In these challenging times, we are being asked to limit trips to the grocery store and that means stocking our pantries. To be prepared for cooking at home, here’s a list of gluten-free pantry staples.

Flour Alternatives

While the most common gluten-free flours to have on hand are white and brown rice flours, there are also gluten-free flour blends that are great for baking like Bob’s Red Mill Paleo baking flour, Arrowhead Mills All Purpose gluten-free flour and King Arthur Measure for Measure gluten free flour. Other wheat flour alternatives include soy, corn, potato, bean, amaranth, buckwheat, chickpea, nut flours, oat flour, tapioca and teff. The Kitchn has a great guide to different gluten free flour options.

Gluten-free Grains

There are many grains that are naturally gluten free, including sorghum, quinoa, oats, buckwheat, amaranth, teff, corn, and brown rice. Healthline has a great breakdown of different gluten free grains and their various properties.

Beans and legumes

Beans like black beans, pinto beans and chickpeas are naturally gluten free. Additionally, lentils are another good item to have in your gluten-free pantry. Check out this post on VeryWellFit about gluten free bean options.

Pasta and Noodles

There are several different types of gluten-free pasta and noodles, including brown rice pasta, Traditional Japanese shirataki noodles made from konjac, chickpea pasta, quinoa pasta, soba noodles, or you can make your own from vegetables like carrots and zucchini. Popular gluten free pasta brands include Banza and Barilla.

Spices, Flavorings and Condiments

Unfortunately, gluten can sometimes be hiding in packaged spices, so it’s important to read labels and to rely on brands that are certified gluten free. Avoid bulk spices since they are at risk for contamination. In terms of extracts, brands like McCormick assure that theirs are all gluten free. Luckily, there are many brands of gluten-free condiments to choose from, or you could try your hand at making your own.

Raw Nuts

Generally, nuts in their pure form, and seeds such as sunflower and sesame, are all naturally gluten free. However, the process of flavoring some varieties could add gluten, so stick to the natural/unflavored versions.

Baking Ingredients

Cocoa powder, baking powder, baking soda, and chocolate chips are great to have on hand for gluten-free baking. Stabilizers like xantham gum and guar gum are also staples frequently used in gluten-free baking. Gluten Free on a Shoestring has a detailed guide to gluten free baking ingredients.


Sugar and natural sweeteners are typically gluten free. Sugar, brown sugar, honey, maple syrup and coconut palm sugar are all excellent additions to your gluten-free pantry.

Fats and Oils

Olive oil, avocado oil, and coconut oil are gluten free and have many uses in cooking and baking. Many non-stick sprays are also gluten free, but don’t forget to read the ingredients to be sure.

It’s always a good idea to have a stocked gluten-free pantry, but especially during these times when we are home more and shopping less. Don’t forget to add Goodman Gluten Free products to your list when making a plan! My website has a full list of my products and retailers.