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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:
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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Jennifer, Austin, Texas October 22, 2012
“I love you guys!!! Quick, good prices, great almond flour!! Grain free baking is so much easier with you all!
anne October 19, 2012
“Another fabulous bunch of treats!! Their almond flour is fabulous! Looking forward to their sampler.”
Carol, Oshkosh, WI October 18, 2012
“I just love the quality of your almond flour. It is so great to use in my baking and makes my breads and muffins better than when I use any other almond flour.”
Christel Lea October 17, 2012
“Your almond flour makes the absolute BEST banana bread. Rich, moist beyond belief, yummy and low in carbs. I love the mini chocolate chips for the microwave muffins I make and include the chia seeds. Tasty, tasty, tasty!!! Thanks a bushel !!”
Terry, Mustang, OK October 14, 2012
“Outstanding products and fantastic service. I will order again. Thank you.”
Maria-Edna, San Diego, CA October 8, 2012
“I made my first batch of almond flour pancakes and OMG, OMG they were so good. I am looking forward to preparing more almond flour recipes, and so happy that winter is coming which makes me want to bake and gift out everything I bake. Loved your almond flour... I am a fan for ever.”
Fred, Naperville, Illinois October 5, 2012
“Wow! Told my wife to be careful that there might be some nuts on the porch when she got home from work! The almond meal & flour is WAY better than what we saw in the stores... ready to cook!”
Audra, Chester, CT October 3, 2012
“I am so glad a friend of mine turned me on to Nuts.com. What a great company! I will never buy my powders, flours, nuts, or energy bars anywhere else. The prices and quality are excellent, not to mention that you receive your order the next day. What's not to love?? ”
Catherine, Ocala, Florida September 28, 2012
“Came right when you said it would, looks lovely. An almond cream cheese pound cake, just made it into the oven minutes ago. The packaging made me smile, actually I am still smiling.”
MJ September 27, 2012
“My almond flour arrived in good condition, now I can start baking for the HOLIDAYS. Thanksgiving is just around the corner. Thanks”
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Kellie, Summerfield, NC October 11, 2014
“Thanks for the veggie chips too!”
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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