Call me lazy but there are so many other things I would rather do then blend my own gluten free flour. Things like spending time with my family, going for a long run, reading a good book or taking a nice afternoon nap. And why should I when there are so many pre-made gluten free flour products on the market?
In case you haven’t tried it yourself, gluten-free baking requires a combination of flours, starches and an leavening agent in order to work. It takes time, effort and a bit of trial and error. Not to mention there are several different variations of each of these ingredients, some with distinct characteristics.
Bean based flours for instance, taste like beans (Bob’s Red Mill gluten free flour is bean based-not my favorite), while quinoa based flours have an earthy flavor. Coconut flour is super absorbent and almond flour tends to be grainy in texture. These characteristics can definitely effect the taste of your gluten free baked goods as well as their overall look and feel.
Luckily there are several neutrally flavored 1-to-1 mixes gluten free flour mixes in the market today. Before we get to carried away let me just put it out there that this is NOT a sponsored post!
Cup4Cup flour is certified gluten free, non-gmo, kosher, and a staple in my kitchen. It is my go to for gluten free baking but also for making a roux, gravy, sauces, dredging chicken, etc. In fact, anytime I have a recipe that requires a flour modification to make it gluten free, I turn to Cup4Cup almost exclusively.
Cup4Cup takes the guess work out of gluten free baking and cooking and it’s nearly impossible to detect the difference from its glutinous counterparts. They have also expanded their product offering to include gluten free flour mixes specific to pizza, waffles/pancakes, pie crust and brownies. If you haven’t tried it already I highly recommend Cup 4 Cup.
Stay Gluten Free AF!