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Homemade Gluten Free Flour Blend

by Chelsea @ Make Real Food on April 10, 2013, 18 comments

Commercially you can buy a variety of gluten free flour blends.  Many of them can be used as direct subs for traditional flours in recipes.  Just as we talked about yesterday with the rice flour , these blends come at a premium.  In my continued stubbornness pursuit of excellent homemade alternatives, I have developed a pretty awesome homemade gluten free flour blend.

For my blend I combine:

  • 1 cup brown rice flour
  • 2/3 cup potato starch
  • 1/3 cup tapioca starch
  • 2 tsp xantham gum

I put it all in a mason jar, shake it up, and store it in the fridge until it is needed.  And shake again before using.

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The best part?  You can use the brown rice flour from yesterday in the blend!

The even better part?  You can use the blend for tons of things! Including these adorable (and delicious) gluten free, vegan, ‘goldfish’ crackers.  I simply subbed the gluten free flour blend for the 1 cup of flour in the recipe.  I also added some garlic and onion powder, for a bit of a kick.

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(I didn’t have a goldfish shaped cookie cutter) (But they still taste amazing)

Have you ever used a (homemade or store bought) gluten free flour blend?  What did you think?

-Chelsea

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18 thoughts on “Homemade Gluten Free Flour Blend

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    • I don’t think the potato starch makes is sweet at all – I use it in savory dishes all the time!
      I have never tired to sub any other starch – although, in recipes that just call for potato starch, I’ve sometimes subbed tapioca starch and it works, but the recipes don’t seem to rise as much (bread, for example). I know there are other blends out there that have other starches and other ingredients, but these ingredients are available at my store (very limited selection!!), so that’s why I chose them!! 🙂
      Thanks for stopping by! – Chelsea

      • Thanks Chelsea. I just checked out your products at etsy..awesome work girl… I used to make costume jewelry, baby blankets and girls’ head products and kids room decors and supply to local stores.. I am glad that we interacted.. I am so delighted right now 🙂

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  9. I know this may be a dumb question but I am just getting into the healthy eating. Whats the difference between the gluten free flour and just the brown rice flour you made?

    • Not a dumb question 🙂 Brown rice flour is just a form of gluten free flours – there are tons of different kinds and blends! (Sort of like – whole grain flour and white flour and pastry flour are all “flour” – brown rice flour, almond flour, quinoa flour are are kinds of “gluten free flour”)

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