Free Flour Mix
If you or someone in your household has Celiac Disease or is gluten sensitive, then you know how difficult it can be to create even simple gluten free dishes. To make things simpler, it is a good idea to make your own gluten-free flour mix at home and use it in your favorite recipes.
To replace all-purpose bleached white wheat flour with gluten-free flours in a recipe, make a flour mix that is made up of 40 percent whole-grain gluten-free flours — most of which are very high in protein — and 60 percent gluten-free white starches such as potato starch or tapioca flour which will make the flour mix fluffy and light, as well as replicate the white color in familiar-looking baked goods.
Here’s an all-purpose gluten-free flour mix that works well and you can make your own and save it for future use in your favorite recipes:
- 400 grams millet flour
- 300 grams sweet rice flour
- 300 grams potato starch
Pour all the flours into a large plastic container with and airtight lid or glass jar, fasten on the lid and shake until all the flours are fully mixed together – you will know they are fully mixed when the mixture has become one color.
Whenever you want to make a recipe that requires you to use flour, reach for that container and measure out the amount you will need for your recipe. If the recipe calls for bleached white flour, use 140 grams of this mix for every 1 cup of all-purpose bleached white wheat flour the recipe calls for.
If you want to experiment, here are some alternative the gluten-free flours available to you, broken down by categories. Very important: Make sure you buy these only from a company that is certified gluten-free.
- Brown rice flour
- Corn flour
- Mesquite flour
- Millet flour
- Oat flour (make certain it is certified gluten-free flour)
- Sorghum flour
- Teff flour
- Arrowroot flour
- Potato flour
- Potato starch
- Sweet rice flour
- Tapioca flour
- White rice flour