all purpose gluten free flour - great for all recipes

All Purpose Gluten Free Flour Recipe with Xanthan Gum

I prefer to make my own All Purpose Gluten Free Flour Blend because it’s EASY, CHEAP, and gives the exact TEXTURE I want. This All Purpose Gluten Free Flour Recipe is never gritty, crumbly, or dry. It creates the soft texture we all want in our homemade baked goods.

Eat or Drink has a lot of different flour blend recipes. I recently adapted my Basic Gluten Free Flour Blend to include xanthan gum and it works great in all purpose baking. Xanthan gum is a helpful binder in gluten free baking. Adding xanthan gum to this all purpose gluten free flour recipe helps remove the risk of your baked goods crumbling.

Homemade Gluten Free Flour Blend - great for all recipes

This Gluten Free Flour works well with:

Since this is an All Purpose Gluten Free Flour Recipe you can use it with almost all of your gluten free baking and have great results!

Some examples of baked goods that go great with this flour:

  • Muffins
  • Scones
  • Quick Bread/Sweet Breads
  • Waffles
  • Pancakes
  • Biscuits
  • Crackers
  • Baked Donuts
  • So much more!

I use it in almost any gluten free recipe that I find online that calls for an all purpose gluten free flour blend or a one-to-one gluten free flour.

You can even use it in your cookies and cupcakes. However, if you want a lighter “spongier” cupcake, try making some of my Gluten Free Cake Flour Blend. And while you can use this in your cookies, I prefer using my Cookie Flour Blend that contains oat flour. I think the taste and texture of oat flour in cookies is just so delicious.

Why Would You Make Your Own All Purpose Gluten Free Flour Blend?

For a more in depth article and video about why I make my own gluten free flour blends you can see my blog post titled, “How to Make Gluten Free Flour Blends and Store for Easy Baking – With Video”.

In short, I make my own gluten free flour for a few key reasons:

  1. It’s Cheaper – in that blog post, I share a breakdown of the price difference between major store-bought all purpose gluten free flours vs. my homemade flour blends.
  2. It’s Easy – It takes no time at all to whisk up a big batch of my all purpose gluten free flour recipe and store it for a few months of baking.
  3. The Best Texture – I have never loved store-bought gluten free flours. By making my own blends I can get the exact texture I want.

How to Store your Blend

I always make big batches of my gluten free blend and store the ingredients in an airtight container. The following are some great containers I found on Amazon.

OXO Pop Container – this is the one I use
Progressive Flour Keeper with Leveler
Acrylic Canister Set
For cheaper options, you can also check out the dollar store for some plastic food storage containers.

Other Basic Gluten Free Flour Blends to Try:

Basic Gluten Free Flour Blend Recipe – this recipe is almost the same as the All Purpose Gluten Free Flour blend, but it doesn’t contain xanthan gum.

Gluten Free Self-Rising Flour Blend – this recipe also has the same base as the following blend, but with the addition of baking powder and baking soda. It’s a great blend to have on hand when you want to throw together a quick recipe. No need to add rising agents when baking with this blend.

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All Purpose Gluten Free Flour

This is the perfect gluten-free flour for your everyday baking. Keep a nice big jar of this around and your gluten-free baking will become a lot easier.
Prep Time10 minutes
Course: Baking
Cuisine: American
Keyword: gluten free
Servings: 6 Cups
Author: Emily Meyer | Eat or Drink
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  • Whisk all ingredients together for a few minutes to ensure everything is mixed in. Optional: You can place all ingredients in your stand mixer to let it mix everything for you.
  • Store in an airtight container to be used for future baking.


If you are following a recipe that calls for the addition of xanthan gum, DO NOT add it. You already have enough xanthan gum when using this blend as your gluten free flour source.
Where to purchase the individual flours at the best price:
I ALWAYS buy my individual flours on Vitacost. I buy these items in the Vitacost brand because it’s inexpensive and always great quality. They FREQUENTLY have 10% off or even up to 20% off sitewide deals available. This is the only company I stay on the email list for because I don’t want to miss these deals.
*I have no affiliation or contract with this company, I just honestly love their prices and products and have exclusively purchased these ingredients from them for years!

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