Need an easy low carb flour blend? This basic baking mix is your easy-to-make go to!
Some of our recipes call for Trim Healthy Mama‘s amazing Baking Blend. This is what I prefer and recommend above any other flour blend, baking blend, or baking mix (even my own basic flour blend/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 low carb flour blend (formerly known on the interwebs as 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 flour blend/baking mix in lieu of 1 cup Trim Healthy Mama Baking Blend as they measure the same).
About Some of the Flour Blend Ingredients
Before I dive into the recipe, here’s a bit about a few 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 the Trim Healthy Mama brand of oat fiber because it is better quality than any other oat fiber I’ve ever used.
If your flour blend/baking blend winds up tasting gross or off, I’ve found that the oat fiber (because of it either being a lesser quality brand or because it has gotten too old and/or turned rancid) is likely the culprit.
Golden Flax Meal
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, some regular grocery stores (like Walmart or Kroger), and most health food stores.
Third, the sunflower lecithin. This ingredient is optional, but it both adds extra nutrition and it helps the ingredients in whatever you’re making or baking to blend or “stick” together a little nicely (helps to make some things not so crumbly). Sunflower lecithin is preferred over other kinds of lecithin as it is one of the healthiest. I would recommend that you do NOT use soy lecithin.
If you’re using the flour blend/basic baking mix as a substitute for Trim Healthy Mama’s Baking Blend, you can use it in a 1:1 ratio (that’s cup for cup–so one cup of this equals one cup of the Baking Blend).
TJ’s Low Carb Flour Blend
- Sift all ingredients then blend thoroughly together.
- Store in an airtight container at room temperature.
This recipe first appeared in May 2014 on my other website MeasuringFlower.com