If you are gluten free, you are probably familiar with Bob’s Red Mill — a notable (many say iconic) American producer of whole grains, baking ingredients, and gluten-free foods, a number of which are organic and non-GMO. Founded in Oregon in 1978 by Bob and Charlee Moore, the brand has expanded over the last four-plus decades to offer an extensive assortment of high-quality, wholesome foods that are safe for people who need to follow a gluten-free diet.
Bob, who is loved by his fans, is also the face of the brand. He has become well known in the gluten-free community for his roots in stone milling his own grains, his passion for healthy eating, and his love of people. At 93 years young, he is still very actively involved in the company and continues to make guest appearances at brand-related events. Bob is clearly the reason why many people have developed an emotional attachment to the brand.
As far as safety for those with celiac goes, the brand stands by their “dedicated and completely separate gluten-free facility with specialized equipment to ensure their gluten-free products maintain their purity.” They assure customers that “only gluten-free products are milled, mixed, and packaged in that facility and their machinery is never exposed to non-gluten-free products.” The company also promises they “test every incoming delivery of product using the enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA) test — ensuring that every product is less than 20 ppm of gluten.”
Bob’s Red Mill gluten-free products
With a wide range of flours, baking mixes, cereals, and nutrition bars, Bob’s Red Mill offers a huge assortment of gluten-free products to choose from. The following roundup outlines a handful of the brand’s more popular gluten-free selections. To see more, take a peek at the full product catalog. Stay safe, read all food labels, and look for the red gluten-free symbol on all products before consumption.
Gluten Free 1-to-1 Flour
According to Bob’s, you can follow your favorite baking recipes and replace the wheat flour with this flour blend. This flour is touted as being ideal for muffins, cookies, cakes, and brownies. It is a blend of sweet rice and brown rice flour, potato starch, sorghum flour, tapioca flour, and xanthan gum.
A lower-carb flour, this option is made of whole blanched almonds that are ground into a fine meal. You can make almond flour pancakes, cookies, coffee cake, muffins, and many other recipes. You can also use it to replace bread crumbs. Almonds provide vitamin E, protein, fiber, and healthy fats.
This flour is stone ground and made from chickpeas (garbanzo beans). Garbanzo beans contain protein, fiber, and iron, and make a wonderful ingredient for gluten-free baking. This flour works well in crackers, pizza crust, and bread recipes. It can also be used to thicken soups, sauces, and gravies.
Gluten Free Pancake & Waffle Mix
Dairy-free and made with whole grains, this pancake mix promises pancakes that turn out fluffy, light, and delicious. You just need to add milk of your choice, such as soy, rice, coconut, almond, or cow, as well as butter or oil, and eggs.
Gluten Free Whole Grain Rolled Oats
Bob’s gluten-free oat groats are steamed and rolled to create the ideal texture. You can use these oats to make oatmeal, cookies, granola and granola bars, and all sorts of other healthful recipes. (Some people cannot tolerate oats, even if the oats are gluten free. Check with your health professional to ensure gluten-free oats are safe for your diet.)
This gluten-free, vegan egg substitute is made with potato starch, tapioca flour, baking soda, and psyllium husk fiber. It can be used in cakes, cookies, muffins, and other recipes where eggs are needed. There’s nothing to do other than simply add water.
Flaxseed meal is a versatile ingredient that provides nutritional benefits, such as omega-3 essential fatty acids (healthy fat), fiber, and lignans, a category of antioxidants. You can add flaxseed meal to bread, muffins, cookies, and other recipes. It can also be used as a thickener in soups and stews, as well as an egg replacer in different recipes.
Known as an ancient grain and “superfood” packed with goodness, quinoa works well in pilafs, salads, and soups. It is a source of complete protein and a source of iron. It’s a nutritious alternative to couscous and white rice. Bob’s quinoa has been thoroughly rinsed and air dried to remove any bitterness — an extra preparation step you don’t have to worry about.
Bob’s Red Mill gluten-free recipes
Looking to put some of these products to good use? Try the following recipes, courtesy of Bob’s Red Mill:
Sweet Potato Gnocchi With Sage Pesto
Interested in more gluten-free products? See some of what is gluten-free at Kroger, Trader Joe’s, ALDI, Whole Foods Market, and Safeway.