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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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Casey, traverse city, michigan February 27, 2013
“Received our three boxes of yummies today! Plenty of almond flour for baking and coconut flour too! I'm very pleased with all that we ordered as well as the cacao nibs! I love it all! ”
Renee, Wood Dale, Illinois February 21, 2013
“Nuts.com is the best place to order almond and coconut flour. They have the best prices and wonderful customer service. The shipping is super fast and my order is always correct and without damage to the packaging. Thanks for such wonderful products. We can't wait to order from nuts.com again soon.”
Bianca, Destin, FL February 14, 2013
“I love my products!!! I ordered coconut flour and almond flour. Now I can get to my low carb. high protein baking on. It was here super fast and thanks for the cute little goody bag! Mmmmm fudge.... I will be indulging in that later. :)”
Mary, Aiken, South Carolina February 11, 2013
“Love the spelt flour and the Almond meal. Delivery was faster than expected. It's great to have an online source for my flours.”
Patricia, brooklyn, NY February 7, 2013
“OMG!! I love you!! Ordered the all natural almond flour for gluten free baking & natural pineapple. Everything is fresh, delicious, has no additives which is what I have been looking for. The price was reasonable and we absolutely LOVE the shipping box and packaging as much as we love the product. My 6 years old twins fell in love with the box and all the happy, fun sayings on it. You're my go to source for natural and gluten free baking supplies. And now my cupcakes rock!!!”
Donna, Peoria, AZ February 3, 2013
“Thank you for supplying such a wonderful product at a reasonable cost. I am happy to be able to use almond flour to make delicious oat meal cookies.”
Corinne, Santa Monica, CA February 3, 2013
“Loved the almond flour (great packaging). Have recommended your site to my friends and will definitely be ordering from you again.”
Jennifer, Trevett, ME February 1, 2013
“Arrived today only two days after placing the order. Love the products. The almond flour is fantastic for my gluten free baking needs. My husband and I have already started on the Marcona almonds which are the best I have found anywhere. Yum. Thanks you nutty guys!”
Wanda, Lakeview, Arkansas January 31, 2013
“I don't do well with rolling chicken in white flour, so I tried your almond flour. It is so good, and seems to make the chicken more tender. Thanks for all your good products you sell.”
Christy, Salem, OR January 30, 2013
“The whole ordering process was smooth and easy. The shipping was expeditious! Already made two loaves of bread using the almond flour! I'm about to order more items from you guys! Excellent, so far!”
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Tanya, Boston, Massachusetts April 23, 2014
“You guys are amazing! After reading all the positive reviews I finally bought some almond flour and I will never go back to buying it from my local grocery store. Your almond flour is ten times better than what I've been buying. I just made some matcha green tea macarons using the matcha green tea powder that I purchased from you guys as well and it came out perfect. I didn't even have to whip out my food processor to grind up the chunky bits of almond flour, because there were no chunky bits! Again, you guys are amazing! I will definitely come back for more. And thank you for the gift of chia seeds. I have been eating it every morning with my bowl of honey granola and milk. Love the texture. Will probably be my next buy. Keep up the awesome work, NUT Family!”
Serving Size 28g (~1 oz.)
(Approx. 16.2 Servings/Pound)
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|Calories From Fat||120|
Whole blanched almonds.
Packaged in the same facility as peanuts, tree nuts, soy, and milk products.
Store under refrigeration for up to 6 months.
Country of Origin: United States
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