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sarahelizabeth

Best Flour For Baking?

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We are pulling Gluten from my 3 year olds diet for a trial. I am looking for a suggestion for the best flour substitute?? I make him muffins for breakfast every week and they are the only way I can get veggies in him so I don't want to loose them! What would work well?? It needs to be nut and soy free as well (food allergies).

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Under "Products", there is a thread called "nut/peanut free gluten-free flours". It might help with your Q.


Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden and I will give you rest. Matthew 11:28

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If you are just doing a trial for now, you might want to stick with a mix. Namaste makes baking mixes that are free of other allergens besides gluten. I haven't tried their muffin mix but we really like many of their other mixes.


Me: GLUTEN-FREE 7/06, multiple food allergies, T2 DIABETES DX 8/08, LADA-Latent Autoimmune Diabetes in Adults, Who knew food allergies could trigger an autoimmune attack on the pancreas?! 1/11 Re-DX T1 DM, pos. DQ2 Celiac gene test 9/11

Son: ADHD '06,

neg. CELIAC PANEL 5/07

ALLERGY: "positive" blood and skin tests to wheat, which triggers his eczema '08

ENTEROLAB testing: elevated Fecal Anti-tissue Transglutaminase IgA Dec. '08

Gluten-free-Feb. '09

other food allergies

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We are pulling Gluten from my 3 year olds diet for a trial. I am looking for a suggestion for the best flour substitute?? I make him muffins for breakfast every week and they are the only way I can get veggies in him so I don't want to loose them! What would work well?? It needs to be nut and soy free as well (food allergies).

Bette Hagmans 4 bean flour

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I make muffins, cookies, quick breads, etc. with a simple and relatively inexpensive mix. I follow "regular" recipes and almost always have good results. I just made blueberry muffins yesterday (recipe from Betty Crocker) and I'm making crepes for breakfast. Here's the recipe:

3 C Brown rice flour

1 C Potato starch

1/2 C Tapioca starch

2-1/2 tsp. Xanthan gum

Sift together 3 times. Use cup for cup for regular flour. Store in refrigerator.


Liz

Started Specific Carbohydrate Diet on 8-16-09 because son was diagnosed with Ulcerative Colitis and want to give him moral support.

Diagnosed with Minimal Change Nephrotic Syndrome in 2003. Discovered that going completely gluten-free put me in remission.

I would have despaired unless I had believed that I would see the goodness of the Lord in the land of the living. Psalms 27:13

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I LOVE Tom Sawyer Flour its pricy but all my Christmas cookies and other family recipies I'm able to substitute it 1 cup for 1 cup and they turn out great.

glutenfreeflour.com

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I also love the Tom Sawyer flour. I use it for EVERYTHING and everyone in my family loves it as well. Most of the time when friends come over and eat baked goods they say... "this is gluten free, you can't even tell" I am able to recreate everything I made prediagnosis so the kids miss out on nothing. It turns out beautiful cookies and cakes. My extended family prefers it to gluten cake especially the mixes. And as far as coating things it works great too. I haven't used it as a thickening agent, I have always used cornstarch with a little water for that purpose so I can't say anything there.

It is wonderful stuff and I am not sure what I would do without it. They ship quickly and while I agree with the last post, it is pricey it is DEFINITELY worth the money. I can't say enough good things about it. I am actually about to orer my next batch now!


Melissa

Diagnosed Fibromyalgia March 2007

Mom to Katharine, 5 years old diagnosed Celiac Disease Sept 2006

Peanut allergy

Michael 3 years old diagnosed infant reflux at 6 weeks

Dairy Soy allergy until 22 months

Neg blood tests and biopsy Feb 2008

Positive gluten-free dietary response

You may have to fight a battle more than once to win it.

Margaret Thatcher

Fall down seven times stand up eight.

"I've decided that after air, water, and dirt, the next most common substance on the planet must be gluten!"

Toni Nolte, Overland Park, Kansas

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The first post asks about nut and soy free flours so I am asking for that reason. Is Tom Sawyer flour nut and soy free? I use Bob Red Mill products and they are manufactured in a facility that also uses tree nuts and soy. I didn't know that until the other day, someone posted it. I am not allergic but I want to be aware of it for future reference. Thanks for your input.


Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden and I will give you rest. Matthew 11:28

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We are pulling Gluten from my 3 year olds diet for a trial. I am looking for a suggestion for the best flour substitute?? I make him muffins for breakfast every week and they are the only way I can get veggies in him so I don't want to loose them! What would work well?? It needs to be nut and soy free as well (food allergies).

Sarahelizabeth,

If you're just starting a gluten-free diet, one of the mistakes I made early on, was to assume that you can substitute ONE type of flour for wheat flour. I'm not trying to criticize anyone else's opinions about various flours on the market, but I think you'll find you'll need to buy or make a flour that's mixed/blended. For example, if you try to make sugar cookies using just white rice flour, your cookies turn out crisp like fortune cookies. To lighten it up, you need to mix rice flour with tapioca flour and potato starch flour, or something like that.

When you're also paying for day care and training diapers, it's most cost efficient to buy your own flours and mix them. People tried to tell me this when I started my daughter on a gluten-free diet at age 2, and I was pig headed and chose to learn this lesson the hard way, by baking a bunch of icky stuff first. :o If you stick to three basic flours, it's not as complicated as it might seem. :) Best of luck.

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The ingredients for the Tom Sawyer Flour are as follows:

White Rice flour

sweet rice flour

tapioca flour

xanthan gum

unflavored gelatin

This is the only thing they make so I don't think that there would be a soy or nut problem however it is something you would want to call about to be absolutely sure. 877.372.8800


Melissa

Diagnosed Fibromyalgia March 2007

Mom to Katharine, 5 years old diagnosed Celiac Disease Sept 2006

Peanut allergy

Michael 3 years old diagnosed infant reflux at 6 weeks

Dairy Soy allergy until 22 months

Neg blood tests and biopsy Feb 2008

Positive gluten-free dietary response

You may have to fight a battle more than once to win it.

Margaret Thatcher

Fall down seven times stand up eight.

"I've decided that after air, water, and dirt, the next most common substance on the planet must be gluten!"

Toni Nolte, Overland Park, Kansas

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Domata and Better Batter are my favorites. The mixing wasnt for mr. I am a convience person. Domata has the BEST seasoning mix for chicken batter and pizza crust mix.

Better Batter makes THE BEST bread. I use the Brioche bread recipe on her site.

Shannon

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