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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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Shan Graham

Tuesday 12th of October 2021

Hi, If a flour has arrowroot starch, or tapioca starch in it, do I still need to use xantham gum? Most flours I use have xantham gum in it already but if they don't, and I have to add it myself, I just don't want my recipes to be too gooey.

Thanks!

Jess

Wednesday 29th of September 2021

Do you put xanthan gum using this flour blend? And what difference does it make? I use also flours like this and for me it turns out okay but I don’t know if adding xanthan gum makes a huge difference?

L

Monday 13th of September 2021

Shay... thank you for this recipe! I am needing to go gluten free but have a huge issue with nightshades - specifically and the worst one for me is potato1 I didn't know what to do bc every gf thing seems to have potato starch. I am a baker and look forward to using your blend!

Annanie

Friday 10th of September 2021

Hi :) I was so happy to see this paleo friendly flour blend. I am hoping to make bread in my breadmaker with this recipe. Has anyone here tried that? Do you have a recipe you can share? If you don't recommend this for a breadmaker, do you have a bread recipe I can make the old-fashioned way using this flour blend? Thanks so much

Hinda Davis

Sunday 15th of August 2021

How much Xanthan Gum would I use if I want to put it in the mix. This way I can use it as a 1 for 1 mix with no potato starch in it thanks so much

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