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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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Jeanette February 6, 2012
“So glad I came upon your website while looking to purchase almond flour! I purchased several other items, as well. Haven't had a chance to try everything, however, the coconut chips are so delicious! What a treat and they fit perfectly into my new low-carb way of eating. Thank you, thank you! I will be ordering more in the near future!”
Lovelle, IL January 30, 2012
“The best almond flour Ive bought so far and fast shipping too! Highly recommended. Thanks :)”
Kim, Bricktown, nj January 19, 2012
“I am so happy!!! Best online ordering experience plus speedy next day delivery. And the product is fantastic! Love my almond flour-much more reasonable than the store. Will be ordering again soon.
Rachel, Stony Point, NY January 13, 2012
“Simply the best (and the cheapest, and the fastest!) almond flour. We love the stuff!”
Michelle, North Dartmouth, MA January 13, 2012
“I can't say it enough, I Love Nuts.com!!!! I make gluten free waflfes with the gluten free baking mix coconut flour and almond flour for my children's breakfast. They love it. I can't get coconut flour or almond flour locally. Easy, convenient, fast delivery, I feel like I get the royal treatment.
Kelley, Newtown, CT January 10, 2012
“I am new to this healthy eating lifestyle, but I LOVE the speed of your service and am eager to try my almond flour and other goodies and become a regular customer! Your prices are awesome! Thanks for great service!!”
Kesha, Woodbridge, VA December 29, 2011
“great product and super fast shipping!”
tom, suffolk, va December 9, 2011
“I can't recommend this website enough! I recently started eating a paleo diet, and using a lot of coconut flour and almond flour, as well as eating a lot more nuts.
The almond flour I received was great! Much better consistency than the last batch I got from Trader Joe's. All the nuts were excellent, too, and the chocolate covered brazil nuts were finished way too quickly!
Shipping is immediate - received my order very fast.
Anita, East Troy, WI December 8, 2011
“WOW! Great texture, so fine! FRESH! FRESH! FRESH! and speedy delivery. I got 25lbs. of almond flour and the price was WONDERFUL along with the service and quality!!!!
THANK YOU! - justme”
Lynn, El Cajon, Ca December 8, 2011
“I just received my products and was very impressed with the products. I have made a wonderful meatloaf with the almond flour. The sun dried tomatoes are sooooooo good! Thank you for the quick shipment. I will be a customer for life!”
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MizzWilliams, Hagerstown, MD August 19, 2014
“I bought "Almond Flour" from another site, and it was such a rough grind, it made my baked goods terribly lumpy. I had to regrind it! The Nuts.com Almond Flour is much finer, makes all my baked goods come out perfectly. I used the recipe on the packing slip for Almond Pancakes, and they were light and fluffy. A new family favorite!”
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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