Last night I discovered my new go-to gluten free flour mix with 3 simple ingredients:
- Rice flour
- Almond flour
- Coconut flour
I was making a recipe that called for 2 cups of flour and I used the following measurements:
- 2/3 cup rice flour
- 1/3 almond flour
- 1/3 cup coconut flour
Let me tell you this is a winning combination that helped me make, quite possibly, THE BEST banana bread I have ever made! It truly rose up like a bread and was better held together while still being deliciously moist.
I find that mixing my own gluten free flour is much more economically sustainable than purchasing the already-made stuff from the grocery store. For example, even one of the cheapest gluten-free flour mixes I’ve seen advertised is around $4.00 for 22 oz (2.75 cups). I would have used almost $3.00 worth for this recipe alone.
Instead, I spent less than $1.50 on the flour:
- 32 oz (2 lb) bag of almond flour $11.32 (12 recipes that call for 2 cups of total flour)=$0.94 for this recipe
- 8 oz bag of coconut flour $0.99 (3 recipes that call for 2 cups of total flour)=$0.33
- 16 oz bag of rice flour $0.60 (3 recipes that call for 2 cups of total flour)=$0.20
Total spent on this recipe: $1.47
I spent half as much on the flour called for this recipe as I would have with some of the cheapest prepared store-bought mixes! That means I got to combine two of my favorite hobbies: baking and saving money: win-win! 🙂