Baking is a fun, relaxing activity that countless people enjoy. If you or someone you love is gluten-sensitive, however, you’ll find that gluten-free baking can be just as pleasurable. Two things that every gluten-free baker should know, however, are that recipes should be followed carefully and that all of your baked goods will require an additive or agent such as golden flaxseed meal, xanthan gum, or chia seeds. These special additions are intended to act as binders so that the end results have a convincing, bread-like texture.
There are a number of gluten-free flours on the market that include gluten-free wheat flour. Some of the more nutrient-dense options are coconut flour, spelt flour, almond flour, and yarrow root flour. Experimenting with different options and combinations will allow you to arrive at a flavor and texture for the baked goods that you actually like.