How to make almond flour? This simple recipe will show you how. It is easy and super cheap!
There are many reasons why you would like to use a substitute for regular flour. If you need to eat gluten-free e.g. or low carb there a couple of options for use flour just not the regular kind. Are you ready to learn how to make almond flour? Let’s get started!
If you are on a low carb Keto diet or eating gluten-free you may think that tortillas or cooking and baking with flour are not an option.
Fortunately, there is a great way to use flour for your tortillas or your bread and bakes. That option is called almond flour.
Because this type of flour contains a limited amount of carbohydrates it fits perfectly in a low carb or keto diet.
It is very versatile has a neutral taste and is really easy to make yourself.
Almond flour is quite an expensive flour compared to regular flour. It can be up to ten times more expensive.
As almonds are way cheaper than buying almond flour so you can easily make flour from almonds yourself.
Almond flour ingredients
When you make low carb flour you need more than just almond. You need these ingredients:
- Baking soda
How to make almond flour
Almonds have brown skin that has a specific taste. You can decide to grind your almonds with the skins but your flour will taste much better if you skin the almonds.
Almond flour that is made from unskinned almonds is called almond meal. This very easy to do.
Take a pan with water and bring to a boil. Then add 1½ tbsp of baking soda to the water.
Make sure the water is boiling again and then add the almonds to the boiling water. Boil for 3 minutes.
Now test to see if the skin comes off. To do this take one almond and drop it into cold water. If the skin does not easily come off extend the cooking time with half a minute and test an almond again.
If the skin comes off easily then turn off the heat. Scoop all of the almonds out of the pan and drop them in the cold water.
Now you can skin all your almonds. Put them on a clean kitchen towel and let them dry. This can take some time.
- Skin the almonds in the evening and make your flour in the morning.
- When the almonds are dry put them in a food processor and let it run for about a minute.
- Store it in a plastic zip-lock bag and you can use it for your low carb or gluten-free tortilla or for your sweet bakes.
Almond flour recipes
You can use this keto flour in the following recipes:
- Low carb almond tortilla recipes – substitute regular or cornflour with almond flour and bake them into almond flour tortillas
- Banana muffin recipe – replace the spelt flour with this flour and you can some amazing vegan banana muffins
- Apple pie Taquitos – replace the regular tortillas with almond flour tortillas
Other gluten-free flour options
If you are gluten-free you can use the following, flour options that you can make yourself:
- Dried chickpea flour – you need a very strong food processor
- Dried cannellini beans flour – same as with the chickpea flour you need a high power food processor
Other low carb flour options
Besides almond flour you can use the following flours:
- Coconut flour – this a great substitute for regular flour. One thing to consider. Coconut flour absorbs a lot of liquid. Do not you the same measurements as regular flour but use about 1/3 to 1/4 cup of coconut flour to regular flour
- Almond meal – if you decided not to skin the almonds and grind them into flour you get an almond meal. This even easier to prepare
- Flax meal – grind your flax seeds and you turn it into flax meal which is also a great substitute for regular flour
See how to make almond flour
Want to see how you can make this flour at home? Take a look at the video instruction to follow along.
It will show you how easy it is to make and can be the base for you low carb recipes.
Have fun with this how to make almond flour recipe!
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How to make almond flour when you need to eat gluten free or low carb. This flour is great to make almond flour tortillas.
- 175 gram almonds
- 1½ tbsp baking soda
- Boil water and add the baking soda to the water
- Add the almonds to the boiling water and boil the almonds for 3 minutes
- Test to see if the skin comes off. If that is not the case extend the cooking time with half a minute and test an almond again
- When the skin comes off turn of the heat, scoop all almonds out of the pan and into cold water
- Skin all your almonds. Put them on a clean kitchen towel and let them dry
- When the almonds are dry put them in a food process and let it run for a couple of minutes into almond flour
The longer you let the food processor run the finer your almond flour will be. Do not over process else it will turn into a paste.
Calories: 506; Fat: 43.9g; Carbs: 18.8g; Protein: 18.5g per 100gram