Namaste Gluten-Free Perfect Flour Blend

by Jen on July 28, 2011

Good afternoon friends!  How are ya?  Are you looking forward to the weekend already?  I know I am.

Since going gluten-free (and now dairy-free), I’ve been experimenting with flour.  Before going gluten-free, I had no idea that there were so many choices of flour.  I was used to either white flour or whole wheat flour.  That’s it.

But did you know that there are over 20 different types of gluten-free flours?!  You may have even tried some and not have known.  Some of them are stronger in flavour like amaranth flour.  Some are sweet, such as coconut flour.  And some taste similar to wheat flour, such as brown rice flour.

I’ve learned that when it comes to baking with gluten-free flours, it’s best to have a mixture if different flours as each type of flour reacts differently to the other ingredients in the recipe.  Oh, and don’t forget the xanthan gum!  Have I confused you yet??

I’ve tried making my own mixes with some success but most have been failures.  Failure in the kitchen?  This is not a word I am used to. So instead of experimenting and failing, I decided to try a basic gluten-free flour mix.  Basically, there are companies out there that have taken the guessing out of gluten-free baking and done the work for you.  Brilliant!

My favorite basic gluten-free flour mix so far is Namaste Perfect Flour Blend.

This stuff is awesome.  All you have to do is substitute it cup for cup in your favorite recipe.  So far, every recipe I’ve tried it in has turned out fantastic….as if I had made it with wheat flour!  I made this Simple Chocolate Fudge Cake with Namaste and it turned out perfect.

Oh….and did I mention they make a pizza dough mix too?

The best thing about Namaste Pizza Crust Mix is that you only have to mix it with a tsp of oil and some water.  No eggs!  No large amounts of oil!  This is our favorite tasting pizza crust as far as gluten-free pizza dough goes.

Namaste has a few more gluten-free products.  Next on my list to try: spice cake mix 🙂

**Just a reminder, I was not paid by Namaste for this review.  It’s based on my own personal opinion.  I’m just trying to help out my fellow gluten-free peeps!**

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1 Jill April 27, 2014 at 3:12 pm

hi there! thanks for you (non-paid) review of gf flours… I am trying move my family in this direction, but it is proving to be a journey of a million miles, but that’s another conversation. my question for you is how best I might make pizza dough out of Nameste’s perfect flour blend? I bought a big bag of it at Costco, before I realized there was a pizza dough counterpart, and now I feel stuck. I’ve tried some google searches, but am not finding the answers I need. so, before I return it and go back to the drawing board, I thought I’d ask around and see what some expert moms think. thank you so much, in advance, for any suggestions you may have.


2 Jen April 28, 2014 at 4:42 pm

Hi Jill! Thanks for your comment. I wish I could help, but I’ve never tried making pizza dough out of it, so I wouldn’t want to lead you astray.


3 Sue Lurtz July 5, 2014 at 8:53 am

I have been loving this flour blend . Our Costco carries it sometimes. My husband has created his own recipe for great bread. I made waffles using basic pancake recipe with the addition of 1/4 cup water and yeast and. Pinch of sugar added at end. Outstanding ,

I have also used the basic recipe for toll house cookies . Very good but not as crispy as my family likes so 30 sec in microwave crisped them up to our delight.

Their spice cake mix is also great. Have used with chopped apples and cranberries . Last time I had leftover grilled pineapple. I diced in fine and added fresh ginger. Ummm . I think it would be great for pineapple up side down cake.

Always open for new things to try.


4 Lacie August 8, 2014 at 3:19 pm

Hi I just tried making the Namaste bread right from the website it came out thick and just weird. Have you made bread with this flour?? If so which recipe?


5 Jen August 8, 2014 at 3:58 pm

I’ve made the pizza dough before and it came out fine, but never tried the bread. Sorry it didn’t turn out 🙁


6 Ashlie Marquez August 6, 2015 at 11:34 am

Have you made a pizza crust out of the namaste perfect flour blend? I couldn’t find the pizza crust and would like to figure out how to make a crust out of the flour blend!


7 Jen August 7, 2015 at 1:04 pm

No, I’m sorry Ashlie, I have not made a pizza crust from it, but I’m sure it would work well 🙂


8 Teresa Seals November 15, 2016 at 9:40 pm

I want to know the difference between bread flour and perfect blend Namaste flours. I can make wonderful cookies, pies and cakes with perfect blend but bread has eluded me.


9 Jen November 16, 2016 at 9:30 am

Sorry, I wish I knew the answer to that. I think gluten-free flour is a bit tricky when it comes to bread in my experience.


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