All-Purpose Gluten-Free Flour Mix

Make your own gluten-free flour mix at home and use it in your favorite recipes.
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When we try to replace all-purpose bleached white wheat flour with gluten-free flours in a recipe, it’s easy to fixate on the gluten protein. However, the bleached white flour that most of us grew up on is actually part protein and part starches.

That’s why we make a flour mix here that is made up of 40 percent whole-grain gluten-free flours — most of which are very high in protein — and 60 percent gluten-free white starches. Those white starches, like potato starch or tapioca flour, may not have much nutritional value, but they make the flour mix fluffy and light, as well as replicate the white color in familiar-looking baked goods.

Here’s an all-purpose gluten-free flour mix that works well. You can make your own at home.

400 grams millet flour
300 grams sweet rice flour
300 grams potato starch

Pour all the flours into a large container. (Restaurant supply stores sell large plastic containers that fit this purpose well. You could also use a large glass jar.) Shake and shake and shake harder until all the flours have become one color.

That’s your all-purpose gluten-free flour mix.

Whenever you want to bake, reach for that container and measure out the grams you will need for your recipe.

How to Make the Best All-Purpose Gluten-Free Flour Mix for Your Kitchen
This mix is a template for the flour mix you can make in your own home. You can make your own flour mix — based on the ratio of 40 percent whole-grain flours to 60 percent white starches — with the flours you can afford and can eat.

Here are some of the gluten-free flours available to you, broken down by categories. Very important: Make sure you buy these only from a company that is certified gluten-free.

WHOLE-GRAIN FLOURS:
Brown rice flour
Corn flour
Mesquite flour
Millet flour
Oat flour (make certain it is certified gluten-free flour) 
Sorghum flour
Teff flour

WHITE FLOURS/STARCHES:
Arrowroot flour
Cornstarch
Potato flour
Potato starch
Sweet rice flour
Tapioca flour
White rice flour

How to Use This All-Purpose Gluten-Free Flour Mix in Your Other Favorite Recipes 
You can also use this flour mix for any of your favorite recipes that use all-purpose bleached white wheat flour. Simply use 140 grams of this mix for every 1 cup of all-purpose bleached white wheat flour called for.

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