Sylvan Border Farm All-Purpose Flour (DISCONTINUED)


I was very pleased with the Sylvan Border Farm mixes (their lemon cake won me over even though I am not a cake nor a lemon dessert fan), so I was eager to trial their flour blend to see if I could create such marvelous gluten-free, casein free desserts on my own.

Luckily, for those of us who are gluten-free baking rookies, Sylvan Border Farm doesn’t leave you hanging.  They include a nice little pamphlet filled with recipes to get you started.  I chose the peanut butter cookie recipe for my first trial.

I followed the recipe, using maple syrup, adding 1 teaspoon of cinnamon and flattening the cookie dough with some sugar for a nice topping.  They came out with light wafer crispness around the edges and a generously soft peanut butter middle.

Sylvan Border Farm

As for the taste, well … just ask my husband.  He stole one from the cooling rack before I could even get a picture.  He then returned for two more within the next ten minutes, and proceeded to complain about the small batches I bake … joking that he would get me an easy bake oven so I could cook one at a time. Apparently his sweet cravings are making him bitter over my “test batches” (I only bake 6 on the first run just in case something needs to be adjusted).

Sylvan Border FarmThe cookies were egg and oil free, not too sweet, not too hearty, and perfect in texture.  I don’t think anyone would guess their gluten-free nature.  Of course, we weren’t able to verify this, as my husband and I gobbled up every last cookie. A definite winner.

As for the flour, it seemed to work perfectly, not missing a glutinous beat.  I loved the resealable 2lb package, the organic flours, and the insert of easy recipes.

INGREDIENTS: Potato Starch, White Rice Flour, Brown Rice Flour*, Amaranth Flour, Quinoa Flour*, White Cornmeal*, Garbanzo Bean Flour*, Soy Flour*.  *Organically Grown.

Where to Purchase: Sylvan Border Farm gluten-free mixes are available in natural food stores, but can still be a bit difficult to locate.  Luckily, you can easily purchase them online.

About Author

Alisa is the founder of, Food Editor for Allergic Living magazine, and author of the best-selling dairy-free book, Go Dairy Free: The Guide and Cookbook for Milk Allergies, Lactose Intolerance, and Casein-Free Living, and the new cookbook, Eat Dairy Free: Your Essential Cookbook for Everyday Meals, Snacks, and Sweets. Alisa is also a professional recipe creator and product ambassador for the natural food industry.


  1. I am also very upset to lose Sylvan Border Farms Gluten-Free all purpose flour. Does anyone know where to find this stuff? I don’t care who makes it – I just want to be able to make Christmas cookies that I can eat.

  2. Vickie Loemker on

    I have been a LONG time user/lover of Sylvan Border products, but today when I confidently got online to buy my next batch of goodies, they were GONE! The website address led nowhere and no one answered when I called their phone nomber. I am really worried that I am stuck back in the world of pre-Sylvan Border GF baking – not a nice place! Do you know where I can get their products. There are 4 – 5 natural grocery stores in my area. None of them have ever carried these products. HELP!

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