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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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Christy, Salem, OR January 30, 2013
“The whole ordering process was smooth and easy. The shipping was expeditious! Already made two loaves of bread using the almond flour! I'm about to order more items from you guys! Excellent, so far!”
Jeanne January 25, 2013
“I am very pleased with my order from Nuts.com. I received it in 3 days in the coolest box! You feel good just reading the box. I felt like I was receiving a package from a family member. They even added a free bag of nuts! Their prices are unbeatable and their products are wonderful. It is recommended by Dr. William Davis, author of The Wheat Belly Diet, in his Wheat Belly Cookbook. ”
Christine, Braintree, VT January 22, 2013
“You guys are awesome! I ordered yesterday and today my almond flour arrived! Great value, great customer service, fabulous product!”
Wafae, Baltimore, MD January 22, 2013
“I LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVEEE nuts.com this is my third time ordering from them and I LOVE how fast it is and how great the products are! this is the only place i order my almond and coconut flour from now. Also the BEST snacks ever. I will DEF. be ordering again :)”
Pam, brentwood, tn January 21, 2013
“I love the flour. It is very easy to cook with.”
Mary, mesa, az January 20, 2013
“I buy a five pound bag of your almond flour about every two months. It makes the best low carb gluten free baked items. Your web site is easy to order from, your delivery service is fast., and your prices are fantastic. Plus you send a free sample with every order. Thanks. Your company rocks with nuts.”
Leslie, Alexandria, IN January 18, 2013
“I received my flour 2 days after ordering. Thank you for the prompt service. The flour is beautiful! I love buying from a family owned business. Especially nutty people with a great sense of humor! =} ”
Lauren, Old hickory, Tn January 17, 2013
“Love nuts.com!!! I ordered the almond flour and gluten free all purpose flour!!! These products are awesome and delicious. Fast shipping and awesome packaging. Thanks for the sample of mixed berries!!! They will be on my next order!”
MaryJane, Nashville, Tn. January 17, 2013
“I can't tell you how pleased I am with my order and how quickly it was delivered. How nice and whimsical the packaging was. I am very glad I found you while researching a Wheat Belly site. I will order all my wheat-free flours and some other things from you in the future! Thanks very much! ”
Heather, Saint Augustine, FL January 17, 2013
“Making my first loaf of bread with the almond flour and arrowroot flour. Smells amazing! Love the packaging! :)”
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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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