Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Gluten-free baking powder

Duh. It just occured to me that some people may not know that there is gluten in commercial baking powder. For people like me, who are allergic but not celiacs, it's not enough gluten to be a big deal. But for celiacs, every little bit of gluten can be bad. Why not control it where you can?

Here's a recipe for making your own gluten-free baking powder from celiac.com

Baking Powder (Gluten-Free)
(Gluten & Corn Free)

1/3 cup Baking Soda
2/3 cup Cream of Tartar
2/3 cup Arrowroot (or potato starch)
Mix well. Store in an airtight container.
1-½ teaspoon of this mixture = 1-teaspoon of regular baking power

And there are a few pre-made versions that you can buy online too.
Bob's Red Mill

Happy baking.


Lisa Clouse said...

Thank you! I appreciate the clarification. I'm one of those people who didn't know! : ) Thanks for including the recipe and the store bought options.

Secrets of Mamahood said...

If you're baking, can you just omit the baking soda? Or is there a substitute?

Food Allergy Queen said...


Sorry, you can't omit the baking soda or powder if you want baked goods to turn out. They both provide leavening, which helps make your baked goods rise. Otherwise you'll end up with a flat, crunchy, yucky pancake. The FAQ