Gluten Free Baking Mixes are NOT Low Carb

O.k. I’ve been seeing more and more “low carb” recipes that call for the use of gluten-free baking mixes. I would like everyone to know that you MUST read the labels! Just because it’s gluten-free does NOT mean it’s low carb!

Here are some examples, just so you know I’m not blowing smoke:

King Arthur Gluten Free Baking Mix Label (.pdf)

In 1/3 cup, there are 30 grams of total carbs with 4 grams of fiber.

Arrowhead Mills All Purpose Gluten-Free Baking Mix

In 1/4 cup, there are 31 grams of total carbs with 3 grams of fiber.

Bob’s Red Mill Gluten Free All Purpose Baking Flour

In 1/4 cup, there are 22 grams of total carbs with 4 grams of fiber.

And this, which I have seen added to a “Gluten Free Baking Mix” used in “Low Carb Recipes”: Bob’s Red Mill Gluten Free Oat Flour

In 1/3 cup, there are 26 grams of total carbs with 4 grams of fiber.

Now, I know there are many out there who either are intolerant or downright allergic to gluten and these mixes are wonderful substitutes as long as you are not on a low carb/keto diet (well, that is, unless you want to eat those gluten free treats and no other carbs for the day). Please, do not just blindly follow a recipe that’s posted here or anywhere else. Investigate to determine if that recipe really is low carb or not.

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