What goes into making good gluten free flour? Well firstly, there is no single substitute. It requires a fine blend of ingredients as well as a binding agent like Xanthan gum, or Guar gum that will replace the component that helps the flour, eggs and other ingredients bind together. You can definitely make your own blend at home.
If you would rather rely on a go-to product that you know will be good, then you might want to consider some of these brands of flour mixes. Below are three of best gluten-free brands of flour that have proven by their strong following to be great options for gluten-free baking and cooking.
Cup 4 Cup – This is an amazing substitute for gluten-free baking and cooking. It combines cornstarch, brown rice flour, potato starch, tapioca starch, milk powder and xanthan gum – so the binding agent is pre-mixed into the blend. It produces like a regular white flour and has no funny aftertaste.
- Xanthan Gum binding agent is mixed into the blend.
- Produces soft, moist and delicious baked goods.
- A Non-GMO choice
- Not dairy-free
Pamela’s Artisan Gluten-Free Blend – As someone who likes to look-up recipes, I’ve seen this brand name come up a few times and have read and heard only good things. This flour blend combines Brown Rice Flour, Tapioca Starch, White Rice Flour, Potato Starch, Sorghum Flour, Arrowroot Starch, Guar Gum, Sweet Rice Flour and Rice Bran.
- Contains no dairy, salt, leavening, corn or soy.
- It is produced on equipment that does not contain tree nuts, soy, eggs or milk either.
- According to customer reviews, this flour holds up in taste and consistency!
- Thickens quickly and you might have to add water more frequently while baking.
Check out our recent gluten-free recipes section for more ideas – and happy baking!