This Gluten-Free Flour Blend is Our Favorite

Samantha Schwab
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October 11, 2021

If you bake with gluten-free flour, you know how tricky it used to be to find recipes that worked and ingredients that made sense. Tapioca flour? Potato starch? Sorghum flour? Yeah, those weren’t items in our pantries. And, even if they became household staples, through your own trial and error, making your own gluten-free flour mix can be slightly messy and cumbersome. Invariably, you run out of one of the flours at a different rate from the others, so it feels like you’re always buying flour. And all those half-opened bags take up room in your pantry. 

The Problem With Gluten-Free Flours

Pre-made gluten-free flour mixes can make life easier, but in the past, so many blends have been disappointing. Some worked well for cake, but not bread. Others were too crumbly, gritty, or gummy. Some were too fine. Some had an aftertaste that might not be best for cookies, for example (looking at you, chickpea flour). And taste and texture aside, some of them are just crazy expensive.

After research (and ample trial and error), we finally deemed Bob’s Red Mill Gluten-Free 1:1 Baking Flour as our go-to. Aside from yeasted bread, which you’d need this flour for, the baking flour blend works well for almost all types of baking. Some of our favorite bakes? This vegan oreo cake and these vegan raspberry donuts. Try it in these coconut chocolate chip cookies, too.

As the name implies, this gluten-free flour mix can be used in the same ratio as all-purpose flour (i.e. no tinkering in the kitchen). So, next time you see a gluten-filled recipe over on Pinterest, go ahead and pin it. Instead of measuring out all-purpose flour, just use the Bob’s Red Mill 1:1 mix, and you’ll be golden!

Another reason that makes us rave? The ingredient list. Unlike some other brands that rely on cornstarch as their main ingredient, Bob’s uses sweet rice flour. It also is dairy-free and vegan, whereas some of the other blends use milk powder. You also don’t need to mess with xanthan gum, an ingredient on its own that can be kinda pricey—it’s already built into the blend.

Ready to do all of the gluten-free baking this fall? Luckily, this gluten-free flour blend is easy to find!

Buy it: Bob’s Red Mill Gluten-Free 1:1 Baking Flour

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