December 7, 2022
This almond flour recipe is perfect for making your favorite grain-free baked goods, pancakes, and bread.
With a food processor, it’s a cinch to make! No food processor, no problem; you can also make almond flour in the blender.
This ingredient is a pantry staple for a reason, and by the end of this post, you’ll know how to create this multi-purpose flour and use it to create all sorts of delicious things.
Can You Make Almond Flour at Home?
Almond flour is a great grain-free flour option to make some of the traditional wheat-based recipes and can easily be made at home.
You’ll need to start with blanched almonds, meaning almonds that have been peeled and have no skin.
Then, you take the blanched almonds and process them in the food processor until they reach a fine, powdery consistency, and this is done in less than 2 minutes!
This post shares all the tips for making almond flour at home using a food processor, although you can also use a blender instead.
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How to Make Almond Flour
Alright, grab those almonds and follow the step-by-step directions for perfect almond flour:
Transfer the blanched almonds to a food processor or blender and process until the flour has a sand-like consistency.
- Check for large pieces
Use your fingers to sift through and check for larger flecks of almond. If needed, reprocess until everything is super fine.
Transfer the almond flour to a mesh sieve or flour sifter and sift. This is the final step and chance to remove any large pieces and leave you with perfect almond flour.
Place the almond flour in an airtight container and store it in a cool place for up to 3 months- the freezer is perfect!
Of course, you can watch the entire process above in this quick video:
Is Almond Flour Healthier than Traditional?
Compared to regular wheat flour, almond flour is a nutrient-rich option with fewer carbs, more protein, and healthy fats. Here’s a breakdown of all the benefits offered in 1-ounce of almond flour:
- Protein: 6 grams
- Carbs: 5.5 grams
- Fiber: 3 grams
- Fats: 14 grams
- Vitamin E: 35%
- Manganese: 31%
- Magnesium: 19%
Blanched Almonds vs. Unblanched for Flour
Almond flour is made with blanched almonds, which are almonds whose skin has been removed by soaking in boiling water to separate the skin from the almond. This gives almond flour a fine texture.
Unblanched almonds are almonds with the skin still on. When ground, this is called almond meal, which is thicker and coarser than almond flour.
When a recipe calls for almond flour, it’s essential to use blanched almonds since almond meal has a coarser texture and will make the baked goods denser.
How to Use Almond Flour
Now, if you make homemade almond flour, you’ll need some delicious recipes to try it out! The recipes below are recreated versions of the classic breakfasts and sweet treats, minus the wheat flour; deciding which to make first is the hardest part.
- Almond Flour Biscuits
- Almond Flour Pancakes
- Almond Flour Cinnamon Rolls
- Healthy Fudgy Brownies
- Almond Flour Blueberry Scones
Almond Flour in the Food Processor
- 1 ½ cups blanched almonds
- Place the blanched almond in a food processor or blender and cover. Process on low speed until the almonds turn into a sand-like consistency.
- Stop, check the flour for coarse pieces, and process until it’s powdery. Transfer the flour to a flour sifter or mesh bowl and sift into a large bowl.
- Store the almond flour in an airtight container and store it in a cool, dry place for 3 months.