THM Friendly Baking Blend Recipe is an easy way to substitute for Trim Healthy Mama Baking Blend if you run out and need a replacement quickly.
This is THM S friendly, low carb and gluten free friendly and so nutritious!
I really don’t have all too much to say about this “recipe” (it’s just a few ingredients stirred together, so I do feel a little bad for calling it that), other than it’s a quick fix for when you run out of baking blend.
I mean, it happens, right?! And an online order doesn’t arrive in a second, so if you need a substitute RIGHT NOW made from ingredients you either have stocked in your pantry already OR can get at the local grocery store: This is your recipe!
It’s possible to make this without any specialty ingredients at all, and you really can find all ingredients at a regular store.
Here are the ingredients you need for your THM Friendly Baking Blend:
This one is really simple. Oat fiber is available at pretty much any store, and I actually always have a bag at home. It’s super cheap, too, which always makes me happy.
If necessary, be sure to use certified gluten free!
Blanched Chopped Almonds
Nope, not necessary to get almond flour if you need a baking blend substitute in a pinch (I live out of nowhere and there’s no way my local store will carry almond flour, like, ever).
Just get the blanched chopped almonds, and if you can only get whole once chop them yourself for the sake of semi-exact measuring.
Also, you can use non-blanched almonds, your baked goodie will just have some dark freckles.
You can obviously also try using almond flour if that’s what you have on hand, but I have never personally done that. This baking blend is super forgiving, though!
Right, here you can either use shredded coconut or coconut flour (I have successfully tried both).
Coconut flour will generally have a lower fat count, so shredded coconut can sometimes make your baked goodies a little denser.
But both work in a pinch – and shredded coconut is considerably cheaper, so if you’re looking for a very budget friendly alternative, this is helpful.
Ground golden flax
Finally, ground golden flax is the last “big” ingredient.
It adds a gelly quality (that gluten would bring in regular flour) without having to add any gums.
There aren’t really any substitutes because the color is so unique, and the natural sliminess and stickiness helps bind the recipe.
I add just a tablespoon per cup, but it helps with binding and with creating fluffy gluten free baked goods.
I have made the baking blend without the psyllium before, so it’s not THAT big of a deal. It just helps.
But I always have psyllium on hand, so I do usually add it if I need a baking blend fix RIGHT THIS MINUTE.
How do you store this baking blend?
I just store it in an air-tight jar in my cupboard if I make a small amount for a week or two.
For a large batch, I would store it in the freezer because the oils in the coconut, almond and flax can get rancid otherwise.
Grab the printable recipe here:
THM Friendly Baking Blend Recipe
- 1/4 cup blanched chopped almonds
- 1/4 cup shredded coconut OR coconut flour
- 1/4 cup oat fiber
- 1/4 cup ground golden flax
- 1 tablespoon psyllium husk
- Add all ingredients to a food processor or strong blender and process until finely ground. Store in an airtight container for 1-2 weeks or in the freezer for a month.
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