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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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Trish, Millersville, Maryland November 18, 2010
“Great Service, Fast Delivery - a perfect combination!”
Laura November 7, 2010
“Really love the blanched almond flour. Makes baking gluten free so nice. Highly recommend.
Will definitely order from NutsOnline again. Wonderful products, great service. ”
Melinda, va October 6, 2010
“My order just arrived - it took only two days! The packaging is great, everything came intact, and even got a little gift of chia seeds!
I immediately broke into my 25 lb bag of almond flour and warm almond flour banana muffins are on the counter as I write this! Thank you - I'll be ordering from you again soon!”
Donna Lee Dunn, Sheldonville, MA September 29, 2010
“Hi,I am so excited I have been looking for Almond flour that I could afford but what a surprise.I had only found Bob's Redmill in one store and it was really lumpy. Yours far exceeds my expectations. It is finer. Just what I was hoping for. You made my day. I can't wait to tell my friends. ”
Linda, Los Angeles, CA September 4, 2010
“I'm so glad I found this place- I needed blanched almond flour for some recipes and couldn't find it at Whole Paycheck. I couldn't believe their prices for gluten free flours, I'll never buy Bob's Red Mill again (sorry Bob). Also tried their fruit chips & taro chips-yum!! And how nice of them to add a free sample of veggie chips to my order (which were also delicious). I'm a customer for life-- Thanks Nuts!”
Margaret, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan August 19, 2010
“Hi guys! Just wanted to let you know how very much we're enjoying the blanched almond flour - the family doesn't even know the difference between items baked with this and those made with wheat. Very glad I ordered 15 pounds, halfway through my first 5 already. Will be ordering from you again in no time. Very fast delivery too. Thank you so much!”
Kathy, Greeley, CO July 31, 2010
“I just received my almond flour and made some cookies and muffins-I love this stuff! I had 2 cookies and was so full and satisfied I didn't need to eat for 4 hours! The taste is great and so fresh-I'll be ordering again many other items! Thank you for giving us another option-you are GREAT!”
Barbara, Charles Town, WV July 23, 2010
how wonderful you are! I ordered almond flour on Monday around noon, got my order Tuesday morning. With regular FedEx shipping. I was immediately notified of receipt of my order, when it was shipped (same day!) and once it was delivered. The little extra treat was a very nice touch. I would love to send you guys out there to train every online retailer!
Thank you so much. Your latest loyal customer. ”
Jill, Woodbury, MN July 15, 2010
“The almond flour has been my saving grace in the area of delicious gluten-free baking for my husband and I! I found out about my gluten/dairy intolerance several months ago, so it has been difficult to make treats that don't taste like cardboard or have a weird aftertaste. My husband has the biggest sweet tooth, and he is not gluten-free, but loves the almond flour desserts I make so much he looks forward to the next time! Thank you for your quick, friendly sehttp://www.nutsonline.com/images/buttons/submit.gifrvice, it is much appreciated! :D”
Julie July 14, 2010
“I have recently found out about almond flour and yours is the first brand I've purchased. My almond cookies were such a hit, that I had to keep making them--hence I ran out of almond flour fast and on Monday ordered more. The new shipment came today-Wednesday, and 5 minutes after opening the box, I have a new batch of almond cookies baking in the oven. You have made us all happy. Thanks.”
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Matt, Suffolk, VA August 30, 2014
“Delivered as promised on time! Happy customer, will definitely shop nuts.com again!
Freshness was superb! Watch out whole foods market, you have some competition.
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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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