10 Days of Gluten-Free, Shopping Day 6

Welcome back to 10 Days of Gluten-Free! Today, I am psyched to be discussing gluten-free flours. Oh how I love having my favorite gluten-free flours on hand to bake with!

There are many different types of gluten-free flours. Some flours are very high in fiber and protein, while others contain a lot of starch and help bind other ingredients together in a recipe. There are light flours like rice flour as well as heartier flours, such as buckwheat flour.

Most grocery stores carry at least a few gluten-free flours. The most common gluten-free flours found at nationwide grocery stores are usually almond flour, brown rice flour, coconut flour and/or white rice flour. Personally I’ve had a hard time finding some of the heartier and healthier alternative gluten and grain-free flours (e.g. quinoa flour, hazelnut flour, teff flour) locally. I tend to buy these flours online as the prices are much better than my local health food and Whole Food stores.

Here is a list of some of my favorite gluten-free flours with links to where to buy them online for the best prices:

 Almond Flour/Meal

Blanched Almond Flour

Amaranth Flour

Arrowroot Flour

Buckwheat Flour

Coconut Flour 

Flax Seeds (You can grind them up into flax seed meal in a coffee grinder)

Flax seed Meal

Garbanzo Flour

Hazelnut Meal/Flour

Millet Flour

Oats, Gluten-Free (You can make oat flour by grinding them in a coffee grinder)

Oat Flour (Certified Gluten-Free)

Potato Flour/Starch

Quinoa Flour

Rice Flour (Brown Rice)

Sorghum Flour

Tapioca Starch

Teff Flour

What are your favorite gluten-free flours? Where do you purchase them? Feel free to share with all of us in the Comments section!

I am excited to announce that I am giving away a $25 gift card to Bob’s Red Mill!

To enter the giveaway:

-You are allowed one entry per “10 Days of Gluten Free” blog post for a total of 10 entries on this blog.

-Enter by leaving a comment on this post (and other 10 Days of Gluten Free posts).

-The giveaway begins May 7, 2012 and ends at 11:59 pm eastern time on May 18, 2012.

-This giveaway is limited to U.S. residents 18 and older.

No purchase is necessary.  Odds of winning are based on the number of entries. The winner will be randomly chosen and will be contacted by email. The winner will have 48 hours to respond. If the winner does not respond, a new winner will be randomly chosen.

Be sure to checkout all of the other blogs and their fabulous posts! Remember each blogger is hosting a giveaway for a total of 10 fabulous giveaways!

Getting Started – Linda @ The Gluten-Free Homemaker

Resources – Wendy @ Celiacs in the House

Traveling – Karen @ Gluten-Free Travel Blog

Eating Out – Heather @ Gluten-Free Cat

Frugal Tips – Janelle @ Gluten Freely Frugal

Cooking – Carrie @ Ginger Lemon Girl

Baking – Jules @ Jules Gluten Free

Kids – Lynn @ Lynn’s Recipe Adventures

Lunch Boxes – Tessa @ Tessa the Domestic Diva

 Join me tomorrow as I discuss the different types of gluten-free baking gums and thickening agents and where I buy them to save money!

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  1. ncallier says

    Wow! Thanks for the info! It’s great to know what flours taste best and also to know where to buy them the cheapest

  2. pauladecaria says

    Thanks for the shopping list of flours.  I buy most of mine from Amazon with the subscribe and save.  But I do grind my own GF oats and brown rice.

  3. Wow, I never knew there were so many GF flours out there! Thanks, Laura, for this awesome list and links to buy them. I am learning so much from your site!

  4. Wow, this is new to me. I’m new to GF items so this is a good list! Thanks! 😀

  5. ItsYummi says

    There are some great choices for people trying to eat gluten-free these days!  Are all of these CARB free, too?

  6. CindySilberBlye says

    Would love a good bread recipe using the more healthy flours. Thanks for the list!

  7. NonnaDavis says

    I left a posted on FB, but I was saying thank you! This is great!  I have only purchased the Blanched Almond flour and found, for me, it was cheaper by $5.00, to order directly from the company.  Plus, they also have dried fruits! YUMMY!  I ordered some raspberries too! 🙂

  8. EmmaHohl says

    I love to try out various gluten free flours. Thanks for the list!

  9. thanks for the great info
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  10. HollyYzquierdo says

    We are newly gluten-free so I’m so happy I found your blog! I’m just getting started with gluten-free cooking but thankfully everything has been edible so far!

  11. PatJohnson says

    I use a lot of different kinds of flours.  Thanks for all your info on where to buy them.

  12. DeborahKing says

    Wish I had had your info before I spent $$$ on flours I will never use!

  13. Since I also watch my carbs, I mostly use coconut flour, almond flour, and flax meal. Luckily, I can get those at my local grocery, though I could probably order them online for less.

  14. Thanks for the info!

  15. More great info. Thank you.

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