This quick and easy homemade gluten-free flour blend recipe without rice flour is an excellent option for gluten-free baking. All you need are a few simple ingredients. This flour is also gum-free!
Many of my readers have asked me to create a DIY gluten free flour mix without rice flour. Rice is one of the main staples in a gluten-free diet, as a side dish, and as a leading flour used in gluten-free flour blends and gluten-free baked goods. Most commercially available gluten free flour blends and mixes contain brown rice and white rice flour in their mix.
The main issue with rice, especially brown rice, is that it contains arsenic and pesticides. Arsenic is naturally occurring in water and soil. Rice is grown in a very wet environment and absorbs the arsenic from the water. Brown rice has a higher concentration of arsenic than white rice, but both contain it. The arsenic levels can also vary by the region of the country where the rice was grown.
If you are gluten free because you have Celiac disease or gluten intolerance, it is important to monitor how much rice and rice flour you eat. Gluten Free Watchdog, a leading gluten-free product tester, has been monitoring arsenic in gluten free baked goods and flour blends. They are testing gluten free rice-based products for arsenic and reporting their results.
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This homemade gluten-free flour blend with no rice recipe is gluten-free, dairy-free, soy-free, sugar-free, and gum-free.
You may also enjoy this Gluten Free Whole Grain Flour Blend recipe.
Why Make This Blend:
- Rice is a common allergen; some individuals may have sensitivities or allergies to it. By excluding rice flour from your blend, you create an option for those who need to avoid rice for dietary reasons.
- This blend allows you to make gluten free baked goods without the potential arsenic issues.
- This blend is great for gluten free baking and works in both yeast and regular recipes. It works in regular and dairy-free recipes.
- This blend is gum-free, as written. You can use the psyllium husk powder as a binder or add xanthan or guar gum.
- If you like making your own bled, the ingredients I use are easy to find in most local grocery stores. Bob’s Red Mill and other brands make the flour and starches I use for this recipe.
- I will continue to test it in my recipes and keep the list at the bottom of this post updated.
- Sorghum Flour
- Cassava Flour
- Potato Starch or Tapioca Starch
- Psyllium Husk Powder, Guar Gum, or Xanthan Gum.
- Flaxseed Meal – Add only if you make the bread recipe.
Tips For Sucess:
- Mix your flour well so that the ingredients are evenly dispersed. I like to use a wire whisk to blend my ingredients.
- Some psyllium husk powder brands turn baked goods purple. I like Anthony’s brand, which doesn’t alter the color of your baked goods.
- There are three main binders in gluten free baking. Find out more about How Binders Work in Gluten Free Baking. You can use any in this recipe.
Recipe Step-By-Step Directions:
Add the sorghum flour, cassava flour, potato or tapioca starch, psyllium husk powder, and flaxseed meal to a large
I like to do two mixes to blend the ingredients to ensure they are well-blended. I use a wire whisk for the first mix and combine the ingredients until they look blended.
For the second mix, I pour the flour into a large zip-style baggie. Seal the bag and shake the mixture to blend the dry ingredients further.
How To Store Gluten Free Flour:
Store this flour in an airtight container in your refrigerator. I like to store in a large, quart-sized mason jar or large Ziplock bag. This flour will keep fresh for up to 3 months. You can also freeze this flour blend.
Note: It is important to warm the flour to room temperature before using it. If you use the flour cold, it will affect the moisture level of your baked goods.
I haven’t tested substituting the cassava flour for tapioca starch.
This is a fairly new flour blend, and I have not tested it with alternate flours or starches other than what I listed in the ingredients notes above.
Recipes This Flour Blend Works In:
- Gluten Free Bread Recipe Without Rice Flour – No changes are needed to the recipe.
- Gluten Free Vanilla Cupcakes – You need to add 1/4 cup of additional dairy-free or regular milk. Omit the flaxseed meal.
- Gluten Free Cinnamon Raisin Bread – Omit the flaxseed meal.
Gluten Free Flour Blend Without Rice Flour
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Optional If Making Bread!
- 2 tablespoons ground flaxseed meal
- Add all of the ingredients to a large bowl and use a wire whisk to blend. Mix well.
- Add the flour blend to an airtight container or zipper bag.
- This blend is great for bread and baked goods. There is a complete list of tested recipes in the blog post.
- Only add the ground flaxseed meal if you are making bread.
- Feel free to use arrowroot starch if you can’t use potato starch or other starch types.
- This flour blend without rice flour will keep fresh in the refrigerator for up to 3 months. Store in an airtight container or zipper bag.
Please know that every gluten free flour blend has a different starch to grain ratio. If you use a blend I didn’t test, you may need to adjust your moisture levels in your baked goods.
Nutritional information is an estimate provided to you as a courtesy. You should calculate the actual nutritional information with the products and brands you are using with your preferred nutritional calculator.
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