Gluten Free Flour Mix

gluten free flour mix

Having a gluten free child has been a bit of an adventure. There is definitely a learning curve involved and a whole new world of ingredients that I never knew existed before! Each time our gluten free girl comes home to visit from college I take on the challenge of trying out new recipes and ways to make food that is hopefully just as delicious as what we are eating and doesn’t make her feel like she is being cheated. That’s not always easy. Especially since she is also dairy free and meat free!

Over the holiday break my friend Tracy who is also gluten free shared with me this recipe for a gluten free flour mix. She said you could use it to replace flour in any recipe and you wouldn’t know you are eating gluten free. I have to admit I was a bit skeptical because I had yet to find any gluten free flour that when used didn’t have a different taste or different texture.

Well, I am excited to say that Tracy was right. This flour mix is amazing. I used it to make my new Favorite Chocolate Chip Cookie (recipe next week) and aside from a very, very small texture issue that I am probably the only one that noticed since I am texture challenged the cookies were delicious. In fact, I had a hard time keeping the other family members away from the cookies so that Cali could get some. They kept asking, “are these really gluten free??”

 Gluten Free Baking Mix

I think, even my son who “only eats food with gluten in it” would like these cookies!!

So far I have only tried the flour mix in cookies but I can’t wait to give it a try in cakes, brownies and anything else I use flour in!  It is used to replace the flour in a recipe equally – 1 cup gluten free flour mix equals 1 cup flour.

This gluten free flour mix is a combination of four flours – coconut flour, rice flour, oat flour, tapioca flour as well as cornstarch and xantham gum.

gluten free flour mix

Most of these items can be found either in the bulk section or the baking section of your local grocery store.  Depending on where you live you may have to visit a health food store to find some of them.   I am lucky enough to live in Portland, Oregon where Bob’s Red Mill is headquartered.  They make many great gluten free products and specialty flours.

Just put all the ingredients together in a gallon size zippered plastic bag or or a airtight container and be sure and mix well..  It is then ready to use when you are ready to bake some gluten free goodness!

Gluten Free Flour Mix

I’d love to hear what recipes you try the flour mix in!

Gluten Free Flour Mix
Leigh Anne


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Gluten Free Flour Mix
  • 1 C white rice flour
  • 1 C oat flour
  • 1 C coconut flour
  • 1 C tapioca flour/starch
  • ¼ C cornstarch
  • 3½ tsp. xantham gum
  1. Combine all ingredients together and make sure they are mixed well. Store in an airtight container and use as flour in any baking recipe.

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Leigh Anne
Hi – I’m Leigh Anne! I have been a homebased mom for 30 years since my first baby boy was born! I love working with women and helping to inspire them to achieve their goals and dreams while still maintaining motherhood and family as their number one priority. I blog about everything I enjoy – creating treats and meals in my kitchen, spending time in my garden, entertaining and party planning, reading, self improvement and tips and ideas on style and fashion.
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  1. Sarah says

    I just used this flour blend in coffee cake muffins this past weekend and it was great! I loved the extra level of flavoring the mix brought, like a nutty flavor (I think it was the coconut flour).
    I would like to add for the curious: The coconut flour does not taste like coconut. Personally I am not a fun of and coconut flavoring but I enjoyed this mix. Also I couldn’t find oat flour before I wanted to make this so I just ground up so oats (quick oats) and it worked just fine.
    I can’t wait to try this in bread

    • Diana Melnyk says

      You cannot just substitute any oats in a gluten-free mix as a lot of them are coated in wheat flour. I didn’t realize this either till my celia son-in-law educated me. Also, for a smoother texture try brown rice flour over white. It isn’t as gritty.

    • says

      Hi Leigh Ann,

      I’ve been gluten/wheat free for about 7 years now. Corn also bothers me as much as the wheat too so I’m having to eat it in moderation and at times eliminate it totally. I never use corn starch in anything. I use Arrowroot so wondering if that would work in this four mix? Also most oats are not gluten free so I buy Bob REd Mills Gluten Free oats and oat flour. Thanks again for all your awesome recipes! Going to try the Peanut Butter cookies using Almond Butter instead! My system doesn’t tolerate peanut butter either!

  2. Cat says

    I made this all-purpose mix today and had good results! I made zucchini muffins and they came out much better than expected. I did omit the gum and subbed with ground flax mixed with hot water. Yum! Thanks!

  3. Denise` says

    I went to Bob’s Red Mill and got all the flours in bulk. I did add a cupe of sorghum flour and used brown rice flour in place of white rice flour. I also sifted the whole mixture together a couple times. We made waffles and they were better than anything we’ve made with regular flour. We also tried your biscuit recipe and they were light and flaky! Thank you so much for this recipe!

    • Terri says

      Denise`, Would you please elaborate on the sorguhm flour, and your proportions please? Did you just add the sorguhm on top of the recipe? I see you replaced white rice with brown, I would assume equally. Thanks for your help!

  4. Alicia says

    Hi Leigh Anne! I love your posts!
    Is this much cheaper than buying already made gluten free?
    I have never bought it, that’s why I’m asking.
    Thank you!

  5. Holly says

    I am looking for a good gluten free flour recipe that does NOT have xanthan gum. I have a good friend who is allergic to xanthan gum, and have not been able to find a good recipe for flour for yeast bread and other baked goods that avoids it. Any suggestions? Thanks.

      • Rebecca says

        I know this is an old comment, but you can try using psyllium husk instead of xanthan or guar gum. It is becoming much more common, and you can likely find recipes using it with a quick Google search. The only downside is that there doesn’t yet seem to be a standard replacement ratio (some say one to one for xanthan, others don’t specify…).

    • Jil says

      How about Guar gum for Xanthan? I know some people use Agar agar too but I have not. We can’t use corn, so I use the Guar gum since Xanthan contains corn.

  6. Karen says

    If a large amount of the gluten free flour mixture is prepared, what is the recommended storage method. Does it need to be refrigerated?

  7. Carla says

    Hi Anne!

    Thank you for sharing this recipe!
    I would like to know if I can use rice flour brown instead rice flour white?

    Thank you so much!

  8. Suzanne Bartlett says

    Thank you for this flour recipe. Have been diagnosed gluten, dairy and egg intolerant and it has been a real learning curve to cook. I have had the craving for Blueberry Muffins and this will be the first thing I try with your flour.
    Thank you.

  9. Cristy Henderson says

    I am so glad to have found your page. My 12 year old son’s allergies are all dietary: no dairy, no wheat and no gluten. He feels as though he has been sentence a life of tasteless food. I am bound to prove him wrong. We are enjoying our journey learning together as a family in the kitchen. I can’t wait to try your recipes. Also can coconut flour be substituted? that is another allergen.

    • says

      Cristy, Learning to live with food allergies is definitely a process. I have only used the mix as the recipe is written so not sure about substitutes. I might try just using more of the other flours to replace the coconut flour.

    • Nicole says


      Did you ever find a replacement for the coconut flour in this flour mix? We have wheat and nut allergies in this house (including coconuts and seeds). So, any help would be appreciated. Just found out about wheat and some dairy intolerances so I’m trying to make adjustments especially since the holidays are coming.

      • says

        I use the recipe as it is written If you can’t use coconut flour you may just want to increase the amounts of the other flours to make up the difference and see how that works.

  10. Charlotte says

    I am really interested that you use oat flour in your Gluten Free mix. I thought Oats has gluten? Please advise.

      • Heidi Fluegel says

        Not always true. If oats are grown next to a field of wheat or barley, they can also be contaminated with gluten. It is best to make sure you buy an oat flour that is certified gluten free. That also means that the oats were not grown near any wheat/barley also.

    • Pam Way says

      My mother has celiac and oats are included in her do Not eat list. However, Bob’s Red Mill makes both gluten-free oats and regular oats. She has not had a problem using BRM gluten-free oats.

  11. Sha says

    Hi Anne,

    Have you tried using this flour mix to make your 30-minute rolls? Me and my son are both GI and I would like to try your 30-minute rolls recipe and wonder how the outcome is with this flour. Thanks!

  12. Alicia says

    Hi, thank you, i appreciate this recipe, i am hoping for clarification on what exactly you mean by tapioca flour/starch. I have packages labeled as tapioca flour and one as tapioca starch. Are they interchangeble? Are they the same thing? If not, is one preferable than the other in this recipe? thank you

  13. Katherine says

    Hi! Thanks for doing the hard work! I really need to get stuck in with this Gluten Free life, and I need bread! Lol I was wondering if you think oir know if your mix can be used like you would food making general bread? I use live yeast and yes its made with gluten free flour. I tell everyone I have to feed my fridge pet once a week lol any info would be great! Keep the gluten free recipes coming!


  14. Joline Moore says

    I’m anxious to try your flour mix, several people have asked about a replacement for the coconut flour. I have a great cookbook for GF baking, it is called: Gluten Free Gourmet Cooks Comfort Foods by Bette Hagman. It has several flour mixes that can be used as replacement flours and she uses combinations of rice flour, potato flour, tapioca flour and cornstarch as well as several others.
    i am looking forward to the coconut flour addition and can’t wait to try it. I have had great results with the above mentioned cookbook as well.

  15. Margie says

    I have made your blend a few times. I had success with chocolate cake and blueberry muffins. My family loved them both, the GF and those who are not GF. I just substituted the mix for the all purpose flour in the two recipes.
    I also tried it for pancakes and it wasn’t my favorite.
    The next time I use it I plan to add an extra egg to the recipe. Great flavor but a bit more dense than all purpose flour. It is worth using.

  16. says

    Hello. I like your non wheat/ non gluten flour. I was wondering can I use brown rice flour instead of white rice and garbanzo bean flour instead of tapioca flour. Garbanzo flour make non gluten breads soft though is pungent intaste. Too me tapioca is very starchy and white rice had high carbs, I am a type 1 diabetic and i can not eliminate carbs but I do not want my blood level spiked. Plus I have these ingredients. Thank you.


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