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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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Deborah, Kenner, LA December 22, 2010
“I had difficulty finding almond flour locally and was fortunate to see the Nuts On-line website. What a blessing to have the product delivered timely and without any problems. The flour is great and my cake is in the oven! Thanks and Merry Christmas!”
Janine Richmond, Southern Tier, NY December 20, 2010
“You guys are NUTS! I can't believe how fast you shipped the 25 pounds of almond flour and those delectable little GREEN BEAN CHIPS I ordered. Green Bean chips... who knew! I have to follow a super strict no gluten/no lactose/no crazy additives/not much of anything diet and wanted something CRUNCHY (besides carrots). So maybe now instead of turning orange, I'll turn GREEN! And my husband's eyes will be green with envy! Hey, he can eat whatever he wants and not get sick. So much for sharing! I think I might attack some dried mango the next order! Your flour looks great, a nice comparable consistency to the bulk flour I USED to order. I am very sure it will pass the baking test! And I don't have to wait weeks for it to be delivered! What more could a girl want? Hmm, maybe a few more green bean chips... ”
Janet, Essexville, MI December 14, 2010
“Excellent service - immediate delivery. A+++ discovered your website as a result of recipe in Martha Stewart's Living Magazine. ”
Gretchen, Amesbury, ma December 5, 2010
“Hi. My name's Gretchen & I'm a nut. I mean, er, I ordered 25lbs of almond flour and got it THE NEXT DAY! And, having been on a grain-free diet for nearly a year, MADE BREAD... and it looked like BREAD! Not pancakes like it does when you use almond meal which is all you can afford locally... Price was excellent. Shipping was reasonable. And delivery was SUPER FAST. ...but the customer service dept. IS kinda nutty. %?”
Susan, Denver, CO November 19, 2010
“Hi- just got the order earlier this evening. Can't wait to try this almond flour for pancakes in the morning. Thanks for the fun email. I'll let you know how it goes- I'm new to baking and new to grain free. Love almonds so it must be great!
Trish, Millersville, Maryland November 18, 2010
“Great Service, Fast Delivery - a perfect combination!”
Laura November 7, 2010
“Really love the blanched almond flour. Makes baking gluten free so nice. Highly recommend.
Will definitely order from NutsOnline again. Wonderful products, great service. ”
Melinda, va October 6, 2010
“My order just arrived - it took only two days! The packaging is great, everything came intact, and even got a little gift of chia seeds!
I immediately broke into my 25 lb bag of almond flour and warm almond flour banana muffins are on the counter as I write this! Thank you - I'll be ordering from you again soon!”
Donna Lee Dunn, Sheldonville, MA September 29, 2010
“Hi,I am so excited I have been looking for Almond flour that I could afford but what a surprise.I had only found Bob's Redmill in one store and it was really lumpy. Yours far exceeds my expectations. It is finer. Just what I was hoping for. You made my day. I can't wait to tell my friends. ”
Linda, Los Angeles, CA September 4, 2010
“I'm so glad I found this place- I needed blanched almond flour for some recipes and couldn't find it at Whole Paycheck. I couldn't believe their prices for gluten free flours, I'll never buy Bob's Red Mill again (sorry Bob). Also tried their fruit chips & taro chips-yum!! And how nice of them to add a free sample of veggie chips to my order (which were also delicious). I'm a customer for life-- Thanks Nuts!”
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Frances, Caldwell, OHIO June 18, 2014
“AFTER I SAMPLED SOME OF MY FIRST ORDER I COULDN'T WAIT TO GET ON LINE AND ORDER MORE. THIS SECOND ORDER IS FANTASTIC. i USED THE ALMOND FLOUR TO BREAD SOME TENDERLOIN STEAKS AND THEY WERE DELICIOUS. THE PINE NUTS WERE VERY GOOD IN MY STIR FRY. NOW I'M ANXIOUS TO BAKE AND USE THE PINE NUTS AND CRANBERRIES. THANKS NUTS.COM”
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 open or closed under refrigeration for up to 6 months. This item can be frozen.
Country of Origin: United States
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