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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.
Leave online feedback and share your thoughts with other customers!
Thelma, Chapel Hill, NC June 26, 2013
“My shipment arrived quickly and everything was in order. I was so excited to get them that I made almond/pecan pancakes with fresh picked blueberries for dinner tonight. Yum!
I have been gluten free since Nov. 2012 and nut flours are my new best friend. Thank you so much.”
Jeremy, saint charles, missouri June 21, 2013
“Super fast shipping! Wow, double bagged too! Our almond flour orders from other companies have always come in just the thin blue bag, just folded over at the top, sometimes flour even spilled into the box. This bag was put into a second bag and zip-tied shut. Great packaging, and great service. Couldn't be happier!”
Barb, Rochester, NY June 14, 2013
“On my second batch of that great Blanched Almond Flour. Love it! ”
Melanie, Houston, Texas June 10, 2013
“I just want to let you guys know how adorable the packaging is, and the box it came in too! I absolutely love it! And the almond flour is great quality. Thank you! :)”
KRISTEN, Jefferson, MD June 8, 2013
“When I ordered the almond flour on Thursday evening, it said I would receive it on Saturday. Imagine my surprise when the FedEx truck delivered the package on Friday at lunchtime! Thank you for the quick delivery!! Can't wait to make breads and muffins today. I am very impressed, and will be ordering again, and again, I am sure.”
Carolyn, Killeen, Texas June 3, 2013
“Ordering was easy, so many items to choose from. I ordered the almond flour. I received it quickly and I enjoyed "reading" the box that it was delivered in. The extra treat that was sent was a nice surprise. I will definitely be ordering again !!”
Shellee, Hagatna, Guam May 28, 2013
“The Almond Flour I purchased was finely ground, hardly anything left when sifted. My macarons have prettier feet when using their product. Highly recommended!!! Customer Service is awesome and ships expeditiously!”
Marcia, Sarasota, FL May 27, 2013
“Fast delivery - great product!”
Bonnie, Hollywood, MD May 26, 2013
“Loved the packaging, I've been on a wheat free diet for 2 months, Wow I found your website, ordered Almond & Coconut Flours, and for breakfast had PANCAKES that were to die for. AS Arnold would say "I will be back" ”
Delores, Columbus, Ohio May 24, 2013
“Great products and fast shipping. Thank you”
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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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