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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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Cheryl, Gloversville, NY September 8, 2011
“What can I say other than you guys are amazing! Your dried strawberries are divine (and they're the perfect "I must be nuts training for a marathon" food)! My running buddy agrees, so I got her some! The dates are some of the best I've ever had, and the almond flour makes the best pancakes known to man. I love doing business with you my nutty, nutty friends! Thanks for stellar service and quality!”
Rosemary, Summerfield, Florida September 1, 2011
“My family follows a paleo diet and we use almond flour for lots of things.... from tortilla chips to pie crusts. Nuts online had the best price anywhere. The order process was quick, efficient and was delivered exactly when they said it would be. I'll be ordering another 25 lbs when I finish this one !”
Lou, Pueblo, Colorado August 24, 2011
“this is the freshest and most reasonably priced stuff I have found online. I do a lot of gluten free baking for friends who are intolerant and they love it all. If it shipped any quicker they would be sending it before I ordered!!”
Beata, Raeford, NC August 13, 2011
“It was a quick delivery. Thank you so much. I can start cooking and baking for my son now who is on SCD. Thanks. Beata
One more thing, I paid for 1 pound of almond flour $ 12.90 here in our local food store. never again.”
Alan, Pasadena, CA August 11, 2011
“Good quality almond flour that is less expensive than any other we have found. ”
Manon, Quebec CIty, QC, Canada August 11, 2011
“This is my 4th order with you guys, and certainly not the last one. Being on SCD diet, I use a lot of nuts and nut flours, and this is the place I find'em all.
Thanks for the free veggie chips sample, they are delicious. Very fast shipping, as always. ”
Bonnie, Harrisonburg, VA July 19, 2011
“I knew I missed Jersey for some reason!! And you guys are it!!! Placed my order Saturday, you shipped yesterday and came today!! And what a delightful surprise to receive the chia seeds!! I am the 24/7 caretaker for my 85-year-old mother who is diabetic with Alzheimer's and dementia and even though her blood sugar is under control, this might be an interesting supplement. Will try and see how it works. Because of her diabetes, she is restricted to ONLY meats, dairy and vegetables so it might be beneficial since I am limited to the grains I can use. ANYTHING white, brown in grains, rice or veggies are a definite no-no but the chia just may be what I'm looking for. Will let ya know. Thanks again for wonderful service!!!!!!!”
Dawn July 17, 2011
“Love the almond flour! made a pie with my own black raspberries. We just found out my fiance has type 2 diabetes trying new things flour came quick very happy!!!!!!”
Pauline Cressey, Fort Pierce, FL July 16, 2011
“Thank you so much for the fast delivery of my almond flour. I am grateful to have found your web site. I will certainly be ordering more products.”
Charissa kirk, Sacramento, Ca July 11, 2011
“Best service in the world and the product is awesome!”
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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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