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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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Danielle, Euless, TX March 14, 2013
“Love the low prices for quality almond and coconut flour! So glad I don't have to pay an arm and a leg to have homemade baked goods on a low carb diet anymore! And thanks for the cashew sample! Can't believe how huge (and, of course, delicious!) the cashews were!”
Brandi, Milwaukee, WI March 14, 2013
“Thank you for my order, it was delivered as promised. I use the almond flour every week to make paleo quick breads and its wonderful. This time I purchased a bulk 25 lb box and of course some organic candied ginger. Your ginger is the best, spicey and sweet. I love nuts.com.”
Glenda, Tulsa, Ok March 9, 2013
“Recently got my first order; they were packaged cleanly and securely. I could hardly wait to use them, which I did today. My recipe turned out wonderfully because of YOUR PRODUCTS! "Thank you" to your whole nutty family and all of those who assist you. ”
Martha, Pine, AZ March 9, 2013
“Everything I have ordered has been great. I like to make my own homemade bread. Just made some yesterday using some almond flour. What a treat. Made my bread moist with a wonderful flavor. I intend to order more.”
Cathy, Early, TX March 6, 2013
“I am completely satisfied with the quality of the Almond flour. I like it so much that I ordered the sampler with the other flours you offer. You grind it so finely that it is not necessary to run it through the food processor. Continue the good work!”
Deb, Nevis, MN March 2, 2013
“I was blown away by how quickly my order was delivered! Was super pleased with the product I received, divided it up between 3 other people, who were also very pleased and will definitely be buying more from you soon! Love the box it was delivered in, too. Cute!!! You sure know how to bring smiles to your customers! Thanks!!!”
Jennifer Clarke, Bath, ME February 27, 2013
“I have to say THANK YOU! I just ordered my Almond and Coconut Flour yesterday and while I was with my daughter at the hospital I received my delivery. When we came home we opened the box right up. Inside was not only our flour, but a little sample package of the most delicious fruit slices we've ever had! I can tell you it's made a hard day a good day! Thank you Nuts.com!”
Casey, traverse city, michigan February 27, 2013
“Received our three boxes of yummies today! Plenty of almond flour for baking and coconut flour too! I'm very pleased with all that we ordered as well as the cacao nibs! I love it all! ”
Renee, Wood Dale, Illinois February 21, 2013
“Nuts.com is the best place to order almond and coconut flour. They have the best prices and wonderful customer service. The shipping is super fast and my order is always correct and without damage to the packaging. Thanks for such wonderful products. We can't wait to order from nuts.com again soon.”
Bianca, Destin, FL February 14, 2013
“I love my products!!! I ordered coconut flour and almond flour. Now I can get to my low carb. high protein baking on. It was here super fast and thanks for the cute little goody bag! Mmmmm fudge.... I will be indulging in that later. :)”
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lori, danvers, MN September 29, 2014
“Makes the best bread and muffins. Yummy!!!”
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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