Which Gluten-Free Flour Should You Use?

Gone are the days when going gluten-free meant just giving up bread and pastries (and dodging the sad-eyed stares of your friends and family). Now there are enough gluten-free flour choices that it’s actually a little confusing.

Photo by Meredith Publishing

Photo by Meredith Publishing

Let’s clear that right up, with a quick guide to gluten-free whole grains, white starches, and even a basic recipe for your own gluten-free baking mix.

Gluten-Free Flours

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Red Lobster Biscuits – Gluten-Free
Banana Teff Waffles (Gluten-Free and Soy-Free)
Paleo Blueberry Little Bites
Gluten-Free Choc Chip Oatmeal Muffins
Fluffy Gluten-Free Cornbread

Tips For Going Gluten-Free

  • Look for foods that are already gluten-free. Really, it’s easier to just make some quinoa than trying to create gluten-free couscous.
  • Experiment. There may be one particular gluten-free substitute you like for cookies, and another for bread. The only way to find out is by baking some up. So have fun and eat!
  • Make your own mix. You can buy a gluten-free baking mix, but then that’s the only one you’ve got. Make little batches according to the simple ratio above and make sure you’re using the one you like the most.
  • Add to your diet. Dropping wheat often means dropping fiber. So make sure you add extra fruits, veggies, and beans to your diet, including some leafy greens (or fish) for extra iron.