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Learn how to make almond flour at home! All you need for this DIY almond flour are blanched almonds and a high-speed blender!
Almond flour is one of the best gluten-free flour substitutes for baking and your best friend when on a paleo diet. On the downside, store-bought almond flour isn’t the cheapest ingredient. It’s usually quite expensive.
Therefore I highly recommend making homemade almond flour with this easy and simple recipe. All you need are blanched almonds and a high-speed blender (Vitamix is one of the best). Feel free to use either whole blanched almonds or blanched slivered almonds. Later usually are more affordable.
Difference Almond Flour vs. Almond Meal
Almond flour is made from blanched almonds (peeled), whereas almond meal is made from unpeeled almonds. Meaning they are usually interchangeably in recipes. But stay with me for one more minute.
Almond flour has a slightly finer texture and is lighter in color. Furthermore, peeled almonds are better to digest.
Almond meal, on the other hand, has a slightly coarser texture, a nuttier flavor, and a darker color (brownish). Besides, raw almonds (unpeeled) are usually cheaper than blanched almonds.
So, feel free to swap almond meal for almond flour and vice-versa.
How To Make Almond Flour – Step-by-Step
Read through this visual step-by-step guide with lots of extra tips, and check out the recipe video to see how easy it is to make!
- Add blanched almonds to a high-speed blender.
- Pulse a few times until it resembles a fine, flour-like texture. Depending on your blender, you might need to shake it in between so that all almonds are evenly blended!
- Transfer in a glass jar!
Measurements: 1 cup of almond flour equals 100g. This recipe calls for 7 oz blanched almonds resulting in 2 cups of homemade almond flour.
How To Store Almond Flour
Store it in an airtight mason jar, preferably in the refrigerator, where it lasts the longest (up to a few weeks). You can also freeze almond flour or store it in the pantry.
I prefer only to pulse a small batch at a time, use it up, and make fresh almond flour next time rather than storing a large batch, which will eventually go bad.
Recipes Using Almond Flour
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- 7 oz (200 g) blanched almonds whole or slivered
- Pulse blanched almonds in a high-speed blender until it resembles a fine, flour-like texture. Depending on your blender, you might need to shake it in between so that all almonds are evenly blended!
- Transfer in a glass jar and store it, if possible, in the fridge for a longer shelf life.
How do you blanch almonds?
Aline Cueni says
I suggest buying blanched almonds! 😉