We Tried All The Gluten-Free Flour Blends & These Are The Best
Bob's Red Mill Paleo Baking Flour
If you're looking for a nut- and root-based, grain-free baking flour, Bob's Red Mill makes hands-down the best tasting, most versatile one you can find on the market today. It's comprised of just arrowroot powder, almond flour, tapioca starch, and coconut flour (that's it!), and it can be swapped one-to-one in many recipes. It works particularly brilliantly in the pancake and pizza crust recipes that are on the back of the package—both are easy to make and are designed to combat the texture issues that can sometimes come with paleo baking. The best part? Because each serving contains 4 grams of protein and 3 grams of dietary fiber, your baked goods won't leave you hangry come lunchtime. Paleo Baking Flour, Bob's Red Mill ($12.79 for 16 ounces)
Arrowhead Mills Organic Gluten-Free All-Purpose Flour
Arrowhead Mills makes some of the best classic flours around, so it makes sense that the same quality would be evident in their gluten-free blend. Made from a mix of organic brown rice flour, tapioca flour, and millet flour, this flour can be used as a one-to-one swap in most recipes. Because of the brown rice base, it's a bit less dense than many gluten-free flour blends and makes for fluffy cakes and breads. Testers also commented on the lack of aftertaste (which can be common in gluten-free alternatives). It's also one of the most affordable options on the market today. Organic Gluten-Free All-Purpose Flour, Arrowhead Mills ($4.99 for 20 ounces)
King Arthur Flour Measure For Measure Gluten Free Flour
King Arthur Flour is a certified B Corp, meaning that they've been using their Vermont-based flour business as a force for social and environment good for years. This means you can feel good about where your money is going—and about the resulting quality of your baked goods. The blend is made from a mix of rice flours, sorghum, and potato starch and is fortified with vitamins and minerals for extra insurance. In tests, it yielded results most similar to all-purpose flour when swapped into all types of recipes, from cookies to cakes to breads, with no strange textures or aftertastes. Perfect for the gluten-free baking aficionado who wants to play around with more creative fare. Measure For Measure Gluten Free Flour, King Arthur Flour ($5.99 for 16 ounces)
Brandless Gluten Free All Purpose Unbleached Flour
Brandless has made waves since their debut with their reasonably priced, clean products. We love many of their offerings, and their gluten-free flour blend is no exception. It's made from a mix of tapioca flour, brown rice flour, sweet brown rice flour, sorghum flour, and citrus fiber. The sweet brown rice flour adds a gluten-like chew that's especially nice in breads and cookies, and testers found this was a great one-to-one swap across the board. It does tend to clump a bit, so sifting is recommended, but at $4 for a whopping 20-ounce bag, it's definitely worth the extra 30-second effort! Gluten Free All Purpose Unbleached Flour, Brandless ($4 for 20 ounces)
The Secret GF Not Your Mama's Flour
This cult-favorite gluten-free flour has a little bit of everything—sweet white sorghum flour, millet flour, sweet white rice flour, almond flour, brown rice flour, potato starch, tapioca starch, and arrowroot starch. It's made by a baker who personally suffers from gluten intolerance, meaning she was very personally invested in making a high-quality end product—and she succeeded.This blend can be used in literally any baked good. Crepes? No problem. Souffle? It's got you covered. There's no grit or aftertaste, just perfectly textured results. Not Your Mama's Flour, The Secret GF ($9.99 for 16 ounces)
Liz Moody is the host of the top-rated The Liz Moody Podcast, author of bestselling books Healthier Together: Recipes for Two—Nourish Your Body, Nourish Your Relationships and Glow Pops, and a popular online content creator who has helped millions of people transform their lives.
Her new book, 100 Ways to Change Your Life: The Science of Leveling Up Health, Happiness, Relationships & Success draws from Moody’s more than a decade of experience in the health and wellness world, serving as a new kind of personal development book—one that empowers readers to craft their unique, best life based on the habits they want to form, the problems they want to solve, and the parts of their life they want to take to the next level.
A longtime journalist for publications including Vogue, Marie Claire, and goop, an online creator with a social media following of more than 1 Million, and the founder of Healthy Convo Co, a conversation game company designed to facilitate fun and life-changing conversations, Liz previously served as food director for mindbodygreen, where she led content strategy for the food section. A regular speaker, panelist, and podcast guest, Liz shares her own deeply personal anxiety journey that led her to where she is now as well as actionable, fun, and science-based ways for everyone to live their best lives.