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Celiac.com 01/11/2005 - Gluten-free flours are generally used in combination with one another. There is not one stand alone gluten-free flour that you can use successfully in baked goods. Be sure to know the procedures your flour manufacturers use, cross contamination at the factory can cause diet compliance issues for the gluten intolerant.
Arrowroot Flour can be used cup for cup in place of cornstarch if you are allergic to corn.
Bean Flour is a light flour made from garbanzo and broad beans. To cut the bitter taste of beans, replace white sugar with brown or maple sugar in the recipe(or replace some of the bean flour with sorghum).
Brown Rice Flour is milled from unpolished brown rice and has a higher nutrient value than white rice flour. Since this flour contains bran it has a shorter shelf life and should be refrigerated. As with white rice flour, it is best to combine brown rice flour with several other flours to avoid the grainy texture. Ener-G Foods and Bobâ€™s Red Mill produce a finer, lighter brown rice flour that works well with dense cakes such as pound cake.
Cornstarch is similar in usage to sweet rice flour for thickening sauces. Best when used in combination with other flours.
Guar Gum, a binding agent, can be used in place of xanthan gum for corn sensitive individuals. Use half as much guar gum to replace xanthan gum. Guar gum contains fiber and can irritate very sensitive intestines.
Nut Flours are high in protein and, used in small portions, enhances the taste of homemade pasta, puddings, pizza crust, bread, and cookies. Finely ground nut meal added to a recipe also increases the protein content and allows for a better rise. Ground almond meal can replace dry milk powder in most recipes as a dairy-free alternative.
Potato Flour has a strong potato taste and is rarely used in gluten-free cooking.
Potato Starch Flour is used in combination with other flours, rarely used by itself.
Sorghum Flour a relatively new flour that cuts the bitterness of bean flour and is excellent in bean flour mixes.
Soy Flour is high in protein and fat with a nutty flavor. Best when used in small quantities in combination with other flours. Soy flour has a short shelf life.
Sweet Rice Flour is made from glutinous rice (it does not contain the gluten fraction that is prohibited to the gluten intolerant). Often used as a thickening agent. Sweet rice flour is becoming more common in gluten-free baking for tender pies and cakes. It has the ability to smooth the gritty taste (that is common in gluten-free baked goods) when combined with other flours, see Multi Blend recipe.
Tapicoa Starch Flour is a light, velvety flour from the cassava root. It lightens gluten-free baked goods and gives them a texture more like that of wheat flour baked goods. It is especially good in pizza crusts where it is used in equal parts with either white rice flour or brown rice flour.
White Rice Flour is milled from polished white rice, best to combine with several other flours to avoid the grainy texture rice flour alone imparts. Try to buy the finest texture of white rice flour possible.
Xanthan Gum is our substitute for gluten, it holds things together. See usage information on Multi Blend recipe page. Xanthan gum is derived from bacteria in corn sugar, the corn sensitive person should use guar gum (using half as much guar gum to replace xanthan gum).
The national patient support groups agree that the following flours are fine for the gluten intolerant providing you can find a pure source (grown in dedicated fields and processed on dedicated equipment). These flours greatly improve the taste of gluten-free baked goods. To incorporate into your favorite recipe, replace up to 50% of the flour in a recipe with an alternative flour and use the Multi Blend mix for the balance. Pizza crust and bread proportions donâ€™t follow this rule.
Amaranth a whole grain from the time of the Aztecs- it is high in protein and contains more calcium, fiber, magnesium, Vitamin A and Vitamin C than most grains. Amaranth has a flavor similar to graham crackers without the sweetness. [ http://www.nuworldamaranth.com/ ]
Buckwheat is the seed of a plant related to rhubarb, it is high in fiber, protein, magnesium and B vitamins. Dark buckwheat flour turns baked goods purple, I only use light buckwheat flour. [Buckwheat Farinetta is highest in protein, & contains the most D-chiro Inositol which may be a big help for those of us with insulin-acne issues!Â https://www.minndak....raceuticals.htm ]
Millet a small, round grain that is a major food source in Asia, North Africa and India. I havenâ€™t used millet and donâ€™t know much about the grain.
Quinoa (keen-wah) A staple food of the Incas. Quinoa is a complete protein with all 8 amino acids, quinoa contains a fair amount of calcium and iron.
Teff an ancient grain from Ethiopia, now grown in Idaho. Teff is always a whole grain flour since it is difficult to sift or separate. High in protein, B vitamins, calcium, and iron.
*I added in links up there and also put what's inside the brackets.
Oh and the other day someone wanted a list of acne safe or gluten free products, but here's a "Top 10" list of what celiacs consider to be their favortes. Half of these happen to be mine as well, although since I dont touch trans fats, dairy, or nuts (adn added sugars), some of them I can't have anymore...but I still know there's other options ;-)
Tinkyaya pasta won with 7 votes for anything they make with comments: the absolute BEST - never mushy and the I love the large shells for stuffing.( from Whole foods market, or Wild Oats)
BiAglut with Tinkyada a very close second
Kinnikinnick won with 4 votes for bread in general and additional individual votes for:
Kinnikinnick English muffins 2 votes with comments : I use them in place of bread, buns, LOVE them! - not pocked like a muffin but a great bun
Kinnikinnick Pizza Crust 2 votes with the comment "if you like thin and cripsy pizza"
Kinnikinnick: Sliced Italian Bread (better than the sandwich bread)
Kinnikinnick Tray Rolls (great dinner roll)
Kinnikinnick white or brown sandwich bread
Gillian's French Rolls
Glutino flax seed bread
Food For Life Brown rice bread works in a pinch for us
outside the bread box cinnamin bread - this is a company in CO springs but they have a web site and you can order
Mesa Sunrise breakfast cereal
Puffins Cinamon honey cereal
Nature's Path cereals & cereal bars (marked GF on front of box in top corner)
Envirokidz Koala Crisp--my kids LOVE this stuff
Bob's Red Mill Mighty Tasty GF Hot cereal. I missed oatmeal so bad, but this stuff is delicious!! My kids love it too!
Peanut butter puff cereal from Environtmental Z? (Kroger, HF section)
Pancakes and Waffles
Van's waffles 3 votes with the one comment of "Vans Gluten free mini waffles. (Kroger, frozen HF section)"
Trader Joe's gf waffles
Pamelas baking & pancake mix (really good pancakes, my family couldnt tell the difference)
Namaste pancake/waffle mix (this is soooo good)
Kinikinnik Pancake Mix
Entrees and Sides
Amys gluten free mac and cheese 2 votes
Amy's frozen meals (watch carefully, GF ones are marked) especially love the rice crust pizza, which I add Hormel Pepperoni to
Amy's GF lasagna
Robert's American Gourmet Veggie bootie
Tamale Molly tamales found at whole foods - yummy!
delimex taquitos from costco (beef only I believe) are a good thing in a pinch
Gluten Free mac and cheese in the box for tuna noodle casserole
Trader Joe's Cheese & Green Chili tamales
Thai Kitchen rice noodles
Bob's Red Mill Bean Soup Mix(like 13 bean soup packages, but without the barley!)
Progresso carb Monitor Cheesy Chicken Enchilada soup. I use this as the soup base for the Ranch Chicken or Rotel chicken as some call it. (Kroger, Walmart)
Blue Diamond Nut Thins 2 votes with the comment "very crunchy - great with cheese or dips"
Almond Nut Thins 2 votes with the comment "a good alternative when you tire of rice crackers"
Outside The Breadbox Saltines 2 votes with the comment "this is a company in CO springs but they have a web site and you can order, also their snickerdoodle cookies are amazing!"
EnerG Crackers 2 votes with comments: like saltines and very good - large, but closest thing I've had to saltines
Scharr's Crackers 2 votes with comments: closest I've found to saltines - They are very very good. I have been raving since I tried them. I found them locally in MA. Try Schar products website.
Edward & Sons Brown Rice Snaps unsalted sesame crackers
Erewhon Brown Rice Crisps (rice crispies)
rice crackers that I buy at Dollarama for $1. (naturally)
Health Valley rice bran crackers - similar to graham crackers
Outside The Breadbox Graham crackers
EnerG Pretzels 3 votes with the comment "My non CD daughter loves these more than the regular ones. (Wild Oats)"
Ener-G sesame seed pretzel rings (we order these by the case)
Ben and Jerry New York Super Fudge chunk ice cream.(walmart, Kroger)
Robert's Gourmet Snacks (they are sold in some stores but I order individual sizes by the case. There is no shipping and they are $1 a bag. My favorite is Smart Puffs which are delicious cheddar snacks-much better than cheetos. I have been told all of their products are on dedicated lines)
Enviro-kidz chocolate rice crispy bars
Boomi bars, all nuts, fruits and amarath - yummy and filling
Walmart brand of potato chips, similar to Pringles. I could eat these all day, but the fat grams will kill ya'
Pamela's Cookies (good but the dbl choc are chewiest)
Pamelas Gluten Free chocolate chocolate chunk cookies
Mi-Del arrowroot cookies 2 votes
MiDel Chocolate Sandwich Cookies (Oreos)
Glutino Chocolate Creme biscuits. Not the oreo style, but the chocolate-on-chocolate style. (Whole Foods Market)
Glutano custard cream biscuits (cookies)
Glutano Tea Bisquits (FANTASTIC - like a shortbread)
Jennie's Macaroons (large individual or small in a canister)
Outside The Breadbox snickerdoodle cookies are amazing! this is a company in CO springs but they have a web site and you can order
Kinninnnik chocolate frosted donuts- they are heavy, but taste so great.( internet)
Whole foods Cherry Almond Strussel Gluten Free muffins
Gillians Cinnamon Raisin rolls. Great Lightly toasted with cream cheese.(Wild Oats, frozen section)
Kinnikinnick: Carmel Rolls
Cake and Brownie Mixes
Gluten Free Pantry Chocolate truffle brownie mix 4 voted with the comment "get ready to die"
Sylvan Border Farms Lemon Cake Mix
Danielle's Decadent Chocolate Cake mix
Doud and Rogers Cake Mix
Baking Mixes and Crumbs
Manna bread mix from Orgran
Manna bread mix from Anna
Orgran Bread Crumbs (coarser than most - others are like flour)
Bob's Red Mill all-purpose flour
Authentic Foods White Corn Flour (great for cornbread)
Peanut butter puff cereal form Environtmental Z? (Kroger, HF section). These are great to use crushed in place of a recipe thats calls for graham cracker crust
Glutino Brown Gravy Mix
Kraft which labels wheat oats rye and barley in their products
Chipotle - hard shell tacosÂ [ http://www.chipotle.com/Â ]
P. F. Changs restaurant (even though eating out is risky and I'm 250 miles one way from the nearest one) - [They have special diet lists, such as Gluten-Free http://www.pfchangs....e/menu_spec.jsp ]
hormel pepperoni and canadian bacon (on top of those english muffins with egg or pizza stuff)
Made From Scratch
Bread recipes Ciabatta in 125 Best GF Recipes by Washburn and Butt
Gluten Free Baking and More's recipes in general-all I have tried have been fabulous!
Gluten free baking and more's bread recipe
Please see below for additional brands and links:
http://www.acne.org/...=safe food list
Here's a link showing you what each grain or grain-like item look like: