Have you heard the news? Bob’s Red Mill just released a new product, a gluten-free baking flour that can be used cup-for-cup in your gluten free desserts, without bean flour. They suggest using traditional recipes and substitute the wheat flour/all-purpose white flour with their new Bob’s Red Mill Gluten Free 1-to-1 Baking Flour. I created a copycat gluten free flour, similar to 1-to-1, which also works well in cookie, cake, brownie, muffin, and pancake recipes, to name a few.
Though I haven’t tried their new flour yet, I thought that if you or a family member were allergic to tree nuts or soy, you would appreciate this recipe. Bob’s Red Mill gluten free flours are produced in a facility that also processes food containing these allergens.
As of July 25, 2014, Bob’s Red Mill 1-to-1 Gluten Free Baking Flour is 25% off. You can purchase a 22-ounce package for $3.71. The full price will be $4.95.
Are you wondering if Bob’s Red Mill premade flour will cost more? I was wondering the same thing. I figured it out using the brands of products that I use which I usually purchase from Vitacost.com.
1/2 cup sweet white rice flour (2.4 oz.) ($4.19 for 24 oz.) = $0.42
1/2 cup brown rice (2.63 oz.) ($5.29 for 48 oz.) = $0.29
1/2 cup potato starch (2.68 oz.) ($3.39 for 24 oz.) = $0.38
1/4 cup sorghum flour (1 oz.) $3.09 for 22 oz.) = $0.14
1/4 cup tapioca flour (1.4 oz.) ($3.49 for 20 oz.) = $0.24
1 teaspoon xanthan gum (0.1 oz.) ($12.29 for 8 oz.) = $0.15
The total above mix weighs 10.21 oz. and costs $1.62 which totals almost $0.16 per ounce of flour. So, you would pay $3.49 per 22 ounce bag.
Bob’s Red Mill package totals 22 oz and in the near future will cost $4.95 which is $0.225 per ounce.
Meanwhile, it is on sale right now for $3.71 for 22 oz. (almost $0.17 per ounce) or a 44 oz. bag for $7.09 ($0.16+ oz per ounce). It is worth it so that you do not have to mix it yourself.
So, while it’s on sale and as long as you do not have to pay for shipping, it’s a steal of a deal if you are on a budget. For those who just desire the convenience and do not enjoy Bob’s Red Mill bean flour blend, enjoy it all of the time!
To test this flour blend out, I used an old gluten recipe I created using this flour blend. I did not have to alter the liquids or other ingredients at all. I just allowed the batter to rest a little bit. Check it out at Gluten Free Banana Nut Muffins Recipe.
As I experiment more with this flour blend, I will be posting additional recipes. Always check the bottom of this page for links to those recipes.