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Almond flour is a low-carb, gluten-free baking alternative to standard wheat flour. As you might have guessed, this flour is made of almonds (and only almonds), which are first blanched to remove the skin and then ground up to a very fine consistency, similar to that of wheat or cornmeal.
A Gluten-Free Staple
Sometimes known as almond meal, this flour is particularly popular with customers on gluten-free diets, as it serves for almost all of the same uses as wheat flour. Many gluten-free cookbooks feature the flour prominently in their recipes, as do many almond flour recipes on our site. Our almond flour is certified gluten-free.
Compared to other flours, the flour is especially flavorful, with a nutty taste that works well with many other foods. It produces baked goods that are especially light and moist. It's also very easy to use, and doesn't require any sifting or kneading.
Even if you're not on a gluten free or low carb diet, give this unique flour a try and you won't be disappointed by the nutty flavor, delicate undertones, and the moist yet light baking products that result from its use. It'll be a refreshing difference from your everyday flours.
Our Registered Dietitian's Top Pick
Our Health Nut Registered Dietitian loves almond flour because it contains healthy fats, vitamin E and plant based protein. It's also tasty in pancakes and it's the perfect gluten-free flour stand-in for bakers.
Almond Flour Nutrition
1. Protein Powerhouse: Almond flour is high in protein (1 serving has 6 grams of protein compared to 5.5 grams in one egg) and low in carbohydrates and sugar. This makes it an attractive option for customers on paleo or low-carb diets. Furthermore, the protein is great for maintaining and building healthy muscles.
2. Heart-Healthy: 64% of the fats found in almonds are monounsaturated fats and according to the American Heart Association, these fats help lower harmful cholesterol as effectively as expensive pharmaceutical drugs in addition to lowering the risk of heart disease.
3. Protective Antioxidants: One ounce of almonds has 35% of your daily recommended value of vitamin E, a powerful antioxidant. According to The Journal of the American Association (2002), the high vitamin E content of almonds has been linked to protecting against Alzheimer's disease.
4. Nutty Health Benefits: Along with being a rich source of protein, monounsaturated fats, and antioxidants, the flour also contains high amounts of calcium, iron, and dietary fiber, nutrients that people with gluten-free diets sometimes lack.
The Blanching Process
Our almond flour is made from blanched almonds, which means that the almonds go through a process where steam is injected into the water and the almonds are soaked for 2 minutes to soften the skins. The almonds are then passed onto rollers to remove the loosened skins. Finally, the almonds are finely ground to an even consistency that is ideal for baking and cooking. There are no additional ingredients added to the flour; it is simply made from almonds. That’s it!
Baking and Cooking Ideas
Almond flour is a popular alternative flour due to its subtly sweet taste, high nutrition content, and low-carb attributes. To use it as a substitute for wheat flour, replace the indicated amount of wheat flour in the recipe with the same quantity of almond flour. Baked goods made from almond flour should sit longer once removed from the oven because of their more delicate nature.
Many people prefer baking with blanched almond flours because the absence of skins creates a soft, light-colored flour. Almond meal, by contrast, has a much coarser texture and can be made from unblanched almonds. Further grinding would cause the fine almond flour to release more oils, turning it into a creamy almond butter.
Almond Flour Recipes
Use this versatile flour as a base in:
- --- Breads
- --- Almond Flour Pancakes
- --- Almond Flour Muffins
- --- Almond Flour Cookies
- --- Almond Flour Cake
and more. It can also be used to coat meat, poultry, seafood, and vegetables.
Packaging and Storage
This almond flour arrives ready-to-use in our signature nutty re-sealable packaging to help the flour maintain its freshness. Due to the flour’s high moisture and fat content, the package should be stored in the fridge if you plan to keep it for more than a couple weeks. Transfer the flour to the freezer if you're planning to keep it even longer. This will extend the shelf life and prevent rancidity. Almond flour should be thawed before handling straight from the freezer since it will initially be clumpy and difficult to work with.
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Greg, Richmond, Virginia March 22, 2013
“Super fast delivery, and great product! This is my second order, and I have no intention in using anyone else for my almond flour needs!”
Lori, Warwick, NY March 22, 2013
“I ordered my things Wednesday night and it's here Friday morning! Ordered my usual almond and coconut flours, but also got almonds and apple chips. Everything is delicious! And the dried mango sample is outstanding!”
Tamara, Roanoke, Va March 22, 2013
“Found the link to your site on wheat belly bog. I am a celiac and am learning better healthier eating daily. Thanks to your site I have found a great resource to keep healthy Great products in my cupboard. I am so pleased with my products, service and delivery time. I love that all the nutritional information is available prior to ordering. Prices are Very reasonable! Products are Great! I placed my order late evening on Tuesday and received my order Thursday. Love it!!! Now I can have healthy wheat free gluten free products, so very happy. Doing the happy Dance LOL!”
Shannon, Valparaiso, IN March 21, 2013
“I LOVE everything about nuts.com! Your delivery is super speedy, the packaging is fantastic and I love the extra something to try! The almond meal has been awesome and makes melt in your mouth goods! Combining the almond and peanut flours to make bread for my kids has been awesome...no more struggling with grinding my own peanut flour. Thanks for making my day nutty!”
Natasha, Rockville, MD March 21, 2013
“This almond flour has a tender texture and bakes very well. We definitely suggest using it for Pancakes, Muffins or other pastries. It has a delightful taste and a unique aroma before and after baking. This is a superb replacement for recipes that call for white flour. Try and Enjoy :-)”
Samia, Lake Ariel, PA March 16, 2013
“Received my order of almond meal, raw pistachios, cashews, pumpkin seeds and the extra surprise of almonds. Everything is very fresh and absolutely delicious! Very happy with my order! ”
Veronica, East Greenwich, RI March 15, 2013
“This is our second time ordering and both of our experiences have been great. Our order arrived the very next day! Aside from great shipping, the products are of great quality and well worth the money. The almond flour is perfect for our diet. I love the California dried apricots (worth the splurge) and the spicy mango. We had to order the ground flax seed after the sample we received with the last shipment. We used them on just about everything from smoothies to steak. Overall, we love you guys and plan on becoming part of the nuts.com family!”
Tamara, Rock Hill, SC March 14, 2013
“I'm a graphic designer by day and an avid baker by night. Your commitment to a quality product AND a strong brand is rare — your family has made my entire day a whole lot brighter!”
Julie, Arlington, Texas March 14, 2013
“This was my first order and love all the products so far that I have ordered. I immediately started baking with the almond flour and it was yummy! I'm trying to eat healthier and watch my carbs. I never knew how yummy almond flour could be over regular flour. I did have to try your rum cordials and boy are they wonderful and yet evil joy at the same time! I have to refrain fr eating too many in one sitting!!!!”
Danielle, Euless, TX March 14, 2013
“Love the low prices for quality almond and coconut flour! So glad I don't have to pay an arm and a leg to have homemade baked goods on a low carb diet anymore! And thanks for the cashew sample! Can't believe how huge (and, of course, delicious!) the cashews were!”
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Matt, Suffolk, VA August 30, 2014
“Delivered as promised on time! Happy customer, will definitely shop nuts.com again!
Freshness was superb! Watch out whole foods market, you have some competition.
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Serving Size 28g (~1 oz.)
(Approx. 16.2 Servings/Pound)
|Amount Per Serving|
|Calories From Fat||120|
Whole blanched almonds.
Packaged in the same facility as peanuts, tree nuts, soy, and milk products.
Store open or closed under refrigeration for up to 6 months. This item can be frozen.
Country of Origin: United States
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