• Ads by Google:
     




    Get email alerts Celiac.com E-Newsletter

    Ads by Google:



       Get email alertsCeliac.com E-Newsletter

  • Announcements

    • admin

      Frequently Asked Questions About Celiac Disease   09/30/2015

      This Celiac.com FAQ on celiac disease will guide you to all of the basic information you will need to know about the disease, its diagnosis, testing methods, a gluten-free diet, etc.   Subscribe to FREE Celiac.com email alerts   What are the major symptoms of celiac disease? Celiac Disease Symptoms What testing is available for celiac disease? - list blood tests, endo with biopsy, genetic test and enterolab (not diagnostic) Celiac Disease Screening Interpretation of Celiac Disease Blood Test Results Can I be tested even though I am eating gluten free? How long must gluten be taken for the serological tests to be meaningful? The Gluten-Free Diet 101 - A Beginner's Guide to Going Gluten-Free Is celiac inherited? Should my children be tested? Ten Facts About Celiac Disease Genetic Testing Is there a link between celiac and other autoimmune diseases? Celiac Disease Research: Associated Diseases and Disorders Is there a list of gluten foods to avoid? Unsafe Gluten-Free Food List (Unsafe Ingredients) Is there a list of gluten free foods? Safe Gluten-Free Food List (Safe Ingredients) Gluten-Free Alcoholic Beverages Distilled Spirits (Grain Alcohols) and Vinegar: Are they Gluten-Free? Where does gluten hide? Additional Things to Beware of to Maintain a 100% Gluten-Free Diet What if my doctor won't listen to me? An Open Letter to Skeptical Health Care Practitioners Gluten-Free recipes: Gluten-Free Recipes Where can I buy gluten-free stuff? Support this site by shopping at The Celiac.com Store.

Unflavored Gelatin A Sub For Xanthan Gum?
0

10 posts in this topic

I can't have xanthan gum, so I tried leaving it out when making muffins. I tried cooking it for a lot longer at a lower temperature, which helps some, but doesn't solve the problem. Can I substitute unflavored gelatin for the xanthan gum? Any other tips?

Thanks!

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Ads by Google:
Ads by Google:


Could you try yeast?

They won't turn out the same but it should give the life to help them cook.

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

You might want to try making mini-muffins instead of full-size. Using a smaller pan worked wonders for my cupcakes!

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

You also might try adding a tsp. of vinegar and 1/2 tsp of baking soda. It helps make the bread/muffins lighter and therefore bake better.

Also, what type of flour did you use? If there's a lot of bean flour they tend to be more gummy, in my experience.

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I used Bette Hagman's Featherlight 4 flour blend.

How much yeast should I add? And should it be nutritional yeast or the kind you use in a bread machine?

Should I add 1/2 tsp. baking soda on top of the 2 tsp. already in the recipe? Would that be too much?

Thanks for all the suggestions! I'm new to gluten-free baking, but I used to bake a lot before I went gluten-free and now that I've felt better for a while, I'm really missing it!

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Ads by Google:


There is unflavored gelatin in one of Annalie Roberts' recipes in addition to yeast and xanthan gum. Not sure if that info helps you...I know guar gum can substitute for xanthan gum, but can you have that?

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
There is unflavored gelatin in one of Annalie Roberts' recipes in addition to yeast and xanthan gum. Not sure if that info helps you...I know guar gum can substitute for xanthan gum, but can you have that?

I'm not sure yet about the guar gum... I'm reluctant to try it in case it makes me sick since I stay sick for so long, but I definitely need to try it.

Thanks!

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites




I'm not sure how much yeast to add. If you usually need 2 tsp soda I would try 2 tsp yeast and see what happens. Can't be any worse than what it's doing now. :)

I had asked someone that question once who works with creating recipes and I forget what she said now. :(

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
I'm not sure yet about the guar gum... I'm reluctant to try it in case it makes me sick since I stay sick for so long, but I definitely need to try it.

Thanks!

From what I gather guar gum is from a legume, does that help in making the choice?

Catherine

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Should I add 1/2 tsp. baking soda on top of the 2 tsp. already in the recipe? Would that be too much?

No, don't use additional baking soda. Just try adding the vinegar. I'm curious about your recipe though - all my muffin recipes call for baking powder rather than baking soda.

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites




Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!


Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.


Sign In Now
0

  • Forum Statistics

    • Total Topics
      107,377
    • Total Posts
      935,762
  • Member Statistics

    • Total Members
      65,064
    • Most Online
      3,093

    Newest Member
    CleoTheLeo
    Joined
  • Popular Now

  • Topics

  • Posts

    • Update: I have been taking Chanca Piedra (specifically, Royal Break-Stone, by Whole World Botanicals) on an empty stomach in the morning for the liver-gall bladder and surprisingly my lips are almost normal. I know the peeling lips may be caused by different issues but I hope this info helps someone.
    • Hi Cristiana, I'm so sorry that you are still not feeling well.  When do you go back to your Dr? I wish I could help more, but it's so hard to know what was what when I was on the PPI.  I was diagnosed with celiac and h. Pylori on the same day so I was already feeling awful.  Then I was put on 2 antibiotics with the  PPI.  I do remember feeling terribly nauseous, but just assumed it was the antibiotics.  When I started tapering, I still wasn't feeling well.  It really took months before I started to feel decent.  But I assume that it was the celiac. I really hope you start to see some improvement...((((hugs))))
    • @scorpio it has now been almost 2 years and I am curious if you ever found something that worked for you. My boyfriend suffers from EC as well and I am desperate to find a resolution for his sake. He's been dealing with it for over a year now and it is taking a toll on his work and social life.   Any updates would be helpful
    • I am going through the diagnosis stage as well. My family has strong history for celiac disease, and while I always had discomfort and other symptoms ( some of which i didnt know about) I wasn't tested until recently because I was DEATHLY afraid of needles. The results are highly positive but I am still getting a biopsy in early August. From what I have learned about it is that the endoscopy is beneficial to looking for not only signs of celiac but also other diseases that have similar symptoms to celiac. Because of your mixed result it wouldn't hurt to get a biopsy but it really is personal preference. I understand what you are going through and didn't like the idea much either but I really think it is something that can help you in the long run. P.S. There are lots of testing being done for new medications or other ways to "cure" celiac other than a gluten-free diet. It is my understanding that this can only be covered by insurance with a confirmed diagnosis (biopsy) but I don't need to get into that. The bottom line is that a biopsy is confirmatory especially since the doctors could see in the intestine, so to me, I feel better knowing that there's no chance of going gluten-free for nothing.
    • Hi Everyone!  Thank you for all your responses!  This site is so helpful and I appreciate everyone who replied to my post.   I was able to get an earlier appt with Maureen Leonard who was absolutely wonderful like you all said and after more testing and even a genetics test, my son now has a diagnosis of celiac disease.  He's been gluten free now for a few weeks.  He is doing very well on the diet so far.  He does seem to be sleeping better which was always a problem since he was an infant, so that is a good sign!  We test in 3 months and I hope that his iron levels go up. 
  • Upcoming Events