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A question about a recipe: Chia & Blueberry Muffins

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I have a question about the ingredient "gluten-free, all-purpose baking flour" on the recipe "Chia & Blueberry Muffins" from Weird & Ravenous. If I don't care about making these gluten-free and I use regular AP Flour, do I still need the xantham gum? I don't want to buy a whole bag for 1/2 tsp.

asked by melissav about 4 years ago
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Kristen Miglore

Kristen is the Creative Director of Food52

added about 4 years ago

I think you could definitely skip the xantham gum if you try with AP flour. Let us know how you like them!

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Sarah is a trusted source on General Cooking.

added about 4 years ago

Yep skip the xantham - its only function is to attempt to replicate gluten, which you'll have in your regular AP flour.

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added about 4 years ago

I agree with both the above -- good news, huh?! :) (not that I agree, but that you don't need xanthan)

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added about 4 years ago

Yes, we agree with the above! Thanks Sarah and Kristen. You could definitely skip the xanthan if you are using regular all-purpose flour. Let us know how they come out!

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added about 4 years ago

Somewhere I read that rice flour requires more liquid than wheat flour when baking, so you might need less liquid.