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How to Bake Gluten Free Without Xanthan Gum

How to Bake Gluten Free Without Xanthan Gum

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You will notice that GF-Naturals Gluten free flour does not contain xanthan gum. We did this on purpose! Yup we did! 

Different recipes call for different amounts of Xanthan gum to make them turn out as close to wheat baking as possible. There are many people who are sensitive to xanthan gum therefore our product was made so anyone can use it. 

You will see that our product contains Arrowroot which is a great thickener which is why many of our recipes do not need Xanthan gum added when baking. 

We do recommend eitherxanthan gum orpsyllium fiber powder if you are baking bread, biscuits or yeast baked products. It will help the product rise and roll out better.  When using alternatives to xanthan gum you can substitute withguar gum andpsyllium fiber powder.Flaxseed mixed with warm water becomes a gel.Chia seed gives a great deal of flexibility to dough and can add softness, but it isn’t strong enough to hold bread up on its own.

Here is the ratio for each; xanthan gum – psyllium fiber 1:2 ratio! For example, if your baking recipe calls for 1 tsp xanthan gum, you could replace that with 2 tsp psyllium fiber. Flaxseed and Chia seed are substituted 1:1 for xanthan gum. 

Guar Gum is a 3:2 so if the recipe calls for 2 tsp of Xanthan you would use 3 tsp of Guar Gum. 

 Happy baking 

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