Monday, January 20, 2014

The Perfect Gluten Free Flour Mix

For us, the hardest part of our gluten free lifestyle goal is all the flour products: bread, biscuits, pancakes, etc.

I've tried several alternatives like buckwheat pancakes, buckwheat biscuits, almond flour bread and buckwheat tortillas. The only thing that was edible was the almond bread because buckwheat tastes like burnt dirt. 

So when I saw this line of gluten free products at Walmart, I had to test out the baking mix. Here's what I've found:

The ingredient list in the All Purpose Baking Mix is good. The only thing I didn't recognize on the list was "inulin" which turned out to be a fibrous plant based starch. I imagine it's comparable to arrowroot powder of tapioca starch. 

I looked everywhere for a review or recipe for this brand but couldn't find a SINGLE thing about it, not even on their website, so I just figured, what the hey, I'll just pretend is regular flour. 
Well, Y'all, it worked! I've successfully made biscuits and gravy AND pancakes with it.

The biscuits didn't rise quite as well as normal biscuits but other than that, they were spectacular! This morning I made pancakes with it and my only complaint is that they got soggy way faster than normal pancakes. 
Y'all, I'm talkin bout delicious, not slimy or grainy or dirt-y tasting or any of those horrible attributes of other gluten free alternatives. This stuff is perfect! 

I've yet to try the other mixes and gluten free products from their line, but I'm super impressed with the baking mix. Oh, and the box cost me about $3. It's a bit pricey compared to over-bleached-"enriched"-worthless-gluten-filled-white flour, but it's a super cheap gluten free option. And after a batch of biscuits AND a batch of pancakes, I still have enough left for at least one more batch of ...whatever.

Just so you know, this is all my own opinion, NOT sponsored or paid for or endorsed or coerced or any of those things that might sway my opinion. These people don't even know I exist, so I promise I'm telling you this purely out of excitement and to share with you a great resource!


  1. How much is in the box? I'd buy it, but I'll have to go to Walmart and that makes my skin crawl just a bit thinking about it. However, I'd like to try it. I wonder if I can order it from Amazon....

    1. Carrie, if I remember correctly it is 3 pounds, which isn't a lot but it still beats grinding and mixing a bunch of gluten free ingredients to make your own! I have no idea where else to buy it... I have to drive all the way across town for target and publix so I usually don't get to shop there:(

  2. To try to get the biscuits to rise better, you could add some extra baking soda or egg. But might not be worth experimenting if its just a bit on the unfluffy side :)


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