Brownies, granola bars, banana bread and more gluten-free baking recipes.
It’s easier than you think to make wholesome gluten-free snacks and treats. As long as you have a stash of good recipes and a few extra ingredients in your pantry you’ll be able to make gluten-free versions of many of your favourite foods.
Molasses is your friend when it comes to gluten-free baking. It helps to retain moisture in baked goods so improves the texture of your gluten-free treats. Molasses also pairs well with other natural sweeteners like honey and maple syrup.
Whether avoiding gluten is a necessity or a preference (or both) you’ll enjoy the recipes in this eBook. They’re simple, wholesome and great for the whole family.
Gluten-free flour blend:
Make your own gluten-free flour blend with these three ingredients: 4 cups fine brown rice flour, 1 1/3 cups potato starch (not potato flour), 2/3 cup tapioca flour. Whisk together and store in an airtight container. (From the excellent cookbook, The Allergen-Free Baker’s handbook, by Cybele Pascal.)
Baking Tip: Improving the texture of your gluten-free baked goods
- If you’re baking gluten-free quick breads (muffins, biscuits & tea breads) add ½ tsp. of xanthan gum or guar gum for each cup of GF flour used.
- If you’re adapting recipes that call for all-purpose flour, recipes containing fruit or vegetable purees (ex. apple sauce or canned pumpkin) adapt well to gluten-free flour since the added moisture from the puree helps with the texture of the finished baked goods. Molasses helps to keep GF baked goods moist too.
About rolled oats:
Choose certified gluten-free rolled oats if you can’t tolerate any gluten since conventional rolled oats are often cross-contaminated by gluten-containing grains. (For those of you who can tolerate gluten and are simply trying to eat less wheat and enjoy a greater variety of grains, conventional rolled oats may be fine.)
Looking for more gluten-free recipes? Try this easy recipe for chewy almond cookies