Some of our recipes call for Trim Healthy Mama‘s amazing Baking Blend. This is what I prefer and recommend above all baking blends or baking mixes (even my own basic baking mix!). However, there are a variety of reasons you may not want to or simply can’t use the THM Baking Blend. Things like you flat out don’t have any at the moment, it’s not available where you live, it’s too expensive for you, it’s more economical to DIY it, you just like to make it homemade, and so on.
Whatever your reasons for not getting some THM Baking Blend, this basic baking mix recipe is a great substitute for you. This is pretty much a copy cat recipe (I doubt it’s identical since THM wisely doesn’t give away their exact recipe), but works just as well. It contains the exact same ingredients and can be used in a 1:1 ratio (meaning you can use 1 cup of this baking mix in lieu of 1 cup Trim Healthy Mama Baking Blend as they measure the same).
Now, if you happen to have nut allergies, check out this recipe from Raye’s Place which is nut free. However, Raye’s recipe does contain coconut flour so if you’re also allergic to that, swap the coconut flour for oat fiber and it should work as well.
Before I dive into the recipe, here’s a bit about a couple of the ingredients. First, the oat fiber. This is oat FIBER, not oat FLOUR. So be sure to use oat FIBER else the recipe will jump into the Crossover (XO) realm and possibly not work correctly. I also recommend THM’s oat fiber because it is better quality than any other oat fiber I’ve ever used (if your baking blend winds up tasting gross, the oat fiber is likely the culprit).
Second, the golden flax meal. You want golden because this works better in the baking mix. I found a big bag of it at Costco, but it’s also available on Amazon.
TJ's Basic Baking Mix
- Sift all ingredients then blend thoroughly together.
- Store in an airtight container at room temperature.