Bob’s Gluten Free Mix Contains: garbanzo bean flour, potato starch, tapioca flour, whole grain sweet white sorghum flour, fava bean flour.
This mix is intended to be used with xanthan or guar gum, both of which are food additives that act as stabilizers to prevent the ingredients from separating and as thickeners. The bag’s back label includes the amount of xanthan gum recommended to be used based on the recipe type and amount of gluten free flour alternative you are using. For Example: ¼ tsp of xanthan to each cup of flour being used in a cookie recipe. Chewier bread recipes like pizza dough crust require the most.
Bob’s Red Mill Gluten Free Mix contains about three times as much fiber as regular all purpose (3 grams per ¼ serving vs. less than 1 gram of regular flour) flour, making it a somewhat more nutritious and lower carb option for everyone, not just those who need to avoid gluten.
The bag also includes at least one recipe on the package to get you started such as chocolate chip cookies or banana bread.
- Gluten Free
- Manufactured on shared equipment with soy and tree nut products
- Contains: garbanzo bean flour, potato starch, tapioca flour, whole grain sweet white sorghum flour, fava bean flour
- Intended to be used with xanthan gum
- 36- ¼ cup servings per 44 oz bag
- 4- 44 oz bags
The Chicago Tribune gave the flour a mixed review saying that the muffin recipe they tested came out with an: “Airy crumb and beautifully browned. Crumbly and dry, with a cornlike aftertaste. Good texture but a bit grainy with off flavors.” To read more about their baking experiment, read here: Gluten-free flours tested in muffin smackdown.
While many customers did have a good experience with the flour, the garbanzo bean and fava bean flours can tend to lend a less than pleasant “grassy” taste to things, especially sweet baked goods. Things like pizza crust can fair better depending on your taste buds.
You will also want to take into account the need for xanthan gum which can be somewhat pricey on its own, but you don’t need too much in each recipe so it can still be reasonable as you will have the same package for some time.
Many Amazon reviewers are impressed with how closely this product can mimic the results of traditional gluten flour including one who said: “my family didn’t know I used gluten free flour and questioned me when I was eating some of the foods with them since I try to stay gluten free. I would definitely recommend and will buy again. I have this set up now on autoship!”[pcm id=”15″]