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Where To Find Or Order Bulk gluten-free Flour In Usa

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So in Canada we have a store called bulk barn and it's amazing for gluten-free flours. It's really cheap too. I'm moving to the USA soon and I've visited there many times but I haven't found any store yet that actually has bulk gluten-free flours to sell. Does anyone know of a store that I can order from or somewhere that sells bulk flour?
Thanks!
I doubt I can bring over any over the border, that's probably a big no no?


 

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I just buy mine from my local health food store. They sell the flours in bulk bins, but I don't feel comfortable buying out of the bulk bins since they're all back in the same area with a bunch of wheat and such. So instead I just ask them to order me an entire container, bag, box, however it comes. The benefit of this is that I get a 10% discount on the per pound price. :) I just buy the large 5 gallon buckets used for food storage keep any large amounts of starches and easily storable flours in. Anything that needs to be kept frozen I simply buy in smaller amounts. I can buy a case of bags and still the the 10% discount on them if it is something I use a lot of and I won't have to try to find a way to keep 20 or 25 pounds of a bunch of kinds of flour in my freezer. I would research the area you are moving to and just find a local store or health food store that sells flours and ask if they do the same sort of thing.

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We use Amazon's Subscribe and Save service for flours along with teas, pasta, cereals, cooking oils, agave, supplements, baby food sqeeze packettes i use for safe travel snacks, misc baking mixes and more. Added bonus...I don't have to lug them home :)

My almonds come from nuts.com thanks to Irish's helpful hints.....I'd gotten burned twice on nuts from other suppliers...after I had done my due dilegence.

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What's nice about bulk barn is that they keep all of their gluten-free flours separate from their regular flours and they sell tons of gluten-free items there too. So they are aware of the seriousness of contamination to celiacs. I haven't ever had any problems with their flours and I use them on a regular basis when I am at home. I'll have to check out amazon.com. I use a lot of Sorghum, brown and white rice flour. Never used almond flour before? Are there any books you would suggest for baking with almond flour?
I'll be moving to Phoenix so there might be some good options here but I am not sure.
Thank you for the suggestions! I'll start ordering stuff instead of buying it at the grocery store once we get a real address here :)
 

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oh, that's because A mazon...you can't say it with the name plus  dot.com because they spammed the forum and they are banned. :)

 

Many professional G F chefs use almond flour or coconut flour. 

Check out

 

Elana Amsterdam

Glutenfreegoddess.com

glutenfreemama

for example.

 

This blogger gives an excellent intro to cooking with almond flour

 

http://urbanposer.blogspot.com/2012/05/baking-101-almond-flour-basics.html

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Meant to add...

I also use Amazon Prime, like Ski does. No hassle, 2-day shipping,  Fred, the UPS guy and I are on a first-name basis,

plus it's free shipping and worth the $79 for yearly subscription. Buying multi-packs saves me a lot of money.

I get certified oats, flaxseed meal, flours, baking supplies, Country Life G F vitamins etc. from them.

Just a suggestion.

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Are there any books you would suggest for baking with almond flour?

 

 

Lots of Paleo eaters use almond flour for baking, so if you Google, say, "banana bread paleo", you will find lots of recipes using almond flour and coconut flour, which are the only kinds of flour commonly used by Paleo eaters. Caution: never try to substitute almond or coconut flour for regular flour one-to-one in a recipe! The recipe needs to be adjusted, because almond flour and coconut flour work very differently wheat flour (and from each other, for that matter).

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I've used Vitacost for a little less $ to buy my fave Better Batter flour and I used A. Prime for 25 lb. sacks of Pamela's bread mix. I've not gotten it in a good while because my local groceries started carrying Udi's. But I think I'm going to go back to Pam's for sandwich bread. I really liked it. Plus, I always had leftover stale bread for bread crumbs and even grated the bread and toasted it for gluten-free Panko!

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