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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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Carmella, New Port Richey, Florida July 19, 2012
“We ordered the Almond Flour this time. My daughters are very excited because they needed it for a recipe, and we could not find it locally. Nuts.com always has great prices and delivery is always speedy. Thanks!”
kathryn, raleigh, nc July 18, 2012
“I received our nut flour in record time. Loved the energizing decor of the box! Quality of flour was outstanding. The delivery confirmation email brought a smile to my face. We look forward to placing another order soon! ”
Sarah, Chesapeake Beach, Md July 17, 2012
“Best buying experience of my life. I so appreciate the character of this company...so refreshing! I'm officially nuts about this company. I'd buy these products just to get the box alone! ”
Elin, New York July 16, 2012
“I ordered a pound of almond flour and a pound of coconut flour. When I checked out, I couldn't believe I could choose which day I wanted my order shipped. I chose the same day and it arrived the next day!! I'm very happy with the products and the service. I'll be ordering again. Thank you!!”
Colleen, Sullivan, IL July 13, 2012
“Received my order of almond flour and arrowroot today...........SO quick!! I just ordered it day before yesterday! Thanks! I am anxious to use both. You were highly recommended by a friend, so I am sure I will order again. ”
Zoe, Biloxi, MS July 13, 2012
“Great products again, as usual! Dried cantaloupe is always a tasty treat, and this time around I ordered the Almond flour, and made my own Marzipan!! Thanks so much! I'm ready for another order soon!”
Jennifer, Longview, WA July 12, 2012
“Nuts.com is the only source we order our almond and coconut flour from. The quality is excellent and so is the service. Not to mention "nutty".”
Tracie, OH July 11, 2012
“Wow, my almond and coconut flours are here already! My order shipped out Monday and it was here by Wednesday early afternoon. Can't wait to try my flours! Thanks, you nutty people! :-)”
Albert, West Seneca, NY July 11, 2012
“Love, Love, Love the packaging the almond flour arrived in. Soooo much FUN!
A visual inspection of the flour looks exactly what I expected and can't wait to bake with it on Friday.
This is my first purchase from Nuts.com and it looks like there will be more in the future.
My review of the flour will be forthcoming.”
Deborah, Poulsbo, WA July 3, 2012
“Received my tasty box of goodies from Nuts.com today and was joined by three enthusiastic teenagers in sampling its contents. The unanimous decision was that EVERYTHING was fabulous; my son & his girlfriend will use the almond flour to make their first batch of French Macarons! Thanks so much for offering such superb products!”
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Karon, North Bend, WA April 7, 2014
“The Nuts.com family is great! Thanks for your top quality product and your cheerful and positive customer service. I love baking with your almond flour, it is much better than the almond meal I had purchased from the grocery store. I will keep coming back and am telling all my friends about Nuts.com! Thank you!”
Serving Size 28g (~1 oz.)
(Approx. 16.2 Servings/Pound)
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|Calories From Fat||120|
Whole blanched almonds.
Packaged in the same facility as peanuts, tree nuts, soy, and milk products.
Store under refrigeration for up to 6 months.
Country of Origin: United States
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