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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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Billye November 28, 2012
“We love the almond and coconut flour! I used both for Thanksgiving baking and now weekly for our bread. I am gluten intolerant and my husband is diabetic. We have seen a significant improvement in his blood sugar numbers, and I am enjoying hot almond flour bread daily with no gut issues. Even my 33 year old son and his family loved the breads and dessserts. I even used almond flour bread to make the dressing for our Thanksgiving meal. It was completely gone! Our two year old grandson also enjoyed the Simple cranberries. They became his "go to" snack while at our home. Thank you! I am sharing recipes and your website. Love healthy, great tasting food. Thank you. Billye”
Michelle, Aleandria, VA November 27, 2012
“I've ordered from you before, and every time it's a lot of fun to open the box full of goodies. This time I tried the chocolate-covered espresso beans, which are quite rich for just a bean-sized treat. The pecan cinnamon buns, are wonderfully spicy (in a cinnamon way, not heat). And I LOVE the powdered malted milk. We mixed it into ice cream, and it's everything I hoped for. I don't mean to go on and on, but everything was great- the raw buckwheat, the almond flour, the quinoa were fresh and tasty. Thank you! And, one last thing: the Nuts for Our Troops package is a much-appreciated thing to send loved ones overseas. Thank you for making it easy and fun.”
Jen, Vashon, WA November 23, 2012
“This is second time I made a purchase and we're satisfied with the products and they're high quality nuts and nut flours are excellent. I'm sure I'll be back for more!”
Robert, Arvada, Colorado November 23, 2012
“Almond Flour really is flour. Lots better than I received from another company which was not really flour, but gritty with dark brown skins. thank you”
Beth, Marquette, MI November 18, 2012
“We were VERY happy with our order! The dates and dried cherries were delicious. The dates were nice and moist, not all dried out like locally bought ones from the grocery store. We were especially happy with the almond flour. It is so fine- I could never grind the almonds that fine. It makes everything taste so delicious. I will definitely be ordering more soon!”
Laura, Manchester, CT November 18, 2012
“Finding quality gluten-free flours is challenging, and finding them for an affordable price is nearly impossible. Nuts.com is my go-to source for GF baking supplies! Your products are fresh and delicious, and your delivery is astonishingly fast. The best part is that your prices beat the pants of anything in my area. I recently taught a GF Baking Class and the participants were so impressed with the quality of your flours, and couldn't believe me when I told them the price. I recommended your products to my baking students above anyone else. Thanks for the great products and service, and keep up the good work!”
Farah, TN November 14, 2012
“I LOVE Nuts.com!! Everything arrives quickly and in one piece. I also love the freebies! The sample you sent was delicious and I will definitely be ordering from you again! BTW your almond flour is awesome. It is ground like actual flour so my baked goods won't have that gritty texture. Thanks again!”
susan, bronx, ny November 10, 2012
“Placed an order yesterday afternoon for products i can't find anywhere in the Bronx if my life depended on it. I received my order 24 hours later (Saturday delivery, amazing). My gluten free muffins are in the oven as i type my review. I could not be more pleased with the products and your company. I am officially a lifelong customer and will refer all my friends and family to your website.
Thank you for amazing products at a decent price and prompt delivery. All the best until next time... Susan”
Suzie, Hudson, WI November 9, 2012
“AWESOME!!!! I love the peanut flour and almond flour!!! By FAR the BEST, I've tried others, No comparison to Nuts.com!!! :):) Speedy delivery as well!! THANK YOU..”
Karen, Avondale, PA November 9, 2012
“I bake all of my breads and goodies with your almond flour. Great flour and healthy too!! Your service is outstanding!!!!”
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Karon, North Bend, WA April 7, 2014
“The Nuts.com family is great! Thanks for your top quality product and your cheerful and positive customer service. I love baking with your almond flour, it is much better than the almond meal I had purchased from the grocery store. I will keep coming back and am telling all my friends about Nuts.com! Thank you!”
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 under refrigeration for up to 6 months.
Country of Origin: United States
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