As promised from my “What’s in my Pantry” post, I am showing you my baking shelf. Yes, I apologize, this is not the most organized shelf in my pantry. It is constantly being unloaded and shuffled around, because well, I love to bake. A lot! 🙂 But, I’m being honest here on my blog, and so here’s the lovely picture of it’s contents.
Wow, I feel kind of exposed now.
Here is the list on contents in my baking collection:
- Coconut sugar
- Evaporated cane sugar
- Agave nectar
- Unsweetened cocoa
- Shredded unsweetened coconut
- Coconut oil
- Grapeseed oil
- Olive oil
- Baking powder
- Baking soda
- Almond flour
- Coconut flour
- Bobs Red Mill gluten free all purpose flour
- Xanthan gum
- Flaxseed meal
Changing over to more healthful baking products did not happen in one trip to the store. Slowly, as I tried new recipes I would add products and eventually came up with these as my “staples.” I buy most of my flours in bulk from Sprouts, to keep cost down. But, I have also found most of the flours at many of the grocery stores I have visited. I keep all my flours in the freezer to maintain freshness.
Also, I want you to meet my very best friend in my baking kitchen (well, it’s my only kitchen in my house…), my Kitchenaid Mixer. Love this thing. It has made me the laziest, fastest baker in town. 😉 I gather all my ingredients, completely ignore the recipe directions about using 2-4 different bowls to mix dry/wet ingredients, pour everything in the mixer, turn it on, pour mixture into the pan or whatever I’m using, bake, and *Presto!* DONE!
Thanks to my wonderful husband who surprised me with this gift a few years ago for Christmas.
Anyways, don’t judge my messy pantry. 🙂