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Saturday
Sep252010

For When You're Outta Bob's (or can't get it)

A number of my recipes call for Bob's Red Mill All-Purpose Gluten-Free Flour. If you're out or can't find it at a store near you, this flour mix makes a great substitution.

Readers like Shelley (aka saffron69) have asked what Bob's Red Mill All-Purpose Gluten-Free Flour can be substituted with. In Shelley's case, she lives abroad and can't get it. In my mother's case, she's in Hawaii and it is insanely expensive there. So here is the mixture I suggest for those who can't find Bob's GF AP Flour or just need some in a pinch. Give Saturday Pancakes a try and let me know what you think!

Make Your Own Bob's Red Mill All-Purpose Gluten-Free Flour

3/4 cup GARBANZO FLOUR
1/2 cup POTATO STARCH
1/4 cup TAPIOCA STARCH/FLOUR
1/4 cup SORGHUM FLOUR
1/4 cup FAVA BEAN FLOUR

Combine well and store in air-tight container (preferably in refrigerator).

Reader Comments (6)

Great post, Lexie. Love the recipe and your photos are always spectacular. You're such a creative, artsy, gluten-free-spirit girl! =)

Bean flours add some good protein to the mix. A lot of these blends are so devoid of nutrition. This is a good mix.

Melissa
xo

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Well thanks Melissa! I am honored by your words. I feel the exact same way about so many of the empty GF flours out there. I'm sure someone will come up with the perfect blend someday. Thanks for spreading the word about it.

-Lexie

September 26, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterglutenfreeforgood

That is so cool that you came up with the mix! I've never seen anyone reverse engineer it.

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Hello Dairy(free) Queen! Have I told you the content on your site ROCKS!! So informative and helpful. I'm just trying to keep up :)

September 26, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAlisa

Terrific, Lexie! And, you win the award for briefest, but most helpful gluten-free post! ;-) I'm truly not kidding ... how do you girls write such brief posts? LOL

I'm not a fan of Bob's products, so I may well use this homemade version in the future.

xo,
Shirley

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Ha! My 3-year old keeps my posts brief. He literally tries to pry my legs out of my office chair. Plus, has anyone caught on that I STRUGGLE with writing! It's definitely NOT the aspect of blogging that I love the most, hardly. Give me a camera or set me in the kitchen and I am in my element :) Unlike you and so many others, words just don't flow. I really think that I suffer from some dyslexia (no joke). Anyway ... about the blend I just kind of went by the list of ingredients on the back of the Bob's bag. I really have to wonder if they list their ingredients by quantity? Is that and FDA rule? So I used the same flours but used the basic rule for % of starch, protein and grain flours. I think it works pretty well. I will say that I tried making biscuits using Bob's GF biscuit mix and was not impressed.

September 26, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterShirley @ gfe

I am just now starting to like bean flours... only took me 4 years into being gluten free! Lol!! My husband loves Bob's pancake mix, but I've always been hesitant of the AP mix because of the bean flours! I'd be more willing to try it now, after having the flying apron chocolate chip cookies with the garbanzo bean flours!

September 27, 2010 | Unregistered Commentercarrie @ gingerlemongirl.com

I love this picture, I love that jar and I love that label! I am also jealous that you are able to post such breif posts :) I can ramble on and on and on...

September 28, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterCarol, Simply...Gluten-free

Can you use garfava flour for the garbanzo bean flour and fava flour?

March 12, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterAriana Anderson

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