Want to make almond flour at home the easy way? This post shows you how in your blender!
With the prices of buying it pre-made at the store going up, now is the time to learn how to make your own and save some money on this pantry and baking staple.
Homemade Almond Flour
Once I started making my own flour at home, it really was a game-changer in my almond flour recipes.
Just keep in mind that storage of flour made from scratch is key! More on this below.
Almond Meal vs Almond Flour
While the two are similar as they’re made from almonds, the process is quite different. Almond flour is made from ground almonds that have been blanched, while the almond meal is made from almonds that haven’t been unpeeled.
There is a big difference in the flavor and texture of these two!
Making Almond Flour Step-By-Step in the Blender
Are you ready to make your own powdery-soft almond flour? You’re going to love the ease!
Follow the simple directions below to make your own DIY almond flour right in your blender.
- Add the almonds to the blender
Place 2 cups of blanched almonds inside the blender jar and close the lid.
Blend on high in 15-second intervals, making sure to stop each time, and let the almonds settle as they are chopped. Scrape the sides as needed to move around almonds as they turn into flour.
Once the almonds have a sand-like texture, you’ve got flour. Sift through a sieve to remove any large pieces.
In this video below, you can see how easy it is to make almond flour! So simple!
How to Make Fine Almond Flour
The key to making fine almond flour is to sift it! When it comes to sifting, you have options.
You can use a powdered sugar sifter or a fine mesh sifter to get that fine almond flour and to catch any larger chunks or pieces that may have been missed in the blender.
Avoiding “chunky” Almond Flour
Avoiding chunks in your almond flour is easy as long as you blend it long enough to resemble sand and sift it after blending or processing.
A few chunks are normal and expected; and since all blenders are a little different, you can always stop the blender, use a rubber spatula to scrape the sides, and give it another whirl.
Once you begin to see that a fine, sand-like “powder” is forming, that’s a good time to stop and check.
You need to stop the blender once you notice that the almond flour isn’t moving anymore inside. If you over-blend past this point, you’re going to turn it into almond butter!
Storing Homemade Almond Flour
For the best shelf life of your almond flour, store it in an airtight container and keep it in the fridge for up to one month or freezer for up to one year!
As long as it’s airtight, you can actually store homemade almond flour for up to 1 year!
Almond Flour Benefits & Uses
There are so many nutritional benefits to eating almonds and using almond flour. Almonds offer great protein, and healthy fats, and can be enjoyed by those on the keto diet or living a low-carb lifestyle.
Many people will also use almond flour instead of white flour to make baking items and food items gluten-free.