Gluten Free Baking Blend – Trim Healthy Mama (THM) Product Review
(Gluten Free Baking Blend – Trim Healthy Mama (THM) Product Review)
Apart from the THM stevia, the one product I would recommend you buy (if you can afford it) is the gluten free baking blend. This is an all purpose, multi purpose, flour blend that you can use for all sorts of recipes. You can make cakes, muffins, breads, coatings for chicken, stuffing, biscuits and cookies – it covers pretty much all your baking needs!
I cannot buy it too often due to the cost of shipping to where I live in the UK. There are some ‘homemade’ baking blend recipes on the internet, have a look at Pinterest where you can find quite a few recipes to try. I am going to try a few of them over the coming weeks and I will report back on what works and what to avoid. I want to find a baking blend that will work for everyday use, without it costing a lot of my grocery budget.
If you can buy it though, the Trim Healthy Mama Baking Blend is excellent and well worth keeping in your cupboard.
So far, we have mainly used it for cakes. My husband has a very sweet tooth and one of the reasons we ‘failed’ at THM when we first started, was that we couldn’t find a cake recipe that we both liked and that actually tasted and resembled ‘real’ cake, complete with cake crumb. This baking blend really does make a nice cake and being a loose powder means you can take out just enough at a time to make just an individual cake – or a whole large cake! As there are only two of us in our family, we will often just make two single serving cakes and enjoy them when we want a quick snack. Depending how you use the baking blend, it can be an FP, S or E food, so a quick FP cake can be very helpful when you need a snack.
Here is an excellent video, made by the creators of Trim Healthy Mama, that explains Baking Blend better than I ever could.
One of the most popular new uses for baking blend is the new Nuke Queen’s Awesome Bread recipe that Pearl and Serene have shared on YouTube
As you can see, this makes a bread that is suitable for an S meal, something that has previously been very difficult to do. Anyone that is on a budget will know that meals ‘on toast’ are one of the cheapest options to feed a family and this bread means that we can have cheap meals like cheese on toast and beans on toast again (with my Sugar Free Baked Beans in Tomato Sauce recipe)
As you can see, this really is an excellent product to have in the cupboard for a wide range of uses. It makes baking much simpler and opens up a whole new range of meal ideas for those of us who are THM’ers.
Have you tried the baking blend yet? What do you think of it? What is your favourite recipe to use it for? I’d love to hear of more ideas.