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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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Susanna, Cape Elizabeth, Maine September 11, 2012
“Got my almond flour and coconut flour today. Loved the professional and speedy service and the groovy appearance. The almond meal made it into a battered chicken and a banana bread loaf. Warmly recommended.”
Theresa September 4, 2012
“Great licorice, great almond flour and love the packaging. Happy with the order, thanks!”
Kimberly, Cinxinnati, Ohio August 31, 2012
“It's an exciting day when 25 pounds of Almond Flour arrives at the front door. It means baking almond bread, muffins, cake, cookies and more once I get the order made on line, it never takes long. Nuts.com delivers fresh and fast. Thanks!!”
Melody, Yellow Springs, Ohio August 29, 2012
“Wow!!! Fast shipping & great price. I ordered on Sat & it arrived Wed. Great quality almond flour which produced awesome baking results. Thank you, thank you!”
Rebecca, Georgia August 18, 2012
“The almond flour is fresh, texture is fine ground, service is fast and the price is the best I've seen. What more could you want! Oh,the box was fun to read too.”
Raechel , Minneapolis, MN August 16, 2012
“I love you nuts! The shipping is always so fast, and the quality of the product is amazing. I was in major need of a snack when I arrived home, so I was delighted to see the package on my door step. I immediately had a handful of almonds and they tasted fresh and delicious! And I'm so glad to be re-stocked on almond and coconut flour---they make the best vegan, gluten-free desserts! ”
Viola L. Ross August 15, 2012
“I ordered 25 lbs of almond flour, 1 lb sugarfree chocolate chips, and 1 lb black walnuts Sunday afternoon. They arrived midday Tuesday by UPS! Since I live in Maryland, I was surprised that it would get here so fast. There was even a sample of cashews. I am diabetic and almond flour has a lot less carbs than regular flour. I had been buying it at the grocery store for $9.99 per pound. Even with the shipping, this was way cheaper. I'm going to make chocolate chip cookies right away. I use Splenda and Ideal brand sugarfree brown sugar.”
Monique, Washington, DC August 14, 2012
“I love the next day shipping! Awesome! I ordered a few nut flours and I don't know what they use to grind it but the almond flour is so fine! I cannot wait to start baking with it! This is my new go to place for my baking goods! Thanks!!”
Ramona August 10, 2012
“I LOVE the flour! Being on a diet and not being able to have certain things having this almond flour lets me at least enjoy a few more things. Thank you
Kathleen, Morristown, TN August 4, 2012
“I have fallen in love with your almond flour! It is easier to bake with than any other gf flour, and even wheat flour, and the taste is wonderful! So full of nutrition, fiber, and protein, while the pounds fall off me and I eat wonderful baked goods... Pinch me, I'm dreaming :)”
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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)
|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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