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How to Make Gluten Free Flour

Easily make your own Gluten Free Flour with simple ingredients you already have in your kitchen. These gluten free flours work great for all of your baking!
How to make Gluten Free Flour - See how easy it is to make 3 of the most commonly used gluten free flours.

Hi Bold Bakers!

Welcome to the third installment of my Bold Baking Boot Camp. This week we are making our own Gluten Free Flours including Almond FlourOat Flour and Chickpea FlourLast week, I shared Sugar Substitutes Chart and the week before I shared my Weight Conversion Chart

You don’t have to eat gluten free to use nut and oat flours in baking. They are a very common ingredient in today’s world. They give great texture and flavor to your cakes, cookies and recipes in general. I’m going to show you how to make 3 of the most popular gluten free flours with ease and tell you how you can substitute them.

Important note: All of the flours I’m going to show you can replace regular white flour in recipes like cakes, cookies, crepes, cupcakes etc. However because of their different texture and density you generally don’t substitute a gluten free flour for the same amount of a nut flour, 1:1. Gluten free flours aren’t generally as fine as regular white flours so they will absorb liquids differently and that’s why you will use less flour to counter that.

How to Substitute Almond Flour: Substitute 1 cup of regular white flour for roughly 1/3 -1/2 cup Almond Flour (aka Almond Meal). I say roughly because it really depends on the recipe you are making.

How to Substitute Oat Flour: Substitute 1 cup of regular white flour for 1 1/3 cup. Note if it seems too stiff then use less and also you can add more liquid.

How to Substitute Chickpea Flour: Substitute 1 cup of regular white flour for 3/4 cup Chickpea flour.

Almond Flour

Almond flour add moistness and riches to cakes, cookie and cupcakes. Find how to make Almond Flour.

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Oat Flour

Oat flour is a great, inexpensive substitute for flour as they are something you generally have to hand. Find how to make Oat Flour.

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Chickpea Flour

Chickpea flour adds flavor and texture not only to Indian breads but to everyday recipes like savory crepes,  cupcakes and cookies. Find how to make Chickpea Flour.

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Stay tuned for next week’s Bold Baking Bootcamp when I’ll show you how to make Dairy-Free Milks. And in case you missed previous episodes, make sure to get my Sugar Substitute Chart and Weight Conversion Chart.

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2 years ago

Is there need to wash pulses and legume and rice before making gluten free flour.

7 months ago

hi gemma
does this flour ferment well n in the same manner as regular flour ?

1 year ago

Hi Gemma,
Can I make coconut flour using frozen coconut shreds??


3 months ago

Hi Gemma!

Can I substitute AP with rice flour for a gluten free option? If so, what is the ratio? I would like to try your microwave brownies recipe using rice flour.

Thanks in advance,

Last edited 3 months ago by Fiona
Hasneet Kaur
4 months ago

Hi Gemma

Can we use this almond flour in your macarons recipe?
Thanks in advance
Love from India

7 months ago

Hi Gemma
I have bloating problem, is there any other substitute for the chick pea flour?
Can I use rice flour with oat flour and almond, does it work? Ty in advance.

10 months ago

Hi how about coconut flour sub. What would be the measurement? Thanks!

R Mitchell
R Mitchell
11 months ago

How do I make homemade apple flour?

1 year ago

I just crush it in the blender too far so it became like a clay ee texture or is it a butter? I dont know but can you help me to save it and turn it back into a flour? ????????

1 year ago

Love making my own flours and thank you for showing me how. I have heard of coconut flour and clueless how it is made and I’m not willing to pay $6 a pound at the store. It’s used with the Atkin’s
diet recipes. I’m thinking it could be the leftover from making coconut milk, dried then whirled in the blender to a fine grind. Comments…..suggestions….

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