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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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Kristin, Pa March 17, 2012
“I am so impressed with your speedy shipping. Ordered 25lbs. of almond flour on Thursday and got it on Friday. All I can say is WOW!!! I have a small baking gluten free baking business and almond flour is the base of most of my recipes. I am thankful to have your company to rely on for great quality products and super fast shipping.
Thanks so much!”
John, Paonia, CO March 16, 2012
“Your almond flour is the best! As a diabetic, I can't have high carb flours such as wheat. Many so-called almond flours are simply coarsely ground almonds. Yours is soft, fine, "siftable" and delicious in pancakes, cookies, muffins and other baked goods. And, it is just nuts. ”
Dorian, Pasadena, TX March 14, 2012
“I stopped using wheat and I was craving for some bread, so I cooked almond pancakes which turn out of this world. I love this almond flower is delicious and very affordable. Thank you very much!”
Jing, New Jersey March 7, 2012
“I ordered my almond flour monday night and i got it today (wednesday). they're fast and i love their product! will order from them again. ”
Cami Meyer, Succasunna, NJ March 7, 2012
“Already baking muffins with your flour. Super fast delivery and the best price around.
Cindi, Cape Cod, MA February 21, 2012
“This is my first order and I am very pleased with the fast service and the quality of the product and the price! (Almond Flour which I have already used in my Almond Muffins). Thanks so much and I will be back!
Christel, Rock Hill, SC February 21, 2012
“I've used the ground golden flax seed and chia seeds...both were great. The sugar free chocolate chips were awesome. Can't wait to try the almond & coconut flours. I'm diabetic and the low carbs in all of these is what I've been looking for - THANK YOU for providing what I need.”
Mary R Stubbs, Fairbanks, Alaska February 17, 2012
“Well, must say it is true! You shipped my 25 pound box of almond flour to me all the way here...in ALASKA and it only took 4 days! (Regular shipping). I am super amazed! The almond flour is the best...my husband loved the gummy toy soldiers...!! Great job you nuts! MRS...”
Kerri, Rossville, Illinois February 16, 2012
“I recently placed an order was very happy with the delivery time and quality of the products I had ordered. I have recommended this site to others. Great job!”
Michele , North Myrtle Beach, SC February 15, 2012
“Super speedy shipping and beautiful, finely ground, delicious almond meal/flour! Half the price that I pay at my local health food store! I will be back for sure!”
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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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