Gluten-Free Flour Mix (3:2:1 Rule)

Are you looking for a Gluten-free (GF) flour mix to use anytime with your recipes? A homemade mix is a good option, as this way you will know exactly what the flour mix contains, plus, it’s usually much cheaper than store-bought flour mixes!


After some research, I’ve found the formula that’s best for me. Although it is always a matter of personal taste, I must say that most of my recipes have good results with this one!

So, the 3:2:1 Rule is very easy:

– 3 times almond flour
– 2 times tapioca flour
– 1 time coconut flour

For example, if you need 2 cups of GF flour, you’ll need to combine 1 cup almond flour, 2/3 cup tapioca flour and 1/3 coconut flour. Easy, right?

Directions: In a large bowl, mix all three flours. Sift it three times, so you’ll garantee that the mixture is very well blended.

– The best thing to do is a big batch of GF flour, so you’ll always have some on hand. Just keep it in a tupperware and that’s it!
– Tapioca Flour is also know in portuguese as “polvilho azedo” or “polvilho doce”. The first one, “Polvilho Azedo”, is a sour version, so you should pick this one for breads, pizza and other non-sweet recipes; The second one, “Polvilho Doce”, is the sweet version, so naturally this is the one to use with cakes, cookies and other sweet recipes.
– In Luxembourg, you can find the Tapioca flour in Primavera Supermarkets. It usually comes directly from the source, Brazil, and it is much cheaper than buying in at the organic shops.