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Nightshade Free Gluten Free Flour Mix

This nightshade free gluten free flour mix has become my go-to flour for gluten free baking. It works wonderfully in cakes, muffins, and quick breads.

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This nightshade free gluten free flour mix is a blend of flours that I have been working with for many months now. Over the summer, I discovered that potatoes and I are not really very good friends. In fact, they pretty much hate me. Since potato starch was one of the main flours I was using in my flour mixes, I had to make a switch.

However, potato starch is in almost every (if not all) ready-made gluten free flour mixes on store shelves. Bad news for me but luckily, I have a bit of experience with gluten free flours so I wasn’t too upset.  I had to make my own blend, but whatevs. No biggie.

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Also, in case you’re highly confused about why I’m posting a potato recipe (hello, homemade tater tots!) in a few days, I can eat a few tiny bites before all hell breaks loose. I just can saturate my life with potatoes, unfortunately. And when potato starch is in basically EVERYTHING, it was happening on an almost daily basis. Oops.

Anyways. I’ve also gotten a few emails from some of you lovely peeps who stick around and read my ramblings. Actually, I’ve gotten quite a few questions from people wanting to know what to use in place of the potato starch in my White Rice Gluten Free All-Purpose Flour Mix.

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My answer: Arrowroot (flour/starch). Basically, I took out the potato starch and subbed in Arrowroot 1:1. Cakes, cupcakes, muffins, and quick breads come out wonderfully with this nightshade free gluten free flour mix. It’s also great for coating meat before browning and for thickening gravies. However, when baking, just watch the amount of xanthan gum you’re using. My recipes take into account the amount of xanthan gum needed for my mix. The arrowroot has a gummier quality to it so you don’t need as much xanthan gum to bind the flours together.

I’m still experimenting with some foods like pancakes with this mix so if you do try this flour in pancakes, you’ll need to drastically reduce the amount of xanthan gum you use, if not eliminate it entirely. But, for you fine folks that need to avoid nightshades, this is a great flour blend.

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Nightshade Free Gluten Free Flour Mix

Nightshade Free Gluten Free Flour Mix

Yield: 3 cups
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes

This nightshade free gluten free flour mix has become my go-to flour for gluten free baking. It works wonderfully in cakes, muffins, and quick breads.

Ingredients

  • 1 C white rice flour
  • 1 C brown rice flour
  • 2/3 C arrowroot starch
  • 1/3 C tapioca starch

Instructions

  1. Add all flours to a bowl and whisk together until combined. Store the flour mix in an airtight container at room temperature.
  2. Recipe can be doubled or tripled.

 

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Helen La

Friday 5th of March 2021

I am anxious to try the Nightshade Gluten free flour mix and ask for your help. Would you have the gram weight for your Nightshade Free Gluten Free Flour mix? I find that I get much better results with weighing the flours than using the cup measures to keep the results from being too dense.

Libby

Thursday 4th of March 2021

Thank you thank you thank you. Potatoes (frankly all nightshades) are not my friend. And so many gluten-free products are relying on its binding qualities. No fun when my yummy muffins and cookies make my body unhappy. Can't wait to try this.

Ann

Monday 8th of February 2021

Do you have a recipe to make a loaf of sourdough with this blend?

Donna Bailey

Monday 1st of February 2021

Could you use this flour to make a gluten free sour dough starter?

Shay

Tuesday 2nd of February 2021

I do have a starter with this flour blend. It isn't the easiest flour to start with but it does work and it's my strongest performing starter right now. With that being said, you should know that this makes a much thinner starter than you're used to seeing and it doesn't often fully double, especially in the colder months. It has a wonderful flavor to it and has made some really nice loaves and discard recipes though. Let me know if you have any other questions :)

Lynn

Friday 29th of January 2021

Thank you for the extensive info and all the recipes! Our issue is sugar, including ALL sugar substitutes. Even most “sugar-free” recipes usually mean “no added sugar” and have honey, or maple syrup, or stevia or even xantham gum, which is a derived, fermented sugar! Our Nutritionist says NO sugar...at least until healing occurs, which may be up to a year or longer. Any ideas for sugar free? Thank you again!

Shay

Saturday 30th of January 2021

I'm sorry, I don't focus on sugar free baking on this website.

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