Let’s face it, thinking about gluten free baking can seem intimidating and keep us all wondering how in the world to create delicious foods that don’t taste gluten free! Our family eats almost 100% gluten free, and over time I have been able to find some great easy gluten free flour substitutes that produce amazing results.
So I wanted to quickly share with you my three favorite gluten free baking substitutes that have made everything easier around my farmhouse and had everyone begging for more. It took me a while to adjust to cooking everything gluten free, and finding substitutes for the things we all liked so much.
But good news! We are conquering it one day at a time, and one recipe at a time. Have no fear, you can do this! We are fortunate that more and more gluten free products are becoming available on the market to make life easier.
Now let me tell you–I have tried many gluten free mixes, boxed brownies, and cookie mixes , and many kinds of store-bought gluten free bread. Let’s just say it’s been a whole lot of trial and error, and I haven’t liked a whole lot of the pre-made stuff out there. I found that baking on my own yielded a better result and for much less money.
Three Easy Gluten Free Baking Substitutes (From Pamela’s)
From my experience baked things, especially bread is the most important to get right when converting to a gluten free diet, so finding the best gluten free baking substitutes is important.
Once I found Pamela’s products I was super happy with the results, and they are a great place to start for any newbie gluten free baker. For me I want my baked foods to taste as good as gluten-full food. I am picky and Pamela’s works so well.
Favorite Gluten Free Pancake and Waffle Mix
Pamela’s Baking and Pancake Mix. (where to buy) I make breakfast dinners once a week, and use this mix for pancakes. You just add eggs, oil, and water. You can’t tell these pancakes are gluten free at all and are so yummy. This mix works kind of like a Bisquick type mix and the bag has many recipes for different types of biscuits and scones as well.
Favorite Gluten Free Bread Mix
Pamela’s Amazing Bread Mix (where to buy) This is hands down the best bread flour mix I have found. I bake 3-4 loaves of this per week. All you will need with this mix is yeast, eggs, oil, and water. The basic bread recipe can be found here at Pamela’s website or on the back of the bag. It can be made in a bread machine or oven baked. I just do oven baked, and it only takes 15 minutes to mix up, 1 hour to rise and 1 hour to bake. No kneading required.
After trying at least four different bread mixes I was so thrilled to find this. This is a soft white bread, my kids keep telling me how it’s the best bread they have had. It stays soft, can be sliced well, and toasted. We warm it up and oh my, just so good with butter of course. I also make this into cinnamon bread. Can I say more? Go make this bread!
I now buy this bread flour mix in 25 pound bulk at my local grocery store. The grocery store orders it for me in the bulk foods section, and I can make a loaf of this bread for about 3 dollars a loaf versus the 6 dollars for a store-bought gluten free bread. (Where to find it in 25 pound bulk ).
Favorite Gluten Free Baking Flour Mix
Pamela’s Artisan Flour (where to buy) This is a cup for cup substitute for wheat flour in any recipe. When I found this flour I was so excited because I could then convert our best loved recipes from gluten-full to gluten free. You can see how I used it in my Pumpkin Cranberry Bread, and Toll House Chocolate Chip Cookies. I have made gravies and sauces with this flour as well. When creating a baked recipe that you are converting I do recommend adding one heaping teaspoon of xanthun gum for a binder in addition to this.
You can now start gluten free baking!
I hope these three easy gluten free baking substitutes will help you get started baking amazing gluten free foods for your family! Let me know how it goes, and be sure to leave me any comments so I can answer any additional questions you may have. and don’t forget to have fun baking some amazing gluten free goodies!
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