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Your Gluten Free Guide to All Purpose Flour

By: Beth Ann Morley, editor for FaveGlutenFreeRecipes.com

Easy Baking RecipesGluten Free baking can be immensely challenging. You have to check all of the ingredients to see if the company snuck some gluten into the product, you have to substitute gluten-filled flour with a gluten free alternative, and you have to use crazy ingredients that no one has ever heard before (for example, xanthan gum... sorghum flour...).

We're here to make your gluten free baking lives much easier. This Gluten Free Guide to All Purpose Flour will give you essential baking information. This list includes some of the most popular gluten free all-purpose baking flours currently available. The goal is that you'll find the best product, so you won't need to buy multiple brands to satisfy your baking needs. Because gluten free flour tends to be expensive, this list will help you to make the best possible shopping decisions.

We've taken the 6 most popular gluten-free all purpose flour brands to build this gluten free guide. You'll be able to compare Bob's Red Mill Gluten Free All Purpose Baking Flour, King Arthur Gluten Free Multi-Purpose Flour, Arrowhead Mills Gluten Free All Purpose Baking Mix, Namaste Foods Gluten Free Perfect Flour Blend, Cup4Cup Gluten Free Flour, and Better Batter Gluten Free Flour. Each section will include the specific flour's ingredients, pros, cons, and where you can buy the all purpose flour.

We hope that this page will help you on your search to find the best gluten free all-purpose flour.  Also, please help out your fellow gluten free friends and leave a comment on which gluten free flour you prefer!   

If you want to see these gluten free flours in action, then check out this Gluten Free Sugar Cookie Experiment

 

Your Gluten Free Guide to All Purpose Flour

Bob's Red Mill Gluten Free All Purpose Baking Flour

King Arthur Gluten Free Multi-Purpose Flour

Arrowhead Mills Gluten Free All Purpose Baking Mix

Namaste Foods Gluten Free Perfect Flour Blend

Cup4Cup Gluten Free Flour

Better Batter Gluten Free Flour

 

Bob's Red Mill Gluten Free All Purpose Baking Flour

Ingredients: garbanzo bean flour, potato starch, whole grain white sorghum flour, tapioca flour, and fava bean flour

Pros: This all purpose baking flour has a good consistency, and it works well in cookies, chocolate, brownies, and banana bread. It is also one of the easiest gluten free flours to find. 

Cons: This flour can sometimes have a bean aftertaste, so it can be overwhelming in plain breads and rolls.

Where can you find it?

1. Walmart- online and in-store

2. Amazon

3. Kroger

4. Target

5. Whole Foods

6. Store Locator

7. Bob's Red Mill Online Store

 

King Arthur Gluten Free Multi-Purpose Flour

Ingredients: tapioca starch, white rice flours, whole-grain brown rice flours, and potato starch

Pros: You can easily make delicious sugar cookies, white bread, or cake with this all purpose flour.  The flavor of the baked goods will not be overwhelmed by the flour.  It doesn't have the gritty taste that you often find in gluten free flours.

Cons: This flour can be expensive; however, if you buy it online, the cost is much more manageable. 

Where can you find it?

1. Walmart- online

2. Amazon 

3. Kroger 

4. Whole Foods

5. Store Locator

6. King Arthur Online Store

 


Now that you have your perfect gluten free flour, you can test out these 9 Gluten Free Cake Recipes. 


 

Arrowhead Mills Gluten Free All Purpose Baking Mix

Ingredients: organic rice flour, whole grain sorghum flour, organic tapioca starch flour, organic whole grain sorghum flour, leavening (sodium acid pyrophosphate, baking powder, monocalcium phosphate), inulin, rice bran extract, xanthan gum.

Pros: You won't need a calculator because this flour allows for an exact substitition with gluten-filled flour. Plus, there's no aftertaste with this all purpose flour.

Cons: There have been some reports that the mix has been cross-contaminated, and that the company does not use a gluten-free line during production. However, the company website states that they "run rigorous tests to be sure that nothing [called] gluten free contains any gluten, and [they] carefully monitor [their] production facilities to be sure that there is no possibility of cross contamination" (arrowheadmills.com).

Where can you find it?

1. Walmart- online

2. Amazon

3. Kroger

4. Albertsons

5. Store Locator 

6. Arrowhead Mills Online Store

 

Namaste Foods Gluten Free Perfect Flour Blend

Ingredients: Sweet Brown Rice Flour, Tapioca Flour, Arrowroot Flour, Sorghum Flour, xanthan gum

Pros: This flour blend makes amazing gluten free breads.  Reviewers say that Namaste works for almost anything; it's great for cookies, muffins, cakes, pancakes, breads, and more.  

Cons: Sometimes the food may come out gummy.

Where can you find it? 

1. Walmart- online

2. Amazon

3. Store Locator

4. Namaste Foods Online Store

 


Use these gluten free flours to make amazing Family-Favorite Dairy-Free Desserts.


 

Cup4Cup Gluten Free Flour

Ingredients: cornstarch, white rice flour, brown rice flour, milk powder, tapioca flour, potato starch, xanthan gum

Pros: This all purpose flour makes good cakes and other desserts, but it makes amazing pastries. You won't find another gluten free flour that works so well with pastries.  This gluten free flour makes a 1 for 1 cup substitution for normal flour (hence their name).  

Cons: While the breads brown amazingly, it can become yesty.  You should also note that this flour contains milk.

Where can you find it? 

1. Walmart- online

2. Amazon

3. Albertsons- in some locations

4. Whole Foods- in some locations

5. Williams Sonoma and Sur La Table

6. Store Locator

 

Better Batter Gluten Free Flour

Ingredients: rice flour, brown rice flour, tapioca starch, potato starch, potato flour, xanthan gum, pectin

Pros: If you're looking for a gluten free flour for your breads and cookies, then you'll love this all purpose flour.  You can use this gluten free flour for almost anything. 

Cons: This all purpose flour can be gummy when you use more than 1 cup.  

Where can you find it? 

1. Amazon

2. Store Locator

3. Better Batter Online Store

 

 

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