There are many of us that can no longer tolerate Gluten. In fact, it’s an extremely common condition.
Gluten intolerance can wreak havoc on your body and can damage the lining of the small intestine. This results in your body being wracked with inflammation and nasty digestive issues. One way to combat this condition is to make your own Gluten-Free Flour Recipes for baking.
10 Popular Gluten-Free Flour Alternatives
The main characteristic of Gluten is that it strengthens and binds dough in baking. The flours listed are popular alternatives to wheat flour. They are all wheat and gluten-free.
It should be noted that the recipes you make with wheat-free alternative flours will always differ from those with wheat.
Gluten-Free Flour Substitutions
via Fave Gluten-Free Recipes
This infographic from Fave Gluten-Free Recipes features 4 recipes that include All-Purpose, High Fiber, High Protein, and Self Rising Flour.
Simply add the ingredients that are listed with the flour that you wish to make. You can also double or triple the ingredients to make larger batches. Once you have blended the flours, you should cover it in a container and store it in your refrigerator.
9 Tips For Gluten-Free Baking
via She Knows
This excellent baking sheet from She Knows has 9 tips specifically relating to gluten free baking. If you are making all-purpose flour use the 40/60 ratio. That is 40% of whole grains and then 60% white flours and starches.
Another tip that will no doubt come in very handy is to use extra egg white if your dough is too dry prior to baking. Swapping out white sugar with brown will also result in more moisture.
Gluten-Free Conversion Chart
via Recipe Supermart
Another handy chart that is ideal to keep on hand is this Gluten Fre Conversion Chart. This shows you the amount of flour to substitute with traditional wheat flours in your baking recipes.
For example if the recipe calls for 1 cup of wheat flour, you will substitute with 1/2 a cup of rice flour, 3 tablespoons of potato starch, 1 tablespoon of Tapioca Starch, or 1/2 a teaspoon of Xantham Gum.
How To Make Gluten-Free Flour Recipes Video
via The Bread Kitchen
With all the different Gluten-Free Flours, it’s hard to know where to start. We thought we would start by outlining the benefits of the common versions to help you decide what suits best.
We have included a video that helps explain the different types. To watch, click Play above ^