Real Answers: How to make Substitutions in Gluten Free Baking. (Podcast Episode 4) + The Essential Gluten Free Baking Guides 2 book giveaway!

Real Answers: How to make Substitutions in Gluten Free Baking. (Podcast Episode 4) + The Essential Gluten Free Baking Guides 2 book giveaway!

Every day, I receive emails, and facebook messages with baking substitution questions. With the explosion of food intolerance and allergies- I have found that no two of us have the same exact dietary needs. One of the best things we can each do is spend a little time learning how to bake with the ingredients we can use.

Roughly one year ago Iris Higgins and I began a huge project to write two cookbooks that details how to use and exchange 12 different Gluten Free Flours, How to replace Dairy, Corn, Soy, Eggs and Refined Sugar . We wanted to make life easier on each of you. We made many of our recipes upwards to 50 times with different flours, with different ingredients to replace all of the common allergens. We took notes and studied intensely what happened each time we made a change to a recipe. We did it all so that we could fill the pages of our books with useful information that would save home bakers times and money. Gluten free baking can be an absolute joy- its just a matter of knowing where to begin.

In this weeks podcast Iris and explain for 40 minutes how to make substitutions! We Discuss:

- How to Substitute Liquid Sugar For Granulated, and how to exchange any granulated for granulated.
- Tips for Baking with Stevia
- How to replace dairy in any recipe.
- Our favorite flour combinations. (With and without grains)
- The flours we love using to make cake!
- We discussed how to exchange flours (Grain and Grain Free)
- How to bake without Eggs!

If you have any more questions, most likely the answers can be found without our Books- The Essential Gluten Free Baking Guides Part 1 and Part 2.

The Giveaway:

Today to gift you with more knowledge I'm giving away a signed copy of both the Essential Gluten Free Baking Guide Part 1 and The Essential Gluten Free Baking Guide Part 2. Each book highlights how to use 6 different flours, and includes 50 + recipes. For more information read here.

To Enter to win please do one or up to all 6 of the following:

  • Leave a comment letting me know which book you would like to win. (Part 1 or Part 2) and what your favorite flours are to bake with.
  • Share this giveaway on your Facebook page.
  • Tweet about this giveaway (please include my twitter address @realsustenance)
  • Pin this giveaway (on pinterest).
  • Subscribe by Email or RSS to this website. (Can be done on the right hand panel)
  • Listen to the podcast and let me know if you found it helpful or if you have additional questions.
Leave me a separate comment for each entry. The more comments/entries you do the better chance you will have at winning when I randomly draw a number from
Giveaway ends in 1 week!
Good Luck and Hope you all enjoy the Podcast!
Brittany Angell

111 comments | Leave your own

  1. Renate

    This book looks wonderful! 🙂 Should I be drawn, I would like to win part 1. I’m still new to gluten free baking and so haven’t tried too many flours yet, but so far I’ve had the best results with rice flour and coconut flour.

  2. Sarah M

    I’d love to win part 1 ! = D

  3. Melissa C.

    I would like to win either one, I have been gf for awhile, but always looking for more information and recipes. Thanks!

  4. I.Raymond

    I’d love to win part 1. A quick question for you: do your substitutions include subs for xanthan gum and guar gum? I definitely CAN’T handle either. Great blog!

  5. Julie

    I would love to win either Part 1 or Part 2. I bake with a lot of different gluten-free flours but would love to know more. Some of my favorite flours are coconut, sorghum, and chickpea flour! Thanks!

  6. Julie

    I’m already a subscriber to your blog, it’s great! Thanks for all the info!

  7. Julie

    I shared this give-away on my fb page!

  8. Tina

    I’d love to have both of your books yet Part1 strikes my fancy as I love to use those flours and any addtl. help you can share I would really be grateful. I admire all you and Iris do. Thanks for all you do. Amazing ladies! Tina

  9. April

    I would like number 2! Thanks so much for the opportunity! 🙂

  10. April

    Shared on Facebook!

  11. April

    I was already subscribed 🙂

  12. Katherine

    I would like Number 1. I have really only used almond and coconut so far, although I have bought chestnut! 🙂 Thanks.

  13. Rose

    I would love to win either one of the books. I enjoy sharing cookbooks ,recipes, and blogs with others at our Wellness Center meetings. We have started having potlucks to introduce new foods and recipes .

  14. cathi

    Book #1! I’ve been playing around with coconut flours, with not a ton of success yet. Would love to know your secrets!

  15. cathi

    I tweeted about your promo!

  16. Rose

    I love baking with coconut, almond, and tapioca flour. I haven’t tried chesnut or any others yet. I would be happy with the pat one cookbook.

  17. cathi

    I already subscribe to your blog (love the reminders!)

  18. Chris

    Although both books look awesome, I would like to win The Essential Gluten-Free Baking Guide Part 1. My favorite flours to bake with are buckwheat, teff, and coconut; however, I have not had too much experience with many flours due to lack of knowledge of how to use them/make substitutions. Thanks for the giveaway!

  19. cathi
  20. Chris

    The podcast is very helpful. I appreciate learning about substitutions and gluten-free alternative flours! Thanks for sharing!!!!

  21. Lauren M

    pinned and tweeted. you rock.

  22. Margaret

    I’d like to win part 1. I can only cook with almond and coconut right now, so those are my favorites!

  23. Kathleen

    I would love Book 2, but would love either one. Just diagnosed gluten intolerant in January and still new to all this basically. Would love any tried and true recipes as I have had many failures, but still plugging on! Love that there are so many resources out there now including yours. Thank you!!

  24. Kaleolani

    I would love to win Part 1. I’ve been learning to bake with almond and coconut flours. I was recently diagnosed with diabetes and have been researching different recipes as I’ve given up nearly all grain. I would love to learn to use more alternative flours.

  25. Mary

    I have the first book, my son loves chick pea flour!! It would be super to have your second book!!!

  26. Sybil

    I would love to win part 2. Sorghum is one of my favorite flours because I really like the texture and whole grain quality. However, I am really loving your posts and am expanding my horizons.

  27. Sybil

    I also shared the post/giveaway on Facebook :).

  28. Kaleolani

    I pinned it to my Pintrest.

  29. Kaleolani

    I subscribed to get emails.

  30. Kaleolani

    I shared it on my Facebook wall. 🙂

  31. Melanie Lowe

    I would love to win book one. I am just learning to use the different flours since I found out I was allergic to so many common foods. I am going to try coconut and almond flour this week.

  32. Sybil

    I listened to the pod cast. I liked the discussion about stevia and how to best substitute it. Also, I was curious about the differences in rice flours so that was helpful information.

  33. Melinda Harris

    I am still new to eating gluten and allergy free so I would love to win your first book. I have been trying to express to my family how much better I feel eating allergy free and want to bake for them to show you can still eat the things you love. I have failed so far. :-(.

  34. Melinda Harris

    I have shared your link on Facebook.

  35. Melinda Harris

    I forgot to tell you what flours I use. I mostly use Bobs red mill all purpose flour, rice flour, tapioca flour and potatoe flour.

  36. Amy Gudgeon

    I would love to win Part I, as I just started Gluten free baking and especially love your dairy free substitutions. As we speak, I have a batch of the Crack Brownies in the oven. Amazing. Thank you for that recipe.

  37. Michelle

    I would love to win either book. I like incorporating buckwheat or teff into recipes.

  38. Molly

    How can one choose from 2 baking guides that will help in so many ways. You can’t have one with out the other. Of course I would love both, and the flour I love to cook with Almond & Coconut.
    Thanks for the chance to be able to win your books. I would share in all the places that your requested but at 64 I’m doing good to keep up with my email. LOL
    Many Thanks,

  39. Michelle

    Pinned the giveaway!

  40. Molly

    P.S. OH! and as for you Podcast, there has not been one that had not help me one way or another.
    Keep the wonderful work up in helping so many.
    Thanks, again

  41. Michelle

    Subscribed to RSS!

  42. Skye

    Subscribed to your blog- yeah!

  43. Skye

    Pinned the giveaway on Pinterest 🙂

  44. Skye

    I posted your awesome giveaway on my FB page- woohoo!!

  45. Skye

    Since my favorite GF flours of choice are coconut and almond, I think I would like to check out Book #1. Thanks!

  46. Marnie Parent

    I would love both books. I am allergic to wheat, eggs and nuts, so you would be the best to pick which of the two would be the better choice for me. P.S. I would kill for some decent cinnamon buns, lol. Thanks.

  47. Mary

    This looks great, I cant wait to get them. Looking forward to listening to the pod cast to!

  48. Heather

    I’d choose Part 1. Right now our favorite flours to use are almond flour and coconut flour b/c our son is grain-free.

  49. Heather

    I shared on facebook!

  50. Helen

    Thank you for the chance to win part 1

  51. Helen

    I just subsribed. I get tired of all the gluten free just using rice flour. I would love to learn to cook and bake with alternate flours.

  52. Kristin W.

    Book 1 and my favorite is Almond Flour!

  53. Kristin W.

    I subscribe to your website

  54. Kristin W.

    I pinned it.

  55. Erin Stewart

    I would honestly be super beyond grateful for either part 1 or 2. Baked goods were on the top of my favorites list when I had to make some lifestyle and diet changes and it was the hardest category for me to “give up.” I’ve been so intimidated by the idea of gluten free baking that I haven’t figured out much about how to do it successfully, so I just haven’t been baking. (Sad, I know.) I would love to have a resource (that is accurate…by people who actually know what they’re talking about) that can help take the daunting factor out of the equation and inspire me to start baking again…gluten free! =) I would love to be able to successfully use almond and coconut flours in baking.

  56. Erin Stewart

    I’m a subscriber too. =)

  57. Deidra Dunn

    I would love to have Book 1. I am just beginning GF baking and would like to learn more!

  58. Deidra Dunn

    I am a new subscriber 🙂

  59. Rachel W.

    I’m an almond and coconut flour fan, so I’d love to win Part 1. English muffins and fig newtons? I’m there!

  60. Loretta

    I’d love Part 1 and my favorite flours are almond and coconut together!

  61. Loretta

    Pinned it!

  62. Loretta

    I’m also an email subscriber.

  63. Loretta

    Wow! I learned so much from listening! The most useful was that xylitol can make some cookies more moist, which totally explains the cookies that I made this morning that didn’t get as crisp as the author said they would!

  64. Debra Lee

    I would love part One. I am just learning how to eat Gluten-Free!

  65. Debra Lee
  66. Debra Lee

    I tweeted @Distracteddebra

  67. Debra Lee
  68. Debra Lee

    I’m a new subscriber!

  69. amy marantino

    I am interested in Part 1. I like rice flour

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  71. Jenni Allan

    I would love to win either one, but if I had to choose it would be part one because we use mostly nut flours in our home! 🙂

  72. Jenni Allan

    I am a long time subscriber!

  73. Jen

    I think I would choose part one if I won. I love to use chickpea flour to make crepes/flatbreads. Delicious and nutritious!

  74. Amanda

    I would love the first baking book so I can learn more about baking with almond flour.

  75. Laura C.

    I’ve only ever used the premixed gluten free flours when baking for my gluten free friends, but I’m excited to try some of the other ones in your cookbooks and blog — almond, coconut and chestnut in particular. That being said, I would LOVE to win part one of the gluten free baking guide!

  76. Laura C.

    I’m subscribed via RSS feed!

  77. Laura C.

    Tweeted! (@lauralcampbell)

  78. Amanda B.

    I would love to win the first part. I’m newly all grain, dairy, egg, and soy free. Been most meat free for years but am trying to add some back in through trial & error. I’ve attempted almond flour but it did not turn out correctly. I’m going to listen to the pod cast later when I’m not procrastinating (in nursing school)…I am having trouble substituting in recipes so it sounds perfect for me.

  79. Lisa

    I would love to win either of these! The flours I use most often are almond, brown rice, sorghum, and millet. I have enjoyed buckwheat and teff when I’ve used them and would like to use them more. I’ve had hits and misses with quinoa, so would like to learn more about how to make it a success every time!

  80. Annalisa

    I’d love to win part 1 or 2. I love GF baking! I love baking with rice flours and I’m playing with coconut and almond flours.

  81. Annalisa

    I made sure to share this on FB!!

  82. Annalisa

    Also mentioned on twitter!! Yes, I really do want to better my odds!

  83. Jess BP

    I definitely want both books and would love to win Part 2. I like working with a coconut flour blends.

  84. Jess BP
  85. Jess BP

    Subscribed via E-mail

  86. Jess BP
  87. Jess BP

    I loved the podcast! I’m most interested in the egg free baking and the break down of each flour and it’s properties. My biggest challenge has been baking without eggs. Also, I can’t wait to read about the quinoa secrets!

  88. Grace

    I would love to win book 2! I have been on a gluten-free diet for approximately six months, but have much to learn about other flours.

  89. Nicole

    I’d love to win number one 😉

  90. Nicole

    subscribed via E-mail

  91. Rebecca

    I would love to win the second book!

  92. Rebecca
  93. Robyn

    Part 1! Coconut flour is still a huge challenge for me.

  94. Robyn

    Subscribed via RSS!

  95. Hamdalat

    I will like to win book 2 and my favourite flours to bake with are coconut flour, almond flour and chestnut flour.

  96. shani

    i posted on facebook

  97. shani

    i would like the first book since i have neither… and i haven’t baked with many flours, but i like almond

  98. Ashley

    I would like the second book since i already have the first. my favorite flour out of the one used in this book is probably the teff. I use it to make pancakes and they are so good! I also want to try using Buckwheat flour as I haven’t experimented with it yet.

  99. Ashley

    I have posted this giveaway on my Facebook!

  100. Ashley

    I loved the podcast! Everything in it was super helpful, as always. My favorite part was how to exchange the sugars. I read about this in your first cookbook, but I liked watching/hearing you explain it. All of the other areas you covered were very informative as well.

  101. Ashley

    I am already subscribed by email to your blog, but I subscribed to your RSS feed!

  102. ida

    I’d love #1… love nut flours!

  103. angela williams

    Id like part one please and right now im new to substituting so I’m still researching

  104. Barbara

    YAY! I’d love to win Part 1! My dear daughter and I just made your awesome waffle recipe and it was a complete hit! Even my in-laws and my husband, who won’t normally touch any baked goodie that is gluten-dairy-egg free loved them! Thank you for a fantastic recipe! Thank you for all the invaluable information!

  105. Suzanne H

    Part 1 . Almond flour’s my favorite, it has such a great texture.

  106. Suzanne H

    I shared on FB.

  107. Suzanne H
  108. Suzanne H
  109. Suzanne H

    I subscribe to your RSS feed.

  110. Jeannie D.

    Dear Brittany,
    Just finally determined that my son’s Asperger’s Syndrome and other problems are caused by leaky gut syndrome and autoimmune disorder, and a very few months later my health crashed. The doctors could find nothing wrong, of course, but it has all the symptoms of Hashimotos– loss of hair, accelerated aging, extreme fatigue, etc. Am new to all this, finally finding answers, we’ve gone gluten- and dairy-free among other things, but am still quite clueless in finding recipes that my son will enjoy. Would absolutely love to get your books, they look amazing, and would help so much with succeeding in overcoming our difficulties. Thanks for your terrific website, have learned so much from it, it’s wonderfully helpful!

    Love and thanks,
    Jeannie and Ben

  111. Jeannie D.

    Dear Brittany,
    Recently I found out that my son’s Asperger’s Syndrome and related problems were caused by food allergies and following leaky gut syndrome. A couple of month’s later, my own health crashed, and all my doctor’s tests came back normal. I finally thought of going online and researching the symptoms, and it looks very much like Hashimoto’s disease, loss of hair, extreme fatigue, accelerated aging, etc. We’ve gone gluten- and dairy-free, etc., but I’m at a loss to find recipes that will encourage my son and satisfy me on this very limited diet. I would absolutely love to get your recipe books, they would be so wonderfully helpful!
    Thanks so much for this wonderful website, I’ve learned so much necessary information!
    Love and Thanks!
    Jeannie and Ben

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