Gluten free desserts can be made by creating your very own gluten free flour mix with the numerous choices of gluten free flour alternatives that exist today because of the gluten free movement.
You can create a gluten free flour mix using a few of the following grains or create a gluten free flour mix that's grain free. It's really up to your taste buds and individual preference.
You'll also learn about where hidden gluten may be hiding in your favorite desserts. Most pre-packaged desserts will contain some form of gluten or hidden gluten which can be a big problem for the gluten intolerant.
Gluten Free Flour Mix Alternatives
Organic White Rice Flour
Sweet Rice or Glutinous Rice Flour
Tapioca Starch or Flour
Arrowroot Powder or Flour
Unmodified Potato Starch
Sprouted Brown Rice Flour
Sprouted Sorghum Flour
Sprouted Millet Flour
Sprouted Amaranth Flour
Organic Teff Flour
Organic Sprouted Oat Flour
Sprouted Garbanzo Bean Flour
Sprouted Corn Flour
Sprouted Quinoa Flour
Organic Mung Bean Flour
Organic Banana Flour
Sprouted Buckwheat Flour
Organic Fine Almond Flour
Organic Hazelnut Flour
Fine Coconut Flour
Organic Chestnut Flour
Organic Yam Flour
Organic Sweet Potato Flour
As you can see there are many gluten free alternatives to choose from to create your very own gluten free flour mix. However, in the beginning you may want to purchase gluten free flour mixes at your local grocery stores or local health food stores
Most health food stores will have a gluten free section and carry many different brands of a gluten free flour mix for you to try. Even the big grocery stores like Costco will carry a gluten free flour mix these days. That's if your looking for a really big bag of gluten free flour mix - lol.
Gluten Free Flour Mix - Basic
300 Grams of Sweet Rice Flour
300 Grams of Unmodified Potato Starch (strain with a sieve)
200 Grams of Sprouted "Whole Grain" Sorghum Flour
200 Grams of Sprouted "Whole Grain" Millet Flour
Mix with a wire whisk and store in an airtight container. Makes 8 cups of gluten free flour.
This can be your all purpose flour for gluten free muffins, cupcakes, cookies, pie crusts, and cakes.
40% whole grain flours mixed with 60% starches or white rice flour will create a gluten free flour that has a protein to starch profile similar to wheat flour.
However, it is the gluten in wheat flour that gives it elasticity and
These properties will always be missing in gluten free flours.
Gluten Free Flour Mix with Xanthan Gum
1 cup Sprouted "Whole Grain" Oat Flour
1 1/2 cups Unmodified Potato Starch
1/2 cup Organic Coconut Flour
1/2 cup Sprouted Organic Corn Flour
1/2 cup Tapioca Flour
3 tsp. Premium Xanthan Gum
Mix in a bowl and store in a zip lock bag or other airtight container.
Store flour mix in fridge to keep fresh longer.
Xanthan gum is a gluten free product. Xanthan gum is widely used as a thickening and stabilizing agent in gluten free desserts.
A little bit of Xanthan gum can be used as a wheat gluten replacement as it forms a sticky gel when combined with a liquid.
Gluten Free Dessert - Pie Crust
Gluten Free Dessert - Paleo Chocolate Cake
1 1/4 cup Gluten Free Flour Mix or White Rice Flour
1/4 tsp. Sea Salt
1/4 lb. or 1 Stick of Cold Unsalted Grass Fed Butter (cut into small pieces)
1 Large Pastured Egg
1 Tbsp. of Cold Water
Use this crust to make a variety of gluten free pies.
Sift flour and salt together into a bowl.
Add the cold butter pieces and blend with flour until a crumbly dough forms.
Add in the egg - mix. Then evenly add in the cold water.
Knead dough with fingers until dough forms easily into a ball - do not overwork dough.
Wrap the dough ball in plastic wrap and refrigerate for 1 hour or overnight.
Allow dough to soften a little before rolling dough out for pie crust.
2/3 cup of Organic Coconut Flour
1/2 cup Blanched Almond Flour
2 tsp. Gluten Free Baking Powder
1/2 cup Fermented Raw Cacao Powder
13.5 oz Full Fat Coconut Milk
4 Large Pastured Eggs
2 tsp. Organic Vanilla Extract
1/2 cup Organic Honey or Pure Maple Syrup
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
Sift the coconut flour, almond flour, cacao powder, and baking powder into a large bowl. Mix dry ingredients together.
Blend the coconut milk, sweetener, eggs, and vanilla for 15 seconds.
Slowly combine the wet ingredients with the dry until texture resembles a mousse.
Pour batter into a square baking dish lined with greased baking paper and bake for 45 to 50 min.
Allow to cool for 10 minutes before serving.
Gluten Free Desserts using Coconut Flour
I have made a lot of gluten free/grain free breads, muffins, and cakes in the last few
And my favorite paleo or grain free flour is coconut
flour. I just prefer the texture of coconut flour over almond flour when baking grain free desserts.
Coconut flour is also much lower in phytic acid and oxalic acid (oxalates) than almond flour which means better health and digestion for you.
Use bananas, apples, or zucchini for added moisture and sweetness in your coconut flour recipes.
Coconut flour absorbs 3 times the liquid of almond flour or white flour, so you'll have to include enough eggs and moisture when using coconut flour in your gluten free desserts.
Also, mixing coconut flour, almond flour, and other gluten free flours can create interesting textures in your gluten free desserts.
Avoid these Ingredients in Gluten Free Desserts
Hidden Gluten Sources
Starch & Modified Starch
Modified Food Starch
Colorings & Flavorings
Emulsifiers & Gluten Stabilizers
Hydrolyzed Plant Protein
Hydrolyzed Vegetable Protein
Texturized Vegetable Protein
Enriched White Flour
If any of these "hidden gluten" sources are in your desserts, you may be consuming gluten even if the product says it's gluten free. Be sure to always question or avoid any or all of these food additives if you are trying to avoid gluten. And stay away from gluten flours.