Product Review: Gluten-Free Pantry All Purpose Flour

I tried making my favorite banana bread recipe with Gluten-Free Pantry’s All Purpose Flour Mix.  Just substitute it in a one to one ratio into a recipe, no other substitutions required.  As you can see, it turned out beautifully.  The recipe can be found in the Joy of Cooking, I just added a handful of chocolate chips in addition to walnuts.

The taste and texture were equally appealing.  The texture was pretty close to normal flour, just a little more dense.  It tasted like normal flour: the flavor was neutral, not overly rice-y or bean-y (unlike some ready-made mixes).  The bread turned out slightly drier than normal, but this could be easily fixed with maybe a tablespoon of applesauce.

This probably won’t work universally, especially given that Gluten-Free Pantry has about eight other types of flour mixes for various types of baked goods.    If you only bake gluten-free occasionally for a friend / family, this is a good product to keep in the pantry rather than messing with several types of flour, starches, guar gum or xanthan gum.

I have found Gluten-Free Pantry products on Amazon and at Whole Foods, as well as other specialty grocers.


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