Yay Fall baking season is here. This is my favorite time of year. When I first went gluten free baking was such a challenge and a bit scary. I have compiled a list of my favorite baking ingredients that made the transition to gluten free so easy.
All Purpose Gluten Free Four – One of my favorites is Krusteaz Gluten Free Flour, this does not have the cleanest ingredients list but it is easy to work with and makes the transition easy. I also love Bobs Red Mill, it is very consistent and has a good texture for baked goods.
Almond Flour – I have tried several brands and the one I prefer using is Bob’s Red Mill. It has a great consistency and is the best buy, in my opinion.
Xanthan gum – Some people don’t love this ingredient. It is not a necessary ingredient but it does help to get baked goods the right texture. I use it sparingly and it makes my baked goods very comparable to recipes with gluten.
Spices – pumpkin spice, cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger are all necessities.
Red Star Quick Rise Yeast- I love using this quick rise yeast for breads, cakes and donuts.
Pumpkin – This one is obvious. No Fall pantry is complete without a few cans of pumpkin.
Sugars – I always keep granulated, brown and coconut.
Dried Fruits – Cranberries, golden raisins, raisins, flaked coconut. These are the ones I use most often for baking.
Nuts – I always keep a big bag of walnuts, pecan, pumpkin seeds and almonds. I get them in whole form that way I can cut them or put them in the food processor as needed.
Maple Syrup – Always pure maple syrup. It adds a wonderful fall flavor.
Gluten Free Vanilla Extract – I usually stay away from this if I can but if you have a brand you love that is gluten free it adds great flavor to cookies.
Molasses – one of my favorite ingredients. A little bit goes such a long way.
If you are new to gluten free baking I hope this is enough to get you started and feeling confident. The best way to over come the intimidation of gluten free baking is just to get in the kitchen and get practicing.
Here a few recipes to get you started: