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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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Adriana

Saturday 26th of June 2021

Thank you so much for providing volume for the flour mix instead of percentages like other websites!!

It helped me a lot in developing a flour blend with local ingredients (Canada), where we don't have access to Authentic Foods'finer rice flours. I was able to substitute with Seafood City's white rice flour brand with great results!

With just percentages, it would have been almost impossible, because finer rice flour weighs less.

Shay

Friday 2nd of July 2021

you're welcome!

Becky R.

Tuesday 11th of May 2021

I avoid rice flour and use millet in my mixed for baking. Have you tried millet? I highly recommend it! I works well for moist cakes! Just made one…..

Shay

Thursday 27th of May 2021

I haven't experimented much with millet flour but I'll have to try it sometime :)

Monique

Tuesday 13th of April 2021

Shay,

I want to thank you for this. I have a sever nightshade allergy, and have recently been put on a gluten elimination diet.

I soon discovered (the hard way) that a number of gluten free flours and binders are nightshades... potato flour, potato starch, xanthium, etc.

I now have a way to prepare my own breads!

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.

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