Baking with Trim Healthy Mama does come with a learning curve. Baking low carb has a learning curve as well! If you've baked with white flour your whole life, please be patient as your taste buds and the way you bake changes and grows. One thing that made life so much easier last year was the introduction of THM's Baking Blend. It was the highlight of my year when it came to being in the kitchen. The low carb and allergen community is catching on to this treasure as well and it's super popular. A really good gluten free baking mix is not easy to come by that you can just buy off the shelf or online. Big props to THM for their amazing mix.
In February, I got the sad news from my doctor that I couldn't use the Baking Blend because I was sensitive to grains. The mix has Oat Fiber in it and I just can't use it right now. THM's Oat Fiber is gluten free, which most oat fibers cannot claim! With my grain issues I have too much inflammation and different issues going on to take that risk. I'm healing and trying to get well from multiple health issues. For most folks, the Baking Blend is like a dream, but just not for me in this season. I've been super bummed that I couldn't make the Nuke Queen Bread and many other book recipes that everyone is raving about. I tried a few with just an almond/coconut flour combo and didn't care for that swap at all. It just needed more...something else. That's when Judy came along. Judy has an amazing blog called, Wonderfully Made and Dearly Loved! She is a baking queen! I'm not exaggerating. She came to me with a baking mix I could use that was grain and gluten free and she wanted to me post it up on my website. That is super generous of her and I can't thank her enough!
Mama's Baking Mix Ingredients:
2 cups THM Psyllium Husk, whole
1 cup Coconut flour
1/3 cup Almond flour
1 cup Golden flax meal
2 Tablespoons Xanthan Gum or Gluccomanan
1/2 cup + 3 Tbs Collagen powder
Toss it all in a blender or food processor and give it a good mix. Don't over mix it, but just blend it all together. Store it in an airtight container.
This makes about 4 cups of Baking Mix after it's processed. You can keep it out on the counter if you are actively using it. You could keep it in the refrigerator or freezer if you using it more sparingly. I'd let it sit out a bit to thaw to room temp before using it in baking. This can be used in a 1 for 1 ratio with THM's Baking Blend in recipes. It works out to be about $5 a batch! Pretty nice price if you ask me. Most of these things you will already have on hand if you are a low carb or THM family.
A muffin made with 1/4 cup Mama's Baking Mix. It has chopped walnuts in it, so it's darker.
Nutrition info per 1/4 cup ...
Per Serving: 112 Calories; 4g Fat ; 20g Protein; 16g Carbohydrate; 15g Dietary Fiber
This has 1 Net Carb per serving of 1/4 cup. I think that's pretty amazing. Since it is 4 grams of fat per 1/4 cup as well, this keeps it usable in a Fuel Pull and E setting as long as you are at 1/4 cup. If you go over that at all in your serving, best keep it in an S setting.
Toss it all in a blender or food processor and give it a good mix.
Don't over mix it, but just blend it all together.
Store it in an airtight container.
Having a Fuel Pull Baking Mix that I can use grain free is awesome! I hope this is a big help to some of my THM buddies who are rowing the same boat I am with a grain allergy. I know it's not always easy, but that won't stop us. Bring on the baked goodies!
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