If you are following the THM diet OR using THM recipes to lower your carb intake, you have probably already seen the THM Baking Blend sold by the THM ladies. If you want ultra easy and are willing to pay the price, I encourage you to buy from them. However if you have a few minutes and want cheaper, you can easily make your own Copycat THM Baking Blend.
Once you have gathered together the ingredients, it only takes minutes to make one to five pounds of the Baking Blend and depending on where you purchase your ingredients, you could save 30% to 50% … which is a pretty good payback for several minutes of work.
I’m going to give you two copycat versions. Try them both to see what you like best. The first recipe is MY favorite and is the closest to the THM baking blend.
Copycat THM Baking Blend
I have used the following copycat recipe for the THM Baking Blend in many of the THM recipes found online AND to convert my own favorite recipes into delicious low carb, no sugar versions.
This was originally posted in a forum, but when I went back to find the original link, it had disappeared.
Copycat THM Baking Blend
- Dump the first four ingredients into a large bowl or container and stir with a large spoon for a minute to evenly distribute the ingredients.
- Sprinkle the collagen (or protein powder) and the glucomannan evenly over the top and stir for another minute.
- Store in an air tight container.
Baking Blend #2
Here is another baking blend recipe. The recipe above is a CLONE of the THM baking blend … Baking Blend #2 can be SUBSTITUTED for the THM blend in any recipes you find. It has only three ingredients and is unarguably the cheapest clone to make.
I found this recipe on JoyFilledEats.com where there is also a nut free version for anyone who is allergic to nuts.
2/3 cup almond flour
2/3 cup coconut flour
2/3 cup ground golden flax
Add all three ingredients to a large bowl or container.
Mix very thoroughly with a large spoon.
THM Baking Blend Ingredients
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NOTE: Oat Fiber is NOT the same as Oat Bran. You cannot substitute bran for the fiber and get the same results.
Golden Flax Meal
The only reason the recipe calls for GOLDEN flax meal is because the color is nicer in baked goods.
You can easily use regular brown flax seeds. Making your own flax meal is easy … dump a cup into a blender, Ninja or coffee grinder and buzz until finely ground. Once you have ground the flax seeds they should be stored in your freezer.
You can grind your own with a blender or Ninja but buying the flour is way easier and you get a nice fine consistency which you probably won’t be able to achieve in your blender.
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Hydrolized Collagen is a nutritional supplement that is receiving a lot of attention because Scientific Studies link it to more youthful looking skin. It also works on your joints, finger nails and hair.
I actually use this as a supplement, but do not mix it into the THM Baking Blend. I substitute protein powder instead.
There is a lot of online discussion as to whether beef collagen or marine based collage is better. Hard to sort that out. Here is the brand I use:
NOTE: glucomannan is made from the Konjac root, which is why you almost always see them mentioned together.
Glucomannan pretty well has to be purchased online. I have never seen it locally. IF you find it too pricey or if you have run out and need a substitute … try Xanthan Gum. It also acts as a binder and thickener in cooking and baking.