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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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Dawn, Silver Springs, Fl July 17, 2013
“OMG I ordered the Almond flour again and it is terrific. I am on a low carb diet and I can cook again with your flour. I also received a special treat with my last order. The dried Mango is terrific and thank you for the gift of it.
I have suggested your site to many of my friends. You are all terrific. I am so happy that I found you:)”
Gloria, Valley Center, CA July 12, 2013
“This is the 2nd 25 pound box of almond flour I've purchased. It's simply the best!! Thank you nuts.com for your quick shipping and affordable prices for bulk product. Don't know what my neighbor and I would do without you!!”
Lynn, Western Springs, Il July 11, 2013
“Thank you!!! I can't believe how quick my almond flour arrived! You guys are awesome!
Loving my yummy macadamia nuts!
Thanks for the treat!
Kseniya, Chicopee, Ma July 11, 2013
“I loved that the product came so quick!!
I also love the price for what I'm getting, I will always be buying from you.
Lonnie, St. John, Virgin Islands July 11, 2013
“I cannot believe that the two orders I've made came within 4 days! Nothing comes that quick in the Virgin Islands! We've been enjoying your products so much especially the almond flour and sugar-free chocolate bits (I've been making biscotti and it's been very successful) and of course the sugar-free butter crunch. I will be making lots of orders in the future. You rock Nuts.com! ”
Odile S Brock, Vienna, VA July 10, 2013
“My family is following the Gut and Psychology Syndrome starch-free nutrition protocol (GAPSdiet.com) and the Nuts.com almond flour in the 25 lb bag has become our staple for breads, cakes, cookies. Invaluable replacement for gluten-full and gluten-free flours, all of which have starch, which causes inflammation and gut disbiosis. The 25 lb bag lasts us about 3 months, and the flour is of excellent quality. I store it in the coolest place in the house and it stays fresh. I also buy lots of other goodies from Nuts.com, some in bulk, some not. Their dried fruits and nuts are the freshest and tastiest I've ever bought anywhere.”
Pamela, Albany, GA June 28, 2013
“Your products are great. I like cooking with the almond flour and coconut oil. My sugar-free dark chocolate covered almonds are delicious! I love the packaging, too!”
Thelma, Chapel Hill, NC June 26, 2013
“My shipment arrived quickly and everything was in order. I was so excited to get them that I made almond/pecan pancakes with fresh picked blueberries for dinner tonight. Yum!
I have been gluten free since Nov. 2012 and nut flours are my new best friend. Thank you so much.”
Jeremy, saint charles, missouri June 21, 2013
“Super fast shipping! Wow, double bagged too! Our almond flour orders from other companies have always come in just the thin blue bag, just folded over at the top, sometimes flour even spilled into the box. This bag was put into a second bag and zip-tied shut. Great packaging, and great service. Couldn't be happier!”
Barb, Rochester, NY June 14, 2013
“On my second batch of that great Blanched Almond Flour. Love it! ”
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Karon, North Bend, WA April 7, 2014
“The Nuts.com family is great! Thanks for your top quality product and your cheerful and positive customer service. I love baking with your almond flour, it is much better than the almond meal I had purchased from the grocery store. I will keep coming back and am telling all my friends about Nuts.com! Thank you!”
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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