Almond flour is a nutritious alternative to regular flour and is used in many low-carb and gluten-free recipes. Here, we answer your questions about almond flour and give you some recipes to try.
What is almond flour?
Almond flour, or almond meal, is a powder made of ground almonds. Many people use almond flour to bake cakes, cookies and other desserts and as a gluten-free alternative to wheat flour.
Is there a difference between almond flour and almond meal?
According to LowCarbDiets, almond flour is usually made from blanched almonds, but almond meal is made with either whole or blanched almonds.
Where to buy almond flour:
You can buy almond flour at grocery stores like Trader Joe's or Whole Foods. Brands like Bob's Red Mill almond meal/flour are sold at national chains like Walmart. You can even make your own homemade almond flour using a food processor.
Almond flour recipes:
Here's a list of our favorite recipes made with almond flour:
- Chocolate and Almond Tart: An almond flour cake recipe from Kitchen Daily curator 66 Square Feet
- Chocolate Macarons: An almond flour dessert recipe from Food & Wine
- Raspberry Macarons: A fun fruit variation on the chocolate almond flour recipe above
- Blueberry Almond Shortcakes: Almond flour gives these not-too-sweet biscuits a subtle nutty flavor
You can also try out this recipe for almond flour cookies from Flax and Honey.