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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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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! :)”
Joan, Ontario, Canada January 11, 2013
“Wow what great service. The delivery was super fast. I will order again.”
Cindy January 10, 2013
“I found your website in a book called The Gluten-Free Almond Flour Cookbook and I love my almond flour! You shipped it fast! Your website is easy and fun to navigate and ordering was simple and painless. Thank you! ”
Jim, Vancouver, Washington January 10, 2013
“Boy are you folks great. I ordered my almond flour on a Saturday and it arrived the next Tuesday. I'm your customer for life. Thanks”
Catherine Yount, Kingsland, Ga. January 10, 2013
“Thanks for the quick delivery!!! I can start my new cooking adventure with Almond flour and Coconut flour now.
The box and bags are so cute too. They made me smile.
I will certainly order from you again!
Now I need some Almond butter?
Gail, Eros, LA January 10, 2013
“Received my order one day earlier than expected. Shipping box is eye catching. My granddaughter immediately claimed it. Thanks so much for the added treat, "Whole wheat Raspberry Bars," they were very good. Have used the Almond flour and it is very good. Thanks so much. Will definitely buy from you in the future!”
Carole, North Brookfield, Massachusetts January 9, 2013
“Thank you for the unbelievable quick delivery of my order! I have a Walnut Raisin bread in the oven as I write this and I used the Almond Flour. This is the first time I've used Almond Flour. Thanks for the special sample of Goji Berries! I LOVE your packaging; it made me laugh!”
Michael, Lauderhill, Florida January 5, 2013
“I'm so psyched to bake some awesome low carb desserts with the almond flour I got, I'm definitely ordering again because your prices can't be beat :)
The free sample of goji berries is awesome too, I'm seeing muffins in the near future...”
Dana, New York, NY January 4, 2013
“You guys are awesome. I'm ordering my almond and coconut flour from nuts.com from now on. Extremely fast shipping and some free organic cacao nibs that I will be adding to my next order. The dried mangoes are great, way better than store-bought ones which are coated in tons of sugar. Thanks again! This was my first order and I will be ordering again. ”
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Berni, Temple, TX September 12, 2014
“Sweet and yummy.”
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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