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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