I have been asked numerous times what I keep on hand in my pantry for gluten free products.
I have started a list of my most important things that I must have to bake gluten free as there is so many amazing products out there nowadays for gluten free cooking and baking as it is so hard to choose what is the best thing to use, I have been through enough gluten free products to even count with some good and others not so much. I love trying new things as well I never stick to the same ole thing unless I'm making something for a dinner and I know the product is a for sure thing. I ALWAYS try new products at home and the family tests them, sometimes they say "Wow mom that was great, or ewwwwww gross".
The products I use are what I have chosen that works best for my family as you might try something and not like it so much. I would love to have your input to some of the gluten free products that you use I think it would be so much fun to see what kind of products that are offered all over the globe.
Jules Gluten Free All Purpose Flour
There is a variety of gluten free all purpose flours that are offered, I have found this one is a great fit for me and my cooking and baking. I like the texture and have found that my baked item does not taste gritty or have an odd after taste as some gluten free all purpose flours have. I find this product to be the cadillac of gluten free flour thus is my favorite.
Brown Rice Flour
White Rice Flour
Brown Rice Flour, White Rice Flour, Tapioca Flour, and Potato Starch can all be used to together to create a wonderful blend, the one thing to note is that you will have to add Xanthum Gum to your flour to create an all purpose effect, The one thing you will notice in a prepared blended all purpose gluten free flour they will all contain Xanthum Gum.
Xanthum Gum is commonly used as a food thickening agent (in salad dressings, for example) and a stabilizer.
Dairy Free Chocolate Chips
Unsweetened Flaked Coconut
I always have this in my pantry to use for granola, granola bars, cookies, cakes, etc.
I hope this has been a helpful guide as you start exploring different products to use in your gluten free cooking and baking.