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My Favorite “All-Purpose” Gluten-free Flour Blends
 These are in ABC order because I can’t possibly rank them! I love all 3 and use them daily!
Gluten-Free Mama’s
Coconut Blend or Almond Blend
Jules All Purpose Flour
Manini’s Multiuso Multi-Purpose Flour Mix
My favorite to use for: Cakes & Cupcakes, Muffins, Cookies, Puff Pancakes, Cream Puffs, Hamburger Buns, Dinner Rolls Allergy-free baking, Biscuits, Muffins, Brownies, Cookies, Gravy, Baking without needing to add xanthan gum Yeast Breads: Sandwich bread, French Bread, cinnamon rolls
Where to Buy: GFM Website, Amazon: Coconut & Almond Jules Website  online & various stores, see list here
If you use this flour blend, I recommend you get: Cookbook: In the Kitchen with Gluten Free Mama
Also, free recipes using these flour blends are available on her blog!
Jules’ cookbooks, found here on Amazon:  Free for All Cooking & Nearly Normal Cooking
Jules e-books with recipes, found here. Also, free recipes using this flour blend are available on her blog!
 Follow the recipes from their blog for guaranteed great results!

 

 My Favorite Ingredients for Gluten-free Baking:

Baking Cocoa/Baking Chips/Chocolate:See my post here: Best Gluten-free Chocolate & Cocoa

Baking Powder: Rumford Aluminum-Free Baking Powder (clearly labeled gluten-free)

Oats:

  • Always use Certified Gluten-free Oats. Oats by themselves are gluten-free, but they are frequently grown and processed alongside wheat and are therefore cross-contaminated.
  • If you are looking for oats to use in recipes calling for instant oats, like cookies, I really like to use Jules Instant Oats.
  • If you are looking for oats to use in recipes calling for old-fashioned oats, I like GF Harvest Gluten Free Organic Rolled Oats.  I use the Subscribe and Save feature to get them shipped right to my door regularly from Amazon.
  • For heartier oats to use for oatmeal and granola, I enjoy Gluten-free Prairie Oatmeal from Gluten-free Prairie, made near the most beautiful place I’ve ever lived, Bozeman, Montana! These oats are a new hull-less variety developed by my alma mater, Montana State University!
  • Another source for gluten-free rolled oats is Nuts.com. I buy big 5 lb. bags of oats, along with all of my nuts, from them.

Vanilla:

  • Always use pure vanilla extract. The two I use and recommend are the affordable Costco’s Kirkland Pure Vanilla Extract, and the splurge Nielsen-Massey Madagascar Bourbon Vanilla Extract.