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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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Amy, Shirley, Massachusetts May 8, 2012
“I absolutely love nuts.com! After trying all sorts of gluten free products, I refuse to shop for my pasta, flours, or any other gluten free items I may want at a grocery store anymore. The quality is better, and the prices are fantastic! ”
Katherine, Irvine, CA April 28, 2012
“Love this almond flour. I'm getting the 25lb. bag next time”
Jane, Elgin, IL April 25, 2012
Yeppers, my order arrived and I am blown away!!!! I love the wicked cool bags and my kids commented, "If that almond flour doesn't put a smile on your face, nothing will." Awesome!!!
Tanya, brush prairie, wa April 19, 2012
“I just bought your gluten free all purpose flour and your blanched almond flour. I love them both so very much. Delivery was on schedule. I have no complaints. ”
Carol, Canada April 17, 2012
“I bought five pounds not too long ago and have been baking up a storm. What started as baked goods for me have quickly become family favourites and disappear rather quickly. Just ordered 25 pounds more and got it today. Shipping is quick and the flour is yummy and bakes well.”
Lisa, Columbus, Ohio April 6, 2012
“Wonderful product! I do not use regular flour at all, only almond flour. This flour is ground very fine and makes wonderful cookies and muffins as well as coats chicken for things like Chicken Picatta. Highly recommended!”
Laura, Atlanta, GA April 5, 2012
“Just wanted to thank you for your wonderful products! I ordered 10# of almond flour (I make lots of macarons) and some dried fruit and it was all beyond the quality I expected. Previously I was buying almond flour and still having to run it through the food processor to get it fine enough, but not so with yours! And I love that the bag zip closes! (it's the little things....)
I am a "very" small business and really try to support family or American run businesses. I was initially drawn to your company because of your story and great sense of humor but I'll keep coming back because your products are excellent. Thank you and don't ever lose your personality :-)
Bob, Fullerton, CA April 4, 2012
“Very happy with the healthy, natural products and treats from Nuts.com. Love the Quinoa, Almond Flour, and the Goji berries. You guys are great!
Pat, Georgetown, DE April 4, 2012
“Wow! Great prices and my order came in 24 hours. Made some grain free pancakes this morning with the coconut and almond flour -tasted great. Your website is also friendly and easy to navigate.”
toni, corona, ca March 24, 2012
“Thank you delivery was fast product excellent, grandaughter does the baking and she loved it ”
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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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