gfJules Frequently Asked Questions

Have a question about Jules’ gluten free recipes or products? Consult with these Frequently Asked Questions and Jules’ answers! If you don’t find the answers you need, feel free to email us anytime at Support@gfJules.com or give us a call at 443-251-2754. We’re here to help make gluten free baking safe, easy and delicious!

If you have a question about an existing order, please email our store partners at support@whitebox.com. Canadian customers: we are not currently in stores in Canada; most of our Canadian customers ship to border stores, use Kinek.com to receive, or they have friends and family in the US ship to them.  We DO ship internationally; choose international shipping during checkout for pricing. See below for more information on international shipping. 

Flour

What are the ingredients in gfJules™ All Purpose Gluten Free Flour?gfJules gluten free all purpose flour

  • Modified Tapioca Starch
  • Potato Starch
  • Corn Starch
  • Corn Flour
  • White Rice Flour
  • Xanthan Gum

There is no need to add additional xanthan gum or other gums to her flour – use as a cup for cup replacement for wheat-based all purpose flours in all your recipes. Jules’ flour was voted #1 Certified Gluten Free Flour in the consumer choice 2016 and 2017 Gluten Free Awards. We hope you love it as much as others who have come to rely on it for all their gluten free baking!

Is Jules’ flour non-GMO?

All her flour ingredients are non-GMO and certified gluten-free from the GFCO.

Is Jules’ flour kosher?

Yes, all Jules’ products are certified kosher by the Orthodox Union.

I have other food allergies. Do her products contain other allergens?

The facility where gfJules products are made is entirely gluten free. None of Jules’ products are made with any of the Top 8 food allergens (wheat, egg, dairy, soy, peanuts, tree nuts, fish or shellfish).

What about arsenic in rice?

Jules uses very little rice in her products. The rice flour she does use is from California, whose rice has been found to generally contain less arsenic than that grown in the south. Also, with the exception of her graham cracker mix (which uses some brown rice), her products only include small amounts of white rice, which has far lower levels of inorganic arsenic than does brown rice, since arsenic is concentrated in the bran layer.

How do I use her flour in an old family recipe?

Typically, gfJules Flour is a direct replacement for wheat-based all purpose flour, even in your grandmother’s recipes. Here is some more information on converting recipes to gluten free.

I want to bake by weight, not volume. How much does gfJules’ flour weigh?

1 cup of gfJules’ flour weighs 135 grams or 4.76 ounces.

If using measuring cups instead, spoon the flour from the bag into the cup and level off with a knife so that the flour isn’t compacted, which could throw off the recipe.

How do I store gfJules Flour?

All gfJules products can be stored in a pantry (a cool, dark place) at room temperature. Once opened, we suggest storing her flour in an airtight container. There is no need to store it in a refrigerator or freezer. It won’t hurt the flour, but it will cause it to measure improperly, so bring the flour back up to room temperature before measuring for baking.

How do I use gfJules flour in a recipe calling for Self-Rising Flour?

Here’s a recipe for self-rising flour using gfJules All Purpose Gluten Free Flour:

  • 1 cup gfJules Flour
  • 1 1/2 tsp. baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp. salt

Whisk together and store in a sealed container.

How do I use gfJules Flour in a recipe calling for Cake Flour?

gfJules Flour is already very similar in protein to regular cake flour, so you can simply use it 1:1. If you have any troubles with a recipe calling for cake flour, you may substitute 2 Tbs. of gfJules Flour with gluten-free cornstarch.

How do I use gfJules Flour for a Bisquick-like Baking Mix?

Here’s a recipe for a baking mix like Bisquick using gfJules All Purpose Gluten Free Flour:

How do I get more nutrition using gfJules Flour?

Bleached all purpose wheat flour isn’t known for its nutrition either, and gfJules Flour is a replacement for that all purpose product. In order to get the taste, texture and workability of all purpose wheat flour, it’s necessary to use gluten-free flours that work together in such a way that they provide stretch for doughs without being gritty or having an off flavor. The more nutritious gluten-free grains out there are gritty and/or have a funky flavor that would change the taste of the baked products you’re making and identify them as being “gluten free” or at least “different”. 

The good news about gfJules Flour, in addition to the fact that it works and allows you to make delicious baked goods again! is that because it has no taste or funny texture, you don’t have to add any extra fat or sugar to your recipes, as you do with most gluten-free. Processed, store-bought GF foods are almost always higher in fat and sugar because they’re covering up for gluten-free flours with grit or funny flavors. No need to do that with gfJules Flour, which opens the door for more low sugar and low fat baking. Also, Jules adds other GF flours with more nutrition in things like yeast bread recipes and in her bread mix, so you’ll find more nutrition in those.

Baked goods made with flour are intended to supplement the whole foods in a healthy diet, so hopefully the combination of a nutritious meal and delicious GF baking makes you feel better about living gluten-free!

I live abroad and cannot get gfJules Flour shipped to me. Can I make a substitute homemade flour blend?

We do ship Jules’ products internationally, however shipping can be quite expensive. We recommend combining your international order with friends or neighbors or ordering in bulk, as the majority of the shipping costs are charged on the first 10 pounds of  product shipped. The more you order above 10 pounds, the cheaper the per-pound shipping cost becomes.

The exact ingredients Jules selects for her proprietary blend are not available in stores, but she has created this homemade blend you can make from ingredients you may be able to find. This is not the exact recipe of gfJules Gluten Free All Purpose Flour, but it is a good blend to use when you don’t have access to Jules’ Flour and it will still allow you to use Jules’ recipes. For more information and other ingredient suggestions, see Jules’ book, Free for All Cooking.

  •  1 Cup Arrowroot Powder
  • 1 Cup Very Fine White Rice Flour
  • 1 Cup Potato Starch (not potato flour)
  • ½ Cup Tapioca Starch
  • ½ Cup Buckwheat Flour
  • 4 tsp. Xanthan Gum

Please make sure all the ingredients you use are certified gluten-free.

Whisk all ingredients together in a large mixing bowl, or pour into a zip top bag, shake until thoroughly mixed. Makes 4 cups.

I am allergic to corn. What gluten free flour blend does Jules recommend?

All of my gfJules products currently contain corn. If you would like to make a homemade blend for yourself without corn, follow the ratios given just above, or try Better Batter Flour — it’s the pre-made, corn-free blend I recommend.

I live at a high altitude. What changes do I need to make to my gluten-free baking when using gfJules Flour?

Baking with gfJules products at a high altitude requires little or no changes to be made.  Here is an article Jules wrote with more information.

How do I use an egg substitute in any of Jules’ recipes or mixes calling for eggs?

Jules recommends several egg substitutes, each works best in particular applications. Consult with her Egg-Free Vegan Baking Tips for each recipe.

BreadgfJules gluten free bread mix

Can I use gfJules Bread Mix in a breadmaker?

Yes! You can use gfJules Bread Mix in a breadmaker or bake in the oven. The room temperature liquids always go in first, then the dry mix, then the yeast. Here’s more information on baking gluten free breads in a breadmaker.

 

 

Do you have any tips for baking gluten free bread?

Yes! Here’s a great article Jules wrote that’s all about baking gluten free bread.

 

PizzagfJules gluten free pizza crust mix

How do I spread the wet pizza dough and not get it stuck to my hands?

Jules recommends oiling your hands well and then spreading out onto a parchment-lined pizza pan. Here’s a quick video showing how easy it is!

 

 

 

PancakesgfJules gluten free pancake mix

My pancakes turned out gummy. What did I do wrong?

There are a couple of things that might have gone wrong. The batter may have been over-mixed or the puffy batter may have been spread too thick and not pressed down when flipped so that the inside didn’t have a chance to cook. Try a lower temperature and bake the pancakes longer.

These flapjack-style pancakes will be puffier and thicker than some, so make sure they are spread thinly enough to bake all the way through. Allow them to sit for a couple minutes before digging in – any gumminess will go away after they sit fresh off the griddle.

 

Can I use non-dairy milk with the pancake mix?

Rice milk tends to be too watery. If using this, only use 1/2-3/4 cup milk and let the batter sit for a few minutes before making them. They will be a bit dryer because there is less fat and less protein. Another non-dairy milk substitute like soy, almond, coconut or flax tends to work better.

 

What is the best egg substitute to use with gfJules Pancake Mix?

We recommend using 1/4 cup mashed ripe banana and 1/4 cup natural applesauce for the 2 eggs. Let the batter sit while the stovetop is preheating to medium heat. If it becomes too thick while sitting, add more milk (usually up to 1/4 cup is plenty).

 

MuffinsgfJules gluten free muffin mix

Can I use something other than bananas in these muffins?

Yes, you can use applesauce or pumpkin puree as a substitute. Just keep in mind that the more watery the fruit you add, the more the fruit will affect how long the muffins need to bake. It’ll take longer to bake off the extra moisture of, say, peaches. So you just have to account for that in your baking time.

Here are some other delicious recipes using gfJules Muffin Mix:

Gluten Free Blueberry Muffins

Gluten Free Banana Muffins

Gluten Free Cranberry Walnut Muffins

Gluten Free Lemon Berry Muffins

Gluten Free Pumpkin Muffins

Zucchini Bread

Easy Banana Bread

gfJules’ Oats

Are the oats sold on this site instant?

Jules sells Gluten Free Harvest™ certified gluten-free, pure oats that are also organic and “quick” oats style, meaning oatmeal can be made simply by pouring boiling water on them and letting them sit, or by microwaving or cooking on a stovetop. They are preferred for baking applications, as well.

They are also non-GMO.

Have a question that wasn’t answered here? Email us at support@gfJules.com