Baking Powder, a simple baking ingredient, right? We shall see.
Numerous people with Celiac disease and gluten intolerance find they are still reacting to their foods even while eating a strict gluten free diet. I was on a strict gluten free diet for over 8 years and still was not finding much relief from my symptoms. It can be a frustrating spot to be in.
Many have found more success and better health when they eliminate all grains. I have learned through lots of study and research that grains can illicit the same kind of response on the immune system as gluten does. (But that's for a different post)
Eliminating grains can be difficult because grains are used as fillers in so many things and a lot of them you wouldn't even think have grains. Why would you ever question nuts. they are just nuts right? Nope, most are dusted with some kind of flour. I find rice flour used a lot.
Another one of those is baking powder. I know, I, never thought of what was in baking powder. It's just baking powder, right? Nope. Do you know what is in baking powder? I looked it up when I saw that it was not an acceptable paleo/primal food on one of the paleo sites I frequent. Commercially produced baking powder (unless stated) is made from baking soda and cornstarch. Since cornstarch is made from corn, a grain, it is not paleo/primal and if you are eating grain free it should be avoided.
When I found this out, I was like, “great, another baking item to eliminate.” With a little digging on the internet I found a way to make a grain free baking powder. Now I can provide my family with wonderful baked goods that I know are grain free and so can you. I hope you find it useful. 🙂