The short answer is no. The it in question being Bob’s Red Mill GF All Purpose Baking Flour.
When I decided to enter a gluten free recipe contest sponsored by Bob’s and Gluten Free Registry, I was hesitant about using the all purpose blend because of the garbanzo and fava bean flours. But for simplicity’s sake, I decided to use it.
I wanted my entry to –
- Use a readily available gf flour blend
- Not require having a special donut pan
- Be a baked donut instead of fried
- Most importantly – be fun for bakers to make at home
The chocolate, coffee, and vanilla flavors offset any potentially beany taste in the cake donuts. I tested these donuts out on lots of different eaters and was practically looking for someone to notice a beany aftertaste. It didn’t happen. Even with the pickiest taste tester.
If I’d decided to enter a plain cake donut recipe, I probably would have used a rice flour/almond meal blend.
The chocolate cake donut recipe link is on the contest page here. Don’t forget to vote while you’re there!