How can I make things more fluffy when baking gluten-free? –– Christina Hale, Facebook
Without gluten to provide structure, gluten-free baked goods can often fall flat. Here are several tips for adding a bit more fluff to your baked goods:
• Make sure that ingredients are at room temperature. This ensures that there isn’t any unnecessary shrinkage during the baking process.
• Use more eggs –– especially whipped egg whites.
• Consider adding more leavening agents like baking powder (be careful though; too much can yield a funky aftertaste).
• Add ground flaxseeds –– we find that that ground flaxseeds help add a bit more structure to most gluten-free flour blends, which tend to be mostly starch. Plus, there’s the bonus of getting your dose of lignans, omega fatty acids, and fiber.