Best Gluten Free Flour Blend

A few months ago, my mom gave me and my gluten-free sisters the best gift.  She ordered us each a copy of The How Can it be Gluten Free Cookbook from America’s Test Kitchen.  I’m so glad she did!  I have loved every recipe I’ve tried.  Today I’m sharing their Gluten Free Flour Blend so that you can try it, too.

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What I love about this recipe is that it incorporates a little bit of powdered milk.  The added protein helps baked goods brown, a quality which is often missing from most gluten free foods.

You’ll notice that the ingredients are listed first in ounces.  If you bake gluten free, and you don’t already use a food scale to measure your flours, I highly recommend it.  Measuring by the cup will not give you accurate measurements if you need to substitute a different flour.  Using a scale ensures that you use the correct amount of each flour. (To substitute flours, replace by weight, not by volume.)

Gluten-Free Flour Blend

America’s Test Kitchen


  • 24 ounces white rice flour (4 1/2 cups plus 1/3 cup)
  • 7 1/2 ounces brown rice flour (1 2/3 cups)
  • 7 ounces potato starch (1 1/3 cups)
  • 3 ounces tapioca starch (3/4 cup)
  • 3/4 ounce nonfat milk powder (3 tablespoons)


Combine flours in a large mixing bowl and whisk together until the flour is a uniform color.  Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator or freezer.  This flour keeps for 3 months in the refrigerator or even longer in the freezer. (Mine is never in the fridge that long because I use it too fast!)

I love this mix in pancakes, waffles, sandwich and banana bread. I’ve also used it successfully to thicken sauces.  I save money when I prepare my gluten free flour mix by grinding some of my own flours.  I use my blendtec blender to grind the white and brown rice flours.  I love not having to run to the store every time I need some more!

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Thanks for stopping by today.  While you’re here, please check out some of my gluten-free recipes! (Images below are linked.)

No-Fail Millet Oatmeal Gluten Free Bread {Perfect Recipe for beginning GF Cooks}

Flourless Double Peanut Butter Cup Blossom Cookies {Gluten Free}

Pumpkin Oatmeal Pancakes {Reduced Carb, Sugar Free, Gluten Free} from







  1. Heidi, this is a great post! I stumbled it so others can find this great flour blend! :)

  2. Where do you get potato starch flour?

  3. I’ve never thought of putting dry milk into my gf flour to make is brown better. Great tip!

  4. My favorite gluten-free flour is definitely coconut flour :)

  5. Interesting! :) Are you saying it will work as a cup for cup for any recipe, or just for the recipes from the book? I use a similar mix for some of my recipes, but one mix doesn’t usually work for all baked goods.

    • This flour should work for most baked goods, but it’s kind of trial and error to find out what mix works best for each recipe. The ATK book has a yummy bread with this flour. I’ve used it for pancakes, pizza crust, pie crust, and cookies. I’ve been happy so far.

  6. mary fran | frannycakes says

    I’m glad you liked that book – I had lukewarm feelings about it. Is there a recipe in there that you would recommend starting with?

  7. I have a cousin whose son has to be gluten-free. Will share this with her!

  8. I love coconut flour but it doesn’t work for everything. Thanks for sharing this great blend.

  9. We are not a gluten free household but I still want to try this!

    • I hope you like it, Heather. You can’t subsitute this four without using xantham gum as a binder. Make sure you use it with a gluten free recipe so that you will get that important ingredient. The amount you need is different for every recipe.

  10. Great blend Heidi!! Thanks for letting our readers know how easy it is to make your own gluten free flour blend on Gluten Free & DIY Tuesdays.

  11. This looks great! Can you leave out the dried milk?

  12. I’m sure this recipe will help a lot of people who are on a gluten free diet.

  13. Thank you so much for sharing this recipe! I’ve had so many requests for a GF Flour blend. Now I have somewhere to refer them!

  14. Thanks for linking up at our Gluten Free Fridays party! I have tweeted and pinned your entry to our Gluten Free Fridays board on Pinterest! :) I can’t wait to see what you share this week! Its LIVE!

    Cindy from

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