Flour is the most widely consumed cereal flour, and for good reason: it’s nutritious and has many of the nutrients found in grains like barley and rye.
However, many people don’t realize that baking with wheat flour is not the same as baking with rice flour.
Baking with wheat and rice flour is very similar to baking with barley flour, but rice flour tends to be flakier, and the flour is more difficult to handle.
You can make a great gluten-free flour box, and it’s super easy to follow the recipe below.
If you don’t want to bake with wheat, this gluten-Free Flour Bagel recipe is a good alternative.
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Recipe: Whole Grain (Gluten-Free) Flour Baking Box This gluten-FREE flour box recipe is made with whole wheat flour, ground flaxseed, and brown rice flour for a super-healthy flour bread.
You’ll need two 8 x 8-inch loaf pans, and two 8-by-8-inch baking sheets.
If your oven has a rack, you’ll need to use a 1-inch pan and a 2-inch or larger baking sheet.
Make sure your oven’s temperature is at least 325 degrees Fahrenheit (177 degrees Celsius).
If you use a microwave oven, use one large oven thermometer and set it to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
The oven temperature will be higher than the oven’s recommended safe range.
Bake for 15 minutes on one side, 15 minutes each side on the other side.
If the crust is not quite set, place a piece of parchment paper on a cookie sheet and bake it for a few minutes longer.
When the bread has fully cooled, remove it from the oven and let it rest for five minutes before slicing it into 1-by 3-inch pieces.
If using a microwave, set it for 10 seconds on each side and microwave it for one minute, then remove from the microwave and let rest for a minute.
Remove from the refrigerator and cool.
Bake it in the oven at 325 degrees for about 10 minutes, or until it reaches a golden brown color.
Serve warm or cold.
Recipe Notes This gluten free flour box is made using whole wheat, ground and ground flake, and is easy to make at home.
If wheat flour or rice flour isn’t your favorite, you can substitute whole grain flax seed or ground flaked wheat flour for the flake and flax seeds.
Flour can also be made gluten- free if you are making this as a gift.
You will need 2 8-x 8-” loaf pans.
You need to know your oven temperature.
If making this gluten free, make sure your temperature is between 325 and 350 degrees.
If baking with a microwave or oven thermometers, use two large ovens and a 1/2-inch pans.
If not, use a 2 or larger oven thermometer and set the oven to 350 or lower.
Recipe by Sarah Hutton, Certified gluten-intolerant, food allergy educator, and author of The New Gluten-free Bread Book.