19 Apr Gluten free Flour Mix for Baking
There are many Gluten Free Flour mix available in the market. But making your own mix at home suiting to your needs is fun. Try it.
The key ingredient in all baked goodies like bread, pizza, pasta, cookies, etc is all purpose flour / maida / whole wheat flour. As someone who has loved baking, replacing these with gluten free flour for baking has been a tedious process. Just substituting the wheat flour / maida with equal quantity of any non-glutenous millet flour does not work. Cakes / muffins do not turn out the way they should. Because the bleached white flour is actually part protein and part starches.
Most of the flour mix use Xanthan gum / Guar gum to aid binding. Though they are plant based, there are various pros and cons of these 2 ingredients and hence I preferred to make a flour mix without them.
After a few trial and error attempts, I have finally arrived at this Gluten free Flour Mix for Baking to substitute all purpose flour in any type of baking. A flour mix that contains both starch and protein. The starches that are used, help in binding, make the end product fluffy and light, and also reproduce the familiar white color in them. But they may not have much nutritional value. Hence I’ve tried to reduce the starches to the minimum. This flour mix is easy to make with readily available ingredients. All my baked recipes in this site use this Flour mix successfully.
Gluten Free Flour Mix
- 2 cups Jowar / Sorghum flour
- ¼ cup Arrowroot flour / Tapioca flour
- ¼ cup white rice flour / brown rice flour
Take all the flours in a large vessel. Sift few times or whisk until all the flours get mixed thoroughly. Alternately, you can add them in a jar / tin and shake the jar/tin well so that the flours mix well.
In the absence of any of these starchy flours, you can simply add 1/2 cup rice flour / any one starchy flour. Maintaining a ratio of 2 : 1/2 is what matters.
You can check for cakes and cookies made with this Gluten free flour mix here