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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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Kimberly, Cincinnati, Ohio October 5, 2011
“I just received my 25 pounds of Almond Flour! Being gluten-free I never thought I'd be able to bake again until I discovered Almond Flour recipes. It arrived just in time to bake Banana Chocolate Chip Cake for my daughter's birthday tomorrow. The more gluten free baking I do the more friends and family I turn onto healthy treats. They can't believe cakes, scones, bread and pies are made with Almond Flour! Thanks for the speedy delivery of a wonderful product at an unbeatable price!”
Eliyahu, Sonora, CA October 5, 2011
“Love the nuts!
The almond flour is superb and makes my pastry perfect. LOVE IT. Today I'm trying the macadamia nuts.
I'm sure that they'll compliment the pistachio flour in some tarts. :YUMMY”
Cliff, Houston, Texas October 4, 2011
“The Almond Flour is awesome. We have been using Bob's Almond Meal/Flour and it doesn't come close to the quality of NutsOnline. Made cookies and bread last night that have never come out so good. Bought 25#'s that should last awhile. But I more than halved the cost of what I was paying. ”
Lisa, Pickerington, Ohio October 2, 2011
“Quick delivery and very happy with the almond flour. I use it a lot for baking and wanted a quality product at a good price. Thank you!”
Elizabeth, Cottage Grove, OR September 23, 2011
“Thank you for my order! The flours and nut butter are wonderful and arrived quickly. Thanks, too, for the sample. It was a nice surprise!”
Kelly, Charleston, WV September 11, 2011
“Extremely fast shipping -- held up a day by FedEx, which was certainly not the Nuts' fault -- and still got it less than 3 days after I ordered! The almond flour is awesome. Got my order a week ago and have made delicious muffins and bread. Will be placing another order in the very near future!”
Mindy, StamfordC, CT September 9, 2011
“I am a digestive health coach and former personal chef. I work with many clients that need to eat gluten-free. This almond flour is awesome. It beats the heck out of the other gluten-free options. It produces the best baked goods, pizza and quiche crusts. i am in love and will be sending all my clients your way! Yeah!”
Cheryl, Gloversville, NY September 8, 2011
“What can I say other than you guys are amazing! Your dried strawberries are divine (and they're the perfect "I must be nuts training for a marathon" food)! My running buddy agrees, so I got her some! The dates are some of the best I've ever had, and the almond flour makes the best pancakes known to man. I love doing business with you my nutty, nutty friends! Thanks for stellar service and quality!”
Rosemary, Summerfield, Florida September 1, 2011
“My family follows a paleo diet and we use almond flour for lots of things.... from tortilla chips to pie crusts. Nuts online had the best price anywhere. The order process was quick, efficient and was delivered exactly when they said it would be. I'll be ordering another 25 lbs when I finish this one !”
Lou, Pueblo, Colorado August 24, 2011
“this is the freshest and most reasonably priced stuff I have found online. I do a lot of gluten free baking for friends who are intolerant and they love it all. If it shipped any quicker they would be sending it before I ordered!!”
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Berni, Temple, TX September 12, 2014
“Sweet and yummy.”
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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