Frequently Asked Questions

Are all of your products certified non-GMO?

All of our products are made with certified non-GMO ingredients. Our Wholesome Flour, Brownie Mix and Vanilla Cake Mix are verified by the NON-GMO Project. We’re currently working to get the remaining products verified.

Do Cup4Cup Flours Expire?

Yes, flour does expire. Shelf life depends on the specific flour type, so check the ”best before date” on the package. Optimal flour storage is in an airtight container, placed in a dark, dry, cool area. Avoid storage in the freezer or refrigerator, as moisture can seep into the flour and affect baking outcomes. Cup4Cup flour blends, if stored properly, will not expire for approximately one year, though we recommend deferring to the “best before date” that is printed on the packaging.

Is Cup4Cup Multipurpose Flour Self-Rising?

All-purpose flour is not self-rising, but you can create self-rising flour with all-purpose flour by adding pantry leavening agents – 1 teaspoon of baking powder and ¼ teaspoon of salt for every cup of all-purpose flour.

What is Gluten Free?

A gluten free diet is one that excludes gluten. Gluten is a protein that is found in wheat and related grains like barley, rye, spelt and titricale. A gluten free diet is used to treat celiac disease, non-celiac gluten sensitivity and sometimes wheat allergy. Celiac disease is caused by an abnormal immune response to gluten which causes inflammation in the small intestines and can prevent essential nutrients from being absorbed. Therefore, for people with celiac disease, eating a gluten free diet helps control the symptoms and complications of celiac disease.

What is Self-Rising Flour?

Self-rising flour is a wheat flour that contains baking powder and salt. You can make your own self-rising flour by whisking together 1 cup all-purpose flour with 1 teaspoon baking powder and ¼ teaspoon salt.

What is the best way to store Cup4Cup Multipurpose Flour and/or Wholesome Flour?

You should store our Cup4Cup Flour Blends just like you would store regular flour. For best results, we recommend storage in an airtight container in a cool, dry, dark area not to exceed 80° F, such as your pantry. If stored properly, the flour will last approximately one year, though we do recommend using the flour by the ‘best by date’ printed on the bag.  We do not recommend storage in a refrigerator or freezer as these are moist environments that can be detrimental to the flour’s performance.

What is the eight of 1 cup of Cup4Cup Multipurpose Flour?

1 cup of Cup4Cup Original Flour weighs 140 grams or 4.9 ounces.

How is Cup4Cup Wholesome Flour different from Cup4Cup Multipurpose Flour? Does it perform the same?

Wholesome Cup4Cup is heartier and healthier than our Cup4Cup Multipurpose Flour.  Wholesome Cup4Cup contains natural sources of fiber, whole grains, omega-3s and antioxidants which are contributed by the brown rice, flaxseeds and rice bran in the blend. Wholesome Cup4Cup flour’s taste, texture and performance are similar to whole wheat flour, resulting in hearty, nutritious, and denser baked items. You may use it cup-for-cup for regular flour in any recipe. However, due to the high fiber content, recipes may need to be adjusted slightly by adding a bit more liquid or fat, just like you would adjust recipes made with whole wheat flour.

Can I make bread with the Cup4Cup Multipurpose Flour?

The Cup4Cup Original blend is most similar in composition to all-purpose or pastry flour, making it suitable as a replacement for regular flour in recipes for cakes, cookies, muffins, pies, biscuits, quick breads, sauces, in pasta dough and as a coating for frying. We do not recommend Cup4Cup as a gluten-free flour replacement in bread recipes that require yeast. This is because Cup4Cup lacks the structure and composition to mimic the rise and texture of yeast-based wheat breads. With that, making bread with Cup4Cup is not impossible; it’s just that the recipe will require some modifications and experimentation. For example, we have been able to modify a brioche recipe and develop Brioche Rolls using Cup4Cup. If you would like the recipe for our Brioche Rolls please visit our Recipe section.

Is Cup4Cup produced in a dedicated gluten-free facility?

All of our Cup4Cup products are produced in a dedicated gluten free facility. Our products meet the strict standards to be certified gluten free by the Celiac Support Association and Gluten-Free Certification Organization (GFCO).

Do your products contain tree nuts, peanuts and/or soy?

No. Our products and facility are devoid of any contact with tree nuts, peanuts and soy.

Why do some of your products contain dairy?

Each ingredient in our products has been specifically chosen to perform an important role. The milk powder adds to the tenderness of the baked goods made from Cup4Cup.

Which of your products contain corn?

The following products contain corn:

Cup4Cup Multipurpose Flour Blend
Cup4Cup Pizza Crust Mix
Cup4Cup Pancake & Waffle Mix
Cup4Cup Chocolate Brownie Mix
Cup4Cup Vanilla Cake Mix

Are your products Kosher?

The following products are certified Kosher (OU) by the Orthodox Union:

Cup4Cup Wholesome Flour Blend
Cup4Cup Chocolate Brownie Mix

The following products are certified Kosher-Dairy (OUD) by the Orthodox Union:

Cup4Cup Original Flour Blend
Cup4Cup Pizza Crust Mix
Cup4Cup Pancake & Waffle Mix

Is the cornstarch used in your products non-GMO?

Yes, the cornstarch used in our products is made from NON-GMO Project Verified corn.

How do you convert Cup4Cup to self-rising flour?

To convert 1 cup of Cup4Cup to self-rising flour, whisk together the following: 1 cup Cup4Cup flour + 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder + 1/4 teaspoon salt.

Can I use Cup4Cup as a replacement for cake flour?

Of course, replace the cake flour called for in your recipe with an equal amount of Cup4Cup flour.

Can I get Cup4Cup in bulk to use at my restaurant or bakery?

Yes, we offer our Cup4Cup Original Flour Blend, Cup4Cup Pizza Crust Mix, Cup4Cup Pancake & Waffle Mix and Cup4Cup Brownie Mix in 25 pound bulk bags. Please visit our Foodservice Page for more information.